Open Letter to Voting NRA Members, from NRA-BOD Tim Knight

Comments by your NRA BOD Timothy Knight (Current term 2018 to 2021).

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USA – -( My fellow NRA members:

Our National Rifle Association is the nation’s longest-standing civil rights organization, and our name has become inextricably tied to our Constitutional right to firearm ownership. Our multiple roles are crucial. We preserve our hunting heritage and provide training to private citizens and law enforcement officers. We protect our ranges and foster our shooting sports. We lobby in defense of our Second Amendment rights from state legislatures to Capitol Hill, and we are pivotal in elections – the consequences[current Socialist Congress] of which should now be painfully clear to all. Your NRA currently boasts nearly six million members but, through our efforts, represent the interests of more than ninety million activists, shooters, sportsmen and competitors.

All of this and more is paid for through memberships, from Life members to those stretching to pay dues one year at a time. It is YOU, our members, who are the very foundation of the NRA and not some building in Virginia. You must be able to trust that your Association is well run and focused on its true purpose and promised objectives.

And, if you feel that your organization is no longer representing your interests, you must exercise your voice and your vote in the annual elections to elect a Board of Directors who WILL represent those issues.

Like Congress, the NRA Board of Directors is elected to represent your interests, but they need to hear from the members about what issues need representation. Silence can be construed as either apathy or tacit consent. Most Directors do not see comments posted on social media. Therefore, for your questions, comments or concerns to be heard and addressed, I urge you to take the time to write to individual Board Directors, not to the NRA itself. Be sure and include your contact information and current member number as only communication from active NRA members will be forwarded to the individual BOD.

(Name of Board Member or Attn NRA Board of Directors)
NRA Office of the Secretary
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11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA, 22030

or [email protected]

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Contact the NRA Board of Directors : Each monthly NRA magazine has a list of all Board members with several ways to contact them, including a mailing address.

Each monthly NRA magazine has a list of all Board members with several ways to contact them, including a mailing address. The entire 76 member Board works at large; you can mail a letter to each Director to equal effect. You can also choose to write to the Directors that live in your state or to those who represent your specific interests.

What matters most is that you write to the people that represent you.

And if you are a voting member*, please vote! Approximately one-third of the NRA Board is up for election every year, and yet fewer than 10% of our 2.2 million voting members participate. You will only have the NRA that you are willing to help shape. The 2019 ballots will start reaching members on January 22nd, 2019. Read the candidate biographies. Search the internet or read AmmoLand News to see what candidates have done to further our Association’s objectives. You can vote for up to twenty-five candidates. However, voting for only those candidates (Bullet Voting, is more effective) that represent what is important to you increases their chances of winning a seat on the Board.

As only one of the seventy-six Directors on this Board, I cannot single-handedly fight for you. But I will gladly continue to do so with you – if you work the system and are willing to participate.

Respectfully yours in Liberty, Timothy Knight: NRA Board of Directors (Current term 2018 to 2021)

*A voting member has been an NRA member for at least five consecutive years or a Life member.

About Timothy Knight

Timothy Knight is a national 2nd Amendment advocate. He founded the 2013 grassroots Colorado Recall Movement and has continued to engage gun owners of all kinds across the country.  He has been a member of the NRA Board of Directors since 2015. He is an avid shooter, NRA Instructor and Chief Range Safety Officer.

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  • 79 thoughts on “Open Letter to Voting NRA Members, from NRA-BOD Tim Knight

    1. CLAPTRAP! (That’s a slightly more polite description of this “Open Letter” but the more common word BULLSHIT would be equally appropriate).

      I don’t know Tim — he may be an upstanding individual and he may support the right to keep and bear arms — but what I do know is that he is a member of the board, which makes him part of that infamous UNANIMOUS vote to keep the entire so-called leadership of the NRA in place and to continue business-as-usual where the officers do little beyond lining their own pockets and the pockets of their friends and associates.

