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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:51 AM

One only needs look at the size of the NRA building...

...to understand a lot about why they need to keep promoting gun sales. It's a huge building, and must be very expensive to run. Who the hell is in there? What do they do? Why does it take so many people to manage an association of like-minded people?

MONEY. The NRA needs to keep the money flowing in from dues and fees, and those dues and fees are based upon keeping as many guns in the hands of as many people as possible. Any support for gun control means supporting a decrease in their own revenue. That's all they care about.

We need to make it difficult for them to pay the rent on that giant building via social pressure. Making our gun culture as unpopular as our former smoking culture or acceptance of getting behind the wheel drunk.

This is America, and the only thing we worship more than guns is money. They'll listen when they know that being ostracized will cost them more than accepting some reasonable restrictions on their product.

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Reply One only needs look at the size of the NRA building... (Original post)
Atman Dec 2012 OP
Cooley Hurd Dec 2012 #1
PatSeg Dec 2012 #6
Orrex Dec 2012 #9
vankuria Dec 2012 #11
daleanime Dec 2012 #14
SummerSnow Dec 2012 #17
Skittles Dec 2012 #37
_Liann_ Dec 2012 #33
peacebird Dec 2012 #2
vankuria Dec 2012 #38
tavernier Dec 2012 #3
onehandle Dec 2012 #4
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #5
Atman Dec 2012 #7
Coyotl Dec 2012 #8
reACTIONary Dec 2012 #10
TheCowsCameHome Dec 2012 #12
bonniebgood Dec 2012 #13
groundloop Dec 2012 #15
Indydem Dec 2012 #21
MightyMopar Dec 2012 #22
Indydem Dec 2012 #23
MightyMopar Dec 2012 #25
Indydem Dec 2012 #26
Paladin Dec 2012 #28
neverforget Dec 2012 #30
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #32
laundry_queen Dec 2012 #36
ReRe Dec 2012 #16
bobclark86 Dec 2012 #18
Indydem Dec 2012 #24
ReRe Dec 2012 #35
Turbineguy Dec 2012 #19
samsingh Dec 2012 #20
2naSalit Dec 2012 #34
villager Dec 2012 #27
Hoyt Dec 2012 #29
Cognitive_Resonance Dec 2012 #31
spanone Dec 2012 #39
LeftInTX Dec 2012 #40

Response to Atman (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:54 AM

1. Pic of bldg:

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:15 AM

6. Holy Crap!!!

Like the Bush Master of office buildings!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:21 AM

9. That's it? Really, that building isn't all that big

You couldn't even fit one year's worth of US gun-deaths in that tiny place, for instance.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:46 AM

11. What could they possibly be using all that space for?

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Response to vankuria (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:00 AM

14. Storing the bodies?

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Response to vankuria (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:17 AM

17. rooms of weapons

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Response to vankuria (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:31 AM

37. fund raising

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 02:38 PM

33. The Civilian Pentagon for the NRA-GOP. N/T

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:57 AM

2. It's purely theatrics. A Big D*ck building to make them look oh-so-important, like the castle in Oz.

but like Dorothy we've now seen the little scared man behind the curtain.....

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Response to peacebird (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:42 PM

38. Bingo!

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:00 AM

3. Holy Cow!

That's the biggest toilet I've ever seen!!

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:05 AM

4. Just another codpiece. nt

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:07 AM

5. It wouldn't surprise me if some or most of it is rented to others

I have no idea myself in this particular case but it's not uncommon for a logo to be on the building but that organization only use a fraction of the space.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:17 AM

7. It's uncommon when it's your headquarters.

I used to work in a similar building, the home office of the former Casual Casual clothing chain. Two large buildings, but we had 1,800 stores to run and about 30,000 employees. IOW, a physical product which needed a support structure. But when you "brand" the building like that, especially with such a controversial business, it is unusual to have unrelated tenants. Sure, large banks and insurance companies do it all the time, but who is renting space at The NRA Center?

