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Fresh update on "nra" discussed on Gun Talk

Gun Talk

00:59 min | 17 hrs ago

Fresh update on "nra" discussed on Gun Talk

"Your house how to move? To say this is complicated. Yeah, it's complicated. It's also fun to master. It's fun to learn this stuff but serious. Most of this is not a hardware problem. People boasted software, and you could purchase that it's call training, but be right back with more gun. Talk Eight six six talk. Power, it back creek at Tom Gresham. It's gun talk to be a part of this. Just give me a call number well the easiest way as Tom Talk Gun just call Tom Talk. Gun. You could be on the air with us here if you have a question. Or you think a screw something up. You're probably right. Typical let me know if you have stumbled upon this show called gun. Talk and you're going what? I hate guns. Well Okay tell me why. I give you the floor. I'll get it all the way. I'll let you have your diatribe where you've got to keep it civil. We'll have a conversation. It's called dialog. Give you the floor if you hate guns. Are. Really hate. Guns really hate gun owners There's always that isn't there. One of the places I love to find out what they've been up to you because it's kind of skunkworks that they worked with the military, they work with law enforcement. They're bringing cool stuff. They got guys in back. Who are? These evil mad scientist I. Don't know if there you are mad. Scientist is the folks over at surefire Andrew. Wright joins US right now from surefire, and what in the world of you're crazy? Genius has been up to. All sorts of things. Tom I. Don't know if you saw recently. We launched a so calm fifty SPF suppressor for fifty caliber. Sniper Rifles you've seen that one yet. No. For, Yeltsin man I mean it's a it's a behemoth of a suppressor, but a whole lot of fun and actually make shooting the fifty somewhat reasonable I. Don't know if you've ever had any trigger time on those things, but they can wear you down. This got to be the size of an Igloo water, cooler or something. Yeah. It's it's it's pretty long. It's over a foot long and about five pounds, but you know it is really good at what it does is cuts recoil down by about sixty six percent? brings the decibels almost to the hearing. Safe level which is crazy. And actually has a lot of health benefits because those things actually do physically beat you up If you're shooting a month oppressed. That's an interesting point. If you particularly, if you are military and you end up shooting fifty Cala Lot, there is a physical wear and tear on your body, not the least of which I just got it out there particularly when you're shooting prone and they almost always are. You actually have the potential for detached retina, and we've seen it happen before so anything he could reduce require would be huge. Yeah one hundred percent I mean aside from from instances like that and all the also the the hearing damage that you can you know you can sustain? People think that just putting an earplug sometimes is good enough, but you have to understand the output of what you're shooting. You might need a double up and sometimes even that's not enough, and that's where the press really comes into play, and there's also effects from concussion. We've been doing some work and collaborating with the Walter Reed Army Research, and there's significant benefits to running suppressor and should be pretty much mandatory if you're gonNA, do any type of training on on a platform like that Can wear you down so much. Actually. causing the recoil in the muzzle blast, and all the effects possibly or maybe certainly causing concussions, I had not thought of that. Yeah Yeah! They have these meters that they attach all over your body, and that measure how much PSI and you're taking in different places and it is significant, and that's humor you know that adds up daily meaning so yeah something to consider okay, so take that idea just gonNA. Throw this out here. That's for the fifty caliber for the the big fifty. BMG which frankly most of us are not shooting, but to a lesser level. Shooting anything I. don't care if it's a six five creed more three, oh eight or three hundred meg. It may not be like long term health problems, but you really do get into an issue of fatigue. If you're shooting for very long and the noise, he's fatigues you. The recoil certainly fatigues you and if you reduce that, you will be a better shooter at the end of a day's worth shooting. A hundred percent. That's why suppressors are such an important tool. Not even just for you know people that do this profession. Even average shooters can benefit. By being able to. Shoot. Longer train longer and not get as worn down just by the act of and then also like I mentioned before hearing loss. A lot of people aren't protecting the varying properly and That's cumulative. That adds up. You don't get that back I mean there's both temporary hearing loss and permanent that you sustain when when when you fire with without hearing. but that adds up over time, and if you WANNA keep your hearing and it's very important to protect it properly. suppressors probably the best way to do that and you and now you own a suppressor in almost every stake, can't you? Just about yeah, it's getting a lot better. still a little bit of a process with the ATS, but it's not nearly as much of a headache. People think and It's definitely a worthwhile pursuit. Well, I tell people look just put in your paperwork and then forget about it, and then I certain number of months. You'll be notified that. Hey, you're paperwork. Ready today you can pick your suppressor in the meantime. Just just get it started and then don't worry about I. Don't think about Gee, how long Bam Blah Blah Blah, just go back to life, and then you'll get a notification happy birthday. Here's oppressors ready so there you go. Mary Christmas just said it. Get it done, and then forget about it one hundred per exactly okay, so what else you're crazy people have been working on. Well we've got some cool compact, just allies coming out in a little bit that are super bright for the size and weight the x one in the star, two essentially these are similar to what the xt one or next to were in size and shape, however much more capable, so the the previous models were three hundred lumens. These are going to be six hundred lumens and And there's only in a light laser model and these are rechargeable. There's a battery cartridge you.

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Fresh update on "nra" discussed on Gun Talk

Gun Talk

00:45 min | 18 hrs ago

Fresh update on "nra" discussed on Gun Talk

"Handed and just make sure the bolt faces correct for what you WanNa do spot the barrel out and haven't worked out of work eight six six talk. Hey. You're joining after show which is coming right up. Give me a call eight six six. Talk Gun. If you haven't checked out the episode, shame on you. Get wherever you get podcast. If you miss any of the gun, talk shows we make them all available as podcasts as well so there you go to talk about one got a letter from Henry. He was asking about. The deal of. This thing going around. That it's illegal to carry your gun while you're wearing a mask and there are some states where. That's prohibited and they're worried about the Kobe mask and all that. Let me. Try to put this to rest. Don't worry about it. It's GONNA be fine. Where your mask where you have to wear your mask or were you feel like you should be wearing your mask? Carrier your gun wherever you need to. Nobody's going to try to arrest or charge you for wearing a mask or carrying a gun while you're wearing a mask, generally most of the State's laws are you wearing masks to to terrorize? Try to conceal yourself not because you're trying to follow the guidelines on cove it. It's a non issue. Don't worry about it. As long as you're not doing something stupid with your guy, you're probably going to be just fine. If, you are doing something stupid with your gun. Where you're wearing a mask or not is going to be an issue. Okay, so yeah, this is where those don't don't bite. Don't buy into this thing. Okay? The other thing I wanted to return to his way. I started the show. Today is I got a call from a fellow who just got elected to the NRA board. He wanted to tell me about what he's going to do. All that and I said well. Are you going to be getting rid of Wayne Lapierre and his his team up there? I don't know I said well. If you're not gonNA, do that, I. Don't have any use for you. Have Known for thirty years. He was shocked I would say such a thing. If you're not there to get rid of WOP EAR and those top cronies up there who are making some of these guys are making a half million dollars a year lop ears, making more than two million dollars a year. Not counting is quarter million dollars worth of suits and private jets, and it goes on and on at levels. We can't even comprehend. The currently paying their they paid their. Outside attorney. No question five million fifteen million dollars far. I, guess I don't know. Maybe they're trying to keep people out of jail. Because I think that is very much a possibility that some of these guys end up in for some stuff that's been done. We'll see. We don't know, but we'll see. I know there've been a lot of depositions. have been taken so far by the Attorney General of New York on this deal. So so. I like the way we need. We need to be strong and fighting out there and they become a non factor this year in the election because of what these clowns have done. They have gutted it. made it a paper tiger. It's just not there and for anybody to say well. Yeah, but they still have the competitions and all the rest of give me a break. No. If we don't have the gun rights. None of that matters it is. It indicates you paying attention to what's going on. If you think that's the for those who. At the NRA on the board. Who've told me what time you just don't really know what's going on inside? Yes I do. I know exactly what's going on board. Members who make a lot of money. Out of the NRA in as long as they do, Wayne tells them to do and keep him in power. They keep making money. Shame on them. Shame on ANYB- director. Who doesn't make his or her prime only reason for being there to put in new leadership. And, people say well. You can't do that because the bile. Yes, you can. Get a copy of the biles. Riem care. If we look at what's going on, yes, you can. You can do what you need to do. And if you don't then shame on you and we absolutely have no use. For you. That's my take on it I just feel like I need to get it out there. Okay, we need a strong vibrant tough. I don't think we can do that with the current leadership. Hey, if you want to join me for the. Call me right now. Eight six six talk gun. That's eight six six talk gun. Be Safe out there. Check your six. Carry out the where you can. Take care of your.