      The notion that the board needs to stand behind the current officers to withstand the legal problems with New York is even worse nonsense. It is the consistent failures of the board to perform their legal responsibilities that got the NRA into its current mess. NO board member can stand back to just say “I didn’t know any of what the officers were doing” because it is their legal responsibility TO KNOW! They are called the Board of DIRECTORS because it is their duty to DIRECT the corporation.

      Sorry, Tim, but regardless of what you babble in your “Open Letter” the simple fact is that you and the rest of your accomplices have just demonstrated that there is no way to save the NRA because the rot is not just Wayne and not just the officers, the rot is the entire national level of the organization – including the entire board, none of whom had the guts to say ‘no’

      And, Tim, while I am calling BS on your entire Open Letter, let me specifically call BS on your opening claim “National Rifle Association is the nation’s longest-standing civil rights organization,” — yes, the NRA has a long history of fighting AGAINST the right to keep and bear arms. In 1934 is was the NRA that pushed the National Firearms Act – including testifying before congress that carrying firearms should be heavily restricted and only under license. It was the NRA that came back for more gun control in 1938 with their support for the Federal Firearms Act, and of course the NRA was the primary support for the Gun Control Act of 1968. So, yes, the NRA has a long-standing record on Civil Rights, but that record consists of being on the wrong side of the Second Amendment for over 85 years!

      1. TomC…..The so called “Unanimous” wasn’t……they use “Robert’s Rules”…..since WLP was the only person to be voted on, it only took one vote to call it “Unanimous”….
        And that’s the load of Bullshit…….IT WAS NOT UNANIMOUS…..quit swallowing, and then spouting bogus headlines…..learn the truth…..

        Tim Knight is the type of person we need on the NRA BOD…..we need more like him……

        We need the NRA to be a true 2A supporting organization……that can only happen if we elect more people like Tim Knight to the BOD…..

    2. I don’t disagree with anything you wrote here Tim. I am an NRA member and still support the organization but they are making that decision harder with their vote yesterday to maintain the status quo. We just got back from the annual meetings and did attend the members meeting Saturday so we did see the filibustering and attempts to silence members that do not agree with the status quo. I do plan to contact board members but have a couple of questions. As of this writing, I plan to “Stand and Fight” for our organization.

      How was the vote for Lapierre unanimous when there have been several board members, such as you, who have indicated you are opposed to his “leadership” continuing? Did you vote for Lapierre?

      I have read the board voting rules are rigged so it is almost impossible to vote out the leadership. If that is true, how can the leadership be changed then?

      1. The so called “Unanimous” wasn’t……they use “Robert’s Rules”…..since WLP was the only person to be voted on, it only took one vote to call it “Unanimous”….

    3. SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED!! The NRA has SUPPORTED the DEMONcRATS INFRINGEMENT OF OUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS when they backed “RED FLAG LAWS”!! They actually believe supporting those “LAWS” are FIGHTING for gun RIGHTS and protecting our CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS? What a f***ing JOKE! “RED FLAG LAWS” are Unconstitutional and will do more than just infringe on our second Amendment RIGHTS, they will pretty much destroy them. They are LIARS and TRAITORS and they SOLD OUT gun owners, the second Amendment and the CONSTITUTION! Liberal DEMONcRATS “RED FLAG LAWS” will basically render EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN who owns a gun a DANGER TO SOCIETY, by definition, all VETERANS suffer from depression, anxiety, or PTSD, making them “UNFIT” to own a firearm and the first to have their weapons SEIZED WITHOUT JUST CAUSE OR DUE PROCESS! In one swoop they have UNARMED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS IF NOT MILLIONS, next will be former law enforcement officers, adding THOUSANDS to their UNARMED citizens tolls, they won’t stop there either, next they will set their sights on every registered gun owner who is on any kind of Anti depressants, Anxiety medication, ADHD medication, prescribed sleeping aid, etc. etc. because under “RED FLAG LAWS” they are considered “MENTALLY UNSTABLE” and a RISK to others, how many citizens are now UNARMED and DEFENSELESS now? The remaining registered gun owners will have their weapons seized by law enforcement for no other reason than someone calling and making a false report of being threatened by the owner of the gun. In the end the DEMONcRATS will have accomplished their goal of having an UNARMED CITIZENRY UNABLE TO DEFEND OR PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM TYRANNY!

