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The members of Congress sent their thoughts and prayers for the victims of the shooting in Orlando all day.

And yet we know this truth: these shootings don't happen in other industrialized nations with the astonishing regularity that they do here. These shootings happen most often here, where assault rifles like the AR-15 used in mass killing after mass killing are easier to buy than a ticket on an airplane.

Our gun laws are the result of our constitution, an atypical history of gun ownership, and the relentless lobbying of gun advocacy groups like the National Rifle Association.

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The NRA gave money to 40% of the current members of Congress in the 2014 election cycle, according to opensecrets.org. That's 193 U.S. Representatives and 20 U.S. Senators. Of those, 116 have both received contributions from the NRA and offered their prayers to the victims of the shootings in Orlando.

If you've been on Twitter in the wake of the shooting, you might have seen one of the many tweets from  Igor Volsky of the Center for American Progress Action Fund pointing out this painful contradiction, one tweet at a time.

Here is the complete list of people who need to hear that we want #policychangeforOrlando not solely #prayforOrlando.

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Note: The totals below reflect only campaign contributions in the last cycle and do not include prior contributions or independent expenditures on campaign communication, which are often much greater.

Last updated: 7pm, Sunday, June 12, 2016

Members U.S. Senate

RecipientTotalStatus
Cassidy, Bill (R-LA)$4,950View message on Twitter
Cornyn, John (R-TX)$9,900View message on Twitter
Cotton, Tom (R-AR)$9,900View message on Twitter
Ernst, Joni (R-IA)$9,900View message on Twitter
Gardner, Cory (R-CO)$4,950View message on Twitter
Lankford, James (R-OK)$4,500View message on Twitter
McConnell, Mitch (R-KY)$9,900View message on Twitter
Roberts, Pat (R-KS)$9,900View message on Twitter
Rounds, Mike (R-SD)$4,950View message on Twitter
Scott, Tim (R-SC)$8,950View message on Twitter
Sullivan, Dan (R-AK)$2,000View message on Twitter
Tillis, Thom (R-NC)$9,900View message on Twitter
Ayotte, Kelly (R - NH)$4,950 (2016)View message on Twitter
Burr, Richard (R - NC)$4,950 (2016)View message on Twitter

