NRA Statement on Politically Motivated Senate Finance Report

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NRA Statement on Politically Motivated Senate Finance Report
NRA Statement on Politically Motivated Senate Finance Report

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)-

The National Rifle Association released the following statements on Friday regarding the politically motivated report issued by Democrats in the Senate Finance Committee:

William A. Brewer III, counsel to the NRA: “This report promotes a politically motivated and contrived narrative. An avalanche of proof confirms that the NRA, as an organization, was never involved in the activities about which the Democrats write. This report goes to great lengths to try to involve the NRA in activities of private individuals and create the false impression that the NRA did not act appropriately. Nothing could be further from the truth. As noted by the committee Republicans in their rebuttal, this report is a transparent effort to justify yet another ‘fishing expedition’ into the NRA.”

Andrew Arulanandam, NRA managing director of Public Affairs, speaking of a 2015 trip to Russia: “Certain NRA members made the trip of their own accord. The record reflects it was not an official NRA trip. NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre was opposed to it and, at his directive, no NRA staff members or employees attended.”


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Dave C
Dave C
9 months ago

@Charlie Foxtrot, I have signed the petition. I would cut the number of board members even more. Why is this stuff not on FOX?

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
9 months ago
Reply to  Dave C

Why would FOX News lean out of the window this far and risk the wrath of their viewers? Many are unaware of these issues in the NRA and instead believe the NRA leadership’s propaganda that this is some ploy by the Democrats. In fact, the very article you are commenting on is by NRAHQ and makes that case. Instead of fixing things, the NRA leadership has circled the wagons and started a propaganda war. There are lots of issues with the NRA, but none of them get addressed, because the NRA leadership is deaf. There were a few NRA Board… Read more »

Dave C
Dave C
9 months ago

@wjd, I do agree that WLP and cronies have badly damaged it, but it is not on the “do not resuscitate” list just yet. The power of almost 5 million members is nothing to sneeze at, but it is blatantly obvious there must be a new captain and crew – and a location in a state that would be proud to have our headquarters. I think all of this will come, but it will take some time. In the mean time, we must let the gun control issue die down in the news until after a successful election. One idea… Read more »

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
9 months ago
Reply to  Dave C

@Dave C, that petition already exists since July: https://helpsavethenra.com. I suggest reading up on what monumental fight has been going on for the past months. David Dell’Aquila, who leads that petition, has recently filed a class action lawsuit against the NRA. By the way, the petition can not be circulated to all members, because only the NRA leadership has access to the members list and obviously refuses to circulate a petition that would oust them. Learn Robert’s Rules of Order and attend the 2020 NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville, if YOU are up to a real challenge. That’s where I… Read more »

Dave C
Dave C
9 months ago

Will, I have no answer for you, because nothing would be good enough for you, plain and simple. I do not know what your goal is, but I hope it is for the good of law-abiding gun owners everywhere. Now that I’m 73, I have a different perspective than I had at 35, and a lot less ego. I agree with most of what Wild Bill said about fixes, with the exception of ALL MONIES go to fighting gun control. A lot of us joined when there wasn’t a major gun control issue because we loved shooting sports, and that’s… Read more »

Will
Will
9 months ago
Reply to  Dave C

C,it’s not former members or Conservatives that have destroyed the NRA. It’s Wayne LaPierre and his corrupt BOD ! Take care.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
9 months ago
Reply to  Dave C

@Dave C, you clearly didn’t read my post or at least didn’t understand it. I am an NRA Endowment Life Member and I have been quite active in trying to save the NRA. My real name has been on open letters to the NRA Board of Directors, asking them to stop and investigate this ongoing mismanagement and corruption. I have been supporting https://helpsavethenra.com and http://www.savethe2a.org. Comparing me with Democratic congressmen is quite nonsensical. It looks more like you have no clue and deflect with personal attacks. Again, Mille Hallow has served as Wayne LaPierre’s right hand since 1996. Her real… Read more »

Dave C
Dave C
9 months ago

Posters, your “CONSERVATIVE” antics scare the hell out of me. You are doing more to destroy the NRA (AND OUR FREEDOMS) than the entire Democratic party combined. There is much to be done in the NRA, obviously. But you don’t go at it like you are burning a New England witch. Fix the damn thing! We need all the help we can get to save our country. Would you burn an Uncle that was a good mentor up until they became an addict? I know there are Dems in this group spouting off. Don’t be a Dem and follow the… Read more »

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
9 months ago
Reply to  Dave C

So, what’s YOUR fix for the NRA? Trump listens to the NRA, which is how we got the bump stock ban and how red flag laws were put on the table. Again, what’s YOUR fix for the NRA?

