Recall of NRA Board Member Grover Norquist Voted Down By Membership

Grover Norquist
Grover Norquist
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USA –  -(Ammoland.com)- Reports are filtering in that the recall of Grover Norquist from the NRA board has been voted down by members of the NRA, despite far ranging media coverage urging he be recalled.

AmmoLand News had in-depth articles arguing both for and against the recall initiative. This was the first time in 16 plus years that there was a recall of any board member on the NRA ballot.

Those for the recall argued that Norquist was to pro immigration and overly friendly with Muslims, as well as having political endorsements incompatible with the pro gun agenda of the NRA.

Wrote David Codrea “NRA Director Norquist demonstrated his priorities on another occasion when competing loyalties between guns and taxes offered incompatible outcomes. Case in point, he endorsed Bob Dold for Congress, even though it was known that Dold “supports restricting gun purchase & possession.” That penchant for infringements would later win Dold an award from the[anti gun] Illinois Council Against Gun Violence.”

Those against the recall of Norquist included NRA Board members like Ted Nugent and President Reagan’s former Attorney General, Ed Meese.

In his article opposing the recall, current NRA Board Todd Rathner went on the record stating, “The accusations against Grover are nonsense and the recall is designed to do one thing, and one thing only…DESTROY the integrity of the NRA, damage the NRA board, and cause irreparable harm to our cause. Mark my words, if this recall is successful it will be plastered on the front page of the New York Times and the Huffington Post and used as a way to claim the NRA is weak in an election year that could be the most important in our lifetime.”

It seems the majority of voting eligible NRA members agreed as they voted not to recall him and Norquist will remain on the board for the remainder of his term.

This is a developing story, once we get official word from the NRA we will update this page.

  • 27 thoughts on “Recall of NRA Board Member Grover Norquist Voted Down By Membership

    1. Just one more good reason to not enroll in the NRA. I support other pro-gun organizations but NEVER the NRA.

      1. Just the fact that the socialists despise the NRA and its members shows what a great organization the NRA is ! If you don’t like the NRA fine,it won’t make any difference. I have been a NRA life member since 2008 and the TSRA since 2001 ! I don’t agree with their positions on every issue but we would be in a world of hurt without the NRA and TSRA ! When the socialists called the NRA a terrorist organization and its members terrorists that was the final straw. The membership of the NRA continues to skyrocket.Give memberships to family and friends as gifts or for no reason at all. I donate $50.00 a month to the NRA and $25.00 to TSRA ! Having cash and lots of it is what’s needed right now ! It takes a lot of cash money to destroy the scum trying to destroy us ! Take care !

    2. This is great for Grover but it is terrible for the NRA.

      There will be many who have 2nd thoughts (I included) about donating money to an organization that has the likes of Grover for a board member.

      If Grover really wanted to further gun rights he would resign from the NRA Board.

      Joe Wilson
      Patron Level member #4875884

      1. Well, Joe, we may not have been successful in the recall, but we don’t have to vote for him, if Grover runs again for the NRA board. But I don’t think that abandoning the most effective political lobby group in Washington, D.C. (that is the NRA) is the answer. The other pro-gun groups are not nearly as effective as the NRA, and the proof of that is how often the liberal Democrat politicians scream about getting rid of the NRA.

    3. A note to those DUMBass NRA members that voted to allow him to stay and those eligible to vote but didn’t. You will pay dearly for your stupidly and I would love to debate it with anyone with the guts to do so!
      Do you read anything besides GUN books? Do you even know a thing about the Muslim Brotherhood and their goals?

      What is a Caliphate and how would it affect America if it was imposed? A Caliphate is an Islamic empire dating back to the 7th and 8th centuries.
      Who wrote this, when and why?
      The Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the Laws of their prophet [Mohammed], that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every musselman [muslim] who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.”

      This statement was a part of a March 28, 1786, letter from John Adams and Thomas Jefferson to John Jay, the United States Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Continental Congress, concerning their conversation with Tripoli’s to London, Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdrahaman as to why his pirates/terrorists hijacked our merchant ships, stole the ships and cargo while holding the sailors for ransom. (Source: Founders:
      http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-09-02-0315

      Why are we failing to mention the obvious issues in the 1786 letter that still exists today? For example what is the difference between these Muslim groups: ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State/Islamic Caliphate/Daesh, Al Nusra, Al Shabab, Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Muslim Brotherhood? They all want to form a GLOBAL Caliphate, an Ummah ruled by Shariah/Islamic law which is a common denominator but the real difference is the time to reach a global Caliphate and the methods of doing so. Either way they want a world ruled by Shariah/Islamic law. The Muslim Brotherhood wrote a plan to destroy us slowly by infiltrating America and by what they term as their “Civilization-Jihad Process” plan and, it is working thanks to our USELESS politicians!

      They all want to form a GLOBAL Caliphate, an ummah and be ruled by Shariah/Islamic law. Our USELESS politicians at all levels of government ignore their Oath of Office, our national security and our Constitution Article I, Section 8, Clause 1 “provide for common defense” of this nation and replaced it with Cultural Marxism i.e. political correctness!

      Their 1,400 year old Shariah/Islamic law movement is not allowed by our Constitution Article VI.

