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Old March 3, 2018, 08:34 PM   #1
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Money Bomb for the NRA

I've noticed on some other gun sites that there's currently an effort to send money to the NRA on 3-24-18 as countermeasure to a "March for Life" anti-gun rally to be staged in DC on that date.
The point was made that the NRA has five million members-if everybody sent just one dollar...
I'm not a wealthy man but I plan on rustling up fifty bucks to send the NRA on the 24th of March this year. It's my hope that other Firing Line members likewise would consider making a contribution on this date.
Thanks for your considerations.
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Old March 3, 2018, 08:53 PM   #2
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Not a bad idea at all.

At least some contributions should go to the NRA-ILA, the lobby arm of the NRA.

https://donate.nraila.org/Donate
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Old March 3, 2018, 08:53 PM   #3
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Suggestion -- send the money to the NRA-ILA, not just to the NRA, so they can use it for purposes of lobbying against the draconian new laws being proposed. The parent NRA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is prohibited from political activity and lobbying. The ILA is a separate organization that is allowed to lobby.
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Old March 3, 2018, 09:19 PM   #4
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FWIW I am auctioning some items for the NRA-ILA. One is in my signature line. I'm doing them in other venues than TFL. I'm also contributing personal dollars in addition.

If every member gave 20 bucks, which is not a lot of money, that would be 100mil. We need all the representation we can get right now.
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Old March 3, 2018, 09:22 PM   #5
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I donated to the nra for the first time in 10 years.
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Old March 3, 2018, 09:27 PM   #6
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Today, my wife told me that it was time she joined the NRA, too. So I bought her a life membership. Tomorrow I'll be donating to NRA-ILA. And I'll be there with the rest of you making my contribution on the 24th of March. It's time to stand up and be counted.
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Old March 3, 2018, 10:59 PM   #7
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Or NRA-PVF or 2A Foundation.
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Old March 8, 2018, 03:22 PM   #8
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Good idea.

In addition how about posting THIS listing EVERYWHERE. It's from "The Hill". It lists the top 50 lobbying groups in 2016 and 2015 by how much they spend. Guess who is NOT in the top 50 for either year. Yep, the NRA. I think this needs to sent to all the main stream media.

http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbyi...s-spending-big

Here's a couple other sites that discuss the NRA spending.
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-polit...gress-money-no

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-me...ch-nra-spends/
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Old March 8, 2018, 04:02 PM   #9
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I'm not sure what your point is, DaleA?
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Old March 8, 2018, 04:10 PM   #10
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What guarantee's do I get if I send money to the NRA cause I don't feel it's a good return on investment at this point.

You're better off supporting your state pro2a group if you want my 2 cents (which probably no one does)
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Old March 8, 2018, 04:25 PM   #11
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I think the point of DaleA is:
The dems and the media are constantly insinuating that all republicans are bought off by the NRA. Suggesting that the NRA is the biggest most influential lobbying group and that the giant payments to law makers from the NRA eclipses payments all other lobbies.
I actually kinda thought that.
DaleA is just pointing out another Dem/Media lie.
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Old March 8, 2018, 05:21 PM   #12
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You're better off supporting your state pro2a group if you want my 2 cents (which probably no one does)
I sure don't. This is a time and circumstance when we should all be pulling together, not a time for nitpicking and assuaging perceived slights. Stay united and contribute to the National Rifle Association for our mutual cause as patriots. That's just my nickel.
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Old March 8, 2018, 05:43 PM   #13
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Pulling together, It's a 2 way street, Tell that to the NRA.

"Stand and Fight!"... For more donation money.
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Old March 8, 2018, 07:15 PM   #14
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Rickyrick did a great explanation for me.

Yeah, I'm very, very tired of constantly hearing the NRA has bought senators and representatives. The list of the top 50 lobbying groups for 2015 and 2016 doesn't have the NRA in them. Could that mean...gasp...that many folk don't agree with the more gun control mantra???

Anyway, I hope folk contribute to the NRA-ILA so they can continue to support gun rights but please tell folk it isn't so much the money, it just might possibly be actually true that the gun rights folk are right on this issue. (and 99.999% of Public Radio employees are now looking puzzled thinking 'what does he mean??? How could more gun control NOT be right???')

In fact I just think I'll wear that as a political button "We Might Be Right" just to get the anti-gun folk to consider that unthinkable concept.

BTW a politician that 'gets it' is Nick Freitas who speaks well about the polarization in the gun control debate and whose speech has went viral. Another poster here listed it but I'll list it again.

https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...y=nick+freitas
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http://thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/...-viral-online/

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Old March 24, 2018, 08:28 AM   #15
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Reminder to those that wish to participate.

Here is link that makes it easy: https://donate.nraila.org/Donate
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Old March 24, 2018, 01:38 PM   #16
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I sent $65 to the NRA-ILA yesterday.
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Old March 24, 2018, 01:54 PM   #17
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Just dropped them another parcel of money.
Been a decent year financially for me.
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Old March 24, 2018, 03:15 PM   #18
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I gave what I could., we're in a fight.

For everyone that is not angry, this is for you:

https://100percentfedup.com/gun-cont...-march-in-d-c/
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Old March 24, 2018, 11:36 PM   #19
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Been doing my part. Plan to give several times.
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Old March 28, 2018, 10:49 PM   #20
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It appears contributions to the NRA tripled over the last month or so.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/28/us/nr...rnd/index.html
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Old April 9, 2018, 07:35 AM   #21
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Over the last 5 years or so, I've made it to an Endowment Level membership; lifetime plus a tier or two. Contribute when I can, and I wish it could be more. I don't necessarily agree with everything that the NRA says or does, but as long as they have a presence in DC and they have the audience, they have my money. Dropped $250 on the ILA the other day just because.
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Old April 9, 2018, 11:43 AM   #22
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Im not sure if somethong like this goes on already but i fish commercially and theres an NRA equivalent organization who minds government actions and looks out for our needs. Most fish buyers are members who route a percentage of the of the price per lb to the organization. You can see which fish buyers are members and not online.

Would be great if the NRA setup the same. Id happily pay an extra 5% on ammo, guns, gear, whatever from a member dealer and would shop members exclusively if they did that to support the NRA.
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Old April 9, 2018, 03:10 PM   #23
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midwayusa.com does the NRA round-up.. I buy quite a bit from them and usually throw a couple extra bones on top of the order through that program.
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Old April 9, 2018, 03:35 PM   #24
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I know Cabela's does some support for the NRA.
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