Important Statement from NRA CEO & Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre

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Important Statement from NRA CEO & Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre

Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- NRA Executive Vice President, Wayne LaPierre, released this statement regarding recent conversations with President Trump on the calls for new gun control and the recent mass murders.

“I’m not inclined to discuss private conversations with President Trump or other key leaders on this issue,” says Wayne LaPierre, CEO, and EVP of the National Rifle Association.

“But I can confirm that the NRA opposes any legislation that unfairly infringes upon the rights of law-abiding citizens. The inconvenient truth is this: the proposals being discussed by many would not have prevented the horrific tragedies in El Paso and Dayton. Worse, they would make millions of law-abiding Americans less safe and less able to defend themselves and their loved ones.”

LaPierre continued, “The NRA will work in good faith to pursue real solutions to the epidemic of violence in America. But many proposals are nothing more than ‘soundbite solutions’ – which fail to address the root of the problem, confront criminal behavior, or make our communities safer.”


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booner
booner (@booner)
2 years ago

What I find concerning is his specific use of langue when he said “epidemic of violence in America.” It’s the same falsified description of society that the people he claims to be fighting use. We all know crime and violence rates are down. Consider the stories of lawlessness from when the west was developing (likely tall tails since we’re watching a portion of influential institutions attempting to rewrite history before our eyes currently). That’s not mention the rest of human history. Its certainly not an epidemic compared other times when tyrannical empires were attempting to expand….

gsteele
gsteele (@gsteele)
2 years ago

Spoken like a true politician – weasel-worded so that anyone can read their own confirmation bias into the statement. Which ones are bad, Wayne, and specifically why, and who proposed them? Which ones are good and why, and who proposed them? Which ones haven’t been proposed and should, why are they so, and whom are you lobbying to get them proposed, and how? What specifically can citizens do to help that happen? Be specific – not an abstract weasel – fix it or you’re fired!

Rec
Rec (@rec)
2 years ago

You fail civics 101. The GOP has reduced or reversed a number of aspects of ObamaCare the past two years, It takes 60 votes in the Senate to “toss it.” Do they have 60 Republicans in the Senate? NO. And Trump has appointed federal judges who have already ruled against aspects of Obamacare when cases come up. And there has never been in history a greater divide between Democrats and the GOP on 2A as as there is today. There are 99 State legislative chambers “legislatURES” and two chambers of the US Congress. There are 7,000 elected state and US… Read more »

TheRevelator
TheRevelator (@therevelator)
2 years ago

Wayne Lapierre, too little and too late. It’s funny, but when you spend years supporting and helping to get infringements on the Rights of citizens, they tend not to believe you when you pull out your little soap box, climb on board, and shake your fist in the air shouting “Read my lips, no new infringements!” Wayne, there is no better way to put this, no other words will suffice. You have made a grand and total ass of yourself. Waiting for moments where you can offer scripted statements for requoting when your history has been an affront to the… Read more »

Blaine
Blaine (@blainenay-org)
2 years ago

If every gun owner who lauds the GOA were actually a dues-paying member of GOA, GOA would have 10 million dues paying members. As it is, GOA’s membership is so low that nobody in DC pays attention to them. When nobody in DC pays attention to them, it’s easy to claim to be “no compromise”. The NRA clearly has problems. They compromise and I hate that. But, consider this, when less than 5% of gun owners are members, the NRA doesn’t have the clout to dictate gun law. All they can do is work to mitigate the damage — something… Read more »

TheRevelator
TheRevelator (@therevelator)
2 years ago
Reply to  Blaine

So the GOA, which has 3 million and growing (I am a payer) is so small it gets no notice. Ok, so what is the difference there between that and what we have heard for years about how powerful the NRA is with only 5 million members. If you want to say gun owners don’t vote like gun owners, I’ll summarize the problem for you. We have one legal firearms law in this country, the Second Amendment, a law against government. Any gun owner who votes based on their opinions that it should be stricter than that is a problem… Read more »

Squirrel Hunter
Squirrel Hunter (@calfox)
2 years ago

Wayne Lepew, your time is up. My Dad and I were members for many many years. I’m done with you.
I love the NRA, you love your giant salary, and power to keep your position.
Don’t ask for one more penny til you are gone. And don’t let the door hit you in your expensive world class suit.

