In response to Mr. Anderson's latest letter, I must assure him that I did read and understand his letter. There may have been a misunderstanding when he quoted a certain amount of funding had been provided by the NRA to congressional candidates.

I assumed that meant to both the House and Senate when he must have been only referring to the amount given to House candidates. According to the NRA filing with the Federal Election Commission, they donated $55 million to political candidates during the last election cycle.

I would consider the FEC to be a much more reliable source of information than either the New York Times or Washington Post.

The quote of $200 million was for NRA political contributions over the past 20 years, which, going by their expenditures for the last election, would appear to be accurate.

I appreciate the opportunity to clarify my comments.

Harold Robinson