New leaks reveal that the National Rifle Association has been going on a spending binge.
Several documents, posted anonymously on the Internet, revealed an extravagant spending bill that National Rifle Association Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre sent to Ackerman McQueen Inc.
The Wall Street Journal reports that “National Rifle Association Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre billed the group’s ad agency $39,000 for one day of shopping at a Beverly Hills clothing boutique, $18,300 for a car and driver in Europe and had the agency cover $13,800 in rent for a summer intern.”
The anonymous document pointed to clothing, travel, and other miscellaneous expenses rounding out to more than $542,000, of which LaPierre billed to Ackerman McQueen Inc.
BLP reported a few weeks ago on the increased scrutiny the NRA has faced during the past few months over its non-profit status.
Since then, the New York State Attorney General has been looking to crack down on the NRA and strip it of its non-profit status.
Indeed, the NRA has left a lot to be desired in many gun circles. Despite being an active force in the gun lobbying community, it has done very little to reverse federal gun control schemes that have turned the Second Amendment into a de facto privilege.
This is likely a sneak preview of how the political establishment will persecute more hardline, no compromise gun lobbies in the future. Campaign finance laws that target specific donors and organizational expenditures will be one of the many tactics gun controllers will use to undermine Second Amendment advocacy.
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