On Friday, prominent gun control advocate David Hogg tried to pick a fight with conservative Dana Loesch, who serves as spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association and staunchly defends the Second Amendment.
It did not end well for the high school senior.
It began when Loesch responded to a critic on Twitter, who claimed “universal background checks” are only required by nine states and that a “gun show loophole” exists. Loesch, of course, refuted the critic’s claims with facts.
No, there are no loopholes. Sales are federally regulated and 18 USC 922 details such. Breaking the law is a criminal act, not a “loophole.”
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 11, 2018
Then Hogg, unprovoked, entered the scene. He claimed the NRA’s nonprofit status is a “loophole” because the NRA’s president, now Oliver North, is compensated millions of dollars annually.
“IDK about you but that doesn’t sound like a non-profit to me,” Hogg said. He also implied the NRA has a “gender pay gap,” a reference to the difference of pay between men and women.
Also I wonder what the gender pay gap looks like in the NRA
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 11, 2018
What was the response?
While Loesch ignored Hogg’s provocation, others did not do the same. They took the high school senior to school over non-profits organizations and what that government classification really means.
Now do Planned Parenthood…
– 501c3 as well
– Tens of millions in profit/year
– Receives ~$500,000,000 in annual government funding
– Literally kills unborn children for money
– Gave more money to Democrats than NRA gave to Republicans in 2016
— Austen Fletcher (@fleccas) May 11, 2018
Clearly you do not understand how nonprofits work, nor the laws governing them. Please go do a little research. They should have taught you how to do that by now, no matter how much school you've missed.
— Dave Engelman (@Krazy_Bhoy_Dave) May 11, 2018
Oh my – I think you simply don’t know anything about 501c3 not-for-profits. #StayInSchool You have ALOT to learn.
— Susie White (@swhite1109) May 12, 2018
Hey, Diaper Boy, the NRA is a 501 (c) (4), not a (c) (3). Big difference. Same as the ACLU and AARP. Donations aren’t tax deductible. Now Planned Parenthood actually is a 501 (c) (3). You can deduct your support for abortion from federal income tax, not for NRA support. #NRA #2A
— Tigwelder 🔷 🇺🇸 (@tigwelder56) May 12, 2018
You may want to check the salary of the CEO of @PPFA before running your mouth about things you don't know about
— David the Deplorable 🇺🇸 (@DavidJSouliereI) May 11, 2018
it's pretty reckless to maintain that a non profit can't make money (which is vastly different than turning a profit) when there's a billion other ways to deligitimize the NRA https://t.co/flq3aSvcXV
— Victoria Fierce, future adjacent (@tdfischer_) May 11, 2018