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Tue Nov 27, 2018, 12:15 PM

The NRA Just Reported Losing $55 Million In Income

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-nra-just-reported-losing-dollar55-million-in-income/body

The nationís leading gun rights organization saw its income dip by $55 million last year, after a record-breaking 2016 in which the group and its political affiliates spend unprecedented sums to elect President Donald Trump.

The National Rifle Association of America reported $98 million in contributions in 2017, down from nearly $125 million in 2016, according to new tax records obtained by The Daily Beast. Nearly a fifth of its contributions last year came from a single anonymous donor, who chipped in nearly $19 million to the group.

More noteworthy than its drop in contributions, though, was its decline in membership dues. The NRA took in more than $128 million in dues last yearóa significant sum, but down considerably from the $163 million it took in the year prior. That decline, more than the drop in direct contributions, appears to indicate a dwindling, if still formidable, base of public support. Asked for comment on the decline, an NRA spokesperson pointed to reporting showing that the organizationís magazine subscriptions have shot up this year, interpreted as an indicator of an accompanying membership surge.

Nonetheless, 2017 did not see a financial windfall for the group. In all, the NRA reported just under $312 million in total income, down from nearly $367 million the year before.

Gee, look what happens after you get caught taking illegal Russian cash.

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fleur-de-lisa Nov 27 OP
bullwinkle428 Nov 27 #1
shanny Nov 27 #9
Dave Starsky Nov 27 #28
Fritz Walter Nov 27 #46
C Moon Nov 27 #21
TheCowsCameHome Nov 27 #2
True Blue American Nov 27 #22
yonder Nov 27 #37
Just a Weirdo Nov 27 #3
MineralMan Nov 27 #4
awesomerwb1 Nov 27 #5
Sneederbunk Nov 27 #6
MyOwnPeace Nov 27 #15
blogslut Nov 27 #7
3_Limes Nov 27 #12
NJCher Nov 27 #54
workinclasszero Nov 27 #8
Initech Nov 27 #10
brewens Nov 27 #11
Fullduplexxx Nov 27 #13
geardaddy Nov 27 #24
USALiberal Nov 27 #14
struggle4progress Nov 27 #16
Aristus Nov 27 #17
crazycatlady Nov 27 #23
watoos Nov 27 #35
NewJeffCT Nov 27 #41
malaise Nov 27 #18
Gore1FL Nov 27 #19
C Moon Nov 27 #20
Botany Nov 27 #31
C Moon Nov 27 #48
Frances Nov 27 #25
yonder Nov 27 #49
Gothmog Nov 27 #26
SummerSnow Nov 27 #27
onecaliberal Nov 27 #29
delisen Nov 27 #30
Turbineguy Nov 27 #32
Soxfan58 Nov 27 #33
marble falls Nov 27 #34
keithbvadu2 Nov 27 #50
marble falls Nov 27 #51
keithbvadu2 Nov 27 #57
jmowreader Nov 27 #36
libdem4life Nov 27 #40
AllaN01Bear Nov 27 #38
George II Nov 27 #39
beachbum bob Nov 27 #42
KG Nov 27 #43
AllyCat Nov 27 #44
rurallib Nov 27 #45
Bettie Nov 27 #47
appleannie1943 Nov 27 #52
Moebym Nov 27 #53
Wounded Bear Nov 27 #55
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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 12:19 PM

1. THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS!!!

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 12:38 PM

9. Tots and Pears!

dunno how to post a pic, alas

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Response to shanny (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:46 PM

28. Here you go.

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Response to shanny (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:14 PM

46. On a bed of Romaine lettuce 🥬 n/t

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:19 PM

21. Wow! :D

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 12:24 PM

2. My deepest condolences....

but not to you NRA bastards.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:24 PM

22. Thoughts and Prayers.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:01 PM

37. +1.

Much is said in those nine words.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 12:25 PM

3. Oh, then I must send something! A billion of these!

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 12:27 PM

4. Poor Babies...

Waaah!

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 12:27 PM

5. The NRA is massive tool for the right wingers

they'll find a way to make up that deficit/loss easily.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 12:29 PM

6. Russia, if you are listening, send many rubles ASAP.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:01 PM

15. AGAIN?!?!?!?

Wasn't last time enough?

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 12:31 PM

7. Who dat single donor?

That would be an interesting thing to know.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 12:42 PM

12. Sure would!

I'm expecting a Russian or a Saudi, but I'm prepared to be surprised.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 03:13 PM

54. that's what I wondered

is the OP suggesting that the single donor is a Russian or a Saudi? If this were the case, it would be huge, just huge. For an outside entity wishing for the destruction of an adversary country, no one needs to file a single bullet . In America they can just let them kill each other. Now that mass shootings are pretty much up to one a day, this would be a remarkable success story.



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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 12:34 PM

8. F the NRA!!!

Die assholes, the lead terrorist arm of the violent white nationalist movement!

Go straight to hell NRA!

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 12:40 PM

10. I really don't care. Do U?

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 12:42 PM

11. A buddy and I went to a gun show and I stopped by the NRA booth. We got a good laugh when I offered

to go get the guys running it coffee. I said, "I bet you guys could use some coffee, I'm going to get some". They just said sure. It went right over their heads.

