NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s time for Fact Check Friday, when with the help of factcheck.org, a nonpartisan non-profit part of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, why try to find the truth.
Today’s claim to check is from newly sworn-in junior Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, who spoke on CNN.
“When assault weapons and high-capacity magazines are bought in this country, often, the NRA gets a cut of those sales through its Round-Up program, where the purchase price is rounded up to the nearest dollar and the NRA gets the difference,” he said. “The NRA makes money. They pay their salaries off of these gun purchases.”
So, do assault weapons sales really pay NRA salaries?