Will
Will
9 months ago

There is no fix for the former NRA ! Scumbag Wayne LaPierre and the entire BOD who defends his criminal activity needs to be in the federal lockup. Sooner than later too !

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
9 months ago

@CF, LaPierre goes. Current bod goes. Restructure the org. in a way that is understandable. Incorporate in Texas. New bod of five. All bod nominees come directly from membership nomination. No salaries. Limited expense account. All monies spent to directly oppose gun control.
Having said that, I don’t think that we will get past the first one.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
9 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Hence I asked Dave C for the fix he says we should do. Those that say we should fix the NRA have no clue of what is going on. There is a wish list and then there is the cold reality. Even if Wayne LaPierre dies tomorrow, his cronies, like Todd Rathner, are already jockeying for becoming the next king of the NRA.

JMR
JMR
9 months ago

Gun owners should be burning the NRA to the ground right now as a warning to other gun groups as to what will happen if they become corrupt. And they should do it quickly before the anti-2a side does it.

Will
Will
9 months ago
Reply to  JMR

,WE’re burning the NRA to the ground the only way we can ! No money for scumbag Wayne LaPierre !

Littlejohn1411
Littlejohn1411
9 months ago

I’m pissed that I gave so much money to people that are just as corrupt as the politicians they are supposed to be fighting for our rights. I used to be proud to be a member, sad…

Will
Will
9 months ago

JOIN GOA ! The only no-compromise gun lobby in Washington !

Dave C
Dave C
9 months ago
Reply to  Will

I belong to NRA, GOA, TSRA. and I support 2A without burning anything down. We need all the help we can get to save our Constitution. Do you think the looney Dems will do that if they win? Why not support anyone that makes an attempt to help. NRA gets Trump’s ear. That’s the REAL POINT! GROW GOA & SAVE NRA!

Will
Will
9 months ago
Reply to  Dave C

The NRA is beyond salvation because of traitor,thieving scumbag Wayne LaPierre !

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
9 months ago
Reply to  Dave C

“NRA gets Trump’s ear.” That’s what I fear the most. That’s how the bump stock ban was born. That’s how President Trump got on the red flag band wagon. If you have any plan to save the NRA, then please let us know. As far as I can see it, the NRA can not be saved from its own corrupt leadership. I am an NRA Endowment Life Member and I have been quite active in trying to save the NRA, to no avail. The current leadership does not want to go away and does not want to change. As I… Read more »

Will
Will
9 months ago

@CF,my membership level in the former NRA is exactly as yours. Traitor scumbag Wayne LaPierre has succeeded in destroying the NRA through his criminal activity. They never did do shit anyway except take credit for litigation/legislation that GOA,and others initiated. GOA membership numbers are going through the roof too.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
9 months ago

Meanwhile, the damage control by the NRA’s inner circle has started and they are ready to throw one of their own under the bus: https://onlygunsandmoney.com/2019/09/27/someone-is-going-under-the-bus.html Did Wayne approved the expenses (which the NRA’s e-mails show) or was Millie Hallow lying about that (which is what the NRA’s Democrat lawyer says)? In any case, sexual predator Josh Powell (NRA Chief of Staff) seems to be eager now to throw convicted felon Millie Hallow (closest LaPierre aid) under the bus. What are the chances of either of them seeking an immunity deal with the NY State AG? Yes, folks, this is your… Read more »

Will
Will
9 months ago

@CF,I really look forward to the day scumbag Lapierre’s name becomes a number in the federal lockup.