The good guys…


The progressive socialist democrats are, once again, mounting a campaign to destroy the National Rifle Association. Not only have elected officials tacitly approved the rioting, looting, arson, and the destruction of public and private property in Democrat-governed cities, they are now demanding that the Internal Revenue Service investigate and reconsider the NRA’s tax-exempt status.

They know, that members of the NRA take the Second Amendment seriously and they pose an armed threat to governmental tyranny and, specifically, lawless individuals and groups who are attacking our cities should they attack residential areas.

It does not surprise me that the attack is being led by two California House members who have a history of California-style radicalism…

Reps. Gomez and Schneider Lead Call for IRS to Investigate NRA Tax-Exempt Status

Reps. Jimmy Gomez and Brad Schneider led members of the Ways & Means and Oversight & Reform Committees in formally calling on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to review the tax-exempt status of both the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the NRA Foundation. 

In light of the recent reports of the NRA’s self-dealing and abuse of its tax status by the New York Attorney General and by Rep. Schneider, the 33 Members wrote the below letter to Commissioner Rettig calling for further investigation:

“The lawsuit filed by the New York Attorney General outlined a pattern of egregious self-dealing by directors or members in control of the organizations, looting corporate assets solely for personal benefit, and using vendors and contractors to hide improper use of funds or conflicts of interest,” the letter states. “In light of this new information, we respectfully ask that you review whether the recent allegations against the NRA and NRA Foundation warrant reconsideration of the organizations’ federal tax-exempt status under Sections 501(c)(3) and (c)(4) of the IRC…No organization that wantonly and repeatedly abuses these rules in order to advance and enrich the financial interests of its leaders should be allowed to enjoy privileged tax-exempt status.”

[OCS: I do not see similar attacks on Planned Parenthood or other organizations which have a history of illegal behavior, financial shenanigans, and poor governance.]

The House Ways & Means Committee has jurisdiction over the IRS and federal tax law, and the Oversight and Reform Committee has jurisdiction over all aspects of the federal government.

The following Members of the Ways & Means Committee signed the letter: Gomez, Schneider, Beyer, D. Davis, M. Thompson, Blumenauer, Pascrell, DelBene, Moore, Suozzi, Evans, Murphy, Kildee, Panetta, Chu, Sanchez, Higgins, Boyle, Larson, Sewell, Horsford, Doggett

The following Members of the Oversight Committee signed the letter: R. Kelly, Khanna, Norton, Lynch, Cooper, Speier, Connelly, Ocasio-Cortez, Sarbanes, DeSaulnier, Krishnamoorthi

[OCS: Consider that many of the above members who signed the letter have associations with individuals and organizations that support radical progressivism, socialism, and communism.]

The full text of the letter is below:

Dear Commissioner Rettig:

As members of the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Oversight and Reform Committee, we write today to express our serious concerns about the continued tax-exempt status of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and NRA Foundation. The Ways and Means Committee takes seriously its responsibility to exercise rigorous oversight of the administration of our federal tax laws by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Oversight and Reform Committee is the principal oversight committee of the House of Representatives and has broad authority to investigate “any matter” at “any time” under House Rule X. Together, we would like to ensure that these tax-exempt organizations are operating within the spirit and letter of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC).

We are increasingly concerned about the need for an investigation into the NRA, which has been granted tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(4) of the IRC, and the NRA Foundation, which has been granted tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRC. Tax-exempt organizations must adhere to strict, specific requirements to retain their exemption from federal tax law – and no tax-exempt organization is above the law.

As most recently highlighted by allegations against these organizations filed by the Attorneys General of New York and the District of Columbia, and supported by an independent investigation by a member of the Ways and Means Committee, both the NRA and the NRA Foundation are accused of a disturbing pattern of abusing their New York not-for profit, charitable membership corporation status. Legal complaints filed by the Attorneys General of New York and the District of Columbia document the ways in which the NRA and the NRA Foundation persistently operated in a manner that flew in the face of their New York not-for-profit status.         

In light of this new information, we respectfully ask that you review whether the recent allegations against the NRA and NRA Foundation warrant reconsideration of the organizations’ federal tax-exempt status under Sections 501(c)(3) and (c)(4) of the IRC.

Should you determine the IRS lacks the sufficient resources or information to undertake a thorough review, we ask that you provide recommendations to Congress on how we can best ensure the IRS is able to enforce requirements for tax-exempt organizations. <Source>

Of course, the NRA and its membership are fighting back…

The NRA filed a lawsuit that alleges that the New York Attorney General, who is demanding that the NRA be dissolved, is guilty of defamation and a violation of the NRA’s constitutional rights to free speech. James referred to the NRA as a terrorist organization in her 2018 election campaign and appears politically motivated.

Of course, it appears that the NRA may move to a friendlier state that is not democrat governed and has not been decimated by election-related riots tacitly approved by the Democrats.

A demonstration of rank political hypocrisy…

The progressive socialist democrats scream about the need for gun control, but when push comes to shove, they ignore gun-related charges and release criminals into our communities.


"Law enforcement agents killed Michael Forest Reinoehl while trying to arrest him, four officials said. He was being investigated in the fatal shooting of a supporter of a far-right group."

It appears that the Portland, Oregon police are investigating a murder suspect that shot and killed an innocent person wearing a hat with the insignia of Patriot Prayer in a targeted attack. The alleged suspect self-identifies as a Black Lives Matter supporter and 100% Antifa. He sports a large tattoo of a raised black fist on his neck and appears to have participated in other riots.

“Every revolution needs people that are willing and ready to fight. There are many of us protesters that are just protesting without a clue of where that will lead. That’s just the beginning that’s where the fight starts. If that’s as far and you can take it thank you for your participation but please stand aside and support the ones that are willing to fight,”

“I am 100% ANTIFA all the way! I am willing to fight for my brothers and sisters! Even if some of them are too ignorant to realize what Antifa truly stands for,\. We are currently living through a crucial point in Humanities [sic] evolution. We truly have an opportunity right now to right now to fix everything.  It will be a war and like all wars there will be casualties.” <Source>

Now for the shocker…

On July 5, police arrested the suspect amid a violent riot in front of the federal courthouse. Authorities charged him with possessing a loaded gun in a public place, resisting arrest, and interfering with police. Although he was given a court date later that month, authorities dropped the charges on July 30. Court records do not explain why prosecutors decided to drop the charges. The suspect did not spend any time behind bars.

The suspect also failed to appear for a court date after state police arrested him and his 17-year-old son in a June 8 speed-racing case in eastern Oregon. According to state police, he and his son were racing in two different cars at speeds of up to 111 mph after midnight. The suspect also faces allegations of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, recklessly endangering another, unlawful possession of a gun, and driving while suspended and uninsured. <Source>

And yet, he walks free?

Bottom line…

When the police are ordered to stand-down by progressive democrat socialists and the rioting mob is approaching, who has your back? That’s right, you are on your own and have an inalienable right to self-defense. Especially when government services break down and organized anarchists run amok.

I have spent my entire life in the company of men, women, and children of all races, religions, national origins, and sexual preferences at shooting events and club meetings. These are ordinary Americans who support and defend our Constitution from those who are attempting to turn America into a third-world nation.

Fight back. Know your rights. And, most importantly VOTE!



-- steve

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