NRA Suits. Ever Heard of Buy One Get One Free?

Wayne LaPierre
Wayne LaPierre

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- This NRA garbage reads like a COPS episode. We've all seen it when the cop rifles through the suspects pants pockets and find a bunch of money and drugs.

Don't you just love it when the perp says, “It ain't mine, man. These ain't my pants, man.” The cop asks, “These aren't your pants?” “Nah man, I don't know whos pants they are, man. They ain't my pants, man,” the loser says. Of course, to anyone who isn't on the drugs that the cops found in the suspect's pockets, of course, they're his pants, and that excuse just isn't going to fly, either to the police, the judge or the jury.

Queue up the NRA list of excuses. In the latest twist to an already sordid tale, the NRA has sued Ackerman McQueen, AGAIN, this time with what I'm calling the “These aren't my pants” excuse. Seriously, you can't make this stuff up. From the Daily Beast, the headline reads, NRA Sues Advertising Firm For Alleged Media Leaks, Coup Attempt, but its the subhead that got me: The gun rights group claims Ackerman McQueen leaked confidential info to tarnish and ultimately destroy the public image of the NRA and its senior leadership.

By now, you know what the NRA is referring to in this latest suit against its longtime business partner – excessive and embarrassing expenditures. Wayne and company are upset that his extravagant spending on clothing and travel, have been exposed. But wait, they're not disputing the amounts, only the fact that it's been revealed? Apparently. Seems the top brass on Waples Mill Road has a, well, lotta brass. Why? I'm guessing that none of this would be going on if it weren't true. Take this from the Daily Beast:

The suit also says the NRA has been receiving media inquiries about LaPierre's “travel, wardrobe, and other expenses incurred in connection with AMc projects, based on AMc's advice, or on trips with itineraries crafted by AMc.” And it blames the firm for those leaks. The suit says the firm “directly or indirectly” leaked to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, and The Daily Beast.

LaPierre's wardrobe has become a flashpoint. Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal reported–citing leaked documents–that LaPierre billed Ackerman McQueen over $500,000 for clothes, travel, and other expenses. The lawsuit, meanwhile, says LaPierre made these purchases “[b]ased on AMC's advice” and over fifteen years. Once the NRA started asking the firm about expenses that appeared questionable, the firm became “evasive and hostile,” the suit alleges.

So let me get this straight, in simpleton terms, mind you. According to this, AMc advises Wayne to make substantial expenditures on clothing and travel. Wayne makes large expenditures on clothes and travel. No problem, until the spending is leaked. Now it's a problem, but it apparently wasn't a problem until it was leaked? “They told me to do it,” isn't going to fly with membership. How do I know? Because I'm a member and this isn't flying with me.

The whole thing stinks of getting away with your hands in the cookie jar for fifteen years and once caught, blaming the cookie jar for being there. People know better unless they've lost sight of reality. Top management of a large organization that now blames the company they hired to do the things they did and never questioned the things they did over all the years they did them until after they got caught doing them? Huh?

Here's the deal – America needs a strong NRA, and our rights need a strong NRA. I want to and plan on remaining an NRA member, but some things must change at the top.

The mess we're in now came from the top and this second lawsuit seems to me to be a diversion, a sort of “they made me do it,” excuse. No, not anymore. At the very least, the top dogs are incompetent for getting the NRA here, to begin with, and, well, need to go.

There, I repeated it. OH, and here are some words of wisdom for Lapierre –If you had shopped at Jos. A. Banks, you wouldn't be in this position, and hey dumb ass, if you did it on Tuesday's, you would have gotten two for the price of one. Just saying.

Think next time!