We had just been laughing about their hard times and losing the free coffee at their HQ. We're both WWII buffs. The only reason we were there is that we knew a guy with an interesting collection was there running a booth.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 12:47 PM

13. WOMP WOMP FKRS

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:30 PM

24. +1

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 12:52 PM

14. Maybe board of directors member ted nugent can donate to them. Nt

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:03 PM

16. "I had $55 million right here. Now I've lost it! Don't you just hate it when that happens?"

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:04 PM

17. I'm guessing future Congressional contributions will consist of a handshake and

a free cup of coffee...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #17)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:24 PM

23. they'll consist of thoughts and prayers

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Response to Aristus (Reply #17)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:57 PM

35. It happened this year,

The FBI investigated the NRA and funny how its contributions dropped 90% to the GOPers. Hard to convert those rubles to dollars with the FBI looking over your shoulder.

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Response to watoos (Reply #35)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:09 PM

41. Russia is going to have to look for a new way

to launder their money to support Republican candidates in 2020.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:10 PM

18. No thoughts, no prayers

Fuck off killers

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:14 PM

19. I love to see them down in income.

$300,000,000+ is still a lot of income, though.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:18 PM

20. Why? Russian money slowed?

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Response to C Moon (Reply #20)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:51 PM

31. Funny after the FBI started looking @ Russian money going to the NRA their funds dried up.

n/t

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Response to Botany (Reply #31)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:26 PM

48. Yes. That's the way it looked to me. I'm sure that also hurt the GOP's election.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:36 PM

25. NRA pays for a CA resident to go hunting all over the world

While I was waiting to get a new battery in my watch, another customer told me that she and her husband just got back from Traveling all over Russia. She said the NRA pays for him to go on hunting trips all over the world.
She said that in every place they went in Russia, the people liked Putin.
When I mentioned they donít like that Putin is lowering their pensions, she agreed that this was true.
Then I said, Putinís got to get the money to give to the NRA from somewhere.
The question in my mind is: what is this guy really doing for the NRA and Russia? No one pays for a person to go hunting all over the world without getting something in return.
I was surprised when an employee in this store corrected the woman when she asked if he was from Russia and he said he wasnít. He said he was from the Soviet Union.

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Response to Frances (Reply #25)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:27 PM

49. Related to your last lines:

A few weeks ago I went to my doctor. He had a friendly, pleasant, new nurse with an accent. When I asked if she was from Russia, she quickly replied with a steadfast "No, not Russia, I am from Ukraine". Her answer suggested a bit more than just the distinction between the two.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:36 PM

26. Boo Hoo

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:43 PM

27. ROFLMAO

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:47 PM

29. Womp womp

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:51 PM

30. I am so cynical I think they are hiding money in foreign accounts

getting ready to make a mad dash to Dubai.

Children mass-murdered and they seize upon it as an opportunity to sell more guns.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:53 PM

32. The NRA needs a Democratic President

So they can put out the "Day gonna confiscate yo gunz!" propaganda.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:53 PM

33. Anyone want to start

A go fuck yourselves page.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:54 PM

34. Now mayby they can get back to what they used to do: teach and promote firearm safety ...

and advocating for hunters and sportsmen and sportswomen.

And no. Ar-15's and AK-47's ARE not sporting arms. They are weapons designed specifically to shoot humans. Arms with more than six rounds or are semiautomatic are not sporting arms.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #34)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:38 PM

50. AR-15 style guns are the preferred choice to shoot school children.

AR-15 style guns are the preferred choice to shoot school children.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #50)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:42 PM

51. That's right. They are not sporting weapons, they were designed to kill humans. They need to be ...

confiscated and melted. All semi automatic long rifles over .22 cal and all pistols with magazines over six rounds need to be melted.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #50)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 04:56 PM

57. To the gun industry, dead children are merely collateral damage/acceptable losses for gun industry p

To the gun industry, dead children are merely collateral damage/acceptable losses for gun industry profits and political donations.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 01:57 PM

36. This isn't what you think

The NRA's biggest problem right now is the guys who make Nugent look like a gun grabber. They're the "base" of any gun advocacy group, and they think the NRA is way too liberal for their tastes. Gun Owners of America, National Association for Gun Rights and the Second Amendment Foundation are growing while the NRA is contracting.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #36)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:05 PM

40. Geez, I read all the way down with my pithy response in mind...

 

and you just burst my emerging bubble of mirth and hope. Darn you, anyway...aka Dagnabit.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:03 PM

38. good . hit em where it hurts .

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:03 PM

39. Awwww....



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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:09 PM

42. Russian money had to be sent back...

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:11 PM

43. there's no reason to believe them.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:12 PM

44. Maybe they need background checks for their donors.

Nah. Couldn't happen to a nastier group.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:14 PM

45. They are just going to have to buy less congress critters

maybe release some back into the wild.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:15 PM

47. Thoughts and prayers

and that is far more then anyone should offer them.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 02:48 PM

52. Russia can fund them

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 03:08 PM

53. GOOD! n/t

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 03:17 PM

55. Oh oh, maybe the Bolshoi Bimbo is spilling her guts...

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 04:55 PM

56. Republicans are bad for gun industry sales.

Republicans are bad for gun industry sales.

The NRA used to be for sportsmen, hunters and gun safety.

Now it has become an industry owned shill for the sale of more guns and the enrichment of its leaders.

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