NRA: Does anyone on AH know what is REALLY going on?

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  1. Dinsdale

    Dinsdale AH Enthusiast

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    The cushy relationship between NRA board members and their advertising firm has been written about for years; but since it was from "regular" media, all the NRA boosters fan club discounted it. (see "Confessions of a Gun Lobbyist" for just one example)

    I think its funny now they can't hide the troubling numbers, all the sudden a problem.

    Many here would have watched "Under Wild Skies" with Tony Makris and seen Wayne LaPierre on the show.

    How do you think all that got paid for?

    Hint: Markis works for Ackerman McQueen.
     
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  2. Red Leg

    Red Leg AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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    Tony is a very old and good friend of mine - couple of decades of being a good friend.

    How did all what get paid for? I have no clue what you are talking about. But hint. The relationship between the show and the NRA is a business decision. As it is with it’s other sponsors like Blaser and the folks who pay to broadcast it. Thus far, the break with Ackerman is not affecting that relationship. I think that is wise, from the NRA’s perspective, since it is one of the few non- bubba outdoor shows surviving.

    If you are interested rather than merely making assumptions, the business case simply pays for the six-week’s of hunting. Tony and his spouse do exceedingly well in their day jobs. Working a TV program that simply underwrites his hunting strikes me as fairly astute. It also makes the show relatively cheap to produce and market (I’ll spell it out so you understand - he isn’t trying to make a living with it). I only wish I had thought of it. Should NRA move on, he will have other sponsors.
     
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  3. ack

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    My last request for money I wrote "no way until La peero" was gone and sent it back..I read the guy spent nearly a half million in one afternoon shopping in Beverly Hills..on top of high dollar car rentals and chauffeurs over seas.....I hate it but thinking about dropping membership unless it's cleaned up fast.,
     
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    You do know that the ones opening up those mailers are $15 a hour flunkies don't you?

    And anything that doesn't have to do with the money that you would of sent in just gets dumped.
     
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  5. Glenn Slaven

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    I feel exactly the same way. Especially since a big part of my business is suppressor sales. He has not been very pro gun to say the least.
     
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  6. Saul

    Saul AH Enthusiast

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    Full disclosure, I am no longer an NRA member. I was for many years but after seeing years of failure to promote gun rights and education, I decided to not renew my membership. Their refusal to speak up about the killing of Philando Castile only confirmed my decision. The NRA has a long and sordid history of backing gun control legislation, especially when it had a disparate impact against minority gun owners. If the NRA wants me back, then they need to defend ALL gun owners and actually work to EXPAND gun rights to all people.
     

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  8. wesheltonj

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    I am just a little guy, but I could not agree more with the guy in the article, except you need an odd number of board member and not an even. And quite frankly, those same suggestion need to be applied to SCI too.
     

  9. wesheltonj

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    Above story now reported on Fox News.
     

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  11. browningbbr

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    browningbbr AH Enthusiast

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    I've been trying to locate a website for David Dell'Aquila so that I can get more information, but none of the major search engines bring it up on a search. They may be blocking it, I don't know for sure. Only anti-NRA articles pop up.

    Does anyone have a link?
     

  13. wesheltonj

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    Jeff Knox website:

    http://www.savethe2a.org

    I believe that he is somewhat aligned Mr. Dell’Aquila
     

  14. browningbbr

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    Thank-you!
     

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    https://helpsavethenra.com/blog/
     

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    Again, "thank-you".
     

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