Originally Posted by AIKIJUTSU
Thanks for the info, y'all. I quit the NRA back in the middle 90's because that's what Wayne La Pierre was doing. Then when I sent him a week's pay, he sent back by return mail an insulting accusation that I was a cheapskate for not sending more money.
I dropped the NRA for much the same reasons, only in the early 80's, in addition to the fact I'd recieve several NRA solicitations a week, begging for money for this or that cause.
What really turned me against making donations to "worthy" causes was non firearms related.
For many years I'd make a sizable donation to the National Federation for the Blind. One year in particular times were tough, work being slow, and i felt i couldnt contribute my past normal donation, so i sent them a smaller amount. They actually had the unmitagated gall to bill me for the remaining "balance".
The biggest issue for me with any organization begging donations, relates to a news report years ago. It became a public issue that the president, CEO, head honcho, what ever you want to call it, of the Red Cross, was drawing an exorbitantly high wage for what was advertised as a "non-profit" organization.
I'm sure Wayne Lapierre and leaders of other organizations are in similiar circumstances. My point being, would they be such staunch supporters of the given cause if they were donating their time or recieving minimum wage instead of unrealistic benefits? Even the president of the United States recieves only a paltry wage compared to the immense responsibility that job entails, and you can bet the leaders of these organizations recieve much more in comphensation.