Does the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) have a bias against guns and gun makers?

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Does the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) have a bias against guns and gun makers?

Two weeks ago that would have sounded crazy, but this week many shooters are convinced that it's true. Hundreds of hunts and shoots are held as fundraisers for the WWP, and gun companies donate to WWP for its projects. How could it be that this $185 million (2013 projected revenue) outfit could be anti-gun?

It started with a simple invitation -- I wanted someone from the Wounded Warrior Project to join me for the Veteran's Day episode of my national radio show, Tom Gresham's Gun Talk. I had no idea it would turn into a national dustup which now has the gun rights community in a turmoil -- so much so that people are burning their Wounded Warrior Project shirts.
 

read the whole story here:
http://www.shootingwire.com/features/226802

I was severely disappointed to read this last week when the buzz started. I am glad that NVSA never organized a charity event for them. I am 100% on board with supporting wounded veterans, but in light of this new information other organizations like HAVA would be a better choice for my money. I assumed that since the firearm industries had vetted them, since they were always working together with them. It is disappointing to know that I contributed to them previously. The CEO pulls 300k a year. How much of my donation went straight in his pocket?  

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It is probably more a

It is probably more a function of a disconnect between bean counters at the national level and operational folk at the local level. I know of a young troop in YC, a below the knee amputee, who has, so far, received two hunts (duck & blacktail) and the firearms needed to pursue them. He was also to receive a Colorado elk hunt, but surgey schedule precluded that endeavor. My suggestion? Get involved at the local level... at the least, the Sutter/Yuba chapter has IST.

The ability to shoot straight is that part of national security which affects the individual more than any other. - Merritt "Red Mike" Edson; CMOH-USMC

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