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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 08:08 PM

NRA money flowed to board members amid allegedly lavish spending by top officials and vendors

Source: Washington Post

NRA money flowed to board members amid allegedly lavish spending by top officials and vendors

By Beth Reinhard, Katie Zezima, Tom Hamburger and
Carol D. Leonnig June 9 at 5:26 PM

A former pro football player who serves on the National Rifle Association board was paid $400,000 by the group in recent years for public outreach and firearms training. Another board member, a writer in New Mexico, collected more than $28,000 for articles in NRA publications. Yet another board member sold ammunition from his private company to the NRA for an undisclosed sum.

The NRA, which has been rocked by allegations of exorbitant spending by top executives, also directed money in recent years to members of its board — the very people tasked with overseeing the organization’s finances.

In all, 18 members of the NRA’s 76-member board, who are not paid as directors, collected money from the group during the past three years, according to tax filings, state charitable reports and NRA correspondence reviewed by The Washington Post.

The payments received by about one-quarter of board members, the extent of which has not previously been reported, deepen questions about the rigor of the board’s oversight as it steered the country’s largest and most powerful gun rights group, according to tax experts and some longtime members.

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gejohnston Jun 2019 #1

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 06:11 PM

1. there is a reason why they are called

Not Real Activists. The NRA takes the flak from idegues and virtue signaling has been celebrities while real grassroots activists do the work.

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