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NRA Receives Massive Funding Increase From Donors Held at Gunpoint

The Topical

00:58 sec | 3 weeks ago

NRA Receives Massive Funding Increase From Donors Held at Gunpoint

"The National Rifle Association it may be one of America's most storied institutions, but it's also become a lightning rod for controversy, and that's led to some serious lackluster fundraising numbers. In fact, the NRA is experienced, significant financial struggles losing tens of millions of dollars over just the past few years. That might be about to change today. Thanks to some new fundraising initiatives by the Organization for more return to OPR's national national rifle association correspondent Marcy Hammond Hello Marcy. Hi Leslie allows you mentioned. The NRA has been struggling severely for donations this year, but there seems to be a writing of the ship taking place. Place as the NRA today has reported a massive funding increase from donors held at gunpoint tactic. How much money are we talking over the past quarter? The NRA says it's raised over fifteen million dollars from donors who are awoken in bed with a pistol in their face, informed with a child, and a playground is within an NRA. Snipers range, or simply grabbed armed fundraisers on the street

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NRA Receives Massive Funding Increase From Donors Held at Gunpoint

The Topical

00:58 sec | 3 weeks ago

NRA Receives Massive Funding Increase From Donors Held at Gunpoint

"The National Rifle Association it may be one of America's most storied institutions, but it's also become a lightning rod for controversy, and that's led to some serious lackluster fundraising numbers. In fact, the NRA is experienced, significant financial struggles losing tens of millions of dollars over just the past few years. But that might be about to change today thanks to some new fundraising initiatives by the organization. more we For turn to OPR's national national rifle association correspondent Marcy Hammond hello Marcy. Hi Leslie allows you mentioned the NRA has been struggling severely for donations this year, but there seems to be a righting of the ship taking as the NRA today has reported a massive funding increase from donors held at gunpoint. Interesting tactic how much money are we talking? Over the past quarter The NRA says it's raised over fifteen million dollars from donors who are awoken in bed with a pistol in their face, informed with a child in a playground is within an NRA snipers range, or simply grabbed armed fundraisers on the

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NRA lays off dozens and shuts down fundraising amid coronavirus

America's Truckin' Network

00:30 sec | 2 months ago

NRA lays off dozens and shuts down fundraising amid coronavirus

"Now run thirty million Americans have reportedly been left unemployed since the crime virus outbreak began almost two months ago even a group like the NRA cannot escape the financial impact the national rifle association laying off dozens of employees and cutting salaries twenty percent across the board including CEO Wayne lapierre the pandemic affecting what would be peak season for the gun rights organization its national convention canceled fundraising down in the middle of an election cycle in a memo lapierre telling staff the reductions and changes were intended to be

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NRA Imposes Sweeping Layoffs, Salary Cuts Ahead of 2020 Election

AP 24 Hour News

00:46 sec | 2 months ago

NRA Imposes Sweeping Layoffs, Salary Cuts Ahead of 2020 Election

"The national rifle association has been hit hard by the corona virus with layoffs salary cuts and no national convention the corona virus pandemic has upended the gun rights organization during what should be influential times for the group the country is in the middle of a presidential election and gun owners are riled up over what they see as an effort by authorities to trample on their second amendment rights the NRA which boast about five million members has recently laid off or furloughed dozens of employees and cut salaries across the board including for C. E. Wayne lapierre the financial issues combined with the cancellation of fund raisers and the national convention have complicated its ability to influence the twenty twenty

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Reade: 'I didn't use sexual harassment' in Biden complaint

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 2 months ago

Reade: 'I didn't use sexual harassment' in Biden complaint

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The Latest: Italy, Spain anticipate loosened restrictions

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 2 months ago

The Latest: Italy, Spain anticipate loosened restrictions

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NRA cutting staff and salaries amid coronavirus pandemic

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 2 months ago

NRA cutting staff and salaries amid coronavirus pandemic

"The corona virus pandemic has upended the gun rights organization during what should be influential time for the group the country is in the middle of a presidential election and gun owners are riled up over what they see as an effort by authorities to trample on their second amendment rights the NRA which boast about five million members has recently laid off or furloughed dozens of employees and cut salaries across the board including for CEO Wayne lapierre the financial issues combined with the cancellation of fund raisers and the national convention have complicated its ability to influence the twenty twenty election actually handler

NRA CEO Wayne Lapierre
NRA cutting staff and salaries amid coronavirus pandemic

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 2 months ago

NRA cutting staff and salaries amid coronavirus pandemic

"Myra the national Garmin rifle is association the manager for has the been farmers hit hard market by the in corona Evanston virus Illinois with layoffs where customers salary pointed cuts and to no what national they wanted convention this year and the the vendor corona would virus back pandemic it up normally has upended customers the gun walk rights into organization their group during what should I want be a touch influential in the eighth grade times and for then the group the country they bring it is up in the middle to of a presidential transaction election person and it gets gun waved owners and are then riled the pain up over not what they with see another as an effort big difference by authorities no tastings to trample we on their have second not allowed amendment any rights kind of the NRA sampling which boast about five Manley million also members did not has have any recently of our laid regular off or furloughed prepared food dozens vendors of employees the market just north and cut of Chicago salaries typically across the board attracts including as many as for seven CEO thousand people Wayne on lapierre a Saturday the Gorman financial says issues this weekend combined they with had the about cancellation twenty four hundred of fund happy raisers customers and the national I'm surely convention after have complicated its ability to influence the twenty twenty election actually handler

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NRA cutting staff and salaries amid coronavirus pandemic

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 2 months ago

NRA cutting staff and salaries amid coronavirus pandemic

"Myra the national Garmin rifle is association the manager for has the been farmers hit hard market by the in corona Evanston virus Illinois with layoffs where customers salary pointed cuts and to no what national they wanted convention this year and the the vendor corona would virus back pandemic it up normally has upended customers the gun walk rights into organization their group during what should I want be a touch influential in the eighth grade times and for then the group the country they bring it is up in the middle to of a presidential transaction election person and it gets gun waved owners and are then riled the pain up over not what they with see another as an effort big difference by authorities no tastings to trample we on their have second not allowed amendment any rights kind of the NRA sampling which boast about five Manley million also members did not has have any recently of our laid regular off or furloughed prepared food dozens vendors of employees the market just north and cut of Chicago salaries typically across the board attracts including as many as for seven CEO thousand people Wayne on lapierre a Saturday the Gorman financial says issues this weekend combined they with had the about cancellation twenty four hundred of fund happy raisers customers and the national I'm surely convention after have complicated its ability to influence the twenty twenty election actually handler

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NRA cutting staff and salaries amid coronavirus pandemic

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 2 months ago

NRA cutting staff and salaries amid coronavirus pandemic

"The national rifle association has been hit hard by the corona virus with layoffs salary cuts and no national convention the corona virus pandemic has upended the gun rights organization during what should be influential times for the group the country is in the middle of a presidential election and gun owners are riled up over what they see as an effort by authorities to trample on their second amendment rights the NRA which boast about five million members has recently laid off or furloughed dozens of employees and cut salaries across the board including for CEO Wayne lapierre the financial issues combined with the cancellation of fund raisers and the national convention have complicated its ability to influence the twenty twenty election actually handler

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"nra" Discussed on Gangster Capitalism