      1. I know Tim, and I think he would say something to the effect of “I support a vote for removing anyone who fails to do their job.”

        1. Well that pretty much sounds like a politician. Does he or doesn’t he support removing LaPierre??? Why does the membership never hear how the DOD members vote…..or even if there are votes. Talk about lack of transparency!!!! Makes Obummer seem like an open book!!!

    4. Pure propaganda. The rules have changed so that voting the swamp dwellers off the board is no longer possible. The group covers itself… even when you have scumbags like Joaquin Jackson supporting infringements on the 2A.

      Until the BoD has the moral fortitude to get rid of Wayne, Chris and the crazy cat lady in Florida… my name will never be on your rolls and money will go elsewhere. I won’t hold my breath.

      1. Depends on the Democrat. I would vote for Nelson over Scott again.

        Scott cost us Caldwell’s rightful position as Ag Commissioner because he didn’t care about open voter fraud till it effected him (Snipes was caught doing this in 2016 as well!). This showed beyond a shadow of a doubt has no loyalty to the party, only himself. Nelson wouldn’t be running in 2022 one way or another, but since people fell for this nonsense that any Republican is better than a Democrat we’ll have a big cerulean D running as an incumbent that year.

    5. 34’ 68’ 86’ 94’ bumpstocks redflag laws, no thanks, no more Negotiating Rights Away, the gravy train is off the tracks! Lol suck it fudds

    6. SO trolls who hate the NRA, Tell me WHAT has the “GOA” accomplished? What laws have they backed and gotten passed?
      You all sound like a bunch of liberal gun owner trolls.

      1. @Colonialgirl, The GOA has funded and staffed the case of Kettler v. USA to the Supreme Court. If successful, the National Firearms Act (NFA) will be declared unconstitutional. That is a lot of planning, lawyering, and fund raising.

        1. Hey Wild Bill….are you serious or delusional or both? The NFA isn’t going anywhere nor the Hughes Amendment either. We are mucked on those two! The ” ONLY ” thing we can hope for is a total upgrading of their system so all these NFA transfer processing can be brought into the 21st century and sped up to weeks instead of months!

      2. Now us not the time to stand and point fingers. It will take all of us, whether NRA, GOA, or whatever to defeat the forfes currently arrayed against us. Let the left try and divide us! We don’t need to do it for them. Let’s work together and win together!

        1. Indeed we must. But the ability to change this country at the ballot box or in the justice system has passed. When Tyranny Becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty. Join your states militia.

      3. @Colonialgirl — how about we tell you what laws the NRA has gotten passed.

        Let’s start with the National Firearms Act of 1934 (the first federal gun control law, which made all the others possible)

        Then the Federal Firearms Act (1938)

        The the Gun Control Act (1968)
        Yes, @Colonialgirl, those were all either proposed or actively supported by the NRA.

        Then we have the misnamed so-called Firearms Owners Protection Act (1986) including the infamous Hughes Amendment

        Then we could add the Assault Weapons Ban (1994) which the NRA supported once the 10-year expiration was included.

        Most recently we have the Bump Stock Ban, which was PROPOSED by the NRA — and when that idea didn’t get any traction with the Congress, Wayne LaPierre went to the White House to personally convince President Trump that the NRA wanted a bump stock ban and to advise him on how to bypass Congress to get the ban.

        So, let’s not ask for GOA or SAF or FPC to stand on their records while the NRA’s record does stand for itself — as this nation’s single biggest threat to the right to keep and bear arms.