About Mark WaltersMark Walters

Mark Walters is the host of two nationally syndicated radio broadcasts, Armed American Radio and Armed American Radio's Daily Defense with Mark Walters. He is the Second Amendment Foundations 2015 Gun Rights Defender of the Year award recipient and co-author of two books, Lessons from Armed America with Kathy Jackson (Whitefeather Press) and Lessons from UnArmed America with Rob Pincus (Whitefeather Press)

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    Trucker Dave
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    Trucker Dave

    Mark Walters, that was a clever article which I also heard on your 5/23 edition of Armed American Radio Daily Defense. So, the issue of the shiny suits and private jets has been aired out but where are the photos of Wayne and his able-bodied intern? Inquiring minds want to know what our membership dues are actually paying for.

    JAMES JONES
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    JAMES JONES

    I tried to contact the NRA through normal channels and my message just stayed there after hitting the submit key, I guess Wayne is tired of being criticized and shut down that avenue of communication. The fluff letter I was emailed enraged me the most. I guess to them I’m stupid. The NRA will get no more of my money until the rot at the top is cut off.

    Repo37
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    Repo37

    The NRA asks for small $25 dollar donations from its members all the time. That is how they get the money to protect our rights. I cant get past how many of those donations they need to add up to an amount they can do something with. It really bothers me that they ask me to dig in my pocket and give till it hurts for the fight all the while it’s going to pay their multi million dollar salaries and millions in expenses. I cant help but wonder how much help those millions would have been in the fight… Read more »

    Mark
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    Mark

    I’m finished donating. LaPierre is raking in approximately $1.3 Million dollars a year from NRA members, most of which are working class people. The POTUS had a salary of $400k and Trump doesn’t accept his salary even though he is entitled to it. Anyone can argue our 2nd amendment is worth LaPierre’s salary. It is a moot argument. There are well-qualified CEO types that would fill the position for significantly less money. Until LaPierre cuts his salary in AT LEAST HALF, I’m not giving another red cent.

    Keith Collins
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    Keith Collins

    So….LaPierre got caught wasting members’ money. That’s bad. He also got caught pushing anti-gun laws and rules (Fix NICS, bump stock ban, and Red Flag law). I could look past a bit of profligate spending if the organization appeared to be doing anything that benefited me. NRA seems, however, to have reneged on its mission of fighting for my gun rights so that its officers can rub elbows with senators and other bigwigs.

    Ken Rhodes
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    Ken Rhodes

    Why did the NRA send out the latest fund raising campaign about “The NRA will be forced to shut down”? Talk about a dumb campaign fund raising timing in the aftermath of the annual INDY Convention. Who is going to send money into a sinking ship after all the media controversy? Clearly, the leadership has lost the ability to manage the NRA’s continuity of information. A direct mail subcontractor started the latest fund raising campaign without any upper NRA management buy off? I think not. There is an undercurrent of conflicting philosophies within the NRA. The NRA HAS LOST ITS… Read more »

    Richard Ellison
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    Richard Ellison

    I have noticed that Ammoland has jumped onto the NRA bashing bandwagon. Sure the NRA has problems that need to be addressed but is it in the best interest of gun owners to join the antigun community in attempting destroy the most powerful gun lobby in the country? Sure we have a number of wannabe gun groups with big egos and minimal effectiveness that think they could do a better job but that has yet to be proven. Sounds like some of us are willing to cut off our nose to spite our face.

    Joe A.
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    Joe A.

    I totally agree with your comment. Couldn’t have said it any better myself.

    Heed the Call-up
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    Heed the Call-up

    Richard Ellison, if writing the 1934 NFA, agreeing with the 1968 GCA, etc., etc., and currently proposing the bump stock ban and “certain” red flags laws are just some examples of how well they protect our rights. Even in the state in which they are headquartered, Virginia, they rarely help. The VCDL, a state, all-volunteer, grassroots lobbying group has fought and won many battles to liberalize and restore our RKBA. I agree that the NRA is the largest organization that claims that it is pro-2A. However, Moms Demand Action, and other anti-2A groups claim they are gun safety organizations. We… Read more »

    grifhunter
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    grifhunter

    The NRA never “supported” a bump stock BAN. Saying it a million times on the web doesn’t make it true.

