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NRA files for bankruptcy, says it will
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Posted By: Dreadnought, 1/15/2021 5:12:52 PM

WASHINGTON – The National Rifle Association said Friday that it has filed for bankruptcy in U.S. court as part of a larger restructuring plan aimed at moving to Texas after New York state had sought the organization’s dissolution for allegedly misappropriating funds. The gun-rights advocacy group said it would restructure as a Texas nonprofit to exit from what it described as “a corrupt political and regulatory environment in New York,” where it is currently registered. “The plan can be summed up quite simply: We are DUMPING New York, and we are pursuing plans to reincorporate the NRA in Texas,”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird 1/15/2021 5:17:50 PM (No. 662234)
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Reply 2 - Posted by: raspberry 1/15/2021 5:20:56 PM (No. 662236)
The corrupt entity here is N.Y. State
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Reply 3 - Posted by: jimboscott 1/15/2021 5:22:20 PM (No. 662237)
I joined the NRA years ago. Then the phone calls... and the unsolicited DVD's that, if not sent back, would incur a bill. Still a member, but will not renew.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MaxWedge 1/15/2021 5:23:24 PM (No. 662238)
#3, I've never gotten any DVD's.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: jimboscott 1/15/2021 5:29:37 PM (No. 662241)
4, I did sign up for ONE set of DVD's and started sending them back. A few months later, another series started showing up out of nowhere. That, and getting at least 2 phone calls per week looking for more money.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: chumley 1/15/2021 5:30:44 PM (No. 662242)
I'm a life member so cannot expire, but I dont contribute anymore. I'm not donating to Wayne LaPierres $20,000 annual suit allowance when I dont even have a $20,000 house allowance. I'm not paying for their 5 star hotels when I stay in flea bags, and I dont want to buy their fancy scotch when I drink rotgut moonshine. They should stop with the high life and get back to protecting gun rights.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Crusty_Rusty 1/15/2021 5:49:58 PM (No. 662265)
#4: 10/15/20 years ago it was common practice by the NRA. In that time frame, I recieved the same DVD twice about 6 months apart stating that I could either send them back or pay for them. I ignored each mailing, gave one to my son and still have the other. The NRA has seriously gone downhill over the last 20+ years with the top officials making millions/year in pay/benefits and KickBack Payments from venders such as Skimming from fees paid to Convention Centers for their Annual Conventions. They also got KickBacks from the companies they used for FundRaising operations.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: ThreeBadCats3 1/15/2021 5:59:57 PM (No. 662275)
I’ve been a member for perhaps 20+ years, (time flies) and renew every few years for myself and son. I never get anything but the monthly magazine. I do notice that everybody and their brother is asking me to sign up for a subscription for their invaluable publication. Other than an occasional voluntary modest contribution to Lucianne, no way.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Venturer 1/15/2021 6:02:48 PM (No. 662277)
Good Move
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Venturer 1/15/2021 6:04:45 PM (No. 662280)
I never joined the NRA. When the Biden Gestapo takes their office by storm I don't need my name down as being a member so that they can come for my guns first.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: coldoc 1/15/2021 6:10:21 PM (No. 662288)
I was a member for years. The first thing you would receive after joining was a renewal notice. The money they wasted trying to scam their members might have saved them a bankruptcy. LaPierre's luxury lifestyle drove me to GOA. Time will tell if that's the smart play.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 1/15/2021 6:57:54 PM (No. 662334)
Like #11, I'll renew for 3 years and then within a month or two start getting bombarded with "Act now!" renewal offers. How much cash are they going through?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: callmecrazy 1/15/2021 7:23:32 PM (No. 662349)
I used to faithfully renew my membership annually. But then it got to where it seemed like they were in a 24/7 fundraising campaign. Everything was urgent that we act now! Then it hit the news that the management was living high off the hog on our contributions and I haven't sent them another cent. I won't even consider it until LaPierre is gone. As far as "moving to Texas" goes, they are just using our courts to declare bankruptcy and reorganize here. It's paperwork. I don't anticipate seeing any of those fat-cats in my neck of the woods any time soon. Nor do I want to.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: NYbob 1/15/2021 7:29:56 PM (No. 662355)
