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Friday, October 19, 2018

NRA Forced To Drastically Reduce Midterm Spending

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

Republicans trying to fend off a Democrats blue wave this year are going to have do it without much aid from a longtime, deep-pocketed ally, the National Rifle Association.

At a time when it’s reeling from falling revenues, the NRA has drastically pulled back its financial support for GOP campaigns during this midterm cycle.

To date, the radical gun group has pledged just $1.6 million dollars to Republican campaign efforts this midterm election cycle. That’s compared to the $16 million the group poured into GOP coffers in 2014.

“That decline comes as the FBI investigates whether the group illegally received money from Russia to fuel its support of President Donald Trump during the 2016 election and as the group has seen a decline in dues that has deepened the group’s operating deficit,” McClatchy reports.…

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NRA Rapidly Losing Members And Money As Gun Sales Drop

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The NRA is losing membership fees, and it’s running up huge deficits as a result. These grim findings, based on an audit obtained by OpenSecrets, raise doubts about the long-term prospects of the radical gun lobbying group.

“The document offers the first look at the NRA’s finances in the wake of the 2016 elections,” OpenSecrets reports. “It shows that for the last two years, the NRA saw plummeting income from dues-paying members, and that has, in turn, fueled growing deficits.”

Specifically, the NRA ran up a $14 million deficit in 2016, which then ballooned to $31 million in 2017.…

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After Jacksonville Shootings, Councilman Demands Gun Reform

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

A Jacksonville, Florida city councilman named Reggie Gaffney spoke to local news anchors after a mass shooting at a video game tournament that left four people dead.

“My question — I’m asking to America, I’m asking to Jacksonville, I’m asking to the state — what are we going to do about guns?”

He said that the country and Jacksonville are facing a gun problem. Sunday’s shooting is the second headline-grabbing shooting in Gaffney’s district in the last 48 hours.

“We’ve really got to ask ourselves two questions,” Gaffney said. “What are we going to do about guns? And we’ve really got to get focused on getting closer with the Lord.”

Watch the video below.



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