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.
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.