Jeff
Jeff (@jeffery-p)
2 years ago

As far as this statement goes, fine. But LaPierre’s reign has come to an end, he just hasn’t realized yet.

I can’t say for certain which allegations and counter-allegations are true, half-true or deliberate distortions. But the refusal to have an independent audit of the NRA sealed the deal for me. I have no confidence in the NRA’s executive leadership or the board.

I must not be a big enough donor for the NRA to care that I stopped all donations soon after the stories of mismanagement and inside deals at the NRA broke.

TerTer46
TerTer46 (@terter46)
2 years ago

So far what I have seen and/or heard, are guesses and stuff being thrown out without context. My input would be to write out all of you concerns and a constructive dialoge about what you think would work. Proofread it several times and send it to the President. I have. Everyone should be worried about what the DEMS will come up with. We need to stick together and fight for the “RIGHT” thing, rather than throw everyone we think is bad under the bus. I also would like to know why someone thinks Wayne is a scumbag traitor! Nothing is… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill (@wild-bill)
2 years ago
Reply to  TerTer46

@TT46, I think that WLP is a traitor because he has turned the NRA into his personal cash cow. He skims off millions for his personal profit, that should properly be used for lobbying legislators and Congress members. Rather than being a lean mean Second Amendment defender, WLP has turned the NRA into a grasping, greedy, money raising machine. And the money goes to WLP and his minions. WLP, as the executive VP, has actually lobbied for gun control, (e.g. bump stocks). That is the opposite of what the organization should be doing. WLP funnels money into gun grabbing organizations,… Read more »

Sisu
Sisu (@sisu)
2 years ago
Reply to  TerTer46

Sadly, the NRA is demonstrating all the characteristics of a not for profit which exists solely to perpetuate itself. The American Cancer Society will never find a cure for cancer, The NEA, AFT and like will never advocate for effective teaching methods, … , and the NRA will never advocate for the very simple, straightforward, application of “… the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” … If the NRA leadership were working toward that very clear goal there would be no need for “private conversations” and silencing board members for fear they might… Read more »

TheRevelator
TheRevelator (@therevelator)
2 years ago
Reply to  Sisu

Your name is the same name I gave to my Jeep. 🙂

So far, from what I have seen you writing, your arguments and ideas have been well thought out and presented. Hope you keep it up.

Mack
Mack (@mackhh)
2 years ago

Since when does the verb “infringes” require an adverb?

GoBoy
GoBoy (@huel)
2 years ago

Well I belong but the NRA is much more powerful, I just wish both the NRA and GOA and all the other gun rights organizations would get together and do some serious work on the issue of gun control

GoBoy
GoBoy (@huel)
2 years ago

We all better stick together and quit name calling. Yes are going to lose big time if we do stop the bs name calling.

RoyD
RoyD (@royd)
2 years ago
Reply to  GoBoy

Well, GoBoy, I have always believed in calling a spade a spade. Perhaps you don’t.

TheRevelator
TheRevelator (@therevelator)
2 years ago
Reply to  GoBoy

GoBoy,

You may enjoy dropping trou for gun control apologists, but we don’t and we won’t. If unity is so important to you then you have only one option, fall in line behind us.

If that is too much for you then make your own decisions and take responsibility for them yourself. You are never going to convince us to play nice with anyone who tries to cuddle up to the left on infringements, and if you do then you are just as much an enemy to us as they are.

JPM
JPM (@jpm)
2 years ago

No credibility. The fact that he’s still “doing business as usual” shows how little he cares about the NRA and its’ membership.

Stripeseven
Stripeseven (@stripeseven)
2 years ago

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. —Dwight D. Eisenhower

Vapor2008
Vapor2008 (@vapor)
2 years ago

“I’ve done my work for the month, now how about that new wardrobe?”

Bob
Bob (@bob)
2 years ago
Reply to  Vapor2008

LOL

JIAZ
JIAZ (@jiaz)
2 years ago

The Psychology of Dictators
“They see themselves as “very special” people, deserving of admiration and, consequently, have difficulty empathizing with the feelings and needs of others. Not only do dictators commonly show a “pervasive pattern of grandiosity,” they also tend to behave with a vindictiveness often observed in narcissistic personality disorder.”
https://www.anxiety.org/psychology-of-dictators-power-fear-anxiety

“Wayne LaPierre and the NRA Officers, Executive Directors, Managing Directors resign immediately, including Josh Powell.”
https://helpsavethenra.com/articles-related-to-whats-going-on-at-the-nra-aug-2019/

HoundDogDave
HoundDogDave (@hounddogdave)
2 years ago

LaPierre continued,…many proposals are nothing more than ‘soundbite solutions’ – which fail to address the root of the problem, confront criminal behavior, or make our communities safer.” (But he’s OK with that, because “doing something” feels better than doing nothing)

Wayne, go away. You have lost the trust and respect of a VERY large portion of the members. Your presence is no longer welcome nor desired. You no longer have the moral authority to speak for us so stop talking, pack your things and walk away..

TexDad
TexDad (@texdad)
2 years ago
Reply to  HoundDogDave

This

GoBoy
GoBoy (@huel)
2 years ago
Reply to  HoundDogDave

Well your good friend Ollie North started this problem with the NRA
I guess you want him back

24and7
24and7 (@24and7)
2 years ago

Wayne stop calling yourself an “executive vice president”..your are the emperor..

Will Flatt
2 years ago

YOU’RE STILL AROUND, WAYNE??? STFU & GTFO OF THE USA, AND TAKE YOUR FAIL WITH YOU, YOU LIYING SACK OF MANURE!!

Smoke
Smoke (@smokejensen)
2 years ago
Reply to  Will Flatt

Will Flat
Why don’t you step up and show us just how far your filthy mouth and ignorance will go in solving any problems.

Dr. Strangelove
Dr. Strangelove (@dr-strangelove)
2 years ago

Join the Second Amendment Foundation. They do great work and won’t ask you for money every day.

GoBoy
GoBoy (@huel)
2 years ago

Dr Strangelove that is BS I get junk mail every week asking for money even after I became a member

Nanashi
Nanashi (@nanashi)
2 years ago

So he’s still meeting officials and telling them to support red flag laws?

Will Flatt
2 years ago
Reply to  Nanashi

Yeah, still stabbing gun owners in the back, at the rate of $3,835.62 a day!!
[Not counting his under-the-table wardrobe slush fund & all the other kickbacks he’d been getting from Ack-Mac!]

MikeTX
MikeTX (@miketx)
2 years ago

Wayne L. – STUFF IT!! You don’t speak for ME!! Get lost, resign from the NRA you POS!!!

Sisu
Sisu (@sisu)
2 years ago

“… (R)eal solutions …” – (i) Respect the (a) original meaning of the Second Amendment – an absolute restriction on infringement by the government of “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms”. (“(P)eople” as in individuals and distinguishable from the States in the “Bill of Rights”.) (b) Fourteenth Amendment – “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the… Read more »

Baldwin
Baldwin (@baldwin)
2 years ago
Reply to  Sisu

@Sisu…I’m with you, man.

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen (@ansel-hazen)
2 years ago

“I’m not inclined to discuss private conversations with President Trump or other key leaders on this issue,”

That right there means he’s lying to us.

Will Flatt
2 years ago
Reply to  Ansel Hazen

He doesn’t want to fess up to the fact that he’s telling GOP lawmakers to appease the radical Demonrat antigun agenda, for fear of a Demonrat/RINO push to outright suspend the 2A, a factual conspiracy admitted to by Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). FACT, NOT THEORY!

The man is beyond radioactive, and the Quisling BOD at NRA are clinging to him like leeches!

This would not be happening if there weren’t a million FUDDS blindly supporting WLP and his $3,835.62 a day rape of their wallets!!

Not
Really
Activists
Their motto: “Twead on us a widdle bit!!”

RoyD
RoyD (@royd)
2 years ago

Didn’t read it, don’t care. He is dead to me.

Circle8
Circle8 (@circle8)
2 years ago

BULL$HIT, why believe you? On anything.