The NRA begs gun nuts for donations, spends lavishly on its board of directors and execs

The NRA begs gun nuts for donations, spends lavishly on its board of directors and execs

Gun Rights

Despite heavy backing from the big gun manufacturers, the NRA is absolutely dependent on small-money donations from ammosexuals and musketfuckers across America, who donate to fund the political operations of the nonprofit. But an internal struggle over the organization’s leadership , between longtime CEO Wayne LaPierre and his old guard and erstwhile new leader Oliver North has kicked off rounds of audits, leaks and accusations that shed light on the way the organization (mis)spends its money. It all seems to start with Oliver North seeking to consolidate power by accusing LaPierre of dipping his snout in the trough of NRA donors’ money, with the usual oligarch roster of pocket lining ($275,000 for fancy clothes at a Beverley Hills boutique, $253,000 for luxury travel far from the USA, $13,800 for a summer intern’s apartment), and also accusing him of multimillion-dollar cronyism, paying outside attorney William Brewer $24m over 13 months. Then North was ousted for allegedly setting up a mulitmillion-dollar kickback scheme with ad agency Ackerman McQueen, whose CEO is the father-in-law of Brewer. Now comes a blockbuster report in the Washington Post about self-dealing by NRA directors, who, as nonprofit directors, would normally be expected to be raising funds for the NRA, rather than draining them, with 18 of the 76 board members collecting massive paydays at the organization’s expense (just a side-note here: 76 board members?! That is one giant fucking board for a nonprofit). Some examples: ex-cop Lance Olson billed the organization $225k for "outreach to gun […]

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