    Heed the Call-up
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    Heed the Call-up

    Grift, you are completely wrong. A quick Internet search will educate you.

    The Revelator
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    The Revelator

    @grifhunter Thank Chris Cox. He acted as the frontman and engaged in talking about it after the Vegas incident. Got a lot of backlash and a short time later they were in damage control mode. Only days after the initial statement, Chris Cox tried to downplay it by saying in 2017, well “We don’t believe that bans have ever worked on anything.”, as if saying that would just sweep the NRA’s actions under the rug. It didn’t. As a matter of fact, they were still in damage control mode writing articles about it in December of 2018. I have one… Read more »

    The Revelator
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    The Revelator

    We will give Grifhunter a few days to see if he wants to respond to this.

    Nick Macik
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    Nick Macik

    Thank you for speaking up , I believe $500,000 in expenses over 15 years is not the problem our new President is the problem attacking Lapierre and the 4,000,000 people he added to the NRA over those 15 years . Wanting a take over of the NRA while promoting Red flag law and sensible gun control ! As a Life Member I will support the NRA and Wayne Lapierre not some tiny gun Lobby until they take us out of existence .

    TNoebel
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    TNoebel

    Some of us are looking to repair the NRA. In order for that to happen, there has to be a willingness within the management structure to seek out, acknowledge the failings, and actively work to improve. I have not seen that come from the NRA leadership. What I’ve seen recently is an unwillingness to be open to the very members that comprise and sustain the NRA. A campaign of deflection and blame that is always externally focused. There is a difference between “joining the anti-gun community” and seeking to restore integrity of management and mission within the NRA. Those in… Read more »

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    My memory mightb’t be what it used to be, according to some, but of this I am CERTAIN: the vast majority of recent “wins” in gun rights cases never named the NRA as the orgainsation that picked up the dropped baton and carried it forward. And the few times NRA were mentioned, it seems the other “wannabe gun groups with big egoes and minimal effectiveness” are the ones that launched the court cases, carried them forward, and just as they neared the finish line, ‘long come de NRA and tek it to the line, then turn about, bow and curtsey,… Read more »

    Proctor
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    Proctor

    Fighting elites by using self aggrandizing entitled parasitic elites is BS.

    JDC
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    JDC

    I hope Mr. Prinz has time to reply. I hate the fact that NRA seems to have lost its way. Even worse, it isn’t doing a good job communicating with its members. In virtually every corporation or non-profit in America, if you have a series of PR stumbles that cause share owners or customers to get angry, heads roll. May not always be right, but the BOD or appropriate corporate officer listens to the complaints, and takes action. I’ve heard it explained that the $5M retirement catch up and over $1M salary paid to Mr. LaPierre and other top NRA… Read more »

    Bob Sadtler
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    Bob Sadtler

    I agree, Mark!

    The NRA suing Ack-Mac is roughly equivalent to the criminal mastermind fingering the getaway driver.

    Who buys this nonsense?

    Bill
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    Bill

    I dont agree with everything the NRA does or says. I dont agree with anybody 100% and if you do you are an idiot with your head up thier ass. NRA is still the best bet. Im old so i wont live to see the end of the 2A but if the infighting keeps up some of you will. The best way to destroy is from the inside.

    Dave C
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    Dave C

    I am 72. I have belonged to the NRA for many years. I also belong to GOA and Texas Rifle Association. Only one has a wine list. Only one continuously asks for donations (6 times this month). Only one has a top dog making over a million annually. Only one has more than a dozen board members (72). Only one continuously compromises with the anti-gun congress without much of a fight. Only one advertises to their base and not their adversaries (to collect MORE money). With the NRA, IT’S ABOUT THE BENJAMINS! Clean up the NRA, and GET THE HELL… Read more »

    Mr. Walkker
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    Mr. Walkker

    Spot on.
    Many NRA Lifers, from infinity and beyond, know them as Trouble Makers and as modern day Scallywags.
    The stench of thievery is evident.
    One with years of life experience, they can see IT.
    they too can smell IT,
    and they also sense IT.
    Clearly for those whom are of the eyeing. They know IT.
    -Wisdom dictates that Manila is a fine tool.
    -Application of said tool requires careful handling.