Gangster Capitalism

11:04 min | 2 months ago

"nra" Discussed on Gangster Capitalism

"This Organization. His we are under with an. We do not need to be under attack from the end. That's Marion Hammer at eighty years old addressing the membership last April at the annual convention in Indianapolis. You may remember that from episode to Hammer speaking out against allowing the whole membership to vote on a resolution to depose Wayne La Pierre and members of the board like herself. She's been a board member for almost forty years and a major wayne supporter during her tenure. But what can't be ignored are the ways in which Marion Hammer has been supported by the NRA in addition to her role on the NRA board of Directors Hammers also the sole paid employee of her nonprofit called Unified Sportsman of Florida which is an NRA gun rights affiliate Marion collects an annual salary from both the NRA and from USF which combined has told at least three point four million dollars between two thousand four and two thousand eighteen. This is a major. Red Flag by itself would is drawn. Recent scrutiny is that hammer has issued herself to stunningly low interest loans from USF despite the fact that our nonprofit was operating at a deficit hammer claims that the loans came from her personal retirement account. But when asked about this for a news story she declined to produce documents supporting her claim. These loans totaled more than two hundred fifty thousand dollars and were used to purchase property including homes for her daughter and granddaughter. Florida law prohibits nonprofits from issuing loans for personal use. The purpose of aboard member is often to become a major contributor to the organization but also people that have a special expertise. They are fiduciaries for the organization. The thought of self should be renounced and that means that they shouldn't be lining their own pockets at the expense of the organization. This is Jim Fishman. A professor of nonprofit law at Pace University in New York and the CO author of New York nonprofit law and practice generally with a board member. You are expected to give or get and what that means is the organization may have a minimum limit that a board member is expected to contribute to the organization and board member can write their own check or if they have wealthy friends can raise that amount through the get the. Nra is one of the few boards that I've heard of where directors are not expected to support the organization financially. It's one of the rare cases where there's no giving but it's the board member that's getting. I've really chosen the wrong boards over the years. I mean I've never heard of this before as it turns out Marion Hammer is just one example of an NRA. Board member receiving money directly from the organization reports show that no less than eighteen members of the board have received money for things like writing. Nra publications consulting membership commissions a used truck antique guns and autographed Guitars. It seems that most of these payments to the board members were approved by the board members after they were already paid. One quarter of the board members have received consulting agreement various kinds of benefits from tens of thousands of dollars to up to three million dollars. This is just incredible. The reason for it I imagine. Is that a happy board. Member will be not too rigorous against Mr Lapierre. Will they be influenced about killing the golden goose when hearing about the way Wayne Lapierre and his allies on the board have personally benefited from membership money? It's easy to forget about the people who actually give the NRA its power and money. The actual members the small donors and the grassroots fundraisers. These are the people shoveling coal into the engine while trusting those on deck to avoid the icebergs fortunately we received a tip from one of those grassroots fundraisers a Wisconsin man named Scott teach who after volunteering to raise money for the NRA for over a decade was offered a full time position at the organization back in two thousand four. When they offered the job. I knew I was going to take a substantial cut in pay actually about two-thirds cut in pay that how is used to but my father had always said that they've never made hearses with luggage racks and since we were pretty much debt free. My heart was in this and we accepted. The position went on from there. Scott had owned his own business. Earning one hundred thirty thousand dollars a year and now he was making forty five thousand dollars a year but Scott didn't take the position for the pay. His job was to solicit donations in his home. State of Wisconsin for the NRA foundation the Organization's charitable arm and Scott which trust to donors some giving just ten in twenty dollars that their money was going directly towards state and national programs not toward paying staff. Lay Cam. Everything was transparent. That was probably one of the primary sales pitches that field trips and volunteers would stress when out soliciting for funds. Donations was that there no paid employees. There was some overhead. Such a shipping cost for materials. Things like that but no employees were on the books of the NRA foundation and of course those donations to the foundation are tax deductible because they go directly towards education programs for the NRA not lobbying or political advocacy. It would have to be used only for public benefit programs. Fifty percent of all the funds raised in each state would be earmarked that it would only be spent within that state. The other fifty percent was to support national public benefit programs. I actually would manage the numbers that all of the revenue would go to headquarters foundation and then at the end of the year headquarters would send me reports and you know. Here's the total money that you raised. Divide that by two. Here's the amount that will be available for the Wisconsin. Annual State Fund Committee Meeting. The system worked flawlessly in my opinion then right around the time that the NRA began to have serious. Financial Difficulties. Scott noticed that things weren't working so flawlessly anymore in two thousand seventeen. What I personally started noticing was headquarters questioning a lot of the state grants having more discretion on what they would decide to fund or not win prior to that that was always the decision of each specific state fund committee so long as it was legal and ethical ended. Fifth the foundation's mission statement can suddenly. They're micromanaging you know. Well we could do something better with the money and I got Kinda short with it because it was like well. It's not your money for the State of Wisconsin. So this is what the volunteers and the people active underground feels that it would be best used for in the past they always would give the State Fund Committee the following year where that money went suddenly in two thousand seventeen. I'm not getting that report in when I inquire why the answer was well. That's on a need to know being the State Secretary for the foundation in Wisconsin. I definitely was in a need to know to follow the money in twenty eighteen. Flat out just said No. We're not giving you those numbers and it was just unheard of when they stopped giving us answers and here we are. GonNa Field and we're asking for the answers so that we can explain it to donors and volunteers which are the two key groups of people that make this all happen in. If they have questions the worst thing that you can do is not give him an answer because the source will suddenly try real quick. The first thing I thought of is this is something that should be investigated because it's tax free money. That by law can only be used for public benefit.

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"nra" Discussed on Gangster Capitalism

Gangster Capitalism

02:48 min | 2 months ago

"nra" Discussed on Gangster Capitalism

"Klay Henderson has a pretty good idea about what really motivated Marion Hammer to show up at the meeting. That day I've always thought that her interest in killing the bill was she was upset with me and the Audubon society the year before I had served on the Constitution Revision Commission and by very close vote including mine. We had cut onto the ballot it constitutional or choir three day waiting period for the purchase of hand guts. It was approved so I always thought this was about her trying to get back at us for our involvement in that issue the lawmakers decide to vote down the motion to make the state bird the scrub Jay and by the way that situation played out a bunch more times and every time the bird has come up she has then also showed up to the legislature to denounce it on the floor. So the scruffy scrubbed. It has been a very maligned creature. Marian Hammers Hatred for the scrub. Jay is matched by her fondness for Wayne La Pierre. She's been a strident supporter of Wayne's for decades but according to tax records that support has been rewarded handsomely by the NRA and hammer is just one of almost a quarter of the board members receiving money directly from the NRA. Why is this significant? You might ask for one payment to board members of nonprofit organizations like the NRA raises serious conflict of interest questions but second board members vote on NRA business business like approving financial transactions electing new board members and keeping Wayne Lapierre's empower for almost thirty years. And they say so. You donate a thousand dollars. I said no several million when any organization drifts wrong direction. It's the dewey of its members to rate a happy board member will not be too rigorous about killing the golden goose..

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"nra" Discussed on Gangster Capitalism

Gangster Capitalism

03:00 min | 2 months ago

"nra" Discussed on Gangster Capitalism

"In particular illustrates just how far over the line. Wayne and the NRA may of crossed. Here's Mark Miramonte a- Pulitzer surprise winning reporter for the Wall Street Journal after the shootings in Florida and early two thousand eighteen July Pierre and those around him were quite concerned about his safety. According to the Wall Street Journal as a result of the park land school shooting Wayne Susan. La Pierre wanted to move to a more private location and so they began looking at a new house in Dallas. More than one thousand three hundred miles away from. Nra Headquarters in Virginia but the plan to deal with that was to buy him six million dollar mansion in Dallas. We kept digging in the truth. Came tumbling out as it turned out at Akron set up a Delaware entity that was going to buy the house but the Delaware entity was on ninety nine percent by the NRA and the NRA then chief financial officer signed the documents agreeing to pay six and a half million dollars into this entity to buy the house and the NRA put up seventy thousand dollars in a check that was paid to the Senate. The Lapierre's visited the home twice. It was a ten thousand square foot French style chateau in a gated community next to an exclusive golf club which Wayne sought to join. Join Lapierre's From what we understand were not solely concerned with security. Susan Lapierre's emails but how the men's closet area wasn't big enough which of course is somewhat laughable given the suit purchases but when the Wall Street Journal broke the story. Not Even Fox News was laughing if your NRA member you pay forty five dollars ear in good faith to help protect the second amendment but it turns out you also funding a lavish elitist lifestyle for Wayne Lapierre. In February two thousand eighteen. While the nation was mourning the park and shooting victims Wayne. Lapierre was house shopping except it wasn't him buying the house. It was you. The story became a flashpoint for all. That's wrong with the NRA and another in a long list of questionable transactions by Wayne La Pierre for years Wayne Lapierre has taken NRA members money to live the life of a king. But he's not a king. He's the head of a nonprofit trusted by millions to use its funds to secure constitutional rights. Wayne Lapierre is an odious little griffin. And it's time for him to go.

