Shannon Watts @shannonrwatts Founder of @MomsDemand, grassroots army of @Everytown. The @NRA’s worst nightmare. Author of “Fight Like A Mother.” IG: instagram.com/shannonrwatts Jun. 09, 2019 1 min read

BREAKING: The @NRA directed money to members of its board, the same people tasked with overseeing the organization’s finances; 18 members of the NRA’s board, who are not paid, collected money from them over the past three years.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/nra-money-flowed-to-board-members-amid-allegedly-lavish-spending-by-top-officials-and-vendors/2019/06/09/3eafe160-8186-11e9-9a67-a687ca99fb3d_story.html 

A former pro football player on the @NRA board was paid $400K for public outreach and firearms training. A New Mexico writer on the board collected $28,000 for articles in NRA publications. Another board member sold the NRA ammunition from his company for an undisclosed sum.

“The payments received by one-quarter of board members, the extent of which has not previously been reported, deepen questions about the rigor of the board’s oversight as it steered the country’s most powerful gun rights group, according to tax experts and some longtime members.”


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