Is the NRA the World's Greatest Charity?

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    Jul 28, 2014 10:57 PM GMT
    Who knew that the NRA did all of this valuable work?

    My only question is 'HOW MUCH DOES THE NRA SPEND ON ITS CHARITABLE WORK VERSUS ITS WORK AS A LOBBY FOR GUN MANUFACTURERS?'.

    Here's the list. Be in awe:

    "Has a gun safe program to teach children K-3rd grade what to do if they find a gun. The program has reached more than 26 million children since it started.

    Has a program and materials to help parents teach children about gun safety.

    Has a program and materials to help teachers teach children about gun safety.

    Provides firearm safety training for youth and new hunters.

    Trains and certifies firearms training teachers, counselors and coaches.

    Provides comprehensive youth firearm training.

    Provides Hunter clinics where experienced hunters help to train new hunters.

    Provides Law Enforcement training.

    Certifies Law Enforcement instructors.

    Provides tuition free schooling in armor and shooting for Law Enforcement.

    Provides automatic $25,000. death benefits to the family of officers killed in the line of duty who are NRA members.

    Provides self defense classes for women.

    Certifies and trains self defense instructors.

    Provides a number of youth programs and materials.

    Provides a number of different awards and scholarship programs.

    Provides $10,000. death or dismemberment coverage to all members.

    Provides a number of grant programs for schools and organizations."

    THANKS to shybuffguy for the list above.
  • Apparition

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    Jul 29, 2014 9:17 PM GMT
    OR you could just not have guns and none of that would be required, and the money could be spent on something useful.
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    Jul 29, 2014 9:24 PM GMT
    Apparition saidOR you could just not have guns and none of that would be required, and the money could be spent on something useful.


    I suspect that "THE MONEY" the NRA spends on their charitable work is quite minimal.

    Their list of good works was presented by shybuffguy in another forum. Perhaps he'll be good enough to give us an accounting for the amount actually spent on these public relations activities.
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    Jul 29, 2014 9:31 PM GMT
    And let's not forget the real underlying reason for these education programs for kids, beginning in kindergarten: to get them acclimated to gun ownership, to want to have one for themselves.

    It's also why the NRA takes kids onto firing ranges while still in elementary school. Same tactic as tobacco companies: the younger you get them hooked, the longer you have them hooked, and the more strongly.
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    Jul 29, 2014 9:54 PM GMT
    Determinate saidWho knew that the NRA did all of this valuable work?

    My only question is 'HOW MUCH DOES THE NRA SPEND ON ITS CHARITABLE WORK VERSUS ITS WORK AS A LOBBY FOR GUN MANUFACTURERS?'.

    Here's the list. Be in awe:

    "Has a gun safe program to teach children K-3rd grade what to do if they find a gun. The program has reached more than 26 million children since it started.

    Has a program and materials to help parents teach children about gun safety.

    Has a program and materials to help teachers teach children about gun safety.

    Provides firearm safety training for youth and new hunters.

    Trains and certifies firearms training teachers, counselors and coaches.

    Provides comprehensive youth firearm training.

    Provides Hunter clinics where experienced hunters help to train new hunters.

    Provides Law Enforcement training.

    Certifies Law Enforcement instructors.

    Provides tuition free schooling in armor and shooting for Law Enforcement.

    Provides automatic $25,000. death benefits to the family of officers killed in the line of duty who are NRA members.

    Provides self defense classes for women.

    Certifies and trains self defense instructors.

    Provides a number of youth programs and materials.

    Provides a number of different awards and scholarship programs.

    Provides $10,000. death or dismemberment coverage to all members.

    Provides a number of grant programs for schools and organizations."

    THANKS to shybuffguy for the list above.


    Again the moron gives no context. I never said anything about the NRA being a charity. I simply pointed out that most people like you bitching about the NRA have no clue what they do and you just proved my point.

    You left out the fact that NRA members donate 2.6 million pounds of meat each year to needy families. What exactly do you do? How much do you give to charity?

    Are you just another idiot who sits around having empathy for those in need and mocking those who actually do something.

    I understand that if you had not taken what I wrote out of context you couldn't have started this thread. Maybe you can tell me exactly how low is to low for you to go to misrepresent those you dislike?


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    Jul 29, 2014 10:11 PM GMT
    Apparition saidOR you could just not have guns and none of that would be required, and the money could be spent on something useful.


    Or you could grow a brain and realize you have no clue what you're talking about. Sadly I'm afraid it might be too late for that.
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    Jul 29, 2014 10:13 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidAnd let's not forget the real underlying reason for these education programs for kids, beginning in kindergarten: to get them acclimated to gun ownership, to want to have one for themselves.

    It's also why the NRA takes kids onto firing ranges while still in elementary school. Same tactic as tobacco companies: the younger you get them hooked, the longer you have them hooked, and the more strongly.


    How much have you had to drink today?
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    Jul 29, 2014 10:29 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidAnd let's not forget the real underlying reason for these education programs for kids, beginning in kindergarten: to get them acclimated to gun ownership, to want to have one for themselves.

    It's also why the NRA takes kids onto firing ranges while still in elementary school. Same tactic as tobacco companies: the younger you get them hooked, the longer you have them hooked, and the more strongly.


    My boy scout and HS marksmanship class training was done by NRA volunteers. Although I'm a NRA supporter and life member, gun safety training didn't get me all that interested in the hobby. Only shot I was interested in was a 'hole shot'
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    Jul 30, 2014 12:11 AM GMT
    "You left out the fact that NRA members donate 2.6 million pounds of meat each year to needy families."


    Actually it was you, shybuffguy, who left that out of your original list. Thank you for the addition.

    Let's not forget the NRA's economic stimulation to the funeral industry...not to mention the employment of grief counselors.

  • jaroslav123

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    Aug 02, 2014 4:11 AM GMT
    As a Brit, I've never understood this whole gun-culture you guys have. Over here, if someone owns a gun, you look at them with awe, disgust, amusement and fascination. I expect this comment to provoke anger from 'certain' people. Hopefully.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Aug 02, 2014 4:13 AM GMT
    They are on a roll ... They are called Government Grants
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    Aug 06, 2014 9:15 AM GMT
    jaroslav123 saidAs a Brit, I've never understood this whole gun-culture you guys have. Over here, if someone owns a gun, you look at them with awe, disgust, amusement and fascination. I expect this comment to provoke anger from 'certain' people. Hopefully.


    As a Brit, you're not allowed to have an opinion on America's lunatic gun laws (at least that's what RJ's conservative rump and their sock puppets will tell you). Just be grateful it's their problem and not ours.

    As Republican, James Brady (who died this week) said on the subject of gun control:
    "It is not a loss of freedom. It's a measure to protect it."
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    Aug 06, 2014 1:41 PM GMT
    follow the money:
    home arms sales are booming, lots of profit to be had by manufacturers who put out a medium to low tech product. Low development cost, high mark up.

    Just betting a lot of money from this flows into the political system. dont think the founding fathers anticipated this for the second amendment.
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    Aug 06, 2014 2:53 PM GMT
    Of course they're a charity! Just look at the plethora of organs available to people who need them...from people who got shot n killed.
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    Aug 06, 2014 4:56 PM GMT
    jaroslav123 saidAs a Brit, I've never understood this whole gun-culture you guys have. Over here, if someone owns a gun, you look at them with awe, disgust, amusement and fascination. I expect this comment to provoke anger from 'certain' people. Hopefully.


    It's one of the reasons that Brits are known as "subjects" rather than "citizens."