-Media Matters; 4/30/2020
The National Rifle Association is encouraging Americans to spend their coronavirus stimulus checks on “sweet deals” from gun and firearm accessory manufacturers, including companies that have donated tens of thousands of dollars to the NRA — and one that’s given the gun group over $1 million. This isn’t the first time that the NRA has tried to fundraise off of fearmongering during the coronavirus pandemic. Previous instances of alleged financial impropriety have reportedly already cost the group $100 million.
-Media Matters; 4/28/2020
As a nonprofit organization, the NRA is legally required to remain nonpartisan.
But according to a FRONTLINE interview with a former NRA fundraiser, for years the group has privately tailored its fundraising messages and wielded its financial power to advance a Republican agenda.
“In our fundraising messaging, things just became more and more Republican. But it wasn’t that way when I first started,” said Aaron Davis, who worked in NRA donor relations for years, speaking in his first on-camera interview for NRA Under Fire.
In a new book slamming “outrage culture” and calling for a society with more grace, former National Rifle Association spokesperson and conservative radio host Dana Loesch defends her past use of Klan imagery to mock a children’s show for adding diversity.
-Media Matters; 2/27/2020
-Media Matters; 9/27/2019