    TexDad
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    TexDad

    Got the sensational begging email yesterday. The sky is falling! Send money!

    I’m no expert on how to bring in donations, but I can say if there are more people out there like me, I throw out each and every sensational begging letter or email I ever get and donate on my own schedule.

    Mailers are not cheap. Everyone has email now. An occasional simple update email calmly explaining the current goings-on in 2A preservation with a Donate button at the top and bottom would be a welcome change.

    AggregatVier
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    AggregatVier

    I now appreciate the wisdom of Tom Selleck’s September 2018 resignation from the NRA board of directors. He may have seen the storm coming. But in true classy character he refrained from besmirching the organization. Actions, not words.

    Concerned with infighting
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    Concerned with infighting

    The communists are going after the “BIG Dog” NRA with a vengeance. They knock 5 million members down then the 2A
    fight is near toasted bacon.

    TexDad
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    TexDad

    Wrong. The people are the 2A lobby. If we fire NRA and get new representation, we’re still here.

    JPM
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    JPM

    Reminds me of Nixon and Watergate. LaPierre echoing Nixon, “I am not a crook, I am not a crook” while the evidence and facts and truth are overwhelming. Nixon had his supporters, just as does LaPierre, but in the end, Humpty-Dumpty had a great fall. The sooner LaPierre is gone, the sooner the NRA can begin to rebuild and become the organization it is supposed to be defending the 2nd Amendment with a strong hand and not an impotent fund raising cash cow for the executives.

    CHARLES W MODICA
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    CHARLES W MODICA

    DRAIN THE SWAMP

    Ret. LE/Mil.
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    Ret. LE/Mil.

    Just like American Red Cross, HSUS, NPR, PBS, and a BUNCH of other ‘not for profit’ organizations and foundations, Wayne and the other top leadership at NRA have discovered how to turn a not-for-profit organization into a cash cow that will make them rich, allow them to live an elite lifestyle, and get other gullible people to pay for it. Not to say that the NRA has been totally useless or out to lunch as far as the membership and gun owners in general’s interests, but we are being had. I’m old enough to remember the Cincinnati Revolt, the purge… Read more »

    Missouri Born
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    Missouri Born

    Where has the board of directors been?

    JPM
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    JPM

    They are impotent and were only elected (appointed is more like it) with LaPierre’s blessing.

    John Lewis
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    John Lewis

    NRA Patron Life member. Got 2 emails from NRA yesterday. One telling me all is well, Board has everything under control, Wayne did nothing wrong. Second email was a desperation email claiming the end if I don’t send money now. Anyone see the problem? Wayne has to go and they have to get out of NY. I have joined another gun rights organization and my money will go to them until NRA makes changes.

    Freebird
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    Freebird

    N.R.A. Board has made it clear with sham vote to keep Wayne, and the newest ” shut up let us handle it ” open letter dismissing all member concerns that there will be only TALK —- No Real Fix is Coming.

    ( Now , what would you like to buy from our ” wine club ” ? )

    110% American
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    110% American

    Looks like Wayne LaPierre is not going anywhere until the NRA collapses. You have two options. Love it or leave it, because Wayne ain’t leaving. I think he wants a raise!

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @110, Yeah, the NRA seems to be his cash cow, along with a few highly paid cronies. Who in the NRA has hiring and firing authority over this guy?

    Really??
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    Really??

    Is $33,333 per year too much for travel and clothing?? I honestly don’t know. But for certain, for a man in his position – well-fitting and professionally made clothing is more important than most of us know. Most of you – and no offense intended – wouldn’t know a fine suit if I beat you over the head with it. I’m guessing the hotels he chose to stay at are significantly more expensive than Motel 6. His meals weren’t purchased at Wendy’s, and he didn’t travel by Greyhound bus. You gonna’ rag on him for that as well??

