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Offline Stwood

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Re: Why shoud I keep my NRA membership?
« Reply #90 on: May 29, 2019, 04:46:37 PM »
There's no way common folk can figure out who to believe in the NRA mess.
Maybe if one of us become a board member........ ::)

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Re: Why shoud I keep my NRA membership?
« Reply #91 on: May 29, 2019, 05:22:03 PM »
There's no way common folk can figure out who to believe in the NRA mess.
Maybe if one of us become a board member........ ::)

There's now way common folk can figure out who to believe about anything political and don't say the NRA isn't political. Becoming a board member won't help.

Sorry that's the way I see things.

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Re: Why shoud I keep my NRA membership?
« Reply #92 on: May 30, 2019, 01:52:31 PM »
https://freebeacon.com/issues/nra-membership-dues-contributions-rebounded-in-2018/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
NRA Membership Dues, Contributions Rebounded In 2018

The National Rifle Association of America and its associated groups saw a sizable increase of both membership dues and contributions in 2018, according to the group's annual report.

The report, which was handed out during the group's latest annual meeting, shows dues went from $128,209,303 in 2017 to $170,391,374 in 2018—an increase of $42,182,071, or 33 percent. It also shows contributions rose from $132,879,299 in 2017 to $165,075,288 in 2018—an increase of $32,195,989 or 24 percent. The rise in dues came ahead of the NRA announcing it had reached 5.5 million members, a record number.

Overall, the NRA and its affiliates brought in $412,233,508 in 2018. That's up from $378,122,489 in 2017. In total, the group's revenue rose $34,111,019 or 9 percent. The numbers represent a clear resurgence of funding for the gun-rights group during 2018. Membership dues even topped those the group saw in 2016—$163,517,961.

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Re: Why shoud I keep my NRA membership?
« Reply #93 on: June 09, 2019, 04:25:05 PM »
WaPo: NRA money flowed to board members amid allegedly lavish spending by top officials and vendors

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Tax experts said the numerous payments to certain NRA directors create potential conflicts of interest that could cloud the board’s independent monitoring of the organization’s finances.


“In 25 years of working in this field, I have never seen a pattern like this,” said Douglas Varley, a Washington attorney at Caplin & Drysdale who specializes in tax-exempt organizations and reviewed the NRA’s federal and state filings from 2016 through 2018 for The Washington Post. “The volume of transactions with insiders and affiliates of insiders is really astonishing.”


Varley said he did not see any apparent violations of the law, and noted that the NRA, for the most part, appeared to have properly disclosed the payments.
“But the pattern raises a threshold question of who the organization is serving,” he said. “Is it being run for the benefit of the gun owners in the country and the public? Or is it being run as a business generating enterprise for officers and employees of the organization?”

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Re: Why shoud I keep my NRA membership?
« Reply #94 on: June 15, 2019, 08:30:51 AM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-the-nras-finances-deepening-debt-increased-spending-on-legal-fees--and-cuts-to-gun-training/2019/06/14/ac9dc488-8e30-11e9-b08e-cfd89bd36d4e_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.00477cd667ef

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The records show that the NRA froze its pension plan for employees at the end of last year, a move that saved it close to $13 million, and obtained a $28 million line of credit by borrowing against its Virginia headquarters.

Despite that, the nonprofit group, four affiliated charities and its political committee together ended the year $10.8 million in the red. In 2017, the six groups ended the year with a $1.1 million shortfall.

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Re: Why shoud I keep my NRA membership?
« Reply #95 on: June 19, 2019, 09:21:11 PM »
And the Washington Post is compleatly unbiased?   Our established media has been losing money left and right since the internet became a better source of news and a better place to advertize.  The failing media has been bought up by a handful of billionairs who don't care if they lose money.  They use the media to push their globalist, socialist agenda.  The Washington Post and Jeff Bezos are the perfect example of this.  They are not going to get to bring about a "new world order" unless they can disarm the American citizen. The NRA is the most effective orginization at stoping this.  I am also mad at some of the dumb things the NRA is doing, but the reason they get attacked by the left is they are effective.

If the NRA is gone then we will have gun confiscation. After this US soverenty is given to the UN in the name of stopping global warming or something stupid.  Redistribution of income from the developed world and the productive class to disfunctional socialist countries, and the lazy pot heads is next.  Control of the internet and the media means that anyone who protest this will be labeled a Nazi, racist, who uses hate speech by the controled media and tech billionaires.  People will have their careers ruined because they are opposed to having an intact, 6 foot tall, 200 pound biological male who is confused about his gender compete in sports with a 100 poound 15 year old girl.  And if you are opposed to him showering with your 15 year old daughter after the competition then you are destroyed by this same media.  If you want immigration laws enforced to prevent your community being overwhelmed by unskilled, uneducated, non- english speaking central americans, who are going to get the vote and then vote to give your money to the government, so it can be given back to them as welfare then you should oppose the NRA.  After the NRA is gone then if will be easy to do all this.  If you can flip Texas like they flipped California with massive immigration then the Republicians will never win anouther election. Then we get the green new deal, agenda 51, income redistribution, Christian persucution, and you won’t be able to do anything about it because you bought the Washington Post story about how the NRA is bad.  If you think I'm wrong then look at what is happening in Europe.