    7. The main job of all members is to get in touch with the NRA Directors and if you are members of GOA get in touch with them also, we as private gun owners have to have more than one organization putting up a fight as the party of doing away with the 2nd Amendment is a lot bigger and well funded than 1 organization, but like our government we have to get out and vote and get others to do the same!!!!!!!

      1. There is only one way that NRA members can “get in touch with the NRA Directors”

        That way is by closing their checkbooks.

        Stop donating money to an organization that has an 85 year record of fighting AGAINST our right to keep and bear arms.

    8. Tim,

      I appreciate your call to unity and for working together towards common goals. That being said, I find a bit disingenuous your statement, “Therefore, for your questions, comments or concerns to be heard and addressed, I urge you to take the time to write to individual Board Directors, not to the NRA itself. Be sure and include your contact information and current member number as only communication from active NRA members will be forwarded to the individual BOD.”

      There’s hardly a day goes by that NRA doesn’t send out a “Call To ACTION” to members. Simply by clicking the link provided in these “ACTION” requests, we are given a form which includes all our contact information, including current member contact info and choices for which legislators or bureaucrats we wish to send a message. I find it hard to believe the NRA website couldn’t be setup with a link with boxes for us to check individual board members or “ALL” board members, as recipients to receive our concerns and complaints; I’m also confident NRA IT people could, just as adeptly, setup “cookies” to fill in our member numbers too.

      I also see BOD folks having a rather out-of-touch or elitist attitude if they truly “…do not see comments posted on social media”. As BOD members, charged with the responsibility of running our organization, depending on Mr. LaPierre to give them ALL the information they NEED to make informed decisions is an abdication of the responsibilities for which they volunteered.

      Tim, once again thanks for your efforts to reach out to members but if the NRA REALLY wishes to credibly claim to represent their members, they MUST step up their game in providing better and easier tools for members to communicate concerns.

    9. All of New England is now under siege by Social Democrats intent on massive gun control . Massachusetts has long been on a tear to destroy the Second Amendment and is too liberal to change . Tax avoiding residents are fleeing to NH, Maine, and Vermont dragging their liberal baggage behind them. NRA has a vested interest in re-educating these transplants .
      Florida is has similar problems with new York/ New Jersey people . They can’t grasp that Alligators and Patriots were here first ! The NRA will lose all these states in the next election unless they educate the liberals now.

    10. It seems like the NRA (of which I am a member) is having trouble with the basics. I get 3 lbs. worth of letters to renew, I renew, they send me a membership card with someone else’s name on it, and I spend almost 3 hours trying to rectify the situation. Nobody knows anything (or chooses o help) outside of their own bureaucratic bubble). Reminds me of the old restaurant saying:
      Customer: “Hey waiter, what time is it?”
      Waiter: “I’m sorry, this is not my station”.

    11. I was a $upporting/participating member for many years , then got tired of “the fight” , then chose to vote with my dollars , I didn’t like/approve of where the organization was heading so I just stopped $upporting/participating , if only we could do the same thing with our government , I think/believe we could $tart to make positive changes then.

      1. I guess you are somehow proud of your post making a statement that you don’t support the ” biggest ” gun rights organization in the world. SMH. Instead of being cute, or an anti-gun troll, support the NRA and vote in their elections. I have only missed a very few votes in 47 years myself. They are not our only shot, but our best chance at defeating the upcoming anti-gun legislation that is assuredly coming down the pike…..

        1. @Bruce

          So you joined the NRA 47 years ago — shortly after their great success in getting the Gun Control Act passed in 1968 to close up the loopholes that had been found in the NRA’s National Firearms Act (1934) and their Federal Firearms Act (1938).

          That means you were a member when the NRA supported the misnamed so-called Firearms Owners Protection Act (1986) including the infamous Hughes Amendment

          And you were a member when the NRA changed sides and supported the Assault Weapons Ban (1994) after the 10-year expiration was included.

