How much does the NRA give SWFL politicians?

Posted at 7:29 PM, Oct 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-06 07:14:48-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The NRA is calling for the federal government to look into the legality of bump stocks.

The organization is known to be resistant when it comes to gun legislation, but since Monday's Las Vegas attack, it has asked for review of bump stocks and whether they should be for sale.

4 In Your Corner spent the day tracking down SWFL's local congressmen, to understand their stance on limiting or banning the sale of bump stocks. We also investigated what kind of impact the NRA may have on their opinion. 

District 24's Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R), who says bump stock sales should be reviewed, received $7,500 from the NRA during the 2016 election cycle. 

Meanwhile, District 19's freshman Congressman Francis Rooney (R), who's stance is still unknown by 4 In Your Corner, received $0 from the NRA during last year's election.

District 17's Congressman Tom Rooney (R), feels bump stock sales should be banned. He received $6,000 last election cycle from the NRA.

All together, the NRA donated $13,500 to Southwest Florida's locally elected officials during last year's campaign season. 

Democratic Florida Senator Bill Nelson, who is sponsoring legislation to ban bump stocks, received $0 from the NRA last year, while Senator Marco Rubio was given more than $176,000 during his presidential campaign in 2016. 

Senator Rubio has publicly stated he would consider legislation limiting or banning bump stock sales.