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onlyforaminute

Layoffs hit NRATV after gun-rights group loses $55M in revenue

https://thehill.com/homen...in-revenue


Being chipped away slowly....





The NRA reportedly saw a $55 million drop in revenue from $367 million in 2016 to $312 million in 2017, due in part to decreased donations and annual dues.

The tax records showed the NRA received $98 million in contributions in 2017, down from nearly $125 million in 2016, according to the report.

"You want to know your biggest fault? You don’t keep true accounts: you put a high value on what you’ve given, a low value on what you’ve received."

- Seneca, On Anger 3.31.3
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Reply #1 posted 11/30/18 12:46am

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Good. Unfortunately it won't stop all the wannabe cowboys wanting their guns though.
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Reply #2 posted 11/30/18 10:33am

onlyforaminute

EmmaMcG said:

Good. Unfortunately it won't stop all the wannabe cowboys wanting their guns though.



No there will be no miraculous, all at once, laying down of arms. But I was just reading an article dated back in Jan. of this year stating the sales of certain guns have dropped drastically to where lot of businesses that sell them have gone out of business. Yep, there is a push to keep those business afloat but at the same time there is a severe impact also.

"You want to know your biggest fault? You don’t keep true accounts: you put a high value on what you’ve given, a low value on what you’ve received."

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Reply #3 posted 11/30/18 10:51am

onlyforaminute

Sturm Ruger is not the only company to report a drop in sales. Overall the industry has reported a sales decline of more than $600 million in 2017.

Gun maker Remington has warned it plans to file for bankruptcy protection soon. Killoy was asked about whether Sturm Ruger would be interested in buying Remington, given that it has a strong balance sheet. Ruger's cash on hand fell by nearly $24 million during the year, but it still has $63.5 million and no debt. He wouldn't rule out a deal for Remington, but wouldn't comment on it directly.





https://money.cnn.com/2018/02/22/news/companies/sturm-ruger-job-cuts/index.html

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Reply #4 posted 11/30/18 10:54am

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How come the NRA, (or Trump or any conservatives, on or off this site) had nothing to say about the two recent incidents of "good guys with guns", who drew their weapons trying to assist when others were shooting, and both were gunned down by the cops when they reached the scene of the events? You don't think it has ANYTHING with both guys being BLACK, do you??? Hmmmm ...
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Reply #5 posted 11/30/18 10:56am

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It is interesting how every time BO would talk about gun control issues, gun sales would go through the roof! It's a temporary lull, perhaps, but don't get too excited. wink
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Reply #6 posted 11/30/18 11:00am

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Camileyun said:

It is interesting how every time BO would talk about gun control issues, gun sales would go through the roof! It's a temporary lull, perhaps, but don't get too excited. wink


Perhaps because the paranoid gun nuts had the irrational and unfounded idea that Obama was planning to "confiscate " everyone's guns. Funny, he had 8 years and never did anything close to that
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Reply #7 posted 11/30/18 11:02am

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jjhunsecker said:

Camileyun said:

It is interesting how every time BO would talk about gun control issues, gun sales would go through the roof! It's a temporary lull, perhaps, but don't get too excited. wink


Perhaps because the paranoid gun nuts had the irrational and unfounded idea that Obama was planning to "confiscate " everyone's guns. Funny, he had 8 years and never did anything close to that

I know you're right.
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Reply #8 posted 11/30/18 11:03am

Camileyun

Camileyun said:

jjhunsecker said:



Perhaps because the paranoid gun nuts had the irrational and unfounded idea that Obama was planning to "confiscate " everyone's guns. Funny, he had 8 years and never did anything close to that

I know you're right.

But, not everyone with a gun is a gun nut. Do you agree?
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Reply #9 posted 11/30/18 12:09pm

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Camileyun said:

Camileyun said:


I know you're right.

But, not everyone with a gun is a gun nut. Do you agree?


No, but anyone who entertained the insane belief that Obama was going to institute a national gun confiscation program certainly would qualify
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Reply #10 posted 11/30/18 3:43pm

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jjhunsecker said:

Camileyun said:
But, not everyone with a gun is a gun nut. Do you agree?
No, but anyone who entertained the insane belief that Obama was going to institute a national gun confiscation program certainly would qualify

Which is way too many gun humpers.

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Reply #11 posted 12/03/18 10:32am

uPtoWnNY

jjhunsecker said:

How come the NRA, (or Trump or any conservatives, on or off this site) had nothing to say about the two recent incidents of "good guys with guns", who drew their weapons trying to assist when others were shooting, and both were gunned down by the cops when they reached the scene of the events? You don't think it has ANYTHING with both guys being BLACK, do you??? Hmmmm ...

