Happy Tuesday: The NRA broke a 15-year fundraising record

nra This is what happens when proggies try to mess with our Constitutional rights.

From Miami Herald: The National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund raised $2.4 million from March 1 to March 31, the group’s first full month of political fundraising since the nation’s deadliest high school shooting on Valentine’s Day, according to filings submitted to the Federal Elections Commission. The total is $1.5 million more than the organization raised during the same time period in 2017, when it took in $884,000 in donations, and $1.6 million more than it raised in February 2018.

The $2.4 million haul is the most money raised by the NRA’s political arm in one month since June 2003, the last month when electronic federal records were readily available. It surpasses the $1.1 million and $1.5 million raised in January and February 2013, the two months after the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Most of the donations, $1.9 million of the $2.4 million total, came from small donors who gave less than $200. The NRA doles out money to political campaigns from the victory fund, but most of its spending is on activity that isn’t directly linked with a lawmakers’ campaign where the group is not bound by state and federal campaign finance limits. For example, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio received only $9,900 in direct contributions from the NRA during his 2016 U.S. Senate campaign, but his campaign benefited from $3.3 million in outside spending from the NRA to help him defeat Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy.

In Florida, the NRA has donated to four Republican members of Congress during the 2018 cycle, including Miami Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, but the four donations are $2,750 or less, a pittance when a competitive congressional campaign typically costs millions. The NRA hasn’t donated to candidates at the state level in Florida for years. Instead, the group’s political power comes from its thousands of members who are typically a powerful voting bloc in Republican primary elections.

The NRA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Marion Hammer, the NRA’s powerful lobbyist in Florida, recently circulated a letter to members titled “It’s Time to Name the Betrayers Who Voted For Gun Control,” an attack on Republican members of the Florida Legislature who helped to pass a gun bill that raised the age to legally purchase a firearm from 18 to 21, instituted a three-day waiting period for purchasing rifles and shotguns, and banned devices called bump stocks that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire at a higher rate.

“We did NOT support the gratuitous gun control provisions added to the bill by REPUBLICANS,” the letter reads. “Republican legislators are responsible for passage of the ‘gun control bill.’ They lacked the courage to uphold their oath of office and keep their word to constituents who voted for them. They were in total control. They no longer deserve your trust.”

The letter went on to call state Sen. Doug Broxson the “lynchpin” who helped pass the bill by one vote in Tallahassee’s upper chamber. The Gulf Breeze Republican defended himself in an op-ed after the vote, saying, “When politicians cannot agree in Washington, they pack up and go home, leaving the American people frustrated and angry. Here in Florida, that’s just not how we do things.”

The NRA spent $31 million to attack Hillary Clinton or support Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, and the NRA’s lobbying arm also spends millions on federal elections, but it does not have to report information on its donors or finances to the FEC. The NRA’s Political Victory Fund ended the month with $5.8 million on hand as the 2018 campaign season ramps up.

Gun control groups haven’t been able to match the NRA’s fundraising.

Everytown for Gun Safety’s Political Action Fund raised $13,580 in March while former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ Political Action Committee raised $129,589 in March. Two South Florida lawmakers have received donations from gun control groups this election cycle. Miami Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo, who introduced a bill to ban bump stocks after the Las Vegas shooting, received $1,000, while Democratic state Rep. David Richardson, who is running for Congress to replace retiring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, received $14,108 from gun control groups.

The March for Our Lives group founded after the Parkland shooting has raised $3.5 million since Feb. 18 via the online service GoFundMe, though that money was put toward organizing marches around the country and helping families of the victims.

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21 responses to “Happy Tuesday: The NRA broke a 15-year fundraising record

  1. Did the NRA lie about yeti? I saw yeti’s response yesterday but cannot find anything from the NRA. Not saying I dont trust the NRA but they are a lobbying organization and usually that means its about the money

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    • NRA has not responded.

      YETI responded two days after NRA’s bulletin. Maybe after getting hammered on social media their response was about the money….

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    • kjf. One thing the NRA does not do is lie about its finances, operations and goals. The reason for this is simple. If the gun grabbers ever caught the NRA in a lie, then it would be all over for the NRA. The antis would have a fabulous propaganda tool. They would be able to say that the NRA is untrustworthy and mendacious. And the NRA would have no creditable rejoinder.

      However, the NRA is scrupulous about assuring its 5 million members, and the 70 million gun owners who are not members, that what comes from the NRA is the truth. If the suggestion is that the NRA puts its best foot forward, of course it does. But lie? No.

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  2. Keep going, Hogg…

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    • Done wonders for NRA memberships and gun sales too…

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    • Anonymous . . . . I’m probably going to have to go get an anti-nausea pill now, every time I see rat-faced Piglet and his faux Hittlerisque arm salute, you would think I was on an ocean liner in the middle of a hurricane, with severe to life-ending sea sickness.

      When is that little goof ball going to be through with his 15 minutes of fame? Certainly, not fast enough to suit me.

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  3. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    Guns keep people free – look at Chicago – who has the strictest gun laws (the people in Chicago have been stripped of their rights – but they have allowed it) in the U.S. and it has not worked – more killing in Chicago than any town in USA. Are the people stupid to allow this?

    kommonsentsjane

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  4. Stephen T. McCarthy

    I find this both encouraging and extremely FUNNY!

    I’ve been telling friends and family that ever since Trump got elected, for Dumb-O-Crats, political life in America has turned into a ‘ROAD RUNNER’ cartoon, with the Dumb-O-Crats in the role of Wile E. Coyote. Every single trick they try to pull ends up backfiring on them!

    So, I say: Go for it, Libtards! Go get you some ACME Rockets and an ACME Cannon and use it all against us. I dare ya!

    Stoopid, stooped Dumb-O-Crats!

    ~ D-FensDogG
    Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends

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    • That’s a very apt analogy. It sure seems that way. Of course I believe the whole thing is scripted. If it weren’t they’d never get away with it. Just imagine having half a dozen phony “news” channels 24/7 criticizing Trump. Wouldn’t happen naturally, anywhere.

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      • Stephen T. McCarthy

        Lophatt, I suspect we are on the same page. But out of curiosity, what do you mean by “scripted”? Are you saying that you think it’s part of a prearranged plan that the Dumb-O-Crats and their news organs are to attack Trump and have those attacks backfire? Or… do mean something else entirely?

        ~ D-FensDogG
        Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends

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  5. Don’t You love it? What a slap on the faces of the left -can’t change the Constitution no matter how much they want, we reign FREE the Second Amendment stays put for as long as we are the United States of America. Let freedom ring, lets keep the NRA symbol alive!

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  6. Communists have yet to figure out that freedom loving people don’t like them. Freedom-loving people know there’s more to life than “me too” and being coddled like an infant.

    They haven’t figured out yet that there’s no one to pay for “Faggot World”. They will die flashing their piercings at each other.

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  7. Kevin J Lankford

    I suppose the liberals and ‘deep states’ answer to this will be ramping up random massacres, perhaps, even with real victims.

    Liked by 4 people

  8. The more they try the more we resist just the natural order of things when you say freedom. And I thought obamy was the biggest pusher of fire arms seems a lot of folks were buying them when he got in but I think all the false flags, most people are not falling for now, and are getting ready for the coming head on fight that will eventually come unless God steps in and saves the lives of the knuckle head idiots that are driving us over the edge of sanity. For they will be the first to get there karma.

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  9. Happy Tuesday, and Wednesday and everyday the NRA scores BIG, to the unhappy left, don’t you like it?

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  10. Hogg knows where the NRA is getting their money from. Take. A. Wild. Guess…

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