Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Is That Even Possible?

This caught me by surprise:
Since 1992, the Friends of the NRA has raised and invested more than $100 million in local projects to further shooting sports.
So in the last 17 years a hunting club pulls in over $5.8 million every year -- and just in the Green Bay area alone -- and it puts all of it back into the area?

To give you an idea of how odd this seems, in 2007 the Brown County United Way received $3,471,090 in pledges or a little more than half what the local branch of the NRA is claiming.

That disparity seems curiously odd to me and begs a few questions, like: How does the local NRA accomplish this amazing fundraising feat and what exactly qualifies as "local projects to further hunting sports"?

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