What Needs To Happen With The National Rifle Association? ~ LISTEN

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Reform the National Rifle Association
Reform the National Rifle Association

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Here is what the NRA (National Rifle Association) needs right now! It needs a reboot at the top… the house needs to be clean.

The officers and the Board Members that have been trying to convince you that everything is okay (Meadows, Lee, et al), the old guard that prefer the status quo (Porter, Hammer, Printz, et al) and those newer Board Members who are either parroting the message or keeping their heads down (Rathner, Lightfoot, Colandro, et al) need to go.

Is there room for the latter group to speak up and change their colors? Maybe… but, that opportunity gets less and less likely each day that they don’t do it.

Meanwhile, people wonder if those of us who are so vocal about the PROBLEMS have any SOLUTIONS to offer. Well, yes… we do.

Save the Second

I spent an hour talking with Armed American Radio’s Mark Walters earlier this week going over the Five Points of NRA Reform that have been proposed by Savethe2a.org.

  • 1. Make the Board Smaller
  • 2. Put Term Limits in Place for Directors
  • 3. Stringent Attendance Requirements for Directors
  • 4. Engage Members in more than just Fundraising.
  • 5. Narrow the Focus of the NRA’s messaging.

Learn more about the points and why they are important at the organizations website and LISTEN to this hour of radio:

 


Rob Pincus
Rob Pincus

About Rob Pincus

Rob Pincus has been educating people about defensive shooting and related personal defense topics for over two decades. He is the Executive Director of Personal Defense Network and the owner of I.C.E. Training Company. He has authored several books, produced over 100 training DVDs, appeared on several TV & Radio shows and trained military, law enforcement and armed individuals around the world. His advice focuses on efficiency and practicality based on his own experiences and continuing research of both real-world events and cutting edge training practices. www.icetraining.us

 

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    Joe
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    Joe

    I go along with most of the suggestions. However i feel that the highly touted rating system must also weigh the anti freedom bills voted on by Congress senate goobernater president etc… i mean freedom is as freedom is. Yes the 2a is paramount unlike what whiney letspeeinfear’s i mean wayne lapiere has pushed in the past. Erpo, universal gun checks, firearm id cards, gca 34 68 86, hughes, silencers, bumpstocks, restrictions on normal magazines, one gun a month, caliber restrictions, magic bullet encryption, gun registration, politicians not sued under 18usc242 for deprivation of civil rights, money spent on ama… Read more »

    Charlie Foxtrot
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    Charlie Foxtrot

    All nice ideas, but reality is a bitch. There are no workable mechanisms in place for any of this, like firing LaPierre and/or Board members, or moving the charter. Wayne LaPierre has the ultimate power in the NRA and he will certainly not fire himself or his loyal Board members. The NRA Board of Directors partially consists of LaPierre loyalists who will do everything to keep him in power and the rest are mostly cowards that won’t do anything. So far, only two of 76 NRA Directors have spoken up against LaPierre, Timothy Knight and Allen West. Wayne LaPierre seems… Read more »

    Joey JoJo
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    Joey JoJo

    Seriously, put the pipe down for a minute

    TAdams
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    TAdams

    Pincus is a failed huckster whose ability to sell his crap DVDs through our NRA was taken from him and now he just wants revenge against our NRA. It’s all about him.

    Michael J
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    Michael J

    This should apply to the government as well.

    Lucas Tremaine
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    Lucas Tremaine

    Great article, but why tie it to Rob Pincus, a johnny come lately, on the firearms training scene. Having attended several of Robs classes in order to learn what not to teach professional gun toters, I appreciate your trying to boost his credibility status. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work.

    Charlie Foxtrot
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    Charlie Foxtrot

    Rob Pincus wrote the article and is interviewed in the linked audio. Rob Pincus has been a leader in holding the NRA leadership accountable. Your credibility status is exactly ZERO. Reading comprehension is essential!

    Joey JoJo
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    Joey JoJo

    Actually, Charlie, your credibility is a joke. Everyone in the gun community knows what a clown Pincus is. His efforts to weaken the gun lobby for his own self interests proves this. He’s no better than Shannon Watts.

    Jerzy Pileszczak
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    Jerzy Pileszczak

    Is a president/read LaPierre/ have salary of$.1.400.000?
    Also spending as much as he wants on anything he wants ?and all the time asking members for more donation.He don’t CARE about NRA ,but only himself.

    Richard Manfredi
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    Richard Manfredi

    I am not happy too . Yes ,I am unhappy with the 503 BAH, BLAH designation . That is what limits the NRA’s effectiveness to a greatdeal , and the NRA’S political influence, as well as all other ‘PRO 2 ND AMENDMENT OUTFITS .’ I read the criticisms of Wayne , LaPierre – the best and most faithful servant to the 2ND Amendment and The NRA membership- from the time I joined in 1968 to the present. I heard he spent money on fancy clothes, really good hotels, fancy food, limos – SO WHAT, I DON”T GIVE A SHIT, GIVE… Read more »

    circle8
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    circle8

    Just because a person wears $ 2000 suits and gets their picture taken with important people it does not make a leader. LaPierre should step down and leave so we can get back to work and take on the anti 2nd Amendment crowd.

    Knute(ken)
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    Knute(ken)

    It was apx. 4000 suits, and every ten days. On average anyway. The one year we’ve seen so far he spent 140,000 USD of the NRA’s money on clothing. An average of 383.56 per day, or 3835.61 per ten day period. Perhaps it wasn’t all suits, there were probably some ties and shoes in there as well, but it’s still quite excessive for the expense account of a non-profit corporation. No wonder they ran it all through Ack-Mac. All the better to launder the money into LaTrine and his minion’s pockets. It’s S.O.P. When running a non-profit. Just funnel the… Read more »

    Joey JoJo
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    Joey JoJo

    i know! He should wear overalls when he’s trying to influence people. Maybe some high-classed flip flops.

    The clowns whining about clothes surely have no idea about how things work beyond digging ditches or working at 7/11.

    Thomas Breithaupt
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    Thomas Breithaupt

    KEEP IT SIMPLE! NRA 2020 NEEDS “STEAM”!

    S – Smaller Board
    T – Term limits
    E – Engage with members
    A – Attend 100% meetings/functions
    M – Message simple points

    TomC
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    TomC

    I agree with all the article’s suggestions about what the NRA needs to do to clean house and get itself out of the mess that the current officers and board have created, EXCEPT for one small comment that appeared here and which I keep seeing. The one exception I have to take is with the “back to our roots” — Sorry, Rob, but the NRA was not formed to be a pro-2A or pro-RKBA organization and it has never been one, so there are not 2A/RKBA “roots” for us to go back to. Rob’s graphic states “The NRA was founded… Read more »

    Terry
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    Terry

    LaPierre, right/ Wrong, guilty /innocent, no longer matters. If he is truly a 2A advocate he needs to resign. Wrong, or Right he is now a distraction. If he truly is a 2A advocate he should realize this and do what is best for the organization.

    Got a renewal in the mail but can not renew till a new leadership is in place. Not my fault, we can not win with this Tainted With his leader ship. Therefore not spending good money after bad.

    JPM
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    JPM

    First and foremost, LaPierre must be ousted! He controls who serves, who get elected, hell, he most likely is the one who shreds the ballots as they come in to NOT be counted. He controls every aspect of the NRA and all suggestions without first dumping LaPierre are wasted words and a waste of time.

    Don Greve
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    Don Greve

    Does anyone know how to contact the Board members by email? That would be a good way to express our views. Not through the Bureaucratic Filter of Headquarters!

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @DG, JulieGolob.com

    Terry
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    Terry

    Write it here. They can read and I would suspect most read these forums

    Mark Are
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    Mark Are

    How about engage the members in one of the bylaws of the NRA…TRAINING THE MILITIA and getting behind REESTABLISHING it with a repeal of the DICK ACT of 1903. Without those most important 13 words of the 2nd amendment in force and effect, we are nothing but chattel to the powers that be via their thieving, stealing monetary system. We NEED those first 13 words, most likely the most important 13 words of the whole Constitution in force and effect because a WELL REGULATED MILITIA is NECESSARY for the SECURITY of a FREE STATE of existence. Without it, we are… Read more »

    Darrell
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    Darrell

    The NRA definitely needs term limits! Corruption occurs a little at a time and progressively gets worse as in our Government. Eventually all you have is officials working for their interests and not the members.

    Jeffery P
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    Jeffery P

    I want to see a full, independent audit and a change in leadership. The executives are mismanaging the NRA. The board is negligent in overseeing the executives. The board needs to get executive compensation under control. I didn’t donate to pay for LaPierre’s suits.

    David Regnery
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    David Regnery

    The NRA lost its focus years ago. I am a Life/Benefactor who stopped contributing, supporting, or paying any attention to their election alerts several years ago. All too often they supported incumbents who were anti-gun. The NRA does a fine job promoting hunter’s rights and gun safety but fails when it comes to defending the Second Amendment.

    LaPierre must go.

    NoSir
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    NoSir

    Ugh you know the board is pretty much powerless right. Wayne is King and little is likely to change. Saying otherwise is feeding the fable that the NRA is redeemable in its current state and that we should continue to support it. When the truth is it’s corrupt to the core, members mean nothing other than money for more corruption, the board is only a means for one to self benefit with no actual power in the NRA and Wayne isn’t going anywhere unless the bank account runs dry.

    Charlie Foxtrot
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    Charlie Foxtrot

    Ugh, you know that Rob Pincus knows all of this and agrees with you, right? Rob Pincus has been calling for defunding the NRA for months, if not for years. Here is a December 2018 article where he says so in conjunction with his criticism of the bump stock ban: https://www.2ao.org/trump-bump-stock-ban-now-what/. Rob Pincus thinks beyond firing Lapierre & Co, which we should (firing and thinking beyond)!

    NoSir
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    NoSir

    Okay then why are we talking about term limits, board attendance and the like? We haven’t worked out the first problem, that being how to regain control and prevent Wayne from passing the sword to the next corrupt turd. When we work out the first problem we can talk about this stuff. Until then figure out how make Wayne and Chris gone, return power to the board, that is after removing like minded turds from the board. I’m well aware of who Rob is and what he knows. It an enormous disservice to the people who aren’t all that in… Read more »

    Barut
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    Barut

    Well Chris is gone. Now is Wayne’s turn.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Barut, I think that LaP was using Cox as wolf meat. Someone high up had to get thrown to the wolves. Cox got picked.

    Charlie Foxtrot
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    Charlie Foxtrot

    The only option that is left is to defund the NRA! Once the money is gone, so will be the corrupt leadership. We have to talk about what to do after the storm is over, though!

    By the way, Chris Cox has resigned. Yes, it can go that fast. What if Wayne LaPierre is in handcuffs tomorrow? We have to figure out a plan for what is next!

    Knute(ken)
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    Knute(ken)

    The solution to any problem becomes easy, once the true source of the problem is recognized. That is what is being faced (or not) in the NRA right now.
    The powers that be at NRA have a vested interest in hiding the source of all the problems, since the source is them. Once that is recognized, the solution becomes simple; get rid of the corruption at the top, no matter how much trouble they choose to make on their way out.

    Charlie Foxtrot
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    Charlie Foxtrot

    The question is, how to get rid of the corruption at the top? It is not as easy as you think. People in power want to hold on for as long as possible and people in the inner circle just want to take over and continue business as usual. Rob Pincus offers goals here, or at least a discussion of goals, to make people think beyond the current roadblock of reforming the NRA. However, the only path to achieve these goals still seems to be to defund the NRA until there is no money left to pocket by the NRA… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Knute and CF, So how do we get rid of the problem when they have the rules written so that no one can get rid of them?

    charliefoxtrot
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    charliefoxtrot

    The only option that is left is to defund the NRA! Once the money is gone, so will be the corrupt leadership.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @CF, Roger that.

    Knute(ken)
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    Knute(ken)

    I third it… the only way is to oust the crims by either force, prison time (these scams ARE illegal, just rarely prosecuted, since almost all non profits do it), or failing those, defunding. Proving money laundering, followed by prison sentences would be the best of all possible solutions. Strange isn’t it, that with all the hatred the left SAYS they have for the NRA, that Mad Maxine and Pelosi, et al, show not the slightest desire to prosecute these federal crimes? Why not? One would think a Congressional investigation would be called for, even if A-M and the NRA… Read more »

    Green Mtn. Boy
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    Green Mtn. Boy

    A thorough house cleaning top to bottom,term limits for all positions including the BOD and every BOD .no matter their last name currently Needs To Go NOW .

    Scott
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    Scott

    The BOD allowed the situation to get to this point. They should all go.

    MikeRoss
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    MikeRoss

    The board can’t allow, or stop, anything. It’s structured to be a rubber stamp for LaPierre.

    William Flatt
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    William Flatt

    Term limits for the officers, too. The EVP should not be a dictator-for-life the way Whiny LaPierre is.

    m.
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    m.

    .reduce board from 72 to 5
    .any dues payer can vote for any measure or board member
    .dues payer-determined pay & benefits for elected officers

    otherwise, FOAD

    Charlie Foxtrot
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    Charlie Foxtrot

    The voting right is an interesting topic. I am an annual member of other nonprofits, where I do have voting rights. Having said that, the NRA is a political organization and could be taken over and effectively shut down by a mass influx of one-time signups if the voting right is extended to all members. Imagine Moms Demand Action taking over the NRA. All that is needed is a lot of anti-gunners to each pay a one-time $45 membership fee. Having said that, the current bar is 5 years of membership.