    Vanns40
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    Vanns40

    Yeah, I will. How about looking at the individual charges and trying, by any stretch of the imagination, to justify them. It’s not his money. Let me repeat that for you, IT’S NOT HIS MONEY, it’s our money and he has an absolute responsibility to spend it as wisely and as frugally as possible.

    Dave C
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    Dave C

    Yes, I’ll rag on him – Pay for performance – that means it’s time for him to get a pay cut! A man with his power should be able to do something more than fly around making appearances. There is no plan except to raise more money. He darn sure should be big enough to explain his actions to the people who pay his salary. You want to look like the top dog? Start with moving out of New York!

    Dennis Eagleberger
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    Dennis Eagleberger

    Yes I am, mister fine suit

    Keith Brockmiller
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    Keith Brockmiller

    Currently my range requires membership in the NRA to be a member. Annual election is coming up, and I plan to bring this up, and propose that we recognize any of the major Orgs. I would much prefer joining GOA. I was a member for 1 year a decade ago, and they still send me the alerts to contact whoever is needed, which I promptly resend. Only the little “donate” at the bottom.
    As long as I have to be NRA to shoot I will, but I don’t have to like it.
    #NRAWayneResign

    Sierra556
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    Sierra556

    I like your idea that your range should be flexible on the NRA issue. I wonder why the requirement? Is there some regulation imposed by you state? I’ve seen proposed gun regulations requiring range memberships in my state. We’ve been thinkin of renaming it West New Jersey but l digress. Being a gardener, l’m curious as to the flower icon by your name. Further digressions!
    The idea of being an NRA instructor has crossed my mind. Unfortunately they seem to be the only game in town for credentials of that nature.

    Dan
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    Dan

    The requirement allows for the range to be eligible for NRA range grants. If there is 100% membership the range would be eligible for a few thousand dollars in grant money to help maintain the range.

    Jeff Knox
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    Jeff Knox

    It’s usually a matter of range insurance or being able to hold NRA-sanctioned matches. It used to be the only way to be eligible to get CMP surplus rifles and ammunition, but that’s no longer the case.

    John
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    John

    NRA has and continues to do “some” good works. It is this childish greedy baggage fostered from the top brass which clouds those good works.

    The NRA brass have adopted the Democrats play book; the Russians (A.M.) leaked our emails (financial expenditures), never claiming however the leaked documents were inaccurate!
    The Russians did not draft the embarrassing emails nor did A.M. spend the members money foolishly!

    Time to clean the brass – OR – NRA members, as I, will continue to re-direct portions of our support funds, once slated for NRA, to other organizations.

    Ned2
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    Ned2

    Fuk the NRA
    Good riddance; there are plenty of other 2A organizations out there that will fill the void.

    Jack
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    Jack

    Received a looonnng email from Wayne yesterday looking for more money to fight NY state’s lawsuits/investigations into NRA biz.. Lifetime member of NRA and very unhappy at the waste of money happening there. Why have biz headquarters in NY? Cuomo is on a quest to suppress the 2A into oblivion and it appears to me that the NRA is hastening the process. I’m also a GOA member and plan to channel my fiduciary support to them in the future. I’m tired of this BS.

    Mark K
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    Mark K

    NRA headquarters is in Fairfax VA, not NY. Before you post learn your subject.