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The Controversy Around 'Essential' Businesses

All Things Considered

08:11 min | 3 months ago

The Controversy Around 'Essential' Businesses

"We're gonna return now to a question that continues to confound and even anger many people across the country as government shut down most activities in effort to contain the spread of the corona virus what is considered essential of course some jobs businesses or services are recognized as essential across the board first responders hospital in urging Kerr personal grocery store workers and pharmacies but in the absence of a national stay at home order individual states and cities have been making their own decisions and some jurisdictions have chosen to define what's essential in a way that has sparked controversy and even lawsuits Texas for example is one of a handful of states that have sought to label most abortion services as non essential meanwhile in California it's up to each county to decide whether a gun shops should be allowed to remain open and in Arizona barber shops and hair salons seem to be on the essential business list until the governor there reversed course to help us understand all this week called on three reporters were covering these stories terra Haley is a senior contributor for Forbes Thomas Peele as an investigative reporter for the bay area news group and when I got this a staff correspondent at Bloomberg government thank you all so much for joining us hi thank you thanks for having us here you're very welcome terra Haley we will start with you since you've been covering the abortion ban in Texas I understand that this ban was not originally and governor Greg Abbott's executive order so how did this come about the primary rationale has been that halting all abortions will preserve PP which stands for personal protection equipment so that includes things such as masks and gloves and face shields governor Abbott didn't specify anything about abortion in the actual order then the Attorney General Ken Paxton has a long long history of being very opposed to abortion rights and looks for opportunities to involve himself in making decisions about it so he the very next day after governor Abbott's order he passed he released a statement stating that that included abortion and it was very unclear at first which abortions that included it was assumed to be only surgical abortions so all surgical abortions in Texas were put on hold as soon as Paxton's order came out then a few days later on that following Friday the medical abortions abortions which use medication for termination of pregnancy those abortions were also halted and it wasn't really clear with the justification for those was since those don't use PP beyond gloves for an ultrasound so gonna ask you does the confusion what what it that's that's my question is what is the argument because the argument around surgical abortions as it's not a treatment of a disease and therefore these idms the scarce items like or increasingly scarce items like personal protective equipment needed to be reserved for Amer urged urgent matters but that doesn't apply to medically and medical abortion medical portion so what was the rationale it's not clear why they can justify it when the P. P. E. that would be used for abortions as much less than what would be used for prenatal care and for birth services especially if someone has a C. section so I think that's part of what they're going to be debating in the courts the question is what happens while it's working its way through the courts and at first it was allowed to proceed and then the fifth circuit of appeals reversed that so the justifications I think are still being worked out I was gonna ask about this because yesterday on this program we spoke to new York's Attorney General issued James and she is one of at think at this point it's a dozen and a half attorneys general from other states who are supporting legal challenges to the Texas border and what what's the what's the status of that challenge now what are some of the arguments of people have been making here the biggest argument is that abortion is a time frame for the procedure you cannot be pregnant indefinitely there there is a an actual time limit to when you can start to when you can no longer seeking abortion in taxes that's twenty weeks after twenty weeks you can no longer seeking abortion and obviously if you pay too long then you are going to be giving birth so it's not like you can delay it like you could a hip replacement or a thyroid surgery it is something that actually depends on time sensitive needs and in the midst of this we don't know how long the social distancing in the need for PP will both go on so to delay it indefinitely is a big concern I think Ohio has taken a different approach to take that into account Ohio it was very unclear for awhile what they were allowing what they were not and then it was finally clarified in one of the recent lawsuits where they said that surgical abortions should be delayed until they can't be delayed so basically if it's reaching a point where the woman is entering the window where she would no longer be able to have an abortion thing she is allowed to have it so that's a little bit more thoughtful in terms of the need for PP versus the time sensitive nature of an abortion okay Thomas P. all over you let's talk about California dear governor Gavin Newsom did not explicitly restrict gun stores as a non essential business but he's leaving it up to the sheriffs from each county to determine whether they should remain open could you just talk a little bit about the decision making their sure this began when the bay it but in six counties in the bay area issued the nation's first shelter in place orders in mid March and that came of course with a list of businesses that they deemed essential it could stay open grocery stores pharmacies gas stations things people really need to to survive even as they your stay home but gun stores were not mentioned no no businesses are explicitly mentioned as being ordered to close and some gun stores stayed open and there's been a well documented now national run on guns in the last month the FBI data is showing sales spiking and in Los Angeles the sheriff there our expo in a way that said very publicly he didn't want to run on gun stores he didn't want people who are not familiar with firearms buying them in a panic at this moment and he ended up flip flopping a couple of times or sandals county's top lawyer issued an opinion they deem gun shops essential the sheriff backed off the next day governor Gavin Newsom who is very active proponent of gun control was asked at a press conference about the issue any pundit he he kicked it back to the sure saying that he would leave the question of whether gun shops were central to the sheriffs in each individual county do you have a sense of why the governor's been reluctant to make a state wide decision on this no I think it's it's purely political Newsome signed fifteen gun control measures last November but I think in this instance a large part of the state his role the majority of counties in California read many of them were of course very low population but this is just something that seems like a bit of a third rail issue that the government didn't want to touch so there are multiple lawsuits going on right now challenging the gun store closures as I understand it and understand the NRA's sortie biz has started litigation to challenge the closures in those areas where they are because one of the arguments they're simply saying that the that any government action to stop a citizen from being able to buy a firearm is a violation of the second amendment so they're not arguing that guns are essential they're arguing that they are protected no matter what the circumstance yes they're arguing that local governments have no constitutional authority to stop the sale of firearms in so and let's turn to Brenda Goff now you've been reporting on Erica Arizona governor Doug Ducey's decisions one in particular to let personal hygiene services stay open

The NRA files a lawsuit against Los Angeles, stating gun stores are essential businesses

Pat Thurston

02:20 min | 3 months ago

The NRA files a lawsuit against Los Angeles, stating gun stores are essential businesses

"The governor of California made a decision our and that is to shut the gun stores which are not critical to the nation immediately the national rifle association and other gun owner groups decided to sue the governor and other officials after the gun stores were deemed nonessential businesses and ordered to close during a statewide stay home curb during this coronavirus situation the lawsuit seeks to have gun stores declared essential business it was filed by the NRA of a Los Angeles gun dealer a retailer and other gun owner groups in the U. S. District Court of Central District California what do you think of this in addition the new some of the other defendants listed R. Weller too numerous to report but one of them is the Los Angeles county sheriff and of the Los Angeles county public health director and the suit came due to the governor's executive order all gun and ammunition stores in Los Angeles county are not considered essential businesses almost close to the general public Newsom's order allows grocery stores gas stations pharmacies and other businesses remain open during the stay at home order but forces the closure of others considered nonessential a lawsuit filed by the national rifle association and other gun owner groups claims the executive order violates gun owners second amendment rights the circumstances posed by covert nineteen have breaks are noteworthy but they do not excuse unlawful government infringement upon freedom the national rifle association continues in fact the importance of maintaining the ongoing activities of the central business are for the public safety well for California by this point the need for enhanced safety during uncertain times is precisely one plate of some other members must be able to exercise their fundamental right to keep and bear arms

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Philadelphia - Virus fears fuel spike in sales of guns and ammunition

KYW 24 Hour News

01:10 min | 3 months ago

Philadelphia - Virus fears fuel spike in sales of guns and ammunition

"Bucks county officials say they are seeing a major spike in gun licenses many to people who have never had one before is K. Y. WCNC one at Lee tells us that's prompted the sheriff's office to host a virtual firearms safety class after some technical difficulties were sorted out hundreds of people tune into Facebook live for the training sheriff Milton Worrell of Bucks county sheriff's office says recently there daily number of licensed security issuances have doubled a large percentage of the ones we're enjoying our brand new car license to people that have never have a for the latest breaking racial which is why he organized the training in partnership with the NRA to help new gun owners get educated on proper safety ownership going storage cleaning pretty much everything from eight is it if you missed the live video share floral says you can still watch it on the bus county sheriff's office Facebook page is free and accessible at any time he says for those who have never had a gun but are thinking about going out to get one if you're not one hundred percent complete with it don't buy one just because you think it's what should be done make sure something you're willing to own something going to happen very responsible thing it's a huge thing it could be life impacting

