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Is the NRA funded by the gun manufacturers?

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Is the NRA funded by the gun manufacturers? published by Oan
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Is the nra funded by the gun manufacturers?

The claim: says that the NRA got 
 The vast majority of funds—74 percent—contributed to the NRA from “corporate partners” are members of the firearms industry: companies involved in the manufacture or sale of firearms or shooting-related products. Contributions to the NRA from the firearms industry since total between $14.7 million and $38.9 million.

The key here is terminology. Essentially it says the vast majority OF MONEY FROM CORPORATE PARTNERS is from the fire arms industry.

It is not saying THE VAST MAJORITY OF ALL NRA FUNDS COME FROM CORPORATE PARTNERS.

Sure 74% of corporate donors are in the fire arms industry. But they only donated between 14.7 mil to 38.9 mil over the course of 7 years ( to 2011 when the study was published ). So thats 2.1 to 5.7 mil a year. And Forbes reported on this and puts the figure on the lower side of 14.8 mil. Lets average it at $4 mil a year.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/petercohan/2012/07/23/the-nra-industrial-complex/#798596f92506

The NRA’s overall revenue for 2011 was $233 mil alone let alone the total revenue for the seven years between 2005 and 2011.

https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/530116130

Which would place the $4 mil a year corporate contribution right around the 5%

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