The group, which includes a super PAC and a non-profit advocacy arm, has built a membership of more than 500,000 in six months and has attracted 72,000 contributors, said Pia Carusone, its executive director and co-founder.
The average donation: $64.87.
The totals provide a first look at the fundraising for the political action committee, which must provide details of its receipts and expenditures by July 31 to the Federal Election Commission
The group did not disclose its donors Thursday.
Its advocacy wing raised even more, Carusone
said, but she
did not provide those figures.
Those amounts are due to be reported to the Internal Revenue Service next year.
said the numbers of contributions to the super PAC show there is broad support for tightening gun-control laws, even as those measures have failed to gain much traction in Congress this year.
"We're turning the super PAC model on its head," Carusone
said in an interview.
headed to Ohio, where the group is opening chapters in Columbus and Cleveland.
"We thought the tour was going to be exhausting for her and all of us," said Carusone, who was Giffords' chief of staff in Congress.
"But for her
, it was really energizing.