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Staying Strong Through the Storm

Green Wisdom Health Podcast by Dr. Stephen and Janet Lewis

09:08 min | 3 months ago

Staying Strong Through the Storm

"We welcome you to another uplifting today which I you. All are all ready to hear called staying strong during the storm. Because I know y'all might need a little bit of inspiration during these interesting times. We're living in Some of it. Good some of it bad and we're here to help you keep your eye on the Eagle. A you know keep flying. Hi Soren Higher. No one things to do to help you with your health your immune system your physical your spiritual wellbeing and to not take your eye off of the The light I guess is a good way to put it so Doctor Lewis. Can you tell us today a little bit about what you want to talk about and where we're going with this? I know we have a lot of questions. That are Very RANDOM THAT. There's a whole lot of different questions. Random a lot of different people but fortunately some of these questions came before all of this covert nineteen went into play so There's some questions that are not everybody's scared type question but some some other questions about some other health issues because a lot of you're probably tired of hearing about this over and over which I know we all are so We're GONNA try to mix it up a little bit and we're going to entertain you for a little bit like some of these artists have been doing that. Had Been so uplifting so Dr Lists. Can YOU UPLIFT US today? She always to me to be scared that I can't you know fulfill your fantasy of uplifting I guess yeah I've been at a lady yesterday because You know she was science. Da Da da Da. Da She is so full of fear. And it's like her and her husband take massive amounts of stuff. That's why both of them looked twenty years younger. What they are and they have energy like crazy. They really do look twenty years younger than what they are and I said you know. I can't believe that most people think that a virus is a lodged a lot stronger than God and it obviously offended her because she was full appearing chose to stay there. I said you're doing so much for it. Just take your stuff ask God to bless and move on down the road and you know now if you're not doing much or you don't know if you're doing the right thing you're taking sketchy stuff then yeah you might should be afraid. I just never been much to fall into fear. What the other people you know if the crowds doing and I'm a little suspect you know when I say you know this couple was taken some really really really good stuff. There's another couple of came in with a couple of products that they didn't buy here and I said yeah well at brands mediocre on a good day and I said what about this and I had to give him a lesson loyalty. I said well number one. It's Sonoko Balmain. The same thing I told you was wrong with your other thing you were taken from the world famous. Dhaka's Sonoko BALMAIN'S B twelve. It's not gonNA work. It has such low absorption. Right I said you know God rewards loyalty and is like a slap them in the bay so as long as you're making good decisions and you're getting your stuff from a trusted source and not even necessarily me but there's a lot of people making half way decisions and forgive me Pete up in Missouri for going in rabbit trails. It's IT AIN'T GONNA change but I'm going to talk about it. It should be out of your head. It should be out of your spirit and you know it gets really really really. I think as a You have to learn to master your relationships and I bet Jan is going to get in that in a minute but you've got to all this fear negativities because you've failed. Yes I said it. You failed to take charge of your emotions. We have a choice to think. Good or bad and I've said this before I've been called Pollyanna more than once and more than one way and it was not meant as a compliment his wall less. Just wring your hands and worry a Mica podcast not a podcast Janet. What am I GONNA do? She's fill me in a rocking chair worrying that she's up things I hope. I hope my grandmother can't hear me from heaven because I'm talk about her. You know she didn't or damn bit of good Sept- Gabar arthritis and wrinkly crippled hands from the worry. You can choose to be happy. I love my grandmother lowered Mr Cooking but low. She worried anyway. You ought to. You ought to see the video. Wherever JANET PUTS IT. She puts facebook. I'm not sure facebook. You know the thing about it is and and I've talked to people in foreign countries especially remember this conversation. I had with guy. Denmark is that will you? Americans are so stressed because you have too much stuff and you worry about your stuff and then I quoted a Chinese proverb that says man with keys has many worries and he said exactly if we're not over commercialized here in America and I'm sure this covert nineteen and all the fear and history is going to bring good about. We're going to get steel. We're having to stay at home. We're GONNA get still and know that I am got if we're not so worried. Then why does America who has about five percent five percent of the world's population but we snort percent of the cocaine? I'd never done cocaine. I know most of you have not but you know we. We consume vast amounts of alcohol. Janet not don't we're really Kinda latte drinkers and only talk about it? 'cause I'm Baptist. And they told me not to. Fifty percent of the world's cocaine goes to five percent of the world's population that scary. And you have to learn to deal with stress and most of its just in your head in your spirit you know there. There's the it's it's how you think. And one time. There was a guy that was trying to embarrass me. He said to another Francis. Everything comes easy for Stephen is like I said No. I said Yeah you're right. It does but it's because I expect to win when I go to these ducks unlimited. Nra BANQUETS ARE ALMOST ALWAYS. Almost always win a gun. I can't hardly go into casino without coming out ahead. I'm more times than statistically possible and I don't gamble much but still it's about having an attitude it's about Spiritual you know. You'll be in spiritual so what I'm going to say is when we're in fear and doubt you have to turn to your source you've gotTa Know God's bigger than a virus. Oh Good Lord yes. There's things you need to do. Yes it this is a deal yes it is but as I said in the last podcast a wise man foresees danger and takes precautions. That doesn't mean that we're supposed to wallow in our fear So the easy way to do and why things come to me so easily and it does look married to you know. I'm blessed you have to focus on what you want rather than what you have or what. You don't want the people who are sick. The ones that focus on what it would look like what it would feel like what they would here if they were healthy. Those people get well much much more quickly than people that write me a seventeen page letter on how bad they feel and and fourteen years of history yes. I want to know that stuff. But throw in these supplements. Do what your medical doctor says you know with the drugs and that kind of thing and expect good things You have to be inspired now. Look what's the word of inspire would be spirit. Then you have to find enthusiasm. The root word of enthusiasm I think this is. Latin is in Theo's which means the spirit with an or the Niger with an and I got up this morning super super early. I didn't sleep much in the first thing that popped in. My head was how grateful I him to have. Somebody buy me that so full of joy. So that's why we should be. She's over going all okay. He was talking about our dog. I mean I'm not sure we thank spur. Assume it would you? Because you're right you know if you think good thoughts you get good things it's Kinda SORTA sampling people overcomplicated. So you can choose joy or negatively. Yes I know. We have bad things happen. That kinda throw us for a loop too but sometimes you just have to distance yourself from eve or ignorance if they choose to remain stupid and reject you So you have to look for something well. The only reason we won't anything in life is because we have a perception that it will make us feel better

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NRA Slashes Pay, Staff Amid Coronavirus Disruption

Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

00:28 sec | 3 months ago

NRA Slashes Pay, Staff Amid Coronavirus Disruption

"In the largest personnel shake up since the NRA ousted its president last year the nonprofit announcing it is eliminating positions imposing a four day work week for hourly employees and a twenty percent pay reduction across the board in response to the corona virus some senior staff members will also voluntarily take deeper cuts the news was sent in an email to the board of directors from CEO Wayne lapierre who also mentioned that the changes are intended to be temporary Lisa Matteo CBS

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Introducing Season 2: The NRA

Gangster Capitalism

03:06 min | 3 months ago

Introducing Season 2: The NRA

"I'm standing in a crowd of twenty thousand people at a gun rally some dressed in camouflage wearing tactical gear and carrying very big guns and a lot of them are talking to me about the NRA. It's the same everywhere I go. I've been to rallies like this one gun shows and even board meetings and it's not surprising that people are talking about the NRA but what is surprising is what they're saying. The money is not being used very well. There's a lot of overspending and they're taking money from gun owners and using that kind of wind their own pockets. I am a member but I'm second guessing that at this point. I'm definitely disappointed in you. Know at some point it'll be exposed now more than ever. The future of the nation's most powerful special interest group is uncertain but one thing is clear the NRA has big problems. I am tired of dancing around this you would you please get to a microphone. Please tell us what the allegations their Hubris made them think that it was never gonNA be uncovered because they've been doing it for so long and it's all right there in black and white. It was just like this. Incestuous gangster trainwreck dumpster fire. I fled the cult before they put us in line to drink the KOOL aid. The NRA will soon have its one hundred fifty year anniversary. But this past year has rocked. The organization like none other members and employees alike are defecting and they're ready to talk. I'm driving down interstate. Sixty six and I see the building and I feel like some kind of spirit inside spoke to me and I said this is where you're going to work every cell within you feels as if you are fighting a mission. That is God's mission that you are fighting for the heart soul of America. We do one thing and we do it better than anyone else we stand we fight and by. God we win but in this big game the a lot of people getting rich on is it legal. Is it not as ethical as it not it just stirs in sodomy that this is not right for America? It was one of the things that prompted me to go

