The NRA’s IRS Form 990 for 2020 is now online. There are some things that are note worthy.
Despite all the claims that NRA is doing well (in the bankruptcy suit LaPierre claimed that finances were the best they’d been in years), revenues fell even farther, from $291 million in 2019 to $282 million in 2020. This, from a 2018 peak of $350 million, about a 20% decline. The amount devoted to lobbying and politics, to ILA, the core function, is only $22.6 million. The amount spent on lawsuits, as we’ll see, is nearly double that.
Wayne LaPierre’s million-dollar salary was improved by a bonus of $455,000 and other benefits, making the total over $1.6 million. The NY Attorney General will cite this as proof of how helpless and submissive the board is. The CEO is caught, bluntly, embezzling massive amounts of the nonprofit’s money, and the board hands…
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