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NRA post video of elderly lady firing powerful rifle to the delight of gun enthusiasts on Twitter

The National Rifle Association on Sunday posted a video of an elderly lady firing powerful rifle to the delight of gun enthusiasts on Twitter

Posting the footage to social media, the NRA wrote: ‘Grandma isn’t getting run over by any reindeer this year.’

In the clip an older woman can be seen firing multiple rounds as others around her dance and cheer. It is not known where or when the video was taken but there is snow on the ground. 

The identity of ‘Grandma’ is not known but that did not stop some from commenting: ‘Grandma is a bada**!!’ and ‘you go Girl! Grandma’s still got it!!’

The National Rifle Association posted the video to social media on Sunday They wrote: ‘Grandma isn’t getting run over by any reindeer this year’

In the clip an older woman can be seen firing multiple rounds as others around her dance and cheer. It is not known where or when the video was taken but there is snow on the ground

In the clip an older woman can be seen firing multiple rounds as others around her dance and cheer. It is not known where or when the video was taken but there is snow on the ground

Another Twitter user added: ‘Go granny go.’ One wrote: ‘Self defense practice. Love it!’

Dozens of others simply wrote ‘i love this’ while user noted: ‘Santa got to be careful on his trip this year !!!!!!!’ 

Another joked: ‘Grandma is having reindeer back straps for Christmas’ 

The clip delighted gun enthusiasts on Twitter

The clip delighted gun enthusiasts on Twitter

But for some the footage overstepped the mark.

One Twitter user commented: ‘Ready for her next high school massacre!! Yeee-haaa!!’

Another wrote: ‘Grandma is, however, donating to an organization with members who have admitted they used those donations on personal expenses.’

But for some the footage overstepped the mark

But for some the footage overstepped the mark

NRA tax filings have revealed that current and former top executives received at least $1.4 million in improper or excessive benefits in violation of non-profit rules, according to a report last week. 

Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s chief executive, repaid the NRA $300,000 related to travel expenses deemed to be an ‘excess benefit,’ according to the 2019 tax filing reported by the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday.

The NRA’s 2019 tax filing also reported a $12.2 million deficit and a 34 percent decline in member dues in 2019, as the group battled with legal probes over alleged financial abuses. 

Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's chief executive, repaid the NRA $300,000 related to travel expenses deemed to be an 'excess benefit,' according to the 2019 tax filing

New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, alleged that 'LaPierre and his lieutenants skirted the law and pocketed millions from NRA coffers to fund lavish lifestyles

Wayne LaPierre, left, the NRA’s chief executive, repaid the NRA $300,000 related to travel expenses deemed to be an ‘excess benefit,’ according to the 2019 tax filing. New York Attorney General Letitia James, right, a Democrat, alleged that ‘LaPierre and his lieutenants skirted the law and pocketed millions from NRA coffers to fund lavish lifestyles

New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, has already alleged that ‘LaPierre and his lieutenants skirted the law and pocketed millions from NRA coffers to fund lavish lifestyles that included private jets, pricey vacations, expensive meals, and no-show contracts.’ 

In a statement to DailyMail.com, Andrew Arulanandam, the NRA’s managing director for public affairs, said: ‘The vast majority of Mr. LaPierre’s travel was undertaken in strict compliance with NRA policy, which reimburses for travel only to advance the interests of the NRA and its members.’  

‘To the extent there were any questions about certain travel expenditures, Mr. LaPierre reimbursed the NRA,’ Arulanandam said. 

‘These transactions are fully disclosed in the 2019 tax filing, in accordance with all regulations. The Association’s finances are audited, it complies with all applicable regulations, and the Board has an independent Audit Committee,’ he added.

Attendees sign up at the NRA booth at CPAC in February

Attendees sign up at the NRA booth at CPAC in February

However, in a lawsuit, James alleged a much larger misappropriation of funds than revealed in the tax filing, seeking to shut down the nation’s largest gun rights organization and oust LaPierre. 

Earlier this month the NRA agreed to a $2.5 million civil fine in New York to settle charges it offered insurance to members without a license and concealed how it routinely kept some premiums for itself.

The group is also banned for selling its so-called ‘murder insurance,’ which pays legal expenses in the event of a self-defense shooting, for five years in New York.


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