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Dubai's Emirates backtracks on decision to suspend all passenger flights

BTV Simulcast

03:27 min | 4 months ago

Dubai's Emirates backtracks on decision to suspend all passenger flights

"To the United Arab Emirates they have suspended all inbound and outbound passenger flights and the transit of airline passengers for two weeks as part of the precautionary measures trying to curb the spread of the corona virus amber it's caused quite a confusing yesterday when it said it was suspending all passenger flights from March twenty fifth and then into the clarification more on this with our economy government reporters in effect that is enough so where it does Emirates stand then in the final toll of their statements hi good morning users so basically right now enters its looking at spending all its life except those who are thirteen destination as including the US and the UK and Singapore Hong but that will keep that cargo and eventually evacuating if evacuation flight going now that came as part of that after what would my decision that mostly from the UAE the old man to cry in restrictions on the front of the coronavirus so that you know he had said that basically all at malls restaurants and other commercial facilities will need to be close that much higher than that previous the announcement at before where they get the kid that works and so on and now that ocean people who have to get out of that home for work and other essential travel to basically use their personal cards and to and and use that mask hello this is really really huge especially at the end I was like about it but it's because of that important to them that it adds to the by the Connie of course so to get my head around what kind of financial damage said this grounding could do and you look at the six months to November that financial statement showed revenues of about twelve point nine billion dollars this half year to November profit was two hundred and thirty five million dollars so it could be in excess of a billion dollars a month in terms of expenses and an operational costs what are they doing to mitigate some of that in terms of the squeezer feeling certainly this is gonna be at this is going to be applied make at a bank or development or in art that company was just emerging from another a downturn which was caused by the lowest prices in the region which basically at a weight on the girls across the Gulf and the Middle East and so far it's kind of that it had been the shuffling of plans and make sure that they ended up with a lean operation but now that all is going to be after that again so the governor said the companies right now they're looking to as much as it can to reduce the pay of a lot of it simply he's thirty announced a cut for the salaries of multiple use by twenty five to fifty percent over the next three months the president of the company and didn't and did not get credit also for both better basic salary for the three months and the company is urging employees to wanted to go on leave to go on leave now at they are looking at this in a very elsewhere in the interview full of grad so basically and a and that email by the chairman of the NRA as I said that if they don't believe many are bad **** competitors or even supply chain chain Parker partners will emerge from this crisis they think many of many in the industry will go

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AP Exclusive: NRA firearms auction at country museum nixed

KNX Morning News with Dick Helton and Vicky Moore

00:29 sec | 4 months ago

AP Exclusive: NRA firearms auction at country museum nixed

"For weeks the NRA national rifle association has been publicizing plans to auction off guns at a fundraising dinner safely country music hall of fame and museum a spokesperson for the museum now says the April event will not take place there after questions were raised about museums no firearms policy the honorees relationship with country music artists and organizations is fractured after several mass shootings including the Las Vegas harvest festival massacre back in twenty seven team that killed fifty

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"nra" Discussed on Post Reports

Post Reports

09:55 min | 1 year ago

"nra" Discussed on Post Reports

"The NRA. It's a tax exempt group, and they have certain guidelines are supposed to be following. And she said she was going to dig into the records and one of the potential points of legal scrutiny could be the way that board members like north have received money from the NRA, even though they're supposed to be in charge of supervising and our finances. We wanted to learn more about the boards oversight and that was why we looked at whether members or receiving compensation, what did you learn? So we learned a lot about the board of the NRA, first of all, it's large bore. Their seventy six members there are no term limits. So some of the board members have served for a very long time, and we learned that a number of them eighteen and all in the last three years, we looked at documents from two thousand sixteen to two thousand eighteen had received some kind of compensation as a result of some kind of business arrangement that they made with the NRA or that their business made with the NRA. Here are some of the examples David Keene, who is a former president of the NRA got about one hundred twelve thousand dollars in the last three years for making public appearances some consulting another director, Sandra. Froman she's a lawyer her. Lawfirm was paid almost one hundred thousand dollars for her public appearances, Dave Butz, who is an ex NFL player played in the Super Bowl, or maybe a couple of Super Bowls. Got four hundred thousand dollars in the last couple of years, it's almost half a million dollars in this seems unusual to me, because at least from what I understand about how nonprofit boards, you're supposed to function if that this board is they're primarily either to raise money for the organization or to provide some kind of financial oversight of the organization, but it sounds like in this case, the NRA is giving them money, so many nonprofits, have what's called give or get policies meeting. You have to give a certain amount of money or get raise a certain amount of money for the organization. The NRA does not require that of its board of directors. Instead, you have a quarter of the board, receiving financial benefits, and why is that important or potentially problematic? It's problematic in that. That if you have a board member, who is being asked to carefully review the organization's finances, and may be raised questions about excessive spending. But at the same time is getting paid then their own financial interests at times could conflict with their duties as a board member now. It's legal for board members to do business with the organization as long as it's properly disclosed. But the experts that we talked to said the number of board members who are doing business with the organization. You know, the pattern raises questions about the number of potential conflicts of interests, and that weakening the rigor of their oversight, what do the board members? And what does Wayne LaPierre see about this? So the board members, I'm Wayne LaPierre have rallied to the defense of the NRA saying that they're spending is on the up and up that these are. Arrangements were disclosed properly, which appears to be the case in big, Apple's that we've found, and they have sued their longtime public relations agency Ackerman McQueen, which they were paying forty million dollars to last year alone alleging that they have leaked confidential information. They have failed to account for their spending. So you said the NRA is one of the most powerful political organization in the country, and has a lot of money and wields a lot of power. And a lot of that power comes from the fact that they had so many members across the country, so many, very loyal members. When you've talked to average NRA members, what do they have to say about these new revelations some of them are angry? They cared deeply about the 'cause they wanna make sure they're gun rights are protected but at the same time they feel like there are being squandered even people who feel passionate about gun rights are looking at. The NRA and saying, maybe this isn't the best place for me to be spending my money. Exactly the same time. I, I would be overstating it to say there's any kind of a large exodus. I mean, this is a century and a half old organization with five million members. Then are as the NRA exactly. But there are signs that they are not as strong as they have been in the past, they're spending in two thousand eighteen in the midterms declines. They've got a shortfall in their most recent tax filings of seventeen million dollars. So while it's typical when you have an administration in power that supports gun rights, that membership and donations declined because people aren't as worried and agitated. There are concerns that the NRA may be losing ground, this new information about the behind the scenes finances of the NRA, and some of the bad press that, that comes with that, what do you think that says about the current? State of the NRA, I think we've seen a bit of inflection point in terms of public sentiment. After the parkland.

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"nra" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"nra" Discussed on The Takeaway

"Almost a century intentionally building a political identity among its members so there's some really great research on this from this researcher named matt lacomb he's a phd candidate at northwestern university who studying the nra and what his research finds is that nra members are specially receptive to calls to action from the nra because they have a really strong social identity around gun ownership what he did was matt looked at the language used in the nra's magazine the american rifleman and he compared it to the language used by gun rights activists in letters that they wrote to newspapers and he looked at data over nine decades and showed that the nra used its membership communications like it's magazines to foster this positive gun owner identity among its members and that that really worked and then the nra would appeal to that identity in order to mobilize people they would say look we know that you are law abiding we know that you are gun owners who care about the safety of your family and the safety of this country and that's why we need you to contact your legislators and fight gun control and it was really effective the second piece that i think is really really critical is that the nra's interests are aligned with an industry's interests so the nra is really in the business of protecting a commercial product which is the gun and that means that they can build their entire revenue model around that product they can sell magazines with articles on which guns you should buy they have trainings on how to use your gun they offer firearms insurance they can sort of weather certain storms that may become from mass shootings and just provide these services and these advertisements and these product placements gun control organizations on the other hand are fighting again.

