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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The tantalizing leaks have spilled out in the weeks since the National Rifle Association's annual convention in Indianapolis devolved into civil war. Amid anxiety over falling revenue and mounting legal trouble has come news that the gun group's longtime chief executive, Wayne LaPierre, billed $275,000 for purchases at the Zegna luxury men's wear boutique in Beverly Hills. Its largely ceremonial president, Oliver L. North, had a contract worth millions of dollars a year. And a litany of payments benefited prominent officials, like the $60,000 for advertising on a TV show featuring the rock musician and N.R.A. board member Ted Nugent.

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Die, monster, die!

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-15 08:12 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

The NRA needs to be shrunk down to the size where you can drown it in a bathtub.
Looks like the gun nut troglodytes and the Ruskies money was frivolously spent, LMAO!

#2 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-05-15 08:47 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

R,R,R Russia will rescue those traitors.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-15 10:11 AM | Reply

The NRA reads like a real crappy organization

No wonder the DR party of Victimization love it

#4 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-05-15 12:00 PM | Reply

This is where the NRA will meet the same fate as Fat Nixon's fake charity.

" Wayne LaPierre, billed $275,000 for purchases at the Zegna luxury men's wear boutique in Beverly Hills. "

I. THE PRIVATE INUREMENT PROHIBITION
The private inurement prohibition requires that a
public charity that has been granted tax-exempt
status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code ("charity") operate so that none
of its income or assets unreasonably benefits
any of its board members, trustees, officers,
or key employees. These types of individuals
are commonly referred to as "insiders." Thus,
the prohibition precludes any of the income or
assets of a charity from unfairly or unreasonably
benefiting, either directly or indirectly,
individuals who have close relationships with their
organizations and the ability to exercise control
over them.

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-05-15 12:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Zegna luxury men's wear boutique in Beverly Hills"

Limousine Liberals you say?

Because real men don't do boutiques

HARHAR

#6 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-05-15 01:38 PM | Reply

I doubt if this administration would ever allow the IRS to revoke the NRA's tax-exempt status, despite it being the well deserved outcome for it's criminal behavior.

OCU

#7 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-05-15 06:44 PM | Reply

"Its largely ceremonial president, Oliver L. North, had a contract worth millions of dollars a year."

He's not doing it for free?

The NRA is going to disband in a matter of months.

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2019-05-15 06:57 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The NRA is as bloated and corrupt as Trump.

#9 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-05-15 06:58 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

And yet they wonder why the NRA is having problems attracting new members or even keeping their existing membership levels. After all, they thought their $45 annual dues was helping to defend the 2nd Amendment and paying for a subscription to the 'American Hunter' magazine.

OCU

#10 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-05-15 06:59 PM | Reply

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Lucky for the NRA, most of its members get their news from Fox and don't know how to read.

#11 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2019-05-15 07:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

They can always ask for a government bailout, or rob and shoot someone on Fifth Avenue. They could steal towels from Trump hotels and sell them online. They could hire Oral Roberts or someone like him to declare that God hisself will call al the NRA executives home if donors don't cough up a big ole mess of money pronto. Or, like Jim Jones call everyone together and declare that their enemies are at hand and that it's time to leave this vale of tears. They then all drink free coffee laced with creamer and cyanide and rid the world of their presence...

#12 | Posted by catdog at 2019-05-15 08:52 PM | Reply

Can I donate my spare ammo? Anyone know?

#13 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-05-15 11:02 PM | Reply

I read "American Rifleman" once in a while at the Public Library. I particularly like "The Armed Citizen" anecdotes in the front of the magazine. Armed intruders, likely swathily complected, try to rape, murder, or rob armed citizens!. Some time ago I had the epiphany NRA members might be ------------ to those pictures of handguns, rifles, and shotgun. Now it makes perfect sense!

#14 | Posted by john47 at 2019-05-16 10:48 AM | Reply

Do y'all realize there are several 2nd Amendment organizations that are actually more militant than the NRA, and their membership is growing. The NRA has about 5 million members. I am not a member, nor do I plan to be. Why should I pay 35 bucks for a right guaranteed me in the Constitution? Want to change that? See Article V.

#15 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-05-16 04:03 PM | Reply

I suspect funding contributions will recover once a democrat is in office, particularly if that dem is a person of color.

#16 | Posted by horstngraben at 2019-05-16 05:09 PM | Reply

#16 | Posted by horstngraben You are correct, their membership depends upon the believed threat to the ownership of firearms held by about 100 million of your fellow citizens. There are more firearms than people in this country.

#17 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-05-16 05:32 PM | Reply

their membership depends upon the believed threat to the ownership of firearms held by about 100 million of your fellow citizens.

I own plenty of firearms, each one has a particular purpose.

#18 | Posted by horstngraben at 2019-05-16 07:31 PM | Reply

I bought shotguns for my girls when they moved out. When words will not deter, a 12 gauge will. Just the sound of a shell being chambered will get a bad actor running.

#19 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-05-17 02:45 AM | Reply

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