There remains a difference of opinion on just how many cards and letters came
into the Federal Communications Commission on the media-ownership proceeding,
with some, including commissioners Jonathan Adelstein and Michael Copps, saying
close to 750,000, and others, including chairman Michael Powell, favoring
Either way, a large portion of those were from the National Rifle
According to Powell, some 300,000 were in the form of generally duplicative
postcards from the NRA.