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"nra" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

KTLK 1130 AM

02:17 min | 2 years ago

"nra" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

"When they are called to active duty they leave behind a family a community and a job employer supported the garden reserve a department of defense agency honors and protects the bond between service members and their civilian employers whether serving our country or supporting those who do we all serve to learn more about es gr call one eight hundred three three six four five nine zero or visit es g r dot mil glenn beck the program you know be nra is and i want you to i want you to push back the tweets of chest morons on the ra it's it's amazing the the parkland advocates are pushing this this narrative that the nra is banning guns at they're convention because mike pence is coming let me give you some of the tweets way way way way way you're telling me to make the vp safe there aren't any weapons around but when it comes to the children they want guns everywhere can someone explain this to me because it sounds like the nra wants to protect people who help them sell guns not kids are they really putting the vp at risk if they think a no gun zone is going to work on so many levels this is a lightning according to the nra we should want everyone to have weapons when we're in public but when they're put on when they put on a convention the weapons are a concern i thought giving everyone was a gun away to enhance safety am i missing something yes yes you are i'm so glad they keep asking these questions at the the fact here is what's your here's what you're missing title eighteen of the united states code section thirty fifty six and seventeen fifty to the secret service due to attendance of the vice president united states the us secret service will be responsible for events security at the nra i l a leadership forum as a result firearms and firearm accessories knives or weapons of any kind will be prohibited in the forum prior to enduring his attendance so it's the secret service doing this not the.

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"nra" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

Stay Tuned with Preet

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"nra" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

"How do you describe what the nra is the nra calls itself the oldest civil rights organization in america which is laughable they are absolutely a lobbying organisation they have an annual budget of three hundred fifty million dollars that includes not just lobbying but also television channels and magazines a whole plethora of marketing efforts to sell guns and they also gave about fifty five million dollars in campaign contributions in two thousand sixteen which they won't say where most of it came from they don't have to um and in fact they won't say that it didn't come from russia in look we don't believe the nra has five million members they've been saying that number forever interestingly it hasn't gone up reporters have dug into this and found that they think many of the the members are actually no longer living or they signed up when they bought a gun for discounts we do not believe the nra has five million members and in fact the nra could have zero members and still be incredibly effective because they have this huge budget for gunmen you factures they do not rely on on membership or jews and in fact the members have very little power themselves they don't decide on the agenda i think it's important and some of the students have been saying those who want to hear what you up to say when people talk about the nra spokespeople for the nra like to take that as an attack on know individual gun owners who lawabiding how do you separate in your mind what you say about the nra versus what you say about people who lawfully own guns right so we always say nra leaders her nra lobbyists we're not talking about nra members seventy four percent of who support stronger gun laws according to polling done by republican pollster frank luntz but i also want to make it clear that a vast majority of gun owners in this country don't belong to enter a about one in ten of every gun owners belongs to the nra so again they are not powerful because they have membership.

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"nra" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

Stay Tuned with Preet

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"nra" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

"The nra has opposed every single attempt in all five states to pass redflag laws for example in oregon when we helped passed the law last year the inner he claimed it was antigun in a slippery slope to confiscation there is no law that i know of that the nra actually does support that would address this issue there saying they support fix knicks but they also said they supported the prohibition of bump stocks in the wake of las vegas and we saw how that turned out so i the nra opposes red flag laws they posed laws to disarm domestic abusers we recently fought the nra for three years in rhode island to pass a law that would disarm domestic abusers and they put out a press release saying that sometimes women lie about abuse and so we would be taking guns away from from people who should have them removed they are insidious and they are blocking any attempts at safety in this country we talk about some of your roof review moves are think there's not as much information understanding of the nra in part because of the nonsense spewed by people who speak on behalf of the nra to try to make themselves out to be something more knock you was than they are that i got into an exchange with dana lesch on twitter over this absurd pronouncement she made that the nra is not a lobbying group cheer for the nra's a fellowship of gun owners lots and lots of people pointed out that the nra is in fact a lobbying group there is an arm of it that's internal to the nra called the institute for legislative action that technically does the lobbying work but the nra is actually the registrant on lobbying forms filed with the federal government the nra has as its leader wayne lapierre who's himself register lobbyist so part of the point of that is that the most important thing in the world that the nra lobbies or doesn't it's the lying and falsification of you know what the nra does to try to make them seem innocuous right.

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"nra" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"nra" Discussed on The Takeaway

"Checks i don't know it seems to me that if they ever decided that it could be nearly impossible to achieve because once you've participated in the politics of telling people their freedom is at stake it's pretty hard to go back on that in preach compromise at any point i think it does make it difficult the nra has really painted itself into a corner but i will say this i think the forces that wish for more restrictive gun control laws uh we'll take whatever they can get if the possibility of compromise leads to legislation guncontrol forces will be satisfied with that and the nra will always be able to count on a group of very die hard gun enthusiasts who will follow the nra whichever direction goes adam winkler professor ucla law school author of gun fight the battle over the right to bear arms in america thanks for being with us thanks for having me so today the nra has millions of politically active members and we asked you the nra members listening to tell us what the organization means to you hi my name is built from san angelo texas on the recent nra likes member retired military veteran and i grew up in a country where guns were a fundamental part of my childhood i'm very saddened when anyone is murdered whether it's with a gun or otherwise i'm also willing to listen to any solution that is likely to be successful as long as it is found and does not infringe on our gun rights this is why it from crowley texas.

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"nra" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

02:05 min | 2 years ago

"nra" Discussed on The Takeaway

"From my cold that applause line at the nra convention adam winkler echoed throughout the culture you still here it today almost a political cliche in american life when you hear that old charleton heston cut what do you think about while that was a really important moment in the gun the bait because al gore was expected to win that presidential election the economy was doing well and he ended up losing and losing in part because he lost his home state of tennessee and all analysts believe that the gun issue was an important issue he had taken a strong stand in favor of some new gun control measures and i think that was a moment where the nra really exercised its political power it motivated a lot of voters and here's the key to the nra we think about the nra as a powerhouse because of its money but it's real power comes not just from the money but from the voters that get swayed by people like charleton heston adam let's talk about gun manufacture here's how important are they really to the nra now i mean it is a membership organization you said that more important than there lobbying money is the political marching orders they can imbue to their members essentially a many analysts have basically branded the nra as our front group four firearms manufacturers saying that their policies reflect the profit motives of manufacturers and and little more but it is that an accurate picture of what the nra is it's an incomplete picture because certainly the nra has a very close symbiotic relationship with the gun industry uh their magazines are supported by advertisements by gunmakers and gun accessory makers but i don't think that's the full picture you have to understand that there is a lot of single issue progun voters who think of this issue in cultural terms lifestyle terms they're supporting gun rights not because they love big gunmakers they support gun rights because they think it's really essential to their identity and that's the real strength of the nra.

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"nra" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

02:05 min | 2 years ago

"nra" Discussed on The Takeaway

"Did you have that emerge you haven't met the heartland were the people would have been this nation were their bloody chalice bare hands and you out a parade you never knew i'm the national rifle association of america although the nra officially nonpartisan and has a history of supporting democrats who supported strong set of views of the second amendment that's really changed increasingly and the nra especially if you check out its recent nra tv you really see an adoption of a much more extreme anti laughed view of not only the second amendment but of all sorts of government policies this is what liberal leadership gets you know responsibility no accountability we've got people dead from benghazi we've got people dead it at portland and liberal leadership is at the height of all of it and it strange that we see an increasing amount of rhetoric about how people are coming to take your guns even though over the last thirty years you've really seen the gun control move meant moderate and whereas once supported broad bans on civilian gun ownership now they're talking about regulating bump stocks and just trying to get universal background checks uh no one's talking about taking away handguns or eliminating civilian ownership of guns but yet that's what the nra's emphasis has really become so much of the nra's messaging today when you watch it doesn't really mention guns it all at tides it certainly mentions the left and liberals in big government and people wanting to destroy the constitution and take away your rights sometimes it doesn't mentioned the guns themselves at all that's right we're seeing increasingly the nra just focusing on the culture wars uh for instance wayne lapierre's statement the other day at sepak was a focused on marxists and leftists and anarchists and socialists who were teamed up with the left to destroy america take away everyone's rights wasn't even focused on the second amendment obama province the fundamental.

