NRA has shed 200 staffers this year as group faces financial crisis

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      N2Doc
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      After spending over $30m to help elect Donald Trump in 2016, the National Rifle Association faces a deepening financial crisis with over 200 staff layoffs and furloughs in 2020, according to three NRA sources, gun analysts and documents.

      The situation is likely to hinder efforts by the gun rights group to help Trump and other Republicans win in November’s election.

      The 200-plus layoffs and furloughs, which have not previously been reported and were mainly at NRA headquarters in Virginia, were spurred by declines in revenues and fundraising, heavy legal spending, political infighting, and charges of insider self-dealing under scrutiny by attorneys general in New York and Washington DC, the sources say.

      “The widespread Covid layoffs and furloughs have further harmed both the NRA’s legal capacity and political influence beyond what was already a troubling deterioration,” said one NRA official who requested anonymity to discuss internal matters. The official added the outlook this year for NRApolitical spending was “deeply concerning.”

       

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      https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/29/nra-financial-crisis-layoffs-furloughs

      Couldn’t happen to a more deserving organization. Go Bankrupt, bastards

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      ThouArtThat
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      @N2Doc

      Hi N2,

      Maybe this will force the organization to return to its roots of firearm safety, training, responsible hunting and marksmanship competitions.  That would be a positive.

      TAT

      Rights aren't rights if someone can take them away. They're privileges.
      That's all we've ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges.

      - George Carlin

      Sooner or later we all sit down to a banquet of consequences.

      - Robert Louis Stevenson

      Politics is the entertainment division of the Military Industrial Complex.

      - Frank Zappa

    • #331169
      Fasttense
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      Yeah TAT, they use to be more about hunting and rifles then deregulation of automatic weapons designed to kill people.

       

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      jwirr
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      Slowdown of pollution, people gardening more and this.

      jwirr

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman

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      Red Cloud
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      I always wondered where these stand your ground people are during mass shootings. They don’t seem to practice what they preach.

      Oh and if it does happen, here is a handy phrase, “Now is not the time for gun control!”

    • #331243
      HassleCat
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      I was an NRA member many years ago, back in the 1970s, before they started meddling in elections. If they go back to being merely right wing, instead of deranged, I could be a member. I just don’t like all the crazy gun humpers they attracted in the last 40 years. Scary people.

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      bazukhov
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      is no longer chic in civilized society and that owning a gun doesn’t expand penis size.

      Tell me, great captain, how do the angels sleep when the devil leaves his porch light on? Tom Waites

    • #331264
      Populist Prole
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      Ex-member here. They’ve gotten so political that even the gun nuts I know are saying the same thing.

    • #331343
      mrdmk
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      For 8 years they used the advertising slogan, “Obama wants to take your guns away from you!” There was nothing true about that statement, instead Obama did everything in his power to do nothing in spite of numerous school shootings. Now that Trump is the President, why should people donate?

      The NRA went off of the rails many years ago. Hopefully they will not exist here in the near future.

      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

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