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Sat May 11, 2019, 08:03 PM

So, the NRA seems to be in some financial difficulty...

Could it be that the Russian funds have stopped coming in since the 2016 election is in the past? Was the NRA relying too much on that money?

Hmm....

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Reply So, the NRA seems to be in some financial difficulty... (Original post)
MineralMan May 2019 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2019 #1
MineralMan May 2019 #3
Thomas Hurt May 2019 #2
comradebillyboy May 2019 #4
Hoyt May 2019 #5
USALiberal May 2019 #6
Xolodno May 2019 #7
struggle4progress May 2019 #8
DFW May 2019 #10
struggle4progress May 2019 #12
DFW May 2019 #13
HipChick May 2019 #9
Amishman May 2019 #11

Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 08:04 PM

1. Ya think?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sat May 11, 2019, 08:09 PM

3. Frankly, it just occurred to me.

It's easy to get used to money coming in and forget that it might not always be the same. Lots of people get in trouble that way. Could the NRA be that naive?

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 08:06 PM

2. I think they were getting scammed by North (big shock there, lol) and whatizface...

and their PR firm was screwing them too. Near as I can tell the NRA was rotting from the inside.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 08:36 PM

4. Talking Points memo has been doing a great job of covering the NRA's

troubles. I'd like to see Wane in a suit with rather wider stripes.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 09:05 PM

5. Shut that racist domestic terrorist organization down.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 09:06 PM

6. I think they are lying to get donations. nt

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sat May 11, 2019, 09:22 PM

7. For 8 years they got extra donation money due to Obama being President.

They have to be used to the "peak and trough" of donations during the current office holder. But what if, they started seeing a slower and larger rise in donations? And assumed it was all legit (blindly believing more Americans were on-board with guns or were suddenly richer). So lets say, the rule of thumb was donations are 20% lower during a Republican Presidency....but they incorporated Russian Money into that figure.

And even in non-profits, corruption often takes hold when large sums of money start rolling in...and they get comfortable with that lifestyle.

But once the election is over, donations don't drop 20%...they drop double that. Executives are going to be begrudgingly taking a hit to their lifestyle. And first opt to cut at the rank and file.

I don't think the NRA is going anywhere any time soon, but wouldn't it be ironic, they were the own architects of their demise?

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 12:32 AM

8. It' s a total mystery to everyone where all the money went!

There were reports that LaPierre spent $39,000 a day on clothes and $3450 a month for an intern's apartment. And then there were rumors of extortion. But of course nobody has a clue who could possibly have been the mark in a blackmail game or what the alleged bad behavior might have been

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #8)

Sun May 12, 2019, 07:08 AM

10. Americans have so many guns already

I don't know who else our arms manufacturers can sell them to. Remington Arms already declared Chapter 11 once.

As for LaPierre--well, he is a Republicans with access to a lot of money that isn't his, but that he could use to spend on himself. What did you expect? Donations to the American Cancer Society?

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Response to DFW (Reply #10)

Sun May 12, 2019, 03:42 PM

12. Well, sure, Americans have lots of guns

But there's probably still a frustrated civilian market for 450 calibre naval artillery

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #12)

Sun May 12, 2019, 05:52 PM

13. True, but still

Even with someone as deep pockets as LaPierre would have a hard time clandestinely carrying one of those around even if he DID have a "concealed carry" license.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 01:57 AM

9. Thoughts and prayers...

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 09:05 AM

11. Self dealing and corruption, and we should be glad

Just imagine how disruptive they could have been if their leadership wasn't effectively stealing half their money.

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