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"nra" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

01:51 min | 3 years ago

"nra" Discussed on Fresh Air

"I'm not sure there is a simple and satisfying answer to the question but i do think that people misunderstand the appeal of the nra and what makes it a distinctly different entity for many other special interest group like for example the aarp which is a group that has a fair amount of power or emily's list the nra is more than just a group that pushes gun rights it is much closer to a religion or like a very particular way of life and that's what it sells its members they say they have five million members which ultimately is a pretty small portion of the populace but many of those members really do care in a way that is distinctly different then members of other special interest groups like the the aarp the nra has become essentially an organ of the republican party it doesn't do anything for democrats it hasn't for a long time and the fact that way it spends on election bears that out at spends essentially all of its money and quite a lot of money tried to keep republicans empower putting new ones in power so i say that because it's also useful for republicans to sell the idea that the nra has power because enables them to keep their caucus together it's a symbiotic relationship the republican party in the nra use each other and then of course as more practical matter especially since two thousand ten the nra has spent well over one hundred million dollars on federal elections always ranking them among the top outside sprinters in last year no outside group spend more supporting donald trump's in the nra did has president trump them things in support of the nra.

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"nra" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:17 min | 3 years ago

"nra" Discussed on Fresh Air

"But that's important for the nra because if you're going to enable people to carry guns concealed handguns in public which the nra's is responsible for that through the organization that created the original right to conceal carry legislation then you also to some degree you you also need a law that will facilitate or allow people to use their weapons in a way that they previously would not have been able to do if you're going to give people the right to carry guns in public and you're telling them that they need the guns because they have to defend themselves than standard grand is away a sort of code fighing that message so marion hammer the florida nra lobbyist also created the model for concealed carry legislation well at loves the legislation that passed in florida at she drafted it's really a relatively recent phenomenon that people are allowed to carry concealed handguns in public and not just their elaborate states have to give allow them to do it if they qualify for what is called the concealed carry permit and she created the permit system in florida that essentially was you know that that has been the basis for every states concealed carry permit system in the country and that gets you will carry permit system is if you want to carry handgun a public you have to apply to get a permit usually you have to pay a fee and you have to undergo some kind of training previously most states at a system in which only under the a very specific circumstances would you be allowed to carry a handgun in this basically came round and said if you're a lawful gun owner you can carry handgun a public so long as you go through the very simple protocol to do so too are on the subject of concealed carry the nra on the national level is trying to make it so that if if you live in an estate where it's legal to have concealed carry you can do that in other states even were it not legal would you explain that they think that if you get a concealed carry permits say in utah or any state that your permit should function the same as your driver's license so if you have a driver's license and you tiger legally allowed to drive anywhere if that license.

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"nra" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:26 min | 3 years ago

"nra" Discussed on Fresh Air

"And because she so enmeshed in the culture of the state uh and because florida is a state that has a very high population of nra members she is able to function as an unelected legislator by and often has more power than legislators doing as ever tell governors what to do an ebola toll republican lawmakers there what to do that and that is that is what she does she sounds like a very colorful person would you describe her little that she is very colorful she is a less than five feet tall and she has a pageboy haircut and she carries a laserguided pistol on her purse and she is a very legendarily vindictive person who plays the kind of har ball politics nets i'd say putting a politely that people think of when they watch like house of cards but don't think of as being real she's almost a movie character television show character in that way see if so that marion hammered the nra lobbyist in florida's very vindictive and that if you you know if you vote against en en nra bill then ugandan you're going to hear about it so can you give us an example where she worked against somebody who had voted four some kind of gun safety organ control legislation sure uh last year there is a perfect example a representative named charles mcburney you had an a plus rating for the nra and always voted with marion hammer was the chair of the judiciary committee there and there is an attempt to pass a bill that actually uh would have enhanced florida's standard ground statute that bill actually passed this year but uh without getting into the nittygritty of that law he also was a lawyer in addition to being lawmaker and he thought that the additional protections for shooters which is what the law or the bill proposed were unnecessary and would have made jobs for prosecutors impossible so he effectively killed the bill by refusing to put it on the the calendar of his committee.

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"nra" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"nra" Discussed on Fresh Air

"The thread is if you don't have the good grade if you're a republican specifically if you don't have the good grade than you can easily get primary id from your from your right flank which is something that has happened and the nra will field a candidate to do that to you uh there is a great story actually from 2012 uh a very prominent state lawmaker in tennessee's name was debra maggard for years had been one of the nra's most our allies in the state shed an a plus she was a very reliable vote and the nra wanted to pass a piece of legislation there that ran into some obstacles from the state's business community so maggert ultimately decided to table the legislation she didn't even oppose it she actually was reflecting the wo ver caucus and the idea was that once it was tabled they would study it more but the nra didn't like that so they spent less than fifty thousand dollars putting up billboards in her district essentially conflicting debra maggert with president obama and gun control and they completely it's it's hard to like really get across how ludicrous it was that that was what she was being punished for but also just because she someone that had been really really great for them and then what they did was they fielded a candidate who had no political experience but who is further to the right on the political spectrum from her to run against her in the primary with the billboards in then with also like just one or two really simple youtube advertisements characterizing her as a gun grabber and in like a month her ratings dropped she was someone who is very popular in her district and she wound up losing the primary and you do that once he just a few times where every now and again it's enough to clearly put the.

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"nra" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"nra" Discussed on Fresh Air

"So there hasn't been a major gun bill that would expand the rights of gun owners hasn't passed at the federal level and quite some time but you have seen over the last 10 years or bills that go in the other direction in the wake of new town there was that huge effort to pass a universal background check bill or a bill that would essentially impose universal background checks in that that ultimately failed by fairly thin margin at a moment when it seemed like there is a huge hunger or desire on behalf many americans to see action but at any rate that's been the nra's task federally is just off the centrally to fight off what would be restrict but they would consider to be restrictive legislation that also includes with they call legislation that was push last year to close the terror gap which sought to essentially prevent anyone that was on the fbi's tear watchlist fear on that watchlist you can't boredin airplane yong it was what the camp were near point you probably shouldn't be able to purchase a gun either but the nra successfully beat that back as well at the state level the maps just been exceptionally favorable to the nra especially since 2010 when republicans took control of a majority of state legislatures around the country and governor's offices to so it's the place where they're able to advance gun rights and experiment so what you've seen over the last decade is a proliferation of legislation that has been enacted that has allowed people to carry firearms in places that they've never male to carry before that includes bars churches college campuses daycare centers government buildings that's ultimately at the core of their agenda is to normalize guncarrying and as many places as possible until it just becomes as natural of a thing to see in society as any other accessory that people carry around so the nra is working for this on the state level.

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"nra" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:53 min | 3 years ago

"nra" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Men and can levitan who works firm vector management which manages a big not a large number of nra country artists in nashville and he's very clear that it's about selling records i also going to overstate these sort of influence of in our country in the larger country music world because there are many country music fans and even people who work in industry have never heard of in our country and there there are many big country artists who have nothing to do with it most country artists have nothing to do with it to be clear and i guess sort of the main point that i'd like to make about its influence is that eric country and the nra has been much more eager in the past ten years to sort of promote its partnership with country music than viceversa is it just country music has the nra tried this type of thing with other kinds of art other kinds of music not that i know of i don't know there's no nra hip hop is no nra edm that i know of but i do know that the nra has tried in other ways to serve target a variety of of sort of young untraditional audiences in the past ten years i mean they have there's an nra women channel on on and are atv which is of this almost sort of like their own tv network that they have online sort of an online tv network um they have a socalled nawar featuring hosts an in qalanou are who's this like young attractive black millennial die hosts a show about the nra a so there there's a whole host of initiatives on the inner his part to attract a number of untraditional and are a demographics but as far as music i've i've only ever heard of in our country will given what you've reported about nra country it seems like the organization is on dual tracks here may be according to how old the target audiences i mean nra country seems to be really positive a lifestyle brand is it really focus so much on gun rights of the sec in amendment i have been to nra meetings i've watched wayne lapierre speeches i think is accurate to say they're fairly bellicose fairly paranoid and it's a.

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