NRA Bankruptcy Thrown Out… NRA Members are the Big Losers

Opinion

Wayne LaPierre
Wayne LaPierre: What’s Next?

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Judge Harlin Hale has thrown out the NRA’s bankruptcy case, saying it was not filed in good faith, meaning that the reasons stated for filing the Chapter 11 action were not legally valid.

He also expressed serious concerns about “the surreptitious manner in which Mr. LaPierre obtained and exercised authority to file bankruptcy for the NRA. Excluding so many people from the process of deciding to file for bankruptcy, including the vast majority of the board of directors, the chief financial officer, and the general counsel, is nothing less than shocking.”

In fact, Mr. LaPierre probably did not have the legal authority to file the bankruptcy. While he claimed the authority based on a minor clause in his contract, which the Board approved at their January 7th, 2021 meeting, that ambiguous clause would be difficult to realistically construe to authorize LaPierre to take such drastic action without the direct approval of the Board.

The Bylaws don’t explicitly spell it out – who would ever imagine the need to do so – but they do expressly limit the power of the Executive Committee and forbid any other committee from ever being delegated any powers that are forbidden to the Executive Committee, so it is a serious stretch to claim that those powers could be casually delegated to one officer.

Even more disturbing to me than LaPierre’s “surreptitious manner” of acquiring some semblance of authority to file the bankruptcy, was the Board’s willingness to go along with it after the fact.

Clearly LaPierre, attorney Brewer, President Meadows, 1st VP Cotton, and 2nd VP Lee knew about the plan to file bankruptcy, and they intentionally kept the plan hidden from almost all of the rest of the Board. That’s known as a lie of omission. They knowingly included an ambiguous clause in LaPierre’s new contract, and intentionally drew attention away from that clause, all with the intention of claiming that Board approval of the contract amounted to Board approval of the bankruptcy filing.

With all of that being undeniably true, what’s astounding to me is that the Board came together weeks later and rubber-stamped the whole thing, ignoring the fact that they were blatantly lied to and manipulated. How spineless and subservient must you be – or blindly committed to “Team