Members U.S. House of Representatives

RecipientTotalStatus
Barletta, Lou (R-PA)$2,000View message on Twitter
Bishop, Mike (R-MI)$1,000View message on Twitter
Black, Diane (R-TN)$2,000View message on Twitter
Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN)$6,000View message on Twitter
Blum, Rod (R-IA)$1,000View message on Twitter
Bost, Mike (R-IL)$2,000View message on Twitter
Brady, Kevin (R-TX)$2,000View message on Twitter
Brat, Dave (R-VA)$1,000View message on Twitter
Brooks, Susan (R-IN)$1,000View message on Twitter
Bucshon, Larry (R-IN)$2,000View message on Twitter
Burgess, Michael (R-TX)$1,500View message on Twitter
Byrne, Bradley (R-AL)$2,000View message on Twitter
Calvert, Ken (R-CA)$4,500View message on Twitter
Chaffetz, Jason (R-UT)$1,000View message on Twitter
Coffman, Mike (R-CO)$9,900View message on Twitter
Cole, Tom (R-OK)$2,500View message on Twitter
Comstock, Barbara (R-VA)$4,950View message on Twitter
Cook, Paul (R-CA)$2,000View message on Twitter
Crawford, Rick (R-AR)$2,000View message on Twitter
Crenshaw, Ander (R-FL)$3,000View message on Twitter
Cuellar, Henry (D-TX)$1,000View message on Twitter
Culberson, John (R-TX)$2,000View message on Twitter
Curbelo, Carlos (R-FL)$4,950View message on Twitter
Davis, Rodney (R-IL)$7,450View message on Twitter
Dent, Charlie (R-PA)$1,500View message on Twitter
DeSantis, Ron (R-FL)$2,000View message on Twitter
Duncan, Jeff (R-SC)$2,000View message on Twitter
Ellmers, Renee (R-NC)$2,000View message on Twitter
Emmer, Tom (R-MN)$1,000View message on Twitter
Farenthold, Blake (R-TX)$2,000View message on Twitter
Fleischmann, Chuck (R-TN)$2,000View message on Twitter
Fleming, John (R-LA)$2,000View message on Twitter
Flores, Bill (R-TX)$2,000View message on Twitter
Foxx, Virginia (R-NC)$2,000View message on Twitter
Franks, Trent (R-AZ)$1,000View message on Twitter
Goodlatte, Bob (R-VA)$9,900View message on Twitter
Harris, Andy (R-MD)$2,500View message on Twitter
Hartzler, Vicky (R-MO)$2,000View message on Twitter
Heck, Joe (R-NV)$1,000View message on Twitter
Hensarling, Jeb (R-TX)$1,000View message on Twitter
Hill, French (R-AR)$1,000View message on Twitter
Hudson, Richard (R-NC)$2,500View message on Twitter
Huelskamp, Tim (R-KS)$2,150View message on Twitter
Huizenga, Bill (R-MI)$2,000View message on Twitter
Hurd, Will (R-TX)$2,000View message on Twitter
Issa, Darrell (R-CA)$2,500View message on Twitter
Jenkins, Lynn (R-KS)$2,000View message on Twitter
Johnson, Bill (R-OH)$2,500View message on Twitter
Jolly, David (R-FL)$4,950View message on Twitter
Joyce, David P (R-OH)$2,000View message on Twitter
Kelly, Mike (R-PA)$3,000View message on Twitter
Kinzinger, Adam (R-IL)$2,000View message on Twitter
Kline, John (R-MN)$2,500View message on Twitter
Marino, Tom (R-PA)$3,000View message on Twitter
McCarthy, Kevin (R-CA)$5,000View message on Twitter
McCaul, Michael (R-TX)$2,000View message on Twitter
McKinley, David (R-WV)$1,000View message on Twitter
McMorris Rodgers, Cathy (R-WA)$2,000View message on Twitter
McSally, Martha (R-AZ)$2,500View message on Twitter
Meadows, Mark R (R-NC)$2,000View message on Twitter
Moolenaar, John (R-MI)$3,000View message on Twitter
Mooney, Alex (R-WV)$4,950View message on Twitter
Noem, Kristi (R-SD)$3,000View message on Twitter
Olson, Pete (R-TX)$1,000View message on Twitter
Palmer, Gary (R-AL)$2,000View message on Twitter
Paulsen, Erik (R-MN)$2,000View message on Twitter
Perry, Scott (R-PA)$2,500View message on Twitter
Poe, Ted (R-TX)$2,000View message on Twitter
Pompeo, Mike (R-KS)$3,000View message on Twitter
Posey, Bill (R-FL)$2,000View message on Twitter
Price, Tom (R-GA)$2,000View message on Twitter
Ratcliffe, John Lee (R-TX)$1,000View message on Twitter
Reichert, Dave (R-WA)$2,000View message on Twitter
Renacci, Jim (R-OH)$2,000View message on Twitter
Ribble, Reid (R-WI)$2,000View message on Twitter
Roby, Martha (R-AL)$1,000View message on Twitter
Rokita, Todd (R-IN)$1,000View message on Twitter
Ross, Dennis (R-FL)$3,000View message on Twitter
Rothfus, Keith J (R-PA)$2,500View message on Twitter
Ryan, Paul (R-WI)$2,000View message on Twitter
Sanford, Mark (R-SC)$3,000View message on Twitter
Scalise, Steve (R-LA)$7,450View message on Twitter
Scott, Austin (R-GA)$2,500View message on Twitter
Sessions, Pete (R-TX)$2,500View message on Twitter
Shimkus, John M (R-IL)$2,000View message on Twitter
Smith, Adrian (R-NE)$1,000View message on Twitter
Stewart, Chris (R-UT)$3,000View message on Twitter
Thornberry, Mac (R-TX)$2,000View message on Twitter
Tipton, Scott (R-CO)$3,500View message on Twitter
Valadao, David (R-CA)$9,450View message on Twitter
Wagner, Ann L (R-MO)$2,150View message on Twitter
Walden, Greg (R-OR)$1,000View message on Twitter
Walorski, Jackie (R-IN)$4,500View message on Twitter
Walters, Mimi (R-CA)$2,000View message on Twitter
Weber, Randy (R-TX)$1,000View message on Twitter
Webster, Daniel (R-FL)$1,000View message on Twitter
Westmoreland, Lynn A (R-GA)$3,000View message on Twitter
Wilson, Joe (R-SC)$2,000View message on Twitter
Womack, Steve (R-AR)$4,000View message on Twitter
Yoder, Kevin (R-KS)$2,000View message on Twitter
Young, David (R-IA)$4,950View message on Twitter
Zeldin, Lee (R-NY)$4,950View message on Twitter

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Credits: Ethan Chiel, Daniel McLaughlin, Rachel Schallom and Anna Sterling contributed to this article.

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Kate Stohr is a data journalist and community builder based in San Francisco, CA.