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NRA Reveals Assets From Charlton Heston Statue to Range Rover in Latest Bankruptcy Filing
https://freebeacon.com/guns/nra-reveals ... cy-filing/
Among the NRA's assets are statues and paintings of its former president Charlton Heston worth nearly six figures, a Range Rover for the group's treasurer, and a prepayment to a private jet company. The group also listed liabilities including millions in disputed tax payments to the IRS, millions owed to fundraising companies, and hundreds of thousands owed to lawyers. Overall, the group has roughly $245 million in assets while owing about $112 million in liabilities.
Some of those details include a 2018 Range Rover Sport among the group's 71-vehicle fleet, an $80,000 statue of former NRA president Charlton Heston as well as a $15,000 painting of him, and a $20,000 prepayment to Corporate America Aviation, which offers "discrete private transportation services" via private jet. The NRA filing said the group has over 1,000 creditors with claims ranging from a few dollars to a few million.
Because every non-profit needs statues and paintings of a former organization president worth over $100,000, Range Rovers and private jets on standby....you know...for fundraising purposes. :roll:
The NRA also reported a $180,000 claim from a company called Wayne LaPierre Expense Reports Reserve, which operates out of the group's Virginia headquarters. It is not clear what the claim is for. The NRA did not respond to a request for details on it.
I'm sure there's a very logical explanation (to the directors and VP's) for this....
Those claims are on top of the more than $12 million the NRA reported paying its top outside counsel Bill Brewer in the 90 days before filing. Dell'Aquila took special exception to Brewer's fees and said they were proof of continued mismanagement. He pointed to a recent failed attempt by Brewer to combine the various lawsuits the NRA is involved in.
What the...??? $12 Million to Brewer in 90 days?
NRA declined to comment on much of the spending contained in the document, but defended its legal strategy and relationship with Brewer. Charles L. Cotton, chairman of the group's Audit Committee, said Brewer's contributions have helped to consolidate the group's legal expenses and will benefit members in the long term.

"I, and all the officers, fully support the work the firm is doing, the results achieved, and the value of its services," Cotton said. "This relationship has been reviewed, vetted and approved."
Of course.....

It's almost like the leadership of the NRA is trying to bring about its demise.
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All the money they have raised and still won't tell you which hill is the one to die on. Just give up a little and claim they need more money to fight the next fight cause it appears the NRA leadership needs to fund their lifestyle.

Imagine if they took all the money that went to living the high life and actually used it for good.
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Guns & Gadgets talks about the bankruptcy details.

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jason812 wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:57 amAll the money they have raised and still won't tell you which hill is the one to die on.

I made up my mind a long time ago which hill I will die on. When they come to seize my guns, they better bring a lot of men and they all better be wearing their bulletproof underwear. I do not expect to survive on my own, but I will have a Viking funeral with my enemies bodies ate my feet (well at least symbolically).


KBCraig wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:15 pmGuns & Gadgets talks about the bankruptcy details.
There have been some very interesting details emerging from the bankruptcy. Some of them I can understand and have previously defended. I found out the hard way just how dirty politics is and some of the details I understand as the cost of being successful in lobbying. But some of the other details that are emerging make me question everything about the NRA and its management.
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srothstein wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:51 pm
jason812 wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:57 amAll the money they have raised and still won't tell you which hill is the one to die on.

I made up my mind a long time ago which hill I will die on. When they come to seize my guns, they better bring a lot of men and they all better be wearing their bulletproof underwear. I do not expect to survive on my own, but I will have a Viking funeral with my enemies bodies ate my feet (well at least symbolically).

I was referring to the NRA giving in on the bump stocks. We were told they were not the hill to die on. Meaning they weren't going to fight for them and several of us (possibly a whole lot more) wondered what was the NRA's line in the sand. To me, it seems like the NRA, which is a 2A organization, doesn't understand "shall not be infringed."

Its not the bump stock per say but how that went down. No fight and based off of an emotional event with no facts. But we have to trust that if we just give in a little bit, they will fight when we really need them. Yeah right.
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jason812 wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:54 pm
srothstein wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:51 pm
jason812 wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:57 amAll the money they have raised and still won't tell you which hill is the one to die on.

I made up my mind a long time ago which hill I will die on. When they come to seize my guns, they better bring a lot of men and they all better be wearing their bulletproof underwear. I do not expect to survive on my own, but I will have a Viking funeral with my enemies bodies ate my feet (well at least symbolically).
I was referring to the NRA giving in on the bump stocks. We were told they were not the hill to die on. Meaning they weren't going to fight for them and several of us (possibly a whole lot more) wondered what was the NRA's line in the sand. To me, it seems like the NRA, which is a 2A organization, doesn't understand "shall not be infringed."

Its not the bump stock per say but how that went down. No fight and based off of an emotional event with no facts. But we have to trust that if we just give in a little bit, they will fight when we really need them. Yeah right.
I understand. I was just saying we each have our own personal line in the sand. I don't really care if it is the same as the NRA or not, I know mine.

And there have been a few times where I thought the NRA was dead wrong on their compromises. My pet peeve is the FOPA of 86. I understand how compromises must be made sometimes to get a bill passed, but I disagree with that one. And not fighting bump stocks is another one. The only reason to not fight that one politically is if you are lining up a lawsuit to get it thrown out by the courts. Then you work a deal to provide cover for your friends by letting them pass it and write it in such a horrible fashion that your law suit wins. But I don't see a lawsuit on it yet.
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I agree. I'm just saying we don't know what is the NRA's line.

I remember them endorsing Chet Edwards (d) a long time rep in Central Texas over republican challengers. That one always made me scratch my head.
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