Originally Posted by graehaven
They'll take full credit too for "supposedly stopping" the EPA looking into banning lead based ammo.
It's a win-win scenario for the NRA for fund raising possibilities:
If they'd banned it: the NRA would come out and say they need your $$$ to fight to overturn it, or fight to keep them from going further...
If they don't ban it (and they didn't): the NRA will now come out and say they were successful in THIS fight, but still need your $$$ for the next one - as surely there will be a next one.
This is, of course, how most if not all non-profits function. However, the NRA is particularly "slimy" when it comes to this aspect.
The high-end, plush office headquarters/accommodations and $1,000 suits don't do much to help their image either.
That's the thing. 'Not for Profit'.
They can take in as much as they can, divey up a bit, and spend the rest 'elsewhere' (cough-cough).
As long as they spend it all, they're good to go in the Feds eyes.
Regardless of what they claim, their actions prove that they're not for the people any more. They are for the NRA and it's board members.
Far too long has the mission been lost. It's all about me now.
'Thanks for all your contributions. I/we get sweet digs, fancy clothes, free airfair and deluxe accomodations. Yes, they are posh, but we are fighting for your 2nd amendment rights after all. You need to understand that while we contribute a bit of our donations, we need to uphold an image of resistance and professionalism. We truly appreciate your understanding'.
'In the mean time, pay no attention to our past and current indifferences. We didn't oppose the last two Supreme court Justices for a reason. Well, we did after it was all over. You members simply don't understand everything that's at stake. We've supported Harry Reid for a reason. But trust us, it was a good reason'.
I could go on and on...
Many years ago, the NRA actually stood for something. Any more, they sound like they've got the Obie machine working for them.
Hope and change.
I for one am hoping the change comes in firing the leadership in the NRA.
Very much as I hope to get rid of those that are destroying our country.
But that's my own opinion. Your's may vary.