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Old 03-30-2018, 11:43 AM
 
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Given that the NRA spent much more this election cycle then normal, backing Trump, I would say its a real possibility Russian money backed Trump.


Why?

Because NRA is a HUGE wedge, dividing D & R. Which is what the Russkies wants.
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Old 03-30-2018, 12:00 PM
 
Location: United States
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If they keep good books, accepting foreign donations is legal.
Yes, it's perfectly legal.
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Old 03-30-2018, 12:06 PM
 
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What interest do foreign countries have in upholding US gun rights?
The Russkies know full well that the NRA and the policies surrounding them causes discourse among Americans. C'mon this is common sense. Any issue or agency that promotes angst within the USA between its citizen is fair game to murderous dictator Putin.
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Old 03-30-2018, 12:31 PM
 
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The want to immigrate to a country where they can protect themselves.
I did not know NRA is pro-immigration.
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Old 03-30-2018, 07:31 PM
 
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They don't keep 'good books' in the way you're referencing it.
They commingle funds, and do so accounts that don't require strict tracking.
Their books are good in the sense that they cover there asses very well, not in terms of proving that they are innocent.
What else, beside influencing law makers, does the NRA do with it s donations?
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Old 03-30-2018, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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What interest do foreign countries have in upholding US gun rights?
Why shouldn't individuals in other countries support an organization in the US they agree with? I'm sure plenty of US democrats have donated to the IRA in Ireland.
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Old 03-30-2018, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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What else, beside influencing law makers, does the NRA do with it s donations?
The NRA does more to promote safe firearm handling and training and hunter education than anyone else in the country. They sponsor school rifle teams, they have scholarships. That's what they do with the money. Contrary to what ignorant anti gun nuts tell you the NRA isn't only about influencing law makers.
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Old 03-30-2018, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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What interest do foreign countries have in upholding US gun rights?

4 of the biggest GUN manufactures which some do have plants in the US, but are owned in other counties; import GUNS into the US to name some: Sig Saur, Glock, Heckler & Kosh, and Beretta.


You don't think a GUN manufacture is not interested in not only GUN rights but also laws that correspond to them.
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Old 03-30-2018, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Caverns measureless to man...
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Why shouldn't individuals in other countries support an organization in the US they agree with? I'm sure plenty of US democrats have donated to the IRA in Ireland.
Interesting that the only example you can think of involves sending money to foreign terrorists to help them kill political opponents.

Yes, you're right, there's nothing wrong with this at all.


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The NRA does more to promote safe firearm handling and training and hunter education than anyone else in the country. They sponsor school rifle teams, they have scholarships. That's what they do with the money. Contrary to what ignorant anti gun nuts tell you the NRA isn't only about influencing law makers.
And it doesn't seem odd to you that people in other countries would donate money to teach people in the wealthiest country in history how to handle firearms safely?

Jesus christ almighty, what are you people THINKING?
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Old 03-30-2018, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL - Pasadena, People's Republic of Maryland
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What else, beside influencing law makers, does the NRA do with it s donations?
They promote the sport of shooting and marksmanship through both education and matches, teach and certify police and security instructors, train about 1,000,000 civilian gun owners a year in basic rifle, pistol, shotgun, muzzleloading firearms, personal protection, and ammunition reloading. Additionally, more than 28 million pre-kindergarten to fourth grade children have learned that if they see a firearm in an unsupervised situation, they should "STOP. DON'T TOUCH. RUN AWAY. TELL A GROWNUP."

There is a lot more but I wanted to keep it short with just the basics. If you really care to, you can read this: https://home.nra.org/about-the-nra/
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