What a strange question, of course not. The NRA is an organization for gun manufacturers.
NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
11250 WAPLES MILL ROAD, FAIRFAX, VA 22030-7550 | TAX-EXEMPT SINCE APRIL 1944
• EIN: 53-0116130
• Classification (NTEE)
•Civil Liberties Advocacy (Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy)
• Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(4)
• Defined as: Civic leagues, social welfare organizations and local associations of employees, created to promote community welfare for charitable, educational or recreational purposes.
• Donations to this organization are not tax deductible.
The NRA does have non-profit, tax-exempt status. Why is the NRA, like religious organizations and not for profit charities, exempt from paying taxes?
They claim a 501c4 Tax Exemption, labeling themselves a “Social Welfare Organization”.
The NRA donates millions of dollars to politicians to make sure they vote the right way.
Well, one could argue the NRA cares about the US Constitution, the Second Amendment and all that… don’t they?
The NRA’s biggest donor this last year was RUSSIA. In 2016 they received $35 million in cash donations from Russia, and $175 million in donations from “unknown sources”.
Not only does the NRA not pay taxes on its income, it is not required to disclose it’s significant contributors to the public, which makes them a perfect choice for laundering Russian money.
There are rules to qualify for this tax status, but the NRA seems non-compliant.
- In order to qualify for tax exempt status, any earnings made by the group cannot benefit any individual shareholder or member.
- The organization cannot directly or indirectly participate in any political campaigns on behalf or in opposition to a candidate.
The NRA has purchased loyalty from GOP politicians, to name a few—
Donald Trump $30M
John McCain $7.7M
Richard Burr $6.9M
Roy Blunt $4.5M
Sen Thom Tillis $4.4M
Sen Cory Gardner $3.8M
Marco Rubio $3.3M
Joni Ernst $3M
Sen Rob Portman $3M
The NRA is currently under investigating by the FBI.
67% of Americans support stricter gun laws, and a ban on assault rifles. Why isn’t that enough to garner a change in gun laws?
The NRA does not represent American values.
Of the total 308 million Americans, only 5 million are NRA members. This is a relatively small number when you consider the power they wield.
Consider this statistic— 3% of Americans own half the country’s 265 million guns. An estimated 70 million firearms were added to American arsenals the past two decades, according to a new landmark study on gun ownership.
#BoycottNRA has resulted in countless corporations severing ties with the NRA. Among the growing list —
First National Bank of Omaha, Wyndham hotels, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, rental car companies- Hertz, National, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, MetLife, Allied and North American Van Lines, Symantec, which makes the Norton anti-virus software and owns the identity theft protection company LifeLock, SimpliSafe, which sells home security systems, etc.
The response from NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre, was typical. He instills fear and paranoia to sell guns— “You should be anxious and you should be frightened if they” (Democrats) “seize power … our American freedoms could be lost and our country will be changed forever, the first to go will be the Second Amendment.”
GEORGIA LT. GOV. CASEY CAGLE THREATENS DELTA’S TAX BREAKS AFTER AIRLINE CUTS TIES WITH THE NRA.
This GOP politician’s response to corporate abandonment of the NRA brings questions of political extortion to the forefront. Is Cagle’s response legal?
The NRA should not qualify under 501(c)(4) as a “social welfare program”.
Report the NRA’s tax-exemption status, to the IRS by following this link —
NRA EIN # 53-0116130