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Yes, if the President declared a national emergency related to an unusual or extraordinary foreign threat and identified the NRA as intrinsically linked to foreign interests. President Trump's actions, in this case, come under authority granted to limit transactions with respect to foreign interests, under 50 U.S.C. 1702(a)(1): (1) At the times and to the ...


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The NRA was founded as a marksmanship training organization in 1871. The main motivation of the NRA is education in marksmanship and gun safety. From their mouths: While widely recognized today as a major political force and as America's foremost defender of Second Amendment rights, the NRA has, since its inception, been the premier firearms education ...


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So first off, the NRA is a non-profit organization that is funded largely through donations from people who agree with them. A quick read from google has found that it is fine for foreign nationals to donate to U.S. Charities, but such donations may not be tax deductible depending on a load of factors on the donor's side (usually). This happens all the ...


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According to Politifact, the NRA's claim of a minor amount of money spent during the 2017 elections was minor (comparatively). But the graph they produce show a clear trend of them looking at elections as a two year cycle, and 2017 happened to be their off year. In 2016 they reportedly spent $55 million, when some sources claimed it could have been high as $...


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Racism and Xenophobia Racism is one motive often ascribed to the NRA and its supporters, either in the form of indifference to the desire of minorities in high crime neighborhoods to be free from fear, as in this New York Times op-ed, and also based upon their apparent indifferent response to disregard of Second Amendment rights when the disregard implicates ...


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I wasn't able to access that linked article. However, doing a quick Google search finds the NRA reported receiving a grand total of $2,512.85 from "people associated with Russian addresses” or known Russian nationals living in the United States". Trump is reported to have spent $957.6 million on the campaign. In that context, "funded" seems the wrong word ...


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According to OpenSecrets.org, the National Rifle Association or NRA in 2017 spent $5,122,000. This was not enough for it to make the list of the twenty top spenders, which required a minimum of $12,385,000 in 2017. The NRA is generally considered powerful not because of how much money it gives but by how many people vote with them. The NRA is a powerful ...


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