Fri Dec 28, 2012, 03:36 PM
Mtndreamer (35 posts)
If the NRA is a 501c3 organization, how can they lobby and try to influence the outcome of elections
Been thinking about this and consider this.. do not understand how to reconcile this apparent dichotomy..
The NRA is a 501c3 organization..
Organizations described in section 501(c)(3) are commonly referred to as charitable organizations. Organizations described in section 501(c)(3), other than testing for public safety organizations, are eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with Code section 170.
From the NRA website..
In 1990, NRA made a dramatic move to ensure that the financial support for firearms-related activities would be available now and for future generations. Establishing the NRA Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization, provided a means to raise millions of dollars to fund gun safety and educational projects of benefit to the general public. Contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible and benefit a variety of American constituencies, including youths, women, hunters, competitive shooters, gun collectors, law enforcement agents and persons with physical disabilities.
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If the NRA is a 501c3 organization, how can they lobby and try to influence the outcome of elections (Original post)
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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 04:10 PM
NutmegYankee (11,677 posts)
3. Probably has broken into two seperate parts.
I'm a member of the ACLU, and they have that setup. Naturally, the Activist side is the part I like to donate to, which while non tax deductible, at least tries to stop the assault on our civil liberties.