Believe me, you won't hear a peep from them.

The message to law-abiding gun-owning citizens of color is don't bother getting involved. It's not worth losing your life to a cop or "concerned citizen" who'll assume you're a perp. Black off-duty cops run that risk (see Desmond Robinson & Darwin Pannell).

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Reply #12 posted 12/03/18 10:54am

poppys

jjhunsecker said:

How come the NRA, (or Trump or any conservatives, on or off this site) had nothing to say about the two recent incidents of "good guys with guns", who drew their weapons trying to assist when others were shooting, and both were gunned down by the cops when they reached the scene of the events? You don't think it has ANYTHING with both guys being BLACK, do you??? Hmmmm ...

disbelief They have to shoot a black male no matter what.

usatoday

...Roberson had been awaiting police help when he was shot multiple times by the officer. He was wearing a hat emblazoned with the word "Security" when he was shot, said attorney Gregory Kulis, an attorney for Roberson's mother...

...Roberson, who was armed, had apprehended the suspect outside the bar and had him pinned to the ground when the officer arrived. Witnesses say they shouted at the officer that Roberson was a security guard.


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Reply #13 posted 12/03/18 11:13am

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poppys said:

jjhunsecker said:

How come the NRA, (or Trump or any conservatives, on or off this site) had nothing to say about the two recent incidents of "good guys with guns", who drew their weapons trying to assist when others were shooting, and both were gunned down by the cops when they reached the scene of the events? You don't think it has ANYTHING with both guys being BLACK, do you??? Hmmmm ...

disbelief They have to shoot a black male no matter what.

usatoday

...Roberson had been awaiting police help when he was shot multiple times by the officer. He was wearing a hat emblazoned with the word "Security" when he was shot, said attorney Gregory Kulis, an attorney for Roberson's mother...

...Roberson, who was armed, had apprehended the suspect outside the bar and had him pinned to the ground when the officer arrived. Witnesses say they shouted at the officer that Roberson was a security guard.


"Just a N****r".....harsh but true

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Reply #14 posted 12/03/18 11:50am

jjhunsecker

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uPtoWnNY said:

jjhunsecker said:

How come the NRA, (or Trump or any conservatives, on or off this site) had nothing to say about the two recent incidents of "good guys with guns", who drew their weapons trying to assist when others were shooting, and both were gunned down by the cops when they reached the scene of the events? You don't think it has ANYTHING with both guys being BLACK, do you??? Hmmmm ...

Believe me, you won't hear a peep from them.

The message to law-abiding gun-owning citizens of color is don't bother getting involved. It's not worth losing your life to a cop or "concerned citizen" who'll assume you're a perp. Black off-duty cops run that risk (see Desmond Robinson & Darwin Pannell).

I said that many times on here - a Black or Latino "good guy with a gun" runs a very serious risk of getting blasted themselves. You're absolutely right- sadly, it's not worth getting involved if you yourself might be gunned down like a rabid dog

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Reply #15 posted 12/03/18 11:54am

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uPtoWnNY said:

poppys said:

disbelief They have to shoot a black male no matter what.

usatoday

...Roberson had been awaiting police help when he was shot multiple times by the officer. He was wearing a hat emblazoned with the word "Security" when he was shot, said attorney Gregory Kulis, an attorney for Roberson's mother...

...Roberson, who was armed, had apprehended the suspect outside the bar and had him pinned to the ground when the officer arrived. Witnesses say they shouted at the officer that Roberson was a security guard.


"Just a N****r".....harsh but true

As they said on "the Wire"...what the cops saw was one thing : BNBG (Big Negro, Big Gun)

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Reply #16 posted 12/03/18 12:05pm

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Reply #17 posted 12/03/18 12:18pm

poppys

jjhunsecker said:

https://www.nytimes.com/2...oting.html

Yep, licensed gun owner rose - just like Philando Castile.

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Reply #18 posted 12/03/18 12:40pm

uPtoWnNY

jjhunsecker said:

https://www.nytimes.com/2...oting.html

jacreilly
TexasNov. 30

@2016-2018: “What Not To Do” Blueprints It's why Trevor Noah said a black person buying a gun should also get a white person who can shoot it for him, "When he buys a Glock he should also get a Craig."

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Reply #20 posted 12/03/18 1:25pm

Musicslave

uPtoWnNY said:

jjhunsecker said:

https://www.nytimes.com/2...oting.html

jacreilly
TexasNov. 30

@2016-2018: “What Not To Do” Blueprints It's why Trevor Noah said a black person buying a gun should also get a white person who can shoot it for him, "When he buys a Glock he should also get a Craig."