          And you were still a member in 2017 when the NRA proposed the Bump Stock Ban and in 2018 when Wayne LaPierre personally visited the White House to assure President Trump of the NRA’s support for a Bump Stock Ban and to discuss strategy to get the ban in place even though the Republican Congress still wouldn’t support it.

          So, exactly what part of the NRA record makes you feel they have any intention of “defeating the upcoming anti-gun legislation that is assuredly coming down the pike.”

          Bottom line – the NRA’s sole interest is in “fighting” anti-gun legislation, but not in “defeating” such legislation, because “fighting” brings in that stream of money needed to pay multi-million dollar salaries but winning the fight makes those dollars dry up. The NRA’s worst nightmare was the 2016 Republican Hat Trick winning the presidency and both houses of congress.

      2. Bailing is not part of the solution, no matter how many whiners and trolls do it! Write your reps, congressmen, etc. Don’t JUST complain! We need EVERY ally in this fight and it will still always be an uphill battle.

    12. I’m a life member and have supported the NRA for 40yrs.. till now .. No red flag orders,they dont support that for me or anyone I know.

    13. Concur 100%. This is why I so greatly appreciate Ammoland’s suggestions and background data on its choices for NRA Board members. Many Board candidates’ “bios” published in the NRA publications may not give the entire story we need to vote wisely.
      NRA Patron Member
      NRA Member since 1954

      1. My hat is off to you, my brother! ANYONE who has supported NRA since 1954 deserves AT LEAST that much! Despite not always agreeing with the NRA’S views, I generously supported NRA for several years. Finally, I stopped doing this after a “discussion” with someone in their headquarters about NOT sending me a NRA cap that they said was being sent to my wife and I ! This “person” was extremely rude ABOUT A CAP and it took us both over the edge, after YEARS of supporting them! I will ALWAYS be a STRONG supporter of our 2nd amendment, and people like yourself, but being so trivial about a cap made us wonder where the heart of the NRA is REALLY at ! God bless you, my brother, and God bless America!!!

      2. Ralph, I have been a member since the 1960’s and have seldom voted for the board for the same reasons. I will vote this time hopefully wisely.

    14. “Most Directors do not see comments posted on social media. Therefore, for your questions, comments or concerns to be heard and addressed, I urge you to take the time to write to individual Board Directors, not to the NRA itself. ”

      President Trump doesn’t have any problem seeing comments posted on social media and he’s only one guy?

      There should be only two words and two matters in the minds and the mouthes of the NRA board of directors for the entire year of 2019, “National Reciprocity” and “The Hearing Protection Act”.

      Everything else should be totally off the table for 2019 because there shouldn’t be ANY BANS of ANY KIND that we are willing to compromise with in the next 2 years!

      1. If you think Pres. Trump is the only one looking at social media and responding, you have a problem with scale. Trump has a Team of social media personnel and a Team of publicists and press personnel doing the looking and responding. Like judicial clerks and speech writers, these people develop a feel for who they work for and skillfully adapt their writing to match their boss. So what you think is Trump responding is in most cases someone on his team.

      1. Duane, we NEED more than running around yelling ” shall not be infringed ” from you and your kind! Get involved, write letters, vote in NRA elections, help out!

        1. I will ONLY vote for board members who believe that our 2A right SHALL NOT be infringed upon.
          That’s is simple to understand and more than enough to go on.

    15. It seems odd that the NRA Board of Directors would need to hear from its members before it can produce any positive results. We hear lots of what the NRA “used” to do but very little of what they are doing to fix what they themselves broke. It was NOT the members who have blindly followed them, it was the management of the NRA that sold the 2nd Amendment out.

      For the NRA to survive and rebuild, Wayne LaPierre needs to resign, as well as anyone else who capitulated gun rights in the face of pressure against the organization AFTER the NRA, itself, blatantly sold out members with “their very own attempt to have the ATF re-evaluate bumpstocks (even though there has been and still is, NO PROOF that bumpstocks were actually used in Las Vegas. Only pictures of rifles, provided by the media, origin unknown, were used to start their initiative to re-evaluate). And the Red Flag Laws actually supported by NRA management? Blame that on the membership for not directing the Board of Directors to act too? Bullsh*t.

