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Old June 15th, 2019, 08:40 AM #101
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They are common as heck. They just never get reported. And NRA own demographics tend to be in rural states where these salary, remuneration or spending numbers seem large, when they are not.

About seven years ago a major non profit membership association client of mine got embezzled for $4.1 million by its executive director and accountant. It was a huge loss since their annual operating budget was about $700,000 million, about half paid for with member dues and about half from their endowment. Worse yet their insurance maxed at one million dollars. The sole and entire public/media coverage was a single three sentence piece in the trade publication for not for profit news. Nothing in the WPost, NYTimes, WSJ., etc.


Let's keep in mind there never would be a real examination of Everyone, "March For Our Lives, "Moms Demand" books and a public and publicized investigative pieces. Those are pure top down, narrowly controlled groups that are media darlings.

As far as NRA sending more than taking in, virtually ALL non profits do that in some years or sets of years. In the case of the NRA, Kendeda and several of the gun control groups specifically -- and successfully -- targeted a good deal of NRA's funding.
The NRA did significantly expand its costs in administrative overhead last year even though it froze their pension program, reduced lobbying budget and cut spending on education and training by 25%. If it reverses, okay. However with the rumors (claims?) of extravagant spending by a select group of directors and WLP, it is troubling at a minimum.
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Old June 15th, 2019, 09:01 AM #102
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Just to be clear, the NRA does not engage in lobbying. That’s the NRA-ILA and maybe the NRA-PVF (don’t know for sure). If you want to support legal cases and lobbying efforts, your donations need to be specifically made out to NRA-ILA, otherwise it just goes into the general fund.

“The Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the lobbying arm of the NRA. Established in 1975, ILA is committed to preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”

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NRA is less proportionally a lobbying organization than GOA and others.

NRA is the healthiest type of organization. It a legitimate grass roots organization with millions of members, an entire spectrum of activities, and about 6% of it "lobbying."

They actually do work with sound reasoning and the inherent legitimacy of having a lot of members.

NRA's opponents on the other hand have no paying members and are virtually 100% lobbying groups, in fact what the gun control organizations actually are are money laundering operations , driving and delivering at least $200 million a cycle into the partisan political process. They are arms length, vest pocket DNC laundering ops, through charitable and non profit fronts.

That with NRA targeted by the media, and in fact NRA's funding targeted by the gun control lobby, that stripped out at least $70 million in corporate and other funding from NRA, created stresses and resultant problems means what? It means you and I were attacked,m our organization was attacked and than made some mistakes common to non profits but which are being amplified by the media.
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