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Reply #21 posted 12/03/18 1:32pm

Musicslave

http://fortune.com/2018/11/29/trump-bump-stock-ban-announcement/

Trump Readying Bump Stock Ban Announcement

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President Donald Trump’s administration is moving forward with a bump stock ban, according to a new report.

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The administration plans to announce in the next several days a federal rule banning the sale and use of bump stocks across the U.S., CNN is reporting, citing sources who claim to have knowledge of the administration’s plans. Once the rule is made, those who have bump stocks will need to destroy them or surrender them to law enforcement officials within 90 days, according to the report.

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Bump stocks are attached to semi-automatic weapons and use the gun’s recoil to “bump” the trigger and allow for a faster rate of firing. Bump stocks don’t create a fully automatic firing speed, but come close. Since the Obama Administration, bump stocks have been classified as gun accessories that can be lawfully used.

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However, bump stocks became a point of debate last year, after it was used in the horrific Las Vegas shooting that left 58 people dead. The bump stock allowed the shooter to increase the firing rate and maximize damage.

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Soon after, President Trump said he w...ump stocks, but was soon met with opposition from the National Rifle Association and other gun advocates, including Congresspeople.

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Banning bump stocks could have been done in a legislative setting, but would have been met by opposition among those lawmakers. Opting to change a federal rule and classifying bump stocks as illegal sidesteps any lawmaker opposition.

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Still, a rule change is subject to lawsuits that could hold up any ban. And it’s possible that gun advocates could attempt to overturn or just delay the ban through the court system.

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And they said Obama was coming for your guns and your bump stocks. lol

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Reply #22 posted 12/03/18 1:42pm

poppys

Oh man, anxiously awaiting the bump stock whisperer... lol

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Reply #23 posted 12/03/18 1:53pm

Musicslave

poppys said:

Oh man, anxiously awaiting the bump stock whisperer... lol

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lol

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Reply #24 posted 12/03/18 3:38pm

jjhunsecker

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poppys said:

Oh man, anxiously awaiting the bump stock whisperer... lol

Are we going to get the pop quiz on what ACTUALLY constitutes an "assault weapon" ???

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Reply #25 posted 12/04/18 7:37am

2elijah

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poppys said:



jjhunsecker said:


How come the NRA, (or Trump or any conservatives, on or off this site) had nothing to say about the two recent incidents of "good guys with guns", who drew their weapons trying to assist when others were shooting, and both were gunned down by the cops when they reached the scene of the events? You don't think it has ANYTHING with both guys being BLACK, do you??? Hmmmm ...


disbelief They have to shoot a black male no matter what.

usatoday

...Roberson had been awaiting police help when he was shot multiple times by the officer. He was wearing a hat emblazoned with the word "Security" when he was shot, said attorney Gregory Kulis, an attorney for Roberson's mother...

...Roberson, who was armed, had apprehended the suspect outside the bar and had him pinned to the ground when the officer arrived. Witnesses say they shouted at the officer that Roberson was a security guard.



Unfortunately with this recent incident, in this country, if there was some crazy guy shooting up people in public, gun or no gun, Blacks are safer not getting involved, as some asshole cop will murder them ‘assuming‘ they are the suspect.
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Reply #26 posted 12/04/18 7:47am

2elijah

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Musicslave said:



uPtoWnNY said:




jjhunsecker said:


https://www.nytimes.com/2...oting.html








jacreilly

TexasNov. 30



@2016-2018: “What Not To Do” Blueprints It's why Trevor Noah said a black person buying a gun should also get a white person who can shoot it for him, "When he buys a Glock he should also get a Craig."



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What I love about Trevor is that he is always on point about these type situations about America. This country is such in a f’d up place when it comes to race. It’s racial ignorance and hatred will destroy this country, because the same ignorant, racist, stereotyped shit and mentality of the past, has never left.
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Reply #27 posted 12/04/18 7:51am

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poppys said:



jjhunsecker said:


https://www.nytimes.com/2...oting.html



Yep, licensed gun owner rose - just like Philando Castile.


Like Trevor said, second amendment is not for Black folks in America. The 2ndlike is just a license to make it ok to murder Black Americans.
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Reply #28 posted 12/04/18 8:06am

13cjk13

jjhunsecker said:

poppys said:

Oh man, anxiously awaiting the bump stock whisperer... lol

Are we going to get the pop quiz on what ACTUALLY constitutes an "assault weapon" ???

And, will we be able to make any sense out of it?

"Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost".
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13cjk13 said:

jjhunsecker said:

Are we going to get the pop quiz on what ACTUALLY constitutes an "assault weapon" ???

And, will we be able to make any sense out of it?

Most likely, not .

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