      How many lawsuits have the NRA filed in defense of the 2nd Amendment in the past 2 years? How many active suits have they joined in defense of the 2nd Amendment? Easy for the Board of Directors to complain that they need to hear from us BUT the blind followers of the NRA actually thought the Board of Directors already knew what we needed them to do, the membership already sends them dues to get the job done. It seems the NRA is as much a RINO in the gun rights fight as Marco Rubio and others are in Congress. RINOs are traitors, whether they are in the NRA or in the Congress of the United States.

      Sorry NRA Board of Directors, your organization has sold out the membership with the pathetic liberal policies of “give to receive”. So you gave us the bumpstock ban and Red Flag Laws – what did we receive in return? Quit using membership money unless you’re actually paying off someone like you used to do – DO SOMETHING FOR US AND YOU’LL GET SOMETHING FROM US, it’s that simple. Right now you have given us no other alternative but to seek organizations that are trying to fix the problem YOU CREATED. Insult us because we complain? Screw you for selling the organization out, period.

    16. The NRA is a gun lobby marketing organization whose sole purpose is to keep the US firearms marketplace as broad and expansive as possible for its real backers, the gun and ammo manufacturers who buy tens of millions of dollars worth of ad space in NRA publications and give tens of millions in donations annually to the NRA. Fear sells guns. Fake patriotism sells guns. The NRA’s president is an extremist , a convicted gun trafficker and someone who commonly mocks and taunts children who have been involved in mass shootings. America has the worst per capita gun violence rate in the developed world and it has by far the highest per capita gun ownership rate. High gun ownership rates always equal higher gun violence rates. “Law abiding” gun owners were law abiding, right up to the point when they, or a family member, used their guns, often unsecured as in Sandy Hook, in mass shootings. 70 americans kill themselves with a gun daily. Gun suicde is virtually always successful unlike other suicide attempt methods . Many of those shooting themselves to death are white and middle aged. I know two. One was an actress, the other a retired Marine Corps officer. America is a war zone where 40,000 were killed by gunfire in 2017.
      Responsible gun owners embrace gun safety. And that includes locking up weapons when not in use(like the US military does). And storing ammo separately from firearms(like the US military does). The US military has virtually ZERo on base shootings because of this. Both of these actions should be a REQUIREMENT so the rest of us don’t have to deal with the consequences of stolen firearms. The NRA opposes mandating both of these measures along with opposing a universal background check federal law and a bump stock ban. Our ATF catches and prosecutes virtually no gun traffickers in america although gun trafficking is a thriving business. A patchwork of state and municipal laws makes getting a gun easy for virtually anyone.
      These rambos have turned the US into a virtual war zone where our children are afraid in school while the NRA continues to pursue its gun everywhere agenda. Justice Scalia, the Supreme Courts most conservative judge was very clear when he said “the right to bear arms is not unlimited” All of the points I made above reveal why justice Scalia was correct. America has a severe gun violence problem and a totally unsafe and dangerous gun culture. All the “law abiding” gun owners prowling around america with a concealed handgun tucked in their waist band make us less safe. Over 40 of CCW shooting incidents are deemed inappropriate use of force and our police are being killed by some of these shooters.
      Over 20 policemen have died from CCW shooters.
      HW Bush was very clear why he resigned from the NRA after Lapierre called federal security personnel “jack booted thugs”. six days after LAPierre said that, extremist blew up the Oklahoma City Federal Building. Gun ownership should not involve fringe extremism, anti government threat rhetoric and the spreading of myths like “the good guy with a gun” For every good guy with a gun incident hundreds die, 70 by suicde daily. Enough with the gun industry proopaganda. GunsDownAmerica,NoRANow,MarchForOurLives,BradyFoundation,GiffordsCenter for Gun Violence.
      Abraham Lincoln, John Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King all have something in common. They were all leading liberal voices for peace who were shot to death . Its time for the insanity to stop. Responsible gun owners embrace gun safety . And that is definitely NOT something the NRA does as it has opposed virtually every common sense gun safety legislation proposal for the past 50 years. Why? Gun safety means more background checks. licensing requirements, mandatory safety training, mandatory storage laws. And no more modern infantry style rifles with large capacity magazines capable if killing scores in a few moments. All of which would reduce gun sales. Fear sells guns. Appeals to false violent patriotism and fear sells guns. And that is the NRAs violent message to all of us. Lets turn the page and start behaving responsibly about guns. You are only law abiding until you commit a crime with a gun or kill yourslef or a child picks up a gun in your home and shoots itself. Enough of this malarky.

