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GIFFORDS ANTI-GUN GROUP RAISES MILLIONS

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Half of $6.6 Million Total from Small Donors
By Harold Hutchison

The gun-control group formed by former Representative Gabrielle Giffords has raised over $6.5 million in donations. The organization, Americans for Responsible Solutions, is pushing for new gun laws.

Half of the donations came from what are viewed as small donors – a sign that this organization could be building some sort of grassroots network. The organization reports that it has only spent about $1.8 million to date – leaving it with over $4.5 million in cash on hand.

The anti-gun group has, though, received six-figure donations from New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Meyer, Tech entrepreneur Sean Parker, and Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff. A law firm also made a six-figure donation.