This is why you keep your NRA membership.  Fight to change the NRA if you want to fire current leadership and get them to focus on protecting your rights.  Get rid of the NRA and we are hosed.  When we lose the second ammendment the USA is toast.

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Re: Why shoud I keep my NRA membership?
« Reply #96 on: June 20, 2019, 09:57:19 PM »
WaPo:  NRA sidelines its top lobbyist, Chris Cox, in latest sign of internal turmoil

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The National Rifle Association has sidelined its top lobbyist, Chris Cox, after accusing him in court documents of participating in what it called a failed extortion scheme to rid the organization of its top executive.

Cox, the NRA’s second-in-command and leader of its powerful political arm, was placed on administrative leave after the organization filed a lawsuit Wednesday in New York against former NRA president Oliver North, who resigned in April after accusing the NRA of exorbitant spending.

Chief executive Wayne LaPierre has accused North of attempting to extort the group. In its new suit, the NRA accused Cox of participating in a “conspiracy” with North.

NRA officials on Thursday confirmed Cox has been suspended, declining to comment further.

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Re: Why shoud I keep my NRA membership?
« Reply #97 on: June 20, 2019, 10:06:45 PM »
WaEx:  Chaos at the NRA

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It all appears to have started in January when, according to the Wall Street Journal, the NRA’s top outside counsel, William Brewer, gave a presentation to board members about concerns that newly-elected New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, would investigate and try to break up the gun rights group. James was openly hostile toward it during her campaign and referred to it as a “terrorist organization” in an interview with Ebony magazine.

With a looming threat of investigation by the NRA’s charter state, some in its leadership began to scrutinize its business relationship with Ackerman McQueen, its largest contractor, that accounted for $40 million of NRA spending in 2017. Ackerman and the NRA had enjoyed a decadeslong relationship. Ackerman was reportedly responsible for not only creating and running NRATV but also developing its most iconic commercials and messaging. Top executives Angus and Revan McQueen are Brewer’s father-in-law and brother-in-law, respectively.

The group was behind everything from the “I am the NRA" ads, NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre’s declaration that “the only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” and Charlton Heston’s famous ultimatum that the only way anyone would take his guns would be “from my cold, dead hands.” It also runs one of the NRA’s magazines, America's 1st Freedom, and provides logistics for its massive annual meetings and leadership forum.

Much of what the average person knows about the NRA was created by Ackerman.

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Unfortunately for all involved, and gun rights supporters at large, it will be months before we know what will come of the Ackerman lawsuits, the New York investigation, and how those ordeals will affect the NRA’s ability to spend money in elections or on lobbying. What is clear, however, is just how much is at stake.

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Re: Why shoud I keep my NRA membership?
« Reply #98 on: June 26, 2019, 04:59:18 PM »
Chris Cox officially resigned as the No. 2 executive at the NRA today. 

Also announced, NRATV production is shutting down.

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Re: Why shoud I keep my NRA membership?
« Reply #99 on: June 26, 2019, 05:04:41 PM »
Hopefully they can get their shit together.

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Re: Why shoud I keep my NRA membership?
« Reply #100 on: July 02, 2019, 03:16:08 PM »
NYT:  N.R.A. Donor Directs a Revolt Against a ‘Radioactive’ Leader

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David Dell’Aquila, the restive donor, said the N.R.A.’s internal warfare “has become a daily soap opera and it’s decaying and destroying the N.R.A. from within, and it needs to stop.” He added, “Even if these allegations regarding Mr. LaPierre and his leadership are false, he has become radioactive and must step down.”

Until that happens, Mr. Dell’Aquila, a retired technology consultant who has given roughly $100,000 to the N.R.A. in cash and gifts, said he would suspend donations — including his pledge of the bulk of an estate worth several million dollars.

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But a second prominent donor, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he is a senior firearms industry executive, said he was also suspending a plan to give more than $2 million from his estate, as well as halting other donations, and was backing Mr. Dell’Aquila’s effort.

“The donors are rebelling,” the executive said, adding that he believed that the leadership turmoil was “helping to destroy, temporarily, the strength of the N.R.A. as one of the strongest lobbying groups.”

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Re: Why shoud I keep my NRA membership?
« Reply #101 on: July 02, 2019, 07:32:53 PM »
pretty tired of their publications, they're supposed to be about shooting and firearms but are mostly political rant. Like preaching to the choir on steroids.