      1. och will, you are a traitor and a fool. I seriously believe you are a liberal troll, not a defender of 2A. Half of the pablum that spewed out in your letter is exactly what gun grabbers have to say. Go ahead give your guns to a real supporter of 2A, because you don’t even have a basic understanding of it’s purpose.

        1. @Madvet68, Holley moley, you have caught yourself a trolley! Ork swill is constantly slowing down the website with his long winded socialist diatribes.

    17. “We preserve our hunting heritage and provide training to private citizens and law enforcement officers”
      “We lobby in defense of our Second Amendment rights”

      The 2nd amendment isn’t about hunting.

      BOD? There’s what, like 172 board members? (ok, “just” 76.)
      It’s a status symbol with no power.
      You parade the ‘presidency’ of the NRA like a friggin NASCAR decal, nothing more than figurehead.

      You lobby state & federal legislatures? Good. Thank you.
      You also send out “sky is falling” mass mailers with every proposed piece of legislation asking for money, regardless of the likelihood of passage. The members eventually get numb.

      I get that the NRA is The Largest and Most Powerful, but given that position, they are squandering their power.

      The true value of the NRA is being the deer with the unfortunate birthmark that every anti gunner has their sights focused on. But as your power fails, even that is a diminished benefit.

      I’m a Life Patriot Endowment Something Member (I can’t keep the “Life Member” levels straight because there seems to be a new one every few months to extract the next $350 from me) and I will continue to support the NRA. But there needs to be a fundamental shift to core 2nd Amendment support and away from the self serving over paid non-profit they are today.

    18. Instead of stepping up and fighting for the members in State’s like New York, Maryland with Red Flag laws the NRA is no help. It looks like they just gave up.

    19. I do not know who distresses me more. The Crazy Nancy supporting trolls or Crazy Nancy herself. If you have issues, get involved. Don’t stab the NRA (us) in the back. Yep we are the NRA, we the members.

      1. NRA headquarters in Virginia -one of the most compromised worst gun rights states ,,lately turned into a communist muzzie shit hole/people are sheep and they believe all that bullshit coming from the mainstream media /they are going to get what they deserveSimply because they won’t pull their heads out ofTheir leftist asses

      2. @Hoplite, yes, Nancy is in the perfect position to shock and piss off middle America. She is the paradigm of foppishness.

    20. Anyone wanting my vote this year it’s going to have to Lobby hard for it and just because they’re from my state is it going to hold water anymore. I would like to see board members explaining what they accomplished last term and what specific plans they have should they be elected. Not the same old same rhetoric I’ve been hearing year after year.
      Thank you

    21. The BOD has no power.

      We have no idea if our votes count anyways. All the counting is done behind closed doors.

        1. No, I would get your eyes checked. And I’d do it fast and leave Bigfoot out of it, if the NRA has its way and red flag laws get passed mentioning you saw Bigfoot is grounds for firearm removal by federal or state agents.

          If on the other hand you want to post evidence that I am wrong, I as always have an open mind to facts.

