"According to published statements, the NRA's total income for 2011 was $218,983,530, with total expenditures of $231,071,589. In 2010, the organization reported an income of $227.8 million with roughly $115 million in revenue generated from fundraising, sales, advertising and royalties, with the remainder originating from membership dues. Corporate sponsors include a variety of companies such as outdoors supply, sporting goods companies, and firearm manufacturers. Since 2005, the organization has received at least $14.8 million from more than 50 firearms-related firms In 2008, Beretta exceeded $2 million in donations to the NRA, and in 2012, Smith & Wesson reached $1 million. According to an April 2012 press release, Sturm, Ruger & Company raised $1.25 million through a program in which it donated $1 to the ILA for each gun it sold from May 2011 to May 2012." Wikipedia article on NRA
If the heavily footneted Wiki is to be believed:Wikipedia article on NRA
NRA in 2010 raised $ 227.8 million
In the five year period since 2005 NRA has received $14.8 million from "firerams related firms." This would amount to something just under $3 million/year. This data is based on NRA filings with the federal government as a tax exrmpt organization. If they have lied they should be prosecuted.
The lying corporate media are pushing the line that NRA is an organization that represents manufacturers of firearms.
If the manufacturers are getting that much influence for contributing this little to NRA, then I am outraged. NRA should take more money from them and stop pestering me for contributions.