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This is a discussion on Wounded Warrior Project & Firearms within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Sun, I agree. To potentially penalize wounded vets over a potential anti-2a stance(not been confirmed IMO) is something I won't do....

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    Sun, I agree. To potentially penalize wounded vets over a potential anti-2a stance(not been confirmed IMO) is something I won't do.
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    Shame on all of you. Does your life revolve around nothing but your guns? You should be ashamed that you would stop (or not even start) donating to an organization that has done so much for wounded vets, simply because they don't have a pro-2A stance on firearms. They are not anti-2A, and they don't make any efforts to restrict gun rights. But you know what they DO? They provide support for wounded vets. If you care more about guns than the brave men and women that have been wounded while serving this country, than you should seriously be ashamed of yourselves. How incredibly selfish.
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    Wounded Warrior Project & Firearms

    Wounded Warrior is far from the only organization that is rated highly and does good work. To imply that it is "Selfish" is not correct, it is being a good steward, and I do it annually . When I evaluate where and how I support organizations I look at all aspects of the operation. This includes political and core values. Charity watch.org is a great resource to use. I urge everyone as the year comes to an end to look at your giving and consider a donation.

    Some of the Veteran related Organizations I support and have vetted:

    The Fisher House

    Hero Miles

    Semper Fi Fund

    Adaptive Adventures

    The Mission Continues, Project Healing Waters

    United Service Organizations



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    I personally know several Wounded Warriors,The WWP is about raising as much money to help our wounded Vets as possible.I won't be nitpicking on who they do or do not support,but who they help
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    82.3% goes to the "program" In their last annual report the 82.3% came to $108,077.00. Then they start taking "expenses" out of the 108K for salaries, advertising, consulting, direct mail, etc, etc, etc. Check out their financial statement and you might want to skip paying their big salaries and give the money and support directly to a Vet. I'm not an accountant, but I know how to make sure the Vet gets 100%, not pennies on the dollar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CBXMan View Post
    82.3% goes to the "program" In their last annual report the 82.3% came to $108,077.00. Then they start taking "expenses" out of the 108K for salaries, advertising, consulting, direct mail, etc, etc, etc. Check out their financial statement and you might want to skip paying their big salaries and give the money and support directly to a Vet. I'm not an accountant, but I know how to make sure the Vet gets 100%, not pennies on the dollar.
    from the pic you posted, 108m was raised, 89.5m went to vet programs, 13m+ to fundraising. Pennies on the dollar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CBXMan View Post
    82.3% goes to the "program" In their last annual report the 82.3% came to $108,077.00. Then they start taking "expenses" out of the 108K for salaries, advertising, consulting, direct mail, etc, etc, etc. Check out their financial statement and you might want to skip paying their big salaries and give the money and support directly to a Vet. I'm not an accountant, but I know how to make sure the Vet gets 100%, not pennies on the dollar.
    You might want to check those numbers. It's not 108k - it's 108 million. You most definitely are not an accountant. You made that pretty clear.
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    Here's another project worthy of your support - Welcome | Returning Heroes Home

    They apparently are not offended by things firearms-related.
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    I honestly think that they are just being cautious as to what items get branded with their WW logo.
    They still do good work but, regardless if you are Yea or Nay on Wounded Warriors specifically...find some worthwhile organization and help out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittypat21 View Post
    Shame on all of you. Does your life revolve around nothing but your guns? You should be ashamed that you would stop (or not even start) donating to an organization that has done so much for wounded vets, simply because they don't have a pro-2A stance on firearms. They are not anti-2A, and they don't make any efforts to restrict gun rights. But you know what they DO? They provide support for wounded vets. If you care more about guns than the brave men and women that have been wounded while serving this country, than you should seriously be ashamed of yourselves. How incredibly selfish.
    Wow. I wouldn't dream of trying to tell you how to spend your money. Where do you get off telling me how to spend mine? Having said that, just because one doesn't support one particular organization does not make one anti-vet.

    I view this in the same manner as a "no guns sign." They don't want my business, so I'll take it elsewhere. As previously mentioned, there are many worthwhile veterans charities to whom one may give one's money.
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    Soldiers Angels and Valor IT are very good. Valor IT provides laptops with voice recognition software to injured soldiers who have hand injuries so they can type emails, etc. Both heavily vetted by the Milblog community. I also give to Wounded Warriors.
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    Update: Wounded Warrior Project reverses position,

    The short version is that WWP now wants to allow GunTalk to interview a warrior to whom hunting "or the like" has played a part in his recovery. Tom said (paraphrasing), "That's nice, but that was last week's show. You are welcome to send a representative to discuss your policy on guns."
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    Personally, I think their stand is hypocritical considering the folks they're helping we're wounded protecting our freedoms and rithts, including the 2nd Amendment.

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    Ya, I used a K instead of an M, but that doesn't change where they spend the money. Most of the money goes to cover expenses and the Wonded Warriors only get pennies on the dollar. Look at the list.

    41.6M Media advertising
    8.8M Salaries
    5.5M Consulting ????
    8.6M Advertising
    2.7M postage
    4.6M Meetings & Events ???
    2.5M travel
    3 M Promotional items ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittypat21 View Post
    Shame on all of you. Does your life revolve around nothing but your guns?
    Last time I checked it's my money to donate how I please, at least until the government decides to just take it out of my check like everything else. I have supported many vets charities for years. I will continue to support those of my choice.

    When a military charity denies a firearm related interview after using their logo on firearms, that makes news.
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