Of course, I could be wrong.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:21 AM

8. Looks like a non-profit running a real estate business.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:44 AM

10. I live in the area and I've visited the building...

... they have a gun museum and a gift shop on the first floor. They also have an indoor shooting range. I went with my son to visit the museum.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:50 AM

12. World's largest sperm bank.

Be sure to visit their ED wing.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:55 AM

13. WTC and Enron was bigger, look what happen to them. nt

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:07 AM

15. Someone should look into executive salaries as well

I'm betting the Pres., VP's, officers, etc. are pretty well paid to run that "non-profit".

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Response to groundloop (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:52 AM

21. It's public record.

They make less than a million each.

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Response to Indydem (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:21 PM

22. Less than a million? Doesn't Wayne La Pierre make $950k +?

 

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Response to MightyMopar (Reply #22)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:28 PM

23. Did I miss the math class where $950k > $1m?

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Response to Indydem (Reply #23)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:37 PM

25. Most people/media would round off $961,074 in salary and benefits as a million

 

"As for salaries, fifty-six people in the organization earned more than $100,000 in 2010—and 10 made more than $250,000. Lapierre does not top the list. Kayne B. Robinson, the executive director of general operations does. He was paid just over $1 million. Lapierre was second, pulling in $970,000 in reportable and estimated comp.

Chris W. Cox, the executive director of the group’s lobbying efforts, was third. He earned just over $666,000."

http://www.forbes.com/sites/danbigman/2012/12/21/what-the-nras-wayne-lapierre-gets-paid-to-defend-guns/

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Response to MightyMopar (Reply #25)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:42 PM

26. Is $961,074 worth the lies, hatred and slander

That you gun grabbers heap upon a man defending the second amendment?

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Response to Indydem (Reply #26)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:56 PM

28. A Sincere Vote Of Thanks To You.....


...for waiting until all those school children and teachers were buried, before copping victim status for Wayne LaPierre. Did your guns help you develop such good taste and restraint?

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Response to Indydem (Reply #26)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 02:01 PM

30. Poor Wayne! Won't somebody please think of the guns!!!!

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Response to Indydem (Reply #26)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 02:06 PM

32. Should I really feel sorry for a scared old white man

Who's only answer to tragedies like this...is more guns, since he serves the companies that produce them, not the membership that wants background checks, universal that is...by large majorities.

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Response to Indydem (Reply #26)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:17 PM

36. LOL. You've jumped the shark. Just like the NRA. nt

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:24 AM

16. The manufacturers pay for that building...

...and all their salaries. The NRA is their advertising unit. Just like all the other corporate types who have been coming out of the woodwork against ACA since PO was reelected and BACKING DOWN, this bunch is feeling the pinch too. I can imagine the avalanche of members who have canceled their membership since Dec 14th, and all the more after their big media blitz since last Friday. I'm sure it is causing some duress to the manufacturers and the NRA, and that's why they have come out with "guns blazing", pardon the pun...

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Response to ReRe (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:18 AM

18. Fun Fact of the Day:

In their 2011 "Gun of the Year" magazine story, a certain shotgun as the "gun of the year." On the FACING PAGE, in big, bold type, was a recall notice for the exact same shotgun.

Nooo... they don't take ANY money from manufacturers...

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Response to bobclark86 (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:33 PM

24. Funny, because the gun of the year was the 1911 Colt.

Not a shotgun.

Care to provide some documentation?

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Response to bobclark86 (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:57 PM

35. Yeah right

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:40 AM

19. Hospitals could start

sending them bills for gunshot related hospitalizations.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:48 AM

20. i hear they don't allow visitors to carry guns inside most of the building

they don't believe in the 2nd amendment

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Response to samsingh (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 02:43 PM

34. Looks like a lot of glass involved...

guess they have heard of the "throwing stones" parable? It wouldn't take but one nut with one of their favored toys to do some serious damage there, eh?

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:50 PM

27. Exactly right. Historically, from this point forward, supporting guns is like winking at drunk

...driving, or indoor smoking.

There will always be people who insist it's their right to have these things, but society has now moved passed them.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:56 PM

29. A shrine to those who love guns.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 02:05 PM

31. One of many right wing rackets. nt

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:42 PM

39. guns and jesus....biiiiiiiiig business

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:48 PM

40. Where are the armed guards and their towers?

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