    Phil in TX
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    Phil in TX

    You are half correct. The brick and mortar building is in Fairfax, Virginia. The NRA, however is chartered in New York State and has been since it’s inception over 100 years ago. Back then, NYS was hospitable to the NRA being chartered there but that is no longer the case. The NRA Board of Directors need to seriously look at rechartering themselves in a friendly state and kick New York to the curb. I do not know what this will entail, but I am willing to bet that lawyers will get a big payday out of it. Unless, of course,… Read more »

    Colonialgirl
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    Colonialgirl

    LaPierre billed Ackerman McQueen over $500,000 for clothes, travel, and other expenses

    Lets see; that’s $33,000 per year of TRAVEL (airlines, hotels, meals, taxis, etc etc and SOME clothing) When you LOOK at what all was covered, $33K peryear is not much, How much was spent for the annul meetings for hotel rooms, meals and etc.
    SOme of you NEED to extract your head from its nether insertion point and LEARN the facts about travel, etc; it AINT CHEAP !!

    Chuck
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    Chuck

    This is a good point; $33K per year is not on its face excessive travel expense. That being said I still have a lot of doubt about, questions for and mistrust with NRA “leadership” and agree that housecleaning is in order. The BOD is useless too.

    Jeff Knox
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    Jeff Knox

    But it’s not $33k per year. It’s $276k on a couple of visits to a Beverly Hills clothing store and another $270k on 5 or 6 trips via private jet and limo service, etc., all billed to Ack-Mack, and passed on to NRA, on top of Wayne’s $ million + salary and generous expense account.

    Gr8ful
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    Gr8ful

    GOA all the way for me. I’ve been cheated & my money wasted too many times by the NRA.

    Mike E
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    Mike E

    It was corruption of this you’re describing here that Oliver North was aware of when he tried to get Lapierre to resign or be exposed. So now North is out and the stink of Pepe Le Pew will continue to corrupt the NRA until it has been hollowed out to nothing. If the Board doesn’t revolt and demand that asshole step aside, Life members like me will walk.

    Mark
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    Mark

    I am in Illinois, where even today our rights are under significant attack in state congress. It would be nice to see NRA lobbying and working on our behalf. As far as I can tell, state advocacy groups are carrying the ball.
    NRA?
    NRA?
    Are you clothes shopping?

    Marty
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    Marty

    The NRA made calls (actual phone calls) urging members to oppose SB1966 and to contact our legislators. They also sent out emails and have their contact your reps message on the ILA page. While ISRA and the other various other groups continue to lobby the legislature in Springfield the NRA is involved as well.

    Rick
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    Rick

    So, $500,000 for clothing. travel, and expenses spread over 15 years ( LaPierre billed Ackerman McQueen over $500,000 for clothes, travel, and other expenses. The lawsuit, meanwhile, says LaPierre made these purchases “[b]ased on AMC’s advice” and over fifteen years). ……………….lets see, that comes to $33,000 per year.
    I’m not upset over that amount for that position.

    Rocky
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    Rocky

    Keep sending them your money then.
    I need some new suits as well. How much can I count on you for?

    Jeffery P
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    Jeffery P

    First of all, the NRA pays Ackerman McQueen. Then Ackerman McQueen bills the NRA? How many suites can you buy for $33,000? And do the suits last only a year? My father used to wear suites to work every day and his lasted a few years. I can’t imagine more than a third need to be replace every year.

    Wayne could also wear less expensive suites day-to-day. He doesn’t need to dress like a head of state hosting a state dinner for the queen. His total compensation is too high.

    Rock
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    Rock

    Mens Warehouse… BOGO… (Buy One Get One)

    Ringo
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    Ringo

    I’m not saying nothing shady has been going on… I sure don’t have access to that info as a mere Patriot Life Member. However, I’m good with those expenses for an executive of a national organization. I spend around $10k for travel and hotels for work and conferences and another couple thousand on suits and I’m not leading an organization of 5 million people. You have to keep it in perspective. It seems shocking to drop $39k at Zegna but I have $1k Zegna suits from 10 years ago that still look great (admittedly I shop off the rack Zegna.)… Read more »

    Tom Stelene
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    Tom Stelene

    I want this slow-motion wreck of Wayne’s Gravy Train to speed up and be done with. We need to get re-organized and serious about stopping the anti-gunners because they are coming at us from every direction – and I’m sick of it. Not so many years ago they were impotent and irrelevant and must be made so again, and for good this time.

