More Bully Tactics by Anti-Gunners Aimed at Finances, NRA’s Tax-Exempt Status

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posted on April 27, 2019
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When gun-haters attempt to strike the NRA, they also try to attack its more than 5 million members who play a key role in preserving our nation’s constitutional rights.

Everytown for Gun Safety has never been afraid to jump on the latest bandwagon if there’s even a hint that the ensuing ride could cause some kind of problem for the NRA. The gun-haters group’s decision to challenge the NRA’s tax exemption is just the latest in a slew of attempts to advance its scheme to erect roadblocks that the group hopes will slow or derail the NRA in its mission to preserve gun rights.

Everyone knows a bully doesn’t fight fair. A bully doesn’t have respect for other viewpoints. A bully has a “my way or the highway” mentality.

And the recent ruse involving a complaint to the IRS commissioner is another example of a play by win-at-any-cost strategy to quash the NRA and its members who stand for our Second Amendment right of the people to keep and bear arms.

Everytown apparently is hoping that by wagering on a new horse in the race—one that would hit the NRA in the wallet—it can finally win a round in its prizefight against the nation’s oldest civil rights organization.

That’s because the anti-gunners realize that they can’t fight lawful gun ownership on the merits alone.

Expect to hear badmouthing of the NRA from the other side because the liberal media outlets aren’t shy about getting in line behind the anti-gunners narrative.

Here’s what the naysayers aren’t saying, though. Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Tax Code, pertains to organizations that are “operated for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, or educational purposes, or to foster national or international amateur sports competition.”

One hallmark of the NRA’s mission through its lifetime has been marksmanship and firearm safety. That fits the definition of “educational purposes,” doesn’t it? When youngsters want to learn to shoot, the NRA is there, whether it be through the Youth Hunter Education Challenge or other youth education programs. The NRA Foundation also awards grants for a variety of shooting education efforts across the nation. The NRA also has a competitive shooting division. Most of those activities could be argued to fall under the umbrella of “foster(ing) national or international amateur sports competition. So it might well be an uphill battle to challenge the 501(c)(3) status.

When looked at in that context, it becomes more evident that the anti-gunners are chasing their tails to try to get the NRA entangled in arguments that take the gun-rights group away from its primary focus.

But the NRA’s more than 5 million members won’t let something so petty detract from standing firm in the fight for the Constitution and our natural right to protect ourselves.

To learn about other financial attacks on those who support our Second Amendment gun rights, it is worthwhile to read these articles.

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