        2. Bruce, I haven’t yet seen Bigfoot, but the tracks of the NRA are verifiable and known – helped write the 1934 NFA, helped pass the 1968 GCA, nodded at the 1986 automatic weapons ban, and ducked the 1994 assault weapons ban. Currently they have agreed to a bump stock ban and red flag laws.

          Does it really matter what the current BOD “thinks/does”, based on past and present NRA actions?

    22. N.R.A. is finished, the mask is off, you betrayed members for the last time with support for Bump Stock regs and communist ” Red Flag ” laws. — Gun Owners of America is fast approaching 2 Million members. Why you ask ? Because they do not write BAD laws and call it ‘ Compromise ‘ to surrender more and more of our Rights to keep your bloated lobby & advertising ‘ business ‘ on the gravy train. Go sip your NRA ” whine club ” Merlot and fade into the Sunset. Quislings.

      1. The problem is leadership is telling us what we want to hear and we can see it ain’t happening. I guess they think we’re stupid or something. Think! I know they think we’re stupid. I don’t even read the magazine anymore it’s not worth my time same old rhetoric. Something’s going to have to change in the 21st century. The NRA is going to have to take I throat punch stick a stick in its eye attitude toward the liberal-left. I guarantee you the left isn’t unafraid to do it. Sneaky backstabbing SOB’s

      2. Spoken like a crybaby, The NRA might not be perfect, But where would you be now without them. Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water, vote and work for change from within

      3. The NRA ” does not ” write laws! Where do you people get this stuff? GOA is good to have on our side but not at the expense of supporting the NRA. Join the NRA, write letters to them and your legislators, vote in their elections and quit your whining….

        1. AMEN! Bailing is not part of the solution, no matter how many whiners and trolls do it! Write your reps, congressmen, etc. Don’t JUST complain! We need EVERY ally in this fight and it will still always be an uphill battle.

        2. Bruce, the NRA has had its hand in writing anti-rights legislation – read their history. I am a life member, but unless they change their ways, I will be vocal about their anti-rights proposals, such as their current stance on bump stocks and red flag laws.

    23. Not one single member from the Northeast.

      Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts.

      No wonder we feel like flyover country with the NRA.

      1. Mr.Wayne La Pierre had a ad a couple of years back for Negotiating Rights Away,where he said “stand and fight”while he was kneeling and capitulating to the civilian disarmament politicians.
        If the NRA wants to exist and truly represent Americans/members second amendment rights,it needs to divest it’s self of the current establishment management including Ack Mac and become a No Compromise origination representing the 2 A.

        It would appear that Mr.Knight forgot to include the contact information for the board as it is not on the NRA web site last I looked and searched or is his protest one of we want to hear from you but we don’t really want to hear from anyone,other than keep sending your money to us.

          1. We are contacting the BOD right here, right now. Haven’t you been paying attention?

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            “comments by your NRA BOD Timothy Knight (Current term 2018 to 2021).”

            He can carry out messages and complaints to the rest of the BOD or else he must not really give a damn about his position or our concerns?

          2. @Russell Wilson, you must not have been paying attention?
            “Comments by your NRA BOD Timothy Knight (Current term 2018 to 2021).”

            He’s (Timothy Knight) right here right now and he can take our comments and complaints back to the rest of the board of directors for us, unless he really doesn’t give a damn about his role in the NRA?

          3. I don’t want a general email box read by some flunky. If the BOD wants to hear from us they need to give us real contact info.

          1. @ochswill, Pure swill. First there is no such thing as gun violence. I have never met a violent gun. My guns all stay where I tell them to stay, never make a move on their own, and have never so much as whispered an opinion toward violence.
            And when Cain slew Able, inventing murder, guns had not even been thought of, yet.

          2. Och, what method of violence do you prefer? It seems that the no gun violence people believe that people killed by other methods are insignificant. If I am murdered, hopefully it wont be by strangulation with panty hose, stumped with boots, stabbed with salad fork, or a liberal’s knee-jerk least I will not be listed as a significate dead person.

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