    Nanashi
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    Nanashi

    “NRA Suits. Ever Heard of Buy One Get One Free?”

    I thought we already covered LaPierre’s clothing budget?

    Jack Mac
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    Jack Mac

    Nanashi, he got all his suits free from us.

    Joe Smith
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    Joe Smith

    That the nra board, and le pepe are spending members money, not on doing their job, and protecting the 2A, and coordinating with 2A positive law enforcement, and expanding the nra membership, but on abusing their power, abusing their funding base, making excuses, and spending MY money to cover their sorry asses. A sad day indeed. Hey! How about shifting focus from lining their pockets, to representing we the people? Gee, what a novel idea. And board members should be barred from having any other jobs, or having any other income. Or, keep it the way it is, and not… Read more »

    Keith Christy
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    Keith Christy

    Sounds like our Government cronies to me ? Congress & Co..

    Rock
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    Rock

    The NRA has become a Glitz and Glitter SHOW… Hunters, farmers, paper punchers, “most” concealed carry people don’t wear suits. They don’t eat Prime rib and lobster. They don’t fly in or drive ultra expensive vehicles. Sorta misrepresents the founding father(s) reasons. Sounds ALLOT like the Catholic church, Jesus didn’t wear fancy gold brocade adorned red or green robes and funny hats, his alter wasn’t covered with gold and jewels his church was the outdoors or a hut not a gold covered $$$ SHOW hall. He was preaching from his HEART and SOUL, wore a nondescript robe, led a poor… Read more »

    Jay Printz
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    Jay Printz

    Holy Crap!!!!!! Are you mis-informed or uninformed, or both????? NRA Board members and the officers don’t get paid, just re-imbursement for expenses incurred for NRA business. My real job was in Law Enforcement for 27 years. My 20 years on the Board has ALL been voluntary………….which means ALL of my time has been FREE. What’s that worth in real dollars????I am on six committees and that takes a considerable amount of time, either at the Board meetings and/or at home. What’s that worth? So in answer to your statement……….as a Board member, I am already NOT getting one red cent… Read more »

    JDC
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    JDC

    @ Jay Printz Thank you for your service on the board and even more for doing your LEO job. Since you self identified yourself as a board member, would you mind answering a few questions. Serious as a heart attack, not trying to be snotty about this. I am a long time NRA member. Can you explain to us why Mr. La Pierre is being reimbursed for clothing at all? His salary appears to have been constantly increased over time, and is reported to be over $1M per year. Why the extra expense out of members pockets for his clothing,… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @JDC, Getting by that Navy thing … excellent and serious questions. I am on the edge of my seat, waiting.

    Green Mtn. Boy
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    Green Mtn. Boy

    “Ackerman McQueen leaked confidential info to tarnish and ultimately destroy the public image of the NRA and its senior leadership.”

    Wayne LaPee and his fellow miscreants thru out the organization have done a credibly job a sullying the name of the NRA,with or with out Ack-Mac’s help. However if there is any hope for the NRA in the future it needs on giant flush of all of it’s swamp turds,starting at the top with Wayne La Pee.

    Oldshooter
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    Oldshooter

    Hmmmnnn…why IS there any “confidential” information that would tarnish their reputation in the first place? Seems to me the only reason any such information exists at all would be because our leadership has been doing things they shouldn’t have, ie, things that could tarnish the NRA’s reputation. What is the rationale for keeping information “confidential” and out of the eye of your bosses who pay your salary with our fees?

    C Penley
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    C Penley

    I have been a member of the NRA for over 40 years. I have supported the NRA financially with donations as often as I could. Now I have a message for the NRA. You must come clean with the membership if you wish to exist. I get solicitations 3 or 4 days per week asking for money to fend off attacks on the 2nd Amendment, when money beyond imagination is being drained out of the NRA by all sorts of people and contractors. The whole thing stinks. From now on, keep your mailings to yourself and take my donations out… Read more »

    HP
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    HP

    You can make those mailers stop. Contact the NRA and tell them you want to be put on the “do not promote” list.

