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Who funds the NRA?



This may come as a surprise to you but it’s not just gunmakers that are funding America’s most powerful gun lobby


The organisations total revenue which includes membership fees totals more than $400 million dollars.

This money is mainly used for education and training programs, which helps the NRA recruit members and spread the pro-gun message.

But according to CNN, the NRA has a separate pool of money to influence policy and lawmakers.

CNN’s report says that this money comes from everyday Americans, and these contributions help keep pro-gun lawmakers in office.

Some of the funding also comes from big corporations, mostly from the gun industry which donate millions to the NRA

But the NRA is banned from using the money that comes from companies to campaign, this branch is called the political action committee.

And that’s why individual donations are crucial.

The NRA receives more than $100 million dollars from individual donors.

And data indicates that donations increase if the risk of losing the right to buy and own guns increases.

Most individual donations are less than $200 dollars.

According to federal law, the maximum that can be given to the NRA annually is $5,000 dollars.

But the NRA has proven to raise large sums with small donations.

And this has been seen as unusual for a special interest group.

The NRA also has a powerful lobbying arm, which is called the ‘nonprofit NRA Institute for Legislative Action’.

And through these efforts, it can both receive millions of dollars in donations from corporations and it can also donate directly to candidates.

Even though the group does not disclose where contributions come from, major gunmakers like Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger & Company have announced large donations in the past

So where does the funding come from that powers the NRA and makes it one of the most powerful and politically influential groups is the USA.

For them, it’s the donations and support from Americans all over country.

But the fact is that there is also a lot of money that’s coming from large corporations.

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How to make your money work for you over the next decade



With high interest rates, persistent inflation, and a tight labor market—the next decade is expected to be very different from the last 10 years.

Companies and households around the world are still trying to get back to pre-pandemic economic outputs and lifestyles.

So, how can people successfully invest and better manage their personal finances?

James Faris, an Investing Reporter with Insider joins Veronica Dudo to discuss. #InAmericaToday #featured #money #finance #economy #investing

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Parents buying houses for their adult children



Rise in parents purchasing homes for adult children sparks concerns

A growing trend of parents buying houses for their adult children is causing a stir, raising questions about the potential downsides of such arrangements. While the gesture may seem benevolent, experts warn of the pitfalls associated with this practice.

Financial advisors express concerns about the impact on both generations’ financial independence. By providing ready-made homes, parents might inadvertently hinder their children’s ability to learn crucial financial lessons, such as budgeting, mortgage management, and property ownership responsibilities.

The trend also sparks debates on the long-term implications for the housing market. Critics argue that such parental interventions can distort property prices and exacerbate existing affordability challenges, particularly for younger individuals aspiring to enter the property market independently.

There’s a call for a broader societal discussion on the balance between parental support and fostering financial autonomy. While the intention is often rooted in care, the unintended consequences of sheltering adult children from financial realities are prompting a reassessment of this well-meaning practice.

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Victoria’s Secret criticized for trans woman’s apology



Victoria’s Secret is facing backlash after issuing an apology to a transgender woman who had a negative experience while trying on bras at one of their stores.

The incident has ignited a debate about inclusivity and sensitivity in the fashion industry.

The controversy began when the trans woman, who remains anonymous, visited a Victoria’s Secret store to shop for bras. She reported feeling uncomfortable and discriminated against by store staff.

In response to her complaint, Victoria’s Secret issued an apology, acknowledging the incident and expressing their commitment to diversity and inclusion.

However, the apology itself has come under fire from both supporters and critics.

Some argue that the brand’s apology is insincere and merely an attempt to save face, while others believe it is a step in the right direction towards a more inclusive shopping experience for all customers.

The incident raises important questions about how brands should handle situations involving discrimination and whether their apologies are genuine or performative.

It also highlights the ongoing challenges faced by transgender individuals when accessing spaces traditionally designed for cisgender customers.

As the fashion industry continues to evolve, many are calling for a deeper examination of inclusivity and sensitivity, not just in policies but in practice.

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