The author specifically asked not to re-post the whole thing so here is just the money bit:
The tide turns in the battle for gun rights as the Brady Campaign withers away
Information provided by the Center for Responsive Politics , and derived from the FEC reports, shows that the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence - Voter Education PAC, raised an all-time high of over $1.7 million in the 2000 election cycle and distributed over $1.6 million of those funds.
Contrast this to the more recent 2008 election cycle where the PAC raised just over $15,000 and spent just over $54,000.
The 2010 election cycle is still ongoing, but the numbers look no better: So far only $2,500 has been raised and just $4,545 spent.