The NRA Says It’s in Deep Financial Trouble, May Be ‘Unable to Exist’

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The NRA Says It’s in Deep Financial Trouble, May Be ‘Unable to Exist’

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Post by warnmar10 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:22 pm

The National Rifle Association warns that it is in grave financial jeopardy, according to a recent court filing obtained by Rolling Stone, and that it could soon “be unable to exist… or pursue its advocacy mission.”
The NRA did not respond to a request for more detail about its financial distress, but its most recent financial disclosure also shows it overspent by nearly $46 million in 2016.
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:25 pm

You beat me to it. Given that it is Rollingstone doing the reportage, I speculate that they stretched some “facts” with an unprofessional amount of glee. Hopefully, Charles will be able to set us straight.
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Post by philbo » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:47 pm

The story is based on filings in the lawsuit between the NRA and New York in which the NRA is claiming irreparable harm from the blacklisting effort of the agencies in New York controlling the banking and insurance industry. The injury claimed by the NRA is the type that would support the injunctive relief they are seeking from the court since New York's actions shall "imminently deprive the NRA of basic bank-depository services, corporate insurance coverage, and other financial services essential to the NRA’s corporate existence and its advocacy mission."

Without such a claim, or at least the possibility of such imjury, the NRA would not be able to seek injunctive relief.


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Post by philip964 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:07 pm

Seems the State of New York is trying to put them out of business, so they have sued.

Hope they win and the New York taxpayers get hit hard.

Don’t elect those people.

Just wish they had a better Republican choice in the Ocasio-Cortez congressional seat this November.


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Post by TreyHouston » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:02 pm

This is the same state that the girl running for Attorney General called ICE criminals ...
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Post by bblhd672 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:45 pm

Rolling Stone? :smilelol5: :smilelol5: :smilelol5: :smilelol5: :smilelol5:

Who believes anything that rag publishes? Other than its liberal base.
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Post by Allons » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:49 pm

philip964 wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:07 pm
Seems the State of New York is trying to put them out of business, so they have sued.

Hope they win and the New York taxpayers get hit hard.

Don’t elect those people.

Just wish they had a better Republican choice in the Ocasio-Cortez congressional seat this November.
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Post by TreyHouston » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:08 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:25 pm
You beat me to it. Given that it is Rollingstone doing the reportage, I speculate that they stretched some “facts” with an unprofessional amount of glee. Hopefully, Charles will be able to set us straight.
I bet he will be unable to comment about this in a public forum until it is over.
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Post by TexasCajun » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:12 am

It's not surprising that the quoted publication would use lawsuit posturing as the basis for a hit-piece on their favorite boogeyman. What is really sad, though, is how folks on our side won't be able to see this for what it is & will be all to willing to pile on with their own form of NRA bashing. The gun community is all too willing to eat our own.
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Post by Abraham » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:43 am

TexasCajun,

I don't see your postulation.


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Post by TexasCajun » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:46 am

Abraham wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:43 am
TexasCajun,

I don't see your postulation.
I wasn't necessarily referring to people in this forum. I've seen reference to this "story" on other boards & the immediate reaction was less of a wait & see.
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Post by Abraham » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:58 am

"& the immediate reaction was less of a wait & see."

O.K., then what was the reaction as I don't clearly understand your message.

Would you please elaborate?

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Post by dlh » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:01 am

TreyHouston wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:08 pm
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:25 pm
You beat me to it. Given that it is Rollingstone doing the reportage, I speculate that they stretched some “facts” with an unprofessional amount of glee. Hopefully, Charles will be able to set us straight.
I bet he will be unable to comment about this in a public forum until it is over.
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Post by TexasCajun » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:13 am

Abraham wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:58 am
"& the immediate reaction was less of a wait & see."

O.K., then what was the reaction as I don't clearly understand your message.

Would you please elaborate?

Thanks.
Posts on other sites ran along the lines of "maybe they'll slow down on their calls & mailings" and "now they'll quit giving away cheap trinkets for membership sign up".
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Post by Abraham » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:23 am

TexasCajun,

OK, thanks.

My comprehension is such that I don't believe a word from the source it came from, therefore I see this NRA story as fake news. A leftist effort to sow discord among gun owners.

Yes, I 'could' be wrong, but I doubt it.

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