The Truth Is Better Than Fiction

The Truth Is Better Than Fiction

Gun Rights

Marion Hammer It never ceases to amaze me how quickly people believe distortions printed by the media — particularly in their efforts to help the enemies of freedom and the Second Amendment and to try to destroy the NRA. Nor does it cease to amaze me how willing the media are to deliberately distort and mislead. The Washington Post used legitimate expense reimbursements and recruiter payments to drive their narrative and pad their numbers to falsely cast aspersions on 18 board members and the NRA (the story can only be found behind the Post’s paywall). It is a deliberate distortion and an orchestrated attempt to convey a false impression. The numbers weren’t extraordinary if one looks at it from a one-year perspective, so the Washington Post lumped three years of reports together to make the amounts look larger and more lucrative. That is the epitome of calculated treachery! Board members who are NRA recruiters get no special treatment. They, like all recruiters get the same commission that any recruiter receives. Yet the Washington Post makes it sound like they’re stealing or have some sweetheart deal. Some of these board members use their businesses to recruit members and they disclose it. Yet the Washington Post attacks them for serving the NRA – and for trying to get more people to sign up as NRA members. Also included in the scurrilous attack are board-member reimbursements for travel at the NRA’s request, for speaking engagements and appearances at events to which the […]

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