    Vanns40
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    Vanns40

    Those mailings come from Ack-Mac not NRA. Ack-Mac gets paid for not only sending them out but they get a percentage of EVERY DOLLAR you send in! Wayne et al is part and parcel of Ack-Mac. This is such a Medusa it’s damn near impossible to unwind.

    Jeffery P
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    Jeffery P

    This NRA Patriot Life member will spend his campaign donations elsewhere unless real reform happens. The NRA has only a few months to get ready for the 2020 elections and they better hurry.

    I plan to email the NRA board of directors and tell them this. I encourage all NRA members to do the same. Maybe they will get the message and clean up their act.

    Mr. Walkker
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    Mr. Walkker

    I too am a NRA Lifer. NRA is a real mess. Has been for some time now. I remember when Oliver North was involved in Gun Running as some sort of “Contra”. circa 1986-1987…..I still remember IT. Clearly, it now looks as if Oliver North flew into the NRA and left some droppings behind. Now a distant thought, much trouble surfaces post North Exit. A pattern develops. North leaves a path of destruction behind everywhere he goes. – -Looking forward, I now channel all 2nd supportive funds towards G.O.A.. Much more impactful and better return for their effort over at… Read more »

    Sierra556
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    Sierra556

    LOL!!! Good to hear from you, Mark. You know what l see with all this NRA crap? It’s a mirror image of what’s happening with government, and society, too. Look at the divide among members and gun owners. Mirrors the divide in this country. Look at our wasteful, bloated government then take a glance at the NRA. Looks pretty damned similar to me. Only we’ve known about government for a lot longer. All those expensive toilet seats and hammers. The difference is l like the leader of this country and wish all the haters and detractors would shut up and… Read more »

    Rocky Mountain
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    Rocky Mountain

    NRA sucks it’s own stock and the others are barely any better. Go ahead, run to the next corporate tyrant in line and enjoy their unconstitutional gun control bs. Go right on down the line bootlickers, keep em in cash. Pay those mortgages and stay under their corporate tyranny right where they need you. Exon gas station is no better than Mobil you suckers. Until you interpret the couple sentences of 2A as it is written in plain English your fluxed by your own ignorance. Checkmate! EVERY LETTER OF EVERY SENTANCE OF ALL GUN CONTROL BEYOND 2A IS UNLAWFUL! And… Read more »

    Freebird
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    Freebird

    The Open Letter from past N.R.A. presidents is more ” SHUT UP & SIT DOWN ” , preserve status quo garbage.
    They all say –
    ” You Need Us …”
    ” You Need Us ”
    ” You Need Us ”
    No , we don’t !
    Gun Owners of America is the NEWER , Better ” N.R.A. “

    Glen Rubin
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    Glen Rubin

    So the mass media has it wrong again – shocking. Why are you shillng for Ackerman McQueen instead of standing up for gun rights and only organization that honest and truly protects those rights. What next? You gonna go shill for Bloomberg?

    Freebird
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    Freebird

    So , any who speak out against the NRA , or ” The Emperors New Clothes ” is a shill now , got it.

    What does that make FUDDS who scream – ” No Truthful Reporting Allowed , save the gravy train ” ?

    N.R.A. abandoned many states while sitting on mountains of CASH !!!!

    Mr. Walkker
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    Mr. Walkker

    Said it before and I will state it one more time herein. NRA has lost its way. GOA is much more effective. Factual data shows that when your State Lawbreakers want to trash your Constitutional rights, GOA is first to arrive, first to take action, first to resolve issues. GOA place’s ACTION first, the quest for Donations is always in the Back Seat. Gun Owners of America, they really are the No Compromise Organ-i-zation. House Cleaning is very effective. NRA could learn a few things from the more effectual GOA. – NRA should give it a try.