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Wed May 15, 2019, 11:41 AM

As Leaks Show Lavish NRA Spending, Former Staff Detail Poor Conditions At Nonprofit

A series of internal National Rifle Association documents leaked online over the weekend, detailing lavish six-figure spending on clothing and travel expenses for CEO Wayne LaPierre.

The disclosures prompted board member Allen West to speak out. On Tuesday he announced that he had previously called for LaPierre's resignation, and argued that "it is imperative that the NRA cleans its own house." A second NRA board member followed suit on his Facebook page by writing, "it is time for new management."

These developments, combined with a cascade of stories about other incidents of runaway spending at the gun rights organization, especially rankled former rank-and-file NRA employees.

They told NPR about low wages, pension problems and a culture of fear within the organization that treated ordinary staff very differently than its leadership.

https://www.npr.org/2019/05/15/722960414/as-leaks-show-lavish-nra-spending-former-staff-detail-poor-conditions-at-nonprof

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Dulcinea May 15 OP
playaseeker May 15 #1
trixie2 May 15 #2
keithbvadu2 May 15 #3
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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:45 AM

1. Today's conservatism is just a giant hustle to fleece the rubes

There is no rhyme nor reason with their policies, but just a constant need to churn up the base against "the libs" and in turn get their money. Have you noticed that when the Republicans held both chambers of congress and the presidency, they didn't do anything about wedge issues, because then they lose the ability to make the base angry. Their primary legislative agenda is to do the bidding of the rich in order to get donations.

All about the money

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Wed May 15, 2019, 11:46 AM

2. How did I not know that Oliver North was president of the NRA?

It all makes sense now! Dirty dealings with Iran and dirty dealings with Russia.

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:42 PM

3. Now it has become an industry owned shill for the sale of more guns and the enrichment of its leader

The NRA used to be for sportsmen, hunters and gun safety.

Now it has become an industry owned shill for the sale of more guns and the enrichment of its leaders.

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 05:54 PM

4. A culture of fear at the NRA? Inconceivable!

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