Honestly, I had no idea they even had an office in NY state. NOTHING from the NRA to stop the SAFE act and contest the illegal restrictions imposed by it.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: anniebc 1/15/2021 7:38:42 PM (No. 662362)
It's all those darn giveaways and mailers. They send out way too much freakin' mail. I haven't opened one of their letters in years. Years!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Baskerville 1/15/2021 7:39:29 PM (No. 662364)
I joined the NRA many years ago, and became a life member about ten years ago. NRA training materials and certifications are recognized and respected by local authorities around the US. I know retired individuals who subsidize their income as certified NRA instructors. The NRA was conceived by Union officers in NY after the civil war to address deficiencies observed in Union marksmanship during the war. Given what NY has turned into lately, there is a rush of people and companies moving out, not just the NRA.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: raspberry 1/15/2021 7:52:19 PM (No. 662373)
Sunshine NRA members ignore the fact that they would have no guns today without the NRA of yesterday. That is a fact. They will have no guns in the near future without the NRA. This I know.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Tusker 1/15/2021 8:20:31 PM (No. 662385)
“Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!” Jeeze. Patron member. Another level? Hell yes! Anything to auger the sorossuckingchicombblantifa pretender so-called “administration straight to hell. MAGA NRA! We ARE the NRA! Quite the freaking whining.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Chuzzles 1/15/2021 8:35:33 PM (No. 662404)
Now if they could only dump the infestation known as LaPierre from their ranks they might also stand a better chance of attracting back a lot of former members.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: MickTurn 1/15/2021 8:40:35 PM (No. 662411)
Welcome to the home and shrine of Liberty, The ALAMO!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: FunOne 1/15/2021 9:55:20 PM (No. 662441)
The NRA should move their large facility in Virginia to Texas also. No reason for NRA to maintain a presence in a state that is full speed ahead on gun control and confiscation. Just rent office space in the DC area for their public policy / lobbying staff.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: chumley 1/15/2021 10:14:56 PM (No. 662451)
Makes perfect sense to me. Take my screwing, keep paying for it, and quit my freaking whining. Must be a democrat.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Trigger2 1/16/2021 12:19:59 AM (No. 662542)
Comrade Cuomo got his wish and chased the NRA out of NY. Typical, like he's bankrupted tons of businesses with his autocratic despotic rule.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: DVC 1/16/2021 2:42:17 AM (No. 662586)
LaPierre has been caught shoveling NRA money out for his personal benefit, and has ensured, via rule changes that he personally runs everything since the early 1990s or so. He HAS been an effective bulwark of gun rights, and I am an absolute personal witness to that. I worked closely and personally for about a year with an excellent, skilled NRA-funded lobbyist in KS when we were getting our CCW bill passed. We amateurs couldn't be on site in the legislature every single day, talking to people, finding out what was happening....but the NRA-funded lobbyist working for/with us could be. His work was very important. That said, LaPierre should be gone, if we can unwind his tentacles from the organization. I think that much money that could have been more productively used went to LaPierre's lavish ......everything. I was personal friends with Neal Knox, one of the NRA folks who led the NRA revolt in Cincinnati in 1977, and know several other NRA board members over the year personally as friends, too. Unfortunately, by the 1990 era, LaPierre had worked into a position of power. I have heard for decades of LaPierre consolidating power, and forcing out any who asked for audits, etc. I very much like what the NRA has done, and am a Life Member, but LaPierre needs to go, we need a very strong leader now that the government will be working to destroy the NRA and take our guns.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Strike3 1/16/2021 2:48:25 AM (No. 662588)
It took them long enough.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Strike3 1/16/2021 2:52:22 AM (No. 662595)
The NRA is not alone in living high on member donations and not putting enough money into actual operations. ASPCA, United Way, AARP and many other groups enjoy quite the party life on those gullible enough to contribute. OPM always seems to corrupt people.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: DCGIRL 1/16/2021 5:40:56 AM (No. 662636)
Get new management and a new safe state to operate.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: udanja99 1/16/2021 7:49:15 AM (No. 662717)
Smart. I got the hell out of Virginia and they should too.
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