Dana Loesch the vitriolic spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association, has launched another vile attack on American institutions that truly safeguard our liberty, But the “mighty” organization she represents is a myth, according to tax documents and other sources.
Loesch may be one of the most polarizing figures in American history. She’s the biggest threat to democracy since Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.
Her video spots for the gun organization are loaded with invective and violent insinuations that border on hate speech.
Dana Loesch Hate-Filled NRA Diatribe
“Dear lying media. Your time is running out.”
“We’ve had enough of the lies, the sanctimony, the arrogance, the hatred, the pettiness, the fake news…we are done with your agenda to undermine voters’ will and individual liberty in America.
So to every lying member of the media, to every Hollywood phony, to the role model athletes who use their free speech to alter and undermine what our flag represents, to the politicians who would rather watch America burn than lose one ounce of their own personal power, to the late-night hosts who think their opinions are the only opinions that matter…to the Joy-Ann Reids, the Morning Joes, the Mikas…To those who stain honest reporting with partisanship…To those who bring bias and propaganda to CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times.
Listen up! Your Time is running out…The clock starts now.”
She’s all about protecting the Second Amendment, but she has no problem trampling the First Amendment to advance her agenda on behalf of gun manufacturers.
Although the NRA likes to brag it’s 5 million members strong, that’s a drop in the bucket compared to the 245 million adults, 18-and-over, who live in the United States and don’t belong. The NRA represents a paltry 2 percent of the population.
Yet, the organization holds sway over gun policy above and beyond their numbers by funneling millions of dollars into political campaigns of federal and state officials.
The NRA derives most of its money from gun manufacturers. It’s membership dues have been in decline ever since the 2013 Sandy Hook massacre that left 20 children dead between the ages of six and seven years old, at the hands of a shooter armed with an assault rifle.
That year, the group’s total revenues fell from more than $347 million to roughly $310 million. Revenue from annual dues led the decline falling from $175 million to $128 million in 2014, a 27 percent tumble, according to tax returns filed in New York state.
The NRA keeps its membership numbers secret, likely for good reason. Although the group claims it’s “more than 5 million members strong,” it’s membership probably more closely mirrors the circulation of its publications.
American Rifleman and other NRA-published magazines are sent to every member. Their circulation is around 3 million, according to audited figures. That means the NRA actually represents barely more than 1 percent of the adult population.
How does that explain an organization with more than a quarter billion dollars a year in revenue? It doesn’t.
A 2015 investigation of the NRA by Yahoo News found at least three violations of federal election laws involving how it collects and spends money from its members.
The NRA used to be an organization that represented its members and promoted educational activities and hunting. But under NRA Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre, the group has swung hard to the right.
Today, it promotes extremist politics, far-right white supremacy and the unlimited sale of all but military-style automatic weapons.
Loesch, a far-right commentator, has turned the NRA into a divisive force intent on sowing division in America. Check out her latest video below, let us know your thoughts and be sure to follow IM on Twitter for the latest culture news.
“To every lying member of the media, to every Hollywood phony, to the role model athletes who use their free speech to alter and undermine what our flag represents…Your Time is running out. The clock starts now."
–@DLoesch #Oscars90 pic.twitter.com/SDVjeTxyfB
— NRATV (@NRATV) March 4, 2018