      Here are the main points in 1786; they the same today with the Muslim Brotherhood in America and their plan they wrote to destroy us from within by what they call their “Civilization-Jihad Process” plan.
      a. “it was founded on the Laws of their prophet”;
      b. “that it was written in their Koran”;
      c. “that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners”;
      d. “that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and”;
      e. “to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and”;
      f. “that every musselman [muslim] who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.”
      g. “that it was a law that the first who boarded an Enemy’s Vessell should have one slave more than his share with the rest”;
      h. “which operated as an incentive to the most desperate Valour and Enterprize;
      i. “that it was the Practice of their Corsairs to bear down upon a ship;
      j. for each sailor to take a dagger in each hand, and another in his mouth, and leap on board, which so terrified their Enemies that very few ever stood against them.”
      k. “That he verily believed the Devil assisted his Countrymen, for they were almost always successful.

      The Muslim Brotherhood includes:
      • International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT);
      • Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA);
      • Islamic Society of North America (ISNA);
      • Muslim Students Association of the U.S. (MSA);
      • North American Islamic Trust (NAIT); and 23 more.

      The bottom line is this; Islamists that believe in Shariah/Islamic law want to form a GLOBAL Caliphate, an Ummah just like the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State/Islamic Caliphate/Daesh and the 57 Muslim nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the only difference is the time to reach it and the methods they use to achieve global domination!

      What is disgusting to me is that we are funding our own destruction with our tax dollars and using our military to fight and die installing Shariah/Islamic law around the world. Look at all the wars we have had for decades now and see who we are fighting!

      How can we stop it? On November 3rd Sen. Cruz (R-Texas) filed (S. 2230) and Rep. Diaz-Balart (R-Florida) filed (H.R.3892) both bills titled ‘‘Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2015’’. These bills will require the Secretary of State to submit a report to Congress on the designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization, and for other purposes.

      Will you take the time to read the bill and ask your two senators and House member to co-sponsor the bills?
      https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/2230/text

    4. My understanding is that the people allowed to cast votes for NRA Board Members are Lifetime Members, and anyone who had had at least five or more continuous years of membership. Basically, if you were a member for four years, went a year without renewing, then renewed after the break of a year, you would not be eligible at the end of that year due to the break in membership. You have to have five or more continuous years.

    5. I gladly voted to remove the Muslim Brotherhood aficionado on the NRA BOD, but alas, low information voters continue to rule.

    6. It is hard to vote when One has no idea what the issues are. When I finally got some information as to WHY Norquist was being “recalled”, the voting period was over. Thanks a lot NRA for NOT explaining WHAT the issue was. I now formally vote to have Norquist removed. islamophilias are NOT needed nor are they wanted in any decision making position.

      1. There were multiple write ups about Norquist not only on this website, but also with the actual ballot that the NRA sent out. Not to mention MSM news outlets. If you were unfamiliar with the issue, it’s your own fault, not the NRA’s. Though chances are if you’re this uninformed, you’re probably not someone who could/would have voted anyway.

      2. Why is it that everyone blames the NRA for every little thing? Obviously you, my friend, did not really look as it was plastered in multiple areas. Stop blaming an organization because you are ignorant, lazy and uneducated.

    7. 5 years or lifetime and you can vote. Thats BS. I have been looking for weeks for that info. What the rest of us are not informed enough to have a valid vote?

      1. I do not know if the info is correct about 5 year members. My latest info , as a 37 year life member, is that only life members have voting privileges.

      2. You were eligible to vote if you are an annual member with at least 5 years time or a life member. Ballot was included in my copy of American Rifleman. If you don’t meet this criteria, then quite frankly, you shouldn’t have a vote.

      3. I called for a ballot as I am a life member concerned with Groovy Grover. NRA must have been getting a lot of calls as they knew the excuses to give like, if it wasn’t in your magazine, we cant re issue and there was no on line way to vote. I gave the guy an earful…no surprise, they support c and d candidates in incumbent elections. no donation from here on out. Alan Gotileb runs a good organization, CCRKBA, ck it out.

        1. In most cases where there are ballots involved, ballots cannot be reprinted because they are specially numbered. Also, in most voting agencies or “clubs” there is a minimum status or length of time one has to be a member prior to being able to cast a vote. So before you go screaming at people that have absolutely nothing to do with your ballot, all they do is answer the phone and do what they can to help, maybe you should think about stuff like that. It is common place and standard across the board when it comes to voting organizations.

        2. It is well-documented that Alan Gottlieb supports background checks for potential gun purchasers. He Do you?

    8. Dold’s an Illinois Republican. Evanston’s a mere suburb of Chicago. Chicago’s a sanctuary city and overrun — overwhelmed — by illegal alien gangs as well as home grown gangs. Until THE border is closed, conservative representation in Illinois will be compromised or not at all. I’m thinking there’s much more to Norquist’s position than what’s revealed.

      1. Make that BOTH borders, as Canada’s benevolent attitude towards towelheads makes the northern border porous to terrorist infiltration into the US.

      1. My suspicion is that since their both members of the same club that the club members are supporting each other to keep what they got. Kind of like Congress.

    9. I never got to vote on the issue! What members were privileged enough?

      It seems, to me, any board member who accepts or endorses any anti-firearm anything is in fit for the organization!

    10. Dear Ammoland, are the full results of the elections posted anywhere yet? I’ve done a little bit of looking but haven’t found them.

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