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Letter from NRA Past Presidents

John Richardson has it. Ack-Mac is going away, right guys? We’re done paying for crappy YouTube videos no one watches, right? Note, from the letter:

The vast majority of the travel in question involved donor outreach, fundraising, and stakeholder engagement. As an example, The Wall Street Journal reported that a trip to Italy was “tied to a 2015 documentary feature on the Italian gun maker posted on NRATV.” Beretta, as you may know, is a major supporter of the NRA and our Second Amendment.

How many people watched the video? I can’t find it, but how many views did it get? I only found one video on location in Italy, and it has 1052 views.

Nice video, but how much money went out for each of those views? I probably don’t even want to know.

UPDATE: Just for the record, I’m not buying the smokescreen that everything is hunky dory.

11 Responses to “Letter from NRA Past Presidents”

  1. Charlie Foxtrot says:

    My question is, why is official communication by NRA’s current Officers and Past Presidents posted on Todd Rathner’s Facebook page, who is supposed to be an independent Director and who is coincidentally running again next year? Why not post official NRA communication on official NRA pages?

    PS: It is certainly not a slow news day. According to the WSJ, the NRA is suing Ackerman McQueen again. This time they are seeking $40M in damages.

  2. Would the documentary be on “American Rifleman” the TV series on the outdoor network? I remember a show on Beretta. I do watch those.

  3. Richard says:

    I got the letter via email directly from the NRA. I don’t know their protocols for an email blast though I would think that it would be all at once. My name does begin with A so if it is segmented, I would be one of the first to get it. Or perhaps I just check my email more often than others.

    • Charlie Foxtrot says:

      I still have not received the letter via e-mail. I guess as an Endowment Life Member I haven’t paid enough for this type of service. Or, maybe this is considered NRA spam that I opted out of. LOL.

      The NRA posted the letter on their Web site and Facebook page this morning, after it has been posted by Todd Rathner on his ToddRathner4NRABoard Facebook page yesterday.

      The ToddRathner4NRABoard Facebook page has been taken offline, by the way. Todd Rathner made rather unprofessional comments on his post from yesterday.

      • Erin Palette says:

        What were those unprofessional comments, if I may ask?

        • Charlie Foxtrot says:

          Well, there is a reason why Todd Rathner deleted his secondary Facebook account. There is no record of those comments anymore, so anything I post here would be from my memory. There were a number of exchanges between Todd Rathner and Rob Pincus that turned ugly. There were a number of exchanges between Todd Rathner and Joshua Prince that turned ugly too. In addition to that, Todd Rathner made a number of juvenile replies to others. Many of the arguments involved Todd Rathner’s behavior at the NRA Members Meeting and were quite personal and direct.

  4. RAH says:

    I also got the email straight from the NRA

  5. Chris says:

    Ironically, NRA is still blasting out fundraising appeals claiming that they’re on the financial ropes and might close if you don’t send them a check today.

    So which is it? Either everything is fine, or the place is about to collapse. Hard to see how both are true.

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