87 percent are men. 93 percent are white.
25 percent are current or former federal, state, or local lawmakers or officials.
22 percent are current or former law enforcement officers. 30 percent are current or former members of the military.
24 percent are lawyers.
12 percent are entertainers or athletes.
64 percent are hunters. 71 percent are sport or competitive shooters.
At least 71 percent were nominated, endorsed, or selected by the NRA’s Nominating Committee.
"I will use all the powers of this office to aim to prevent more tragedies like this,” Obama said. But, he added, ultimately, it “will take a wave of Americans” saying “enough.” Obama is making it clear: he has adopted combating gun violence as a priority. And he has now placed himself in the position where he will be judged on whether he gets anything done."
— David Corn, Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief