What No One On The NRA Board Of Directors Is Saying

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What No One On The NRA Board Of Directors Is Saying, like “Yes, I Knew About All of That.”

NRA Board of Director Questions from Members
Many NRA members have been challenging directors with uncomfortable questions over the past couple of months with very little to show for answers.

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Amid the claims and counter-claims, suits and counter-suits, and all of the other nonsense swirling around the National Rifle Association these days, something significant has been missing.

While our new NRA brass like President Meadows, Vice President Cotton, Vice President Lee, and directors like Marion Hammer, Tom King, and Joel Friedman have repeatedly told us that everything that Wayne and his cohorts have done was “reviewed, vetted, and approved,” what none of them, nor any other member of the board has said, is “I knew all about that, examined it, and approved it before it was done.”

They all seem happy to insist that there’s nothing to see here, so move along, and anyone asking questions is a traitor to the cause. The NRA leadership insists collectively that “the board knew,” and “the board approved” things…. But so far no one has stepped up to claim personal, direct knowledge or responsibility for what has been going on, nor have they explained exactly what it was that was “reviewed, vetted, and approved.”

Is President Meadows saying that she knew about and approved payment of over $4,000 per month for a luxury apartment for an intern? Was Vice President Cotton personally aware of and did he approve Wayne LaPierre buying $30,000 worth of clothing – on our tab – from a swanky, Beverly Hills clothing store in one day? Did Vice President Lee directly approve LaPierre’s $274,000 shopping sprees from that same-store over a period of years?

If they knew about it and approved it, why wasn’t it reported on the Association’s tax forms as compensation to LaPierre? And since it apparently was not reported as required by law, are those directors who vetted and approved all of that, ready to pay the penalties out of their own pockets?

Are NRA officials saying that they personally “reviewed, vetted, and approved” payments from the NRA Foundation to charities that have nothing to do with firearms or firearms education, in violation of the Foundation’s charter? Are they saying that they personally “reviewed, vetted, and approved” having NRA executives and their spouses working for, and receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars from NRA vendors? Are they saying that they have personally “reviewed, vetted, and approved” the details of the services and payments being made to attorney William Brewer and his firm?

At the same time that the above-mentioned officers and directors have been telling us that “the board knew all about these things” and that “the board reviewed, vetted, and approved” everything. At least a dozen different members of the board have told me personally that they didn’t know anything about a wide variety of the activities that were going on at headquarters. Or that they have not seen any detailed explanation as to what precisely the NRA is getting for the 2 million dollars a month, or so, that NRA is paying to the Brewer law firm. Those directors who have had the temerity to ask to see any of that information have been called “unprofessional,” been denied committee assignments, and been threatened that they won’t be renominated by the Nominating Committee.

Just a few months ago, President Meadows herself, signed onto a letter demanding a comprehensive review of Brewer’s invoices and services, but now she is punishing and marginalizing any director who dares to ask for that same information. Since her election, she has insisted that every director has always had full access to all of the information on everything going on at the NRA and within the various committees and that if they don’t know something, it’s their own fault for being lazy or incompetent. But then she and her cohorts in leadership, punish and publicly chastise any director who asks for more information.

The argument now appears to be that certain directors can’t be given access to certain, “highly sensitive” information, because those directors aren’t trustworthy and might be secretly working for an enemy of the Association. Meanwhile, the criteria to determine who is worthy of trust is whether they are asking questions or requesting more information.

How’s that for a Catch-22?

Many NRA members have been challenging directors with uncomfortable questions over the past couple of months, primarily whether the director supports replacing Wayne LaPierre as Executive Vice President. That’s a good question, but it leaves lots of weasel room. Better questions would be things like:

“Did you personally know about and approve paying Wayne LaPierre an extra $274,000 under the table, for Italian suits, on top of his $1.4 million compensation package and expense account?”

“Have you personally reviewed the work and working agreement for William Brewer and approved paying his firm $100,000 per day?”

“Do you support stripping committee assignments from board members who ask questions about how the Association’s resources are being spent?”

Actually, NRA directors should be asking themselves these questions, and they should be paying their own lawyers to ask them too and help them formulate some excellent answers because it’s looking like they are about to be asked by other lawyers – in court.

A group of NRA members, lead by well-healed NRA donor David Dell’Aquila, has launched a plan to return transparency and accountability to the NRA. They started by withholding funds and pledged donations in the millions of dollars. Now they’ve published a report card grading directors’ performance, along with a letter strongly suggesting that directors have only a narrow window in which to demonstrate that their loyalty lies with the NRA membership, not with any individual or group within the board or the staff.

It seems pretty clear to me that Dell’Aquila and his group are planning to file suits against individual directors for failing to fulfill their fiduciary obligations to the members. Even though the NRA maintains an exorbitant amount of liability insurance for directors, New York law allows individual directors to be held accountable if they are negligent or corrupt in the performance of their duties.

This should be causing some serious concern for those directors who have just been going along to get along, and even more for those that have been riding the gravy train.


A brief disclaimer:

Some 23 years ago, my father tried to correct a problem he saw growing within the NRA, and he failed. He was pushed out of the leadership of the organization and eventually dropped from the board. I have some hard feelings about that, but I try very hard not to let my personal feelings shade my judgment or my reporting. For me, as it was for my father, the critical issue is that the NRA be strong, effective, and true to the principles of the Bill of Rights.

Each time I write one of these articles reporting on issues inside the NRA, I am accused of squeezing sour grapes and grinding my dad’s old ax. I’ve also been accused of “attacking the NRA” for my own financial gain.

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It’s reasonable to believe that my own experience and feelings might color my view of the happenings within the NRA, and it’s reasonable to take my reporting with that grain of salt. If you see some fact that is incomplete, or that might be interpreted in a different, less negative light, perhaps that’s my bias showing through, but please don’t discount the facts. Do your own research, and if you ever find that I'm unfair or inaccurate, please provide details in the comment section.

As to me benefiting financially off of my “NRA bashing,” I sure wish that were true because I could use the money. The reality is that I get paid very little for my articles, and typically see a bump in contributions to my organization of about $40 to $100 dollars whenever I publish one of these pieces. That’s nice, but it’s not going to pay for a new Italian suit. I’m pretty sure that GOA and SAF get significantly more financial support from the readers here than The Firearms Coalition does, as is typically evident in the comment section, where there is invariably a slew of comments saying something like; “Jeff’s right. I’m sending my donations to GOA.” Or SAF. Or FPC….

I feed my family with the words I write, but I don’t write for the money. I write for the cause.


Jeff Knox
Jeff Knox

About Jeff Knox:

Jeff Knox is a second-generation political activist and director of The Firearms Coalition. His father Neal Knox led many of the early gun rights battles for your right to keep and bear arms. Read Neal Knox – The Gun Rights War.

The Firearms Coalition is a loose-knit coalition of individual Second Amendment activists, clubs and civil rights organizations. Founded by Neal Knox in 1984, the organization provides support to grassroots activists in the form of education, analysis of current issues, and with a historical perspective of the gun rights movement. The Firearms Coalition has offices in Buckeye, Arizona and Manassas, VA. Visit: www.FirearmsCoalition.org.

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Ok, SInce Buster is adamant on continuing the lie, and Is dragging this on over multiple articles, Im going to clear something up here. Buster listed 4 points last time he was here on this page, mostly as attempts to distract and lead things off topic. My answers will correspond with his numbers 1. Since my mother has worked as a professional seamstress and fitter, I actually do have an understanding of why clothing costs what it does, what it takes to tailor it, and how off the rack items can be fitted to someone when they don’t fit correctly… Read more »

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Wild Bill says:
August 1, 2019 at 7:32 PM Edit
@Dave in Fairfax, Uff da? That is Viking talk! If I said lutefisk and lefsa, how would you respond?

WB, It depends. I like lefsa, lutefisk not so much. Tak and nej tak.
Why, are we going to smorgasborg, or smorgasbord, if you prefer?

Are we gonna do Lena and Ole or Sven and Ole jokes now?

Buster
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Buster

@ TheRevelator, et al I never told anyone to STFU – I *suggested* they STFU. But let’s recap: 1) You know nothing about the man’s wardrobe, what it costs, why he purchased what he purchased, or why a professional wardrobe is important. 2) You know nothing about his employment contract or how the wardrobe expense may factor in. 3) You’ve never looked at his itinerary, never performed a cost analysis of any sort on any portion of his travel requirements. 4) You know nothing about the private jet he used, or when he used it. You know nothing about any… Read more »

ahhiyawa
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ahhiyawa

Lapierre has adamantly refused to give a proper accounting for his expenditures. Excepting for the anointed few most BOD officers have been denied review of the the financial statements detailing these disbursements. I’ve been an officer, director and trustee on many non profit boards and membership associations, and have never experienced being denied review of monthly, quarterly or annual financial reports, or stymied in exercising my fiduciary responsibilities in any way. The camels back was broken during the last dictatorial, closed executive session of the BOD at the NRAAM last April. Since then a lot of water has raged under… Read more »

Buster
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Buster

@ahhiyawa Thanks for the info, but none of it has anything whatsoever to do with my comments about professional attire and/or executive travel. WLP’s choice of wardrobe and means of travel are not uncommon (and in many cases necessary) in the business world. If WLP abused his privilege(s) – that’s a different matter entirely. I’ve stated numerous times WLP needs to step down immediately, regardless of any guilt or innocence that may be discovered later. He presided over creating the mess – there’s no way on God’s Green Earth he’ll be able to repair it. Just an FYI, my wife… Read more »

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

The Problem with the Attire, as again you sidestep, is that Wayne would knowingly try to hide it by running it through the marketing group contracted to the NRA, and then trying to bill the membership for it. Not only is it unethical and shady, it is disenfranchisement and false advertising. There was an Article up a couple of months ago here which addressed Lapierre’s response to when this information was outed. It was interesting that he did not deny anything, almost as if he was trying to make sure he did not purger himself, but instead decried Ackmac for… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Buster, I no nothing, nor care, about Wayne’s wardrobe or who pays for it. I do know about his lack of accomplishment. Wayne has directed the flow of a river of donations to the NRA greater than Niagara Falls, yet, the obviously unconstitutional, GCA remains.
With the assists available to him, Wayne could have “lobbied” the GCA and BATFE out of existence every year since 1969. Yet, they remain. Of course, if Wayne were successful, and the GCA and BATFE were gone then the reason for sending contributions would be gone, too.

DRH.
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DRH.

People need to realize that the many of the most egregious violations of our Second Amendment rights have come with the blessing of the NRA. If you’re okay with that on any level, then you’re part of the problem.

Green Mtn. Boy
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Green Mtn. Boy

Mr. Knox

I hope your father is looking down on this mess created by the Negotiating Rights Away elite as they have proven him correct,if the changes your father sought at the time,this could have been prevented.
Thank you for continuing in your fathers endless fight for the preservation of 2 nd. amendment rights.

Will
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Will

@GMB,I second that. Jeff Knox has honor and credibility and laid it all out.

mlhtd51
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mlhtd51

What has the NRA Done For Me Lately? NOTHING, Until see Something Positive from the NRA, I will continue to Invest in Organizations Protecting My Rights. GOA, RMGA, SAF, FPC, CCRKBA, @Will, @Wild Bill, I’m in Your corner.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

Don’t forget the JFPFO.
Best of luck to you.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

Ladies and Gentlemen. Today we have Buster. The man who thinks people that disagree with him need to “STFU”, or should automatically be listed as trolls, lamenting that ammoland would even allow such people to speak. Never mind the fact that individuals like Oldvet or myself have been here for years, predating Buster by a good margin. Never mind the fact that such people have a track record established over that same amount of time. When it comes to our efforts to fix the NRA over the last decade, some of us like the Author MR Knox even longer, Ol… Read more »

Dave C
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Dave C

Everybody who bitches on this blog. TAKE OWNERSHIP AND DO SOMETHING! While we argue, our rights are disintegrating before our eyes. Pointing fingers ain’t gittin’ it done! Turn up the heat on WLP and the board members. It may take some money in different places, like newspaper & TV ads for awhile, Get organized and do SOMETHING! You’re preaching to the choir here – do it where it will make a difference.

ahhiyawa
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ahhiyawa

Sign up and donate to ‘Retire Lapierre’ and ‘Save the 2A.’ https://helpsavethenra.com/ http://www.savethe2a.org/take-action/ Download, sign and mail the petitions to the BOD for bylaw changes. http://www.savethe2a.org/five-goals/ Contact the directors on the BOD through the emails, facebook, twitter, LinkedIn and website links the reformers have provided. The NRA does not provide it. http://www.savethe2a.org/nra-member-engagement-contacting-your-nra-bod/ Reformers have graded and provided a list of directors who are on our side, against us or somewhere in the middle. An excellent resource. https://helpsavethenra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/FINAL-BOD-GRADE-fixed-7-25.pdf And should you desire to do more there’s a volunteer page listing various activities to advance the cause of reform. http://www.savethe2a.org/volunteer/ And more… Read more »

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Dave C Several years ago while you were sitting on your bloated backside with your thumb tickling your prostate, when you were ignorant as to the goings on of the NRA, those of us you are attacking were taking ownership. While you were busy in your stupefied fog, we were constantly writing letters, making phone calls, questioning people anytime we were face to face trying to get some accountability. Instead what we got was dismissals, sidestepped questions, being ignored, not having our calls put through, our letters unopened and trashed, being avoided in person, being told to sit down and… Read more »

tomcat
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@ Rev. You placed a slam dunk on Buster’s head. He had it coming and I think he is just here to troll his boat down the stream. Some people just come here to stir up trouble by running someone else down. Good job.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

With Much thanks to tomcat, here is an update.

Buster was really on the receiving end here.
https://www.ammoland.com/2019/07/midwayusas-larry-potterfield-weighs-in-on-the-nra-debate/comment-page-1/#comment-2770310

USA
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USA

Ammoland gives massive press to the failed NRA while virtually none to other groups still in the fight.
Makes me wonder if Schiff n Nadler is running this place.

ahhiyawa
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ahhiyawa

Its because the NRA matters big time.

Will
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Will

GOA !

Will
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Will

JOIN GOA !

ahhiyawa
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ahhiyawa

Stinker

Will
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Will

Join GOA today !

Buster
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Buster

There’s nothing wrong with GOA, or belonging to both GOA and NRA.

Some of us are not ready to bail on the NRA. Overcoming adversity educates us and makes us stronger. NRA has a lot of useful and valuable assets. We will overcome this setback, and we’ll be stronger because of it.

I heard a motivational speaker one time describe people as being “either wind in your sails, or an anchor on your tail”. You are an anchor on our tail. Please, just go away.

Will
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Will

Scumbag,you keep going with this “we”,”us” and “our” BS ! You are a pissant all alone !

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@ Will

Wait for it. Lets see if Buster can understand the Third type of person to his little motivational speaker bit. It is really quite simple, but I’m also fairly certain it will go completely over his head.

Buster
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Buster

If I’m all alone, why do you spend so much time here trying to convince others to jump ship?

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

You do realize he was talking about alone on this page, though that was before you welcomed Whitesfyre to your side, someone who advocated for mob violence. Now there are two of you. Perhaps it would be better to ask why are you here trying to excuse Wayne Lapierre’s actions if the efforts of Wild Bill, Will, Green Mtn. Boy, Oldvet, tomcat, myself and others are on the fringe? Perhaps we are getting through to more and more people, that Wayne and the BOD are feeling the pressure now. In the years I’ve been here, I’ve seen a lot of… Read more »

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

This coming from the guy who was trying to tell everyone that average hard working Americans cannot expect someone as important and grandiose as Wayne Lapierre to fly on Commercial Air, or to pay for his own suits if he has such lavish tastes No no, according to buster we should be grateful the magnificent Wayne Lapierre even spares some us his time for us, and our hard earned dollars should be considered helping a great cause by not only paying him millions of dollars salary, but clothing and shuttling him on private planes as well. You, Buster, are a… Read more »

Buster
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Buster

“This coming from the guy who was trying to tell everyone that average hard working Americans cannot expect someone as important and grandiose as Wayne Lapierre to fly on Commercial Air, or to pay for his own suits if he has such lavish tastes” And you’re a liar – I never said any such thing. I did say many – perhaps most – don’t understand the importance of proper business attire. Read “Dress For Success”. And I claimed (in so many words) if you haven’t studied Wayne’s itinerary, you aren’t qualified to criticize his use of non-commercial airlines. “No no,… Read more »

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

Did you or did you not try to explain that Fine fitted suits and accessories were important when meeting other people as opposed to off the rack? So lets look at some direct quotes for you, making excuses for wayne as it were. “Being well-heeled, I understand the dollar value of time. I would know that Wayne’s time is very valuable. I would expect Wayne to arrive at our meeting place on time, and I would not expect him to arrive via commercial airline.” The question was raised, why not. Millions of businessmen do, and make it to their appointments… Read more »

Whitesfyre
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Whitesfyre

@Buster: Don’t let the Pointer Sister scare you, i.e. Wild Billy Jean King, Willhemina, Lily Tompussy They’re all talk no action. Months ago they were all for protecting the NRA stand up guys like WLP and others. I’ve seen them attack the GMB also in the past. Cowards in pin stripe pink skirts known ass candy asses. They want to talk the opposition to death but do not understand they do not care nor are they listening. They will however waste you time and opinions on totally useless long winded bullshit. They’re trans-gunners. Their colors and opinions change day by… Read more »

Whitesfyre
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Whitesfyre

I forgot TheRevlonator. Oooo do you have some make up for today to sell……. Wait for it! The “Dingleberry Guild” will be chimes in soon singing about their boys in Co. “B”! Buttholing each other all the way one after another.

Buster
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Buster

LOL – me comprende…mucho gracias

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Whitesfyre Holding A grudge I see. But if anyone would know or have thoughts about other males butts, its interesting that you wanted to show everyone that is where your mind goes. Would not expect less from the Grand Nozzle of the Douche Hall of Fame. So, Wild Bill, Tomcat, and @Will, and others who have been criticizing the NRA for more than a year at least in each case, some for almost 3 years going back in the comments section, now mysteriously flip flop on their positions just because you say so? That’s rich, coming from a Coward that… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@White, Those are some powerful reasoning and justifications you got there. An awesome display of a keen mind.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Wild Bill

“White” won’t understand that you are being facetious. Wait, is that the sound of him looking for his Leap Frog dictionary?

tomcat
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tomcat

@ whitesfyre A snake never changes it’s spots and that is your ID also. You have always been an ass to others on this forum but a lot of people, including myself have allowed you to rant and rave and let it go. I am here to tell you that nothing comes from your keyboard that mean anything. I would like to see the Feds. knock on your door and ask you to explain your idea of giving free stuff and ambushing the recipients as they come in. Why don’t you go find some body that will listen to your… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@White, Can you define dingleberry?

Will
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Will

@WB,isn’t this the same little girl that was pestering the adults here a few days ago ?

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Will

Indeed, this is the same coward I ran off on the 24th.

See that here.. https://www.ammoland.com/2019/07/the-left-wants-control-but-they-cant-get-the-guns/comment-page-1/#comment-2769095

@Wild Bill
In the U.P., they have something called “smarts pills.” An educated guess would be that Whitesfyre swallowed a bunch of them.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Rev, Are you in the UP? I always wanted to check out the UP, but never got there. What would be a good recon? But not cities, I am not interested in being in any kill zones.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Wild Bill I wish I was, sadly I’m below the bridge currently. I am an honorary Yooper though, with family there to boot. Schoolcraft County was my stomping grounds. Love it up there, and always will. The vast majority of it is all rural. Most of the towns you find up there are more like Americana towns from 40 years ago, but not much in the way of work up there. If you get a chance to visit, I do recommend it. If you have grandkids, they would probably enjoy Tequamenon Falls the best. There is also the Great lakes… Read more »

tomcat
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@ Rev. I lived in Michigan for 30 years, the Grand Rapids area. I was parts and service rep for VW and traveled the Up as part of my territory. My main stops were Sioux St. Marie, Marquette and Escanaba. I traveled around there several times on vacation and visited the people I worked with in various areas. Mostly camping along the lake or in parks. A beautiful place to be sure and very friendly people. That was back in the time they were trying to become a separate state from the lower.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Tomcat

I remember it well. Still have CD’s and a tape or two of the Yoopers singing about it. Once you get the Superior State(UP) in your system, it never seems to leave.

Thanks for the comment.

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax

REV, NOW you’ve gone and done it. I’m seeing the white box with red letters that UP brand pasties came in. I don’t know if they still do, but when I was a youngster they were the best next to home made. Luckily I’ve got a Cornishman nearby who wins national pastie contests. He’s got a store called Pure Pastie. When he can get the fresh makings, he makes Yooper pasties. Uff Da.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Dave in Fairfax, Uff da? That is Viking talk! If I said lutafisk and lefsa, how would you respond?

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Buster, I think that it is a little more sophisticated than learning to overcome adversity. I believe that WLP has found that having anti-Second Amendment enemies brings in more donations than winning against them. And it is obvious that LaPierre has turned the NRA into his cash cow. No other entity would compensate him, as the NRA does.
I think that those are the reasons for the NRA’s failure.

Paladin
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Paladin

I am a former NRA member. I once read the Board could pass the whole budget in about 45 minutes with very little questioning or discussion. Yet they could spend almost 3 hours discussing some arcane shooting rule. I have served on the board of directors of small local organizations. I made it a point to attend meetings and make the minutes of those meetings to the general membership. Having read a lot about the NRA and its current problems her all I can say is there needs to be a solution by the end of 2019. An independent audit… Read more »

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Paladin

Something many of us have wanted for a long time when we were NRA members, but were blocked or silenced from doing so. Thanks for your input.

Will
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Will

@TheRev,just like you said,”when we were NRA members”.The time for that passed a long time ago.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Will
Its why I said it, though there may be some hope that the NRA once weakened from members abandoning can be forced to undergo it. The chance is slim, but they have a choice. Return control that was taken by the board and leadership and be reformed, or have their playhouse burned to the ground.

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@Buster …I will ask you again …Are you in fact Wayne Latrine ? And who could Whitie be ?

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@Buster…Me thinks thou doth protest too much .

Buster
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Buster

The BOD let things get out of hand.
The members voted in the BOD.
The members are at fault.
The members must own the problem and fix it.

Will
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Will

You are a fuc*king idiot !

Ansel Hazen
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Ansel Hazen

Oh right blame the members for voting in a corrupt board. Has anything this article talks about sunk in at all?

Pete
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Pete

@Buster, At this point, things are in place that prevent the membership from fixing it. The size and makeup of the BoD ensures there will never be a quorum to vote for reform. The leadership has a system to get rid of any folks who question them. I don’t remember the exact rules for voting, but the only time I was invited to vote was the year that I purchased a lifetime membership. I’m certainly not going to pony up another $500 to be able to vote for a BoD with over 70 people, many of whom are celebrities that… Read more »

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Pete

To quote Buster’s previous efforts here, he “has no idea about what is going on inside the NRA, whether good or bad”

He also was defending Wayne’s under the table dealings, so it is interesting his comment specifically lists the board, but not Wayne who was leading them. The Child misbehaved, but the nannies are the ones at fault even if they were not present at the time.. Says a lot about Buster right there.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Pete, The NRA sends you your ballot automatically in the American Rifleman if you qualify. If you purchased a life membership, then the NRA should be sending you a ballot automatically.

jack mac
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jack mac

Buster, our votes are no more than Blahs form sheep and considered no more than sheep dropping. The BOD does not recruit members for soldiers to stand in defense of rights, instead it lure us like sheep to be sheared. We are not sheep or will be sheared anymore.

Oldvet
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Oldvet

@Buster…You would not like the way we would fix it .

Will
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Will

JOIN/DONATE TO GOA !

Buster
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Buster

We need to establish some guidelines and elect a BOD that agrees with and pledges to abide by those guidelines.
We need a new BOD that will vote to reduce the size of the BOD.
We need a BOD that agrees to enact term limits on themselves.
The list goes on…

Will, we need for people like you to go spend your time at GOA, and stay the Hell out of our way. That’s the best way for you to help.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Buster Us staying out of your way is what has the NRA in hot water as it is. Its idiots like you who put this BOD in place. It’s idiots like you who helped the board redefine its original guidelines to benefit themselves.. Here we have someone who just the other day was trying to explain why Wayne Lapierre’s Graft really shouldn’t be looked at as all that bad because really expensive clothing is soooooo important… Yeah, that was you Buster.. In the meantime, those of us who have been sounding the warning bells for a decade or more have… Read more »

Buster
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Buster

All I commented on was the fact that proper attire is important in the business world and that perhaps the man can’t comfortably or professionally wear off-the-rack clothing. Everyone is in a stir because $230K(?) was spent on clothing – but we don’t know over what time period, actually, we don’t know anything about it. All we know is that “it’s too much”. So dress up in your double-knit plaid western suit from 1980 and go sell used cars or mobile homes – I’m sure you’ll do just fine. Leave the high-level stuff to people with a better understanding.

Wild Bill
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@Buster, With the oceans of money that have been sent to the NRA, LaPierre should have had obviously unconstitutional acts of Congress repealed by now. But if he got those acts repealed, there would be no reason to send oceans of money to the NRA, now would there. If LaPierre were effective, I buy him a Brooks Brothers, a case of Southern Comfort, and a set of Pings.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Buster Again, the real question is why someone making over a million dollars a year would need to bill the membership for his clothing. It’s interesting that you like to side step that particular idea. In addition, “Comfortably wear”, as pointed out elsewhere, have you never had alterations done to a suit to make it comfortable? Why are you still trying to defend the idea that, “Well, I really need this $10,000 dollar suit because that $1,500 dollar suit just doesn’t feel as soft. I’m sure the guy sitting sixteen feet across the table at my next meeting will be… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@NRA, you will just have to get along without me. Survive or don’t … machts nix. I am sending my donations to GOA, SAF, CRKBA, and JPFO. They will actually accomplish something.

Will
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Will

@WB,the GOA is accomplishing a lot while we speak ! It’s really ironic in a way that it will be liberal gungrabbers in DC and NY that end up putting the NRA out of their self inflicted misery.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Will, Yes, and don’t forget the blue nosed, holier-than-thou crowd in NJ, Conn, R.I., Mass, and Maryland! We could solve a lot of problems by just going back to the Constitution.

Will
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Will

@WB,it sure would make things a lot easier.

JIAZ
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JIAZ

“But so far no one has stepped up to claim personal, direct knowledge or responsibility for what has been going on”
It’s called, “Plausible Deniability”. Wayne and his cronies are lawyered up to their eyeballs right now, at the exorbitant expense of the membership.
https://helpsavethenra.com/articles-related-to-what-is-going-on-at-the-nra/

TommyG
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TommyG

What is going on with the NRA is very similar with what happened with Pro-Life organizations over the years. Good people donated millions of dollars to groups who promised to change the laws…and nothing changed. The laws remained the same and the pro-life groups asked for more money. The groups were most effective at raising money, not that great at getting legislation enacted. It seems the NRA has the name recognition but the hierarchy seems shady if they are spooked at opening the books. I dropped out of the NRA years ago when I couldn’t stomach the fact they gave… Read more »

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Tommy G

The problem is not getting “Legislation enacted”, the problem with the NRA has been their constant trail of betrayals.

There is a big difference between that and what happened with the Pro Life groups. I would not begin to equate honest failed intentions with the corrupt con job the NRA has pulled. That’s like saying a Hunter and a Poacher that didn’t get a deer during deer season are the same thing, when we all know one is breaking the law year round.