enhancement of a personal collection or for a hobby
And this is why I was previously advised to seperate my "C&R fund." Even when I liquidated my collection, which really sonsisted of only selling the low dollar guns like Nagants, I kept the funds separate. I still have that same amount of money set aside to purchase in the future. All the money remains "in the collection." THere is no removal of funds to support myself or anything. All money stays in C&R guns, well at least guns as there are a few things in my "collection" which aren't technically C&R yet.
$0 of an NRA membership goes to legislative action or court battles. Not a dime. Only money contributed to the NRA-ILA or NRA-PVF.
Of course, you could just donate to the Second Amendment Foundation
I was feeling pretty good, then I looked around and realized I am not swimming or on fire.