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Donating To Anti-Gun Politicial Entities 101

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Brian in Oregon, Sep 16, 2007.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    A friend of mine penned this about eight years ago. I'd forgotten about it until it resurfaced again lately. Good advice. Feel free to repost it on other gun boards and not-for-profit ventures.<br>
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    Dear Gun owners:<br>
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    Have you ever donated money to a worthwhile charity? Maybe decided to fill in the blocks on your "United Way" or Combined Federal Campaign" paperwork to reduce your tax liability? Done this just because it's the right thing to do?<br>
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    Besides "operating costs" (rent, salaries, postage), many charities also use portions of your money to fund other charities, including, but not limited to: Handgun Control, Inc, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, The Violence Policy Center, Ceasefire, other anti self-defense/ anti civil rights organizations, anti-hunting organizations like PETA, and more.<br>
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    Didn't know that? Does this worry you? It should. Read on:<br>
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    The phone company you choose, ATT, Sprint, MCI, might also be donating to these groups.<br>
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    Does your ISP (erols, AOL, mindspring, earthlink) do the same?<br>
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    Home alarm companies, like ADT (you know, the "This won't call a cop" advertisers), USAA, and others donate. Guns are apparently too much competition for them.<br>
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    Many banks, used to giving you a paltry three to five percent on your Christmas Club investments and CDs are more than happy to give another percentage point to the same organizations. Just ask them. Wouldn't you like ALL the return on your investment to come to YOU? Or at least go to a cause you felt was worthy?<br>
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    Of course, if you inquire, you will be asked why you want to know. The public service rep on the other end of the line will stall, put you on hold to "go ask someone," pass you off to a supervisor only as a last resort, and then you will start all over with them.<br>
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    They ask for our money, and want to question US when we are concerned how it will be used. Companies, charitable organizations, use our money to undermine the constitution, our fundamental civil rights to keep and to bear arms and to defend ourselves.<br>
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    Of course we need firearms, and we need your help.<br>
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    Before you donate to another charity, or choose a long distance carrier, a bank, or invest in a publicly traded company, ask for a copy of their filing with the Securities Exchange Commission wherein they must list distributions to charitable organizations, This is their "Annual report," and such funding is usually reported as a line item. It may be in a different, "Community Development annual report." You see, corporations like to demonstrate to the government and investors that they're good "corporate citizens" by increasing public awareness of the causes they promote in the community.<br>
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    In the cases of non-for-profit organizations, ask for a copy of their IRS form 990, which will list the companies they, in turn, support, so you can choose not to.<br>
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    While you're at it, ask them if they're already donating to ACLU, HCI, and other socialist not-for profits, why don't they donate to tax-exempt second amendment civil rights organizations like JPFO, or to the NRA-Institute for Legislative Action, or GOA? What better cause than to support and defend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights? It's your money, your life, and you can choose how to defend it, with lawyers, guns, or money in the form of charitable donations or your banking, phone and other purchases.<br>
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    Think about it. Look into it. Then give until it helps.<br>
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    Dr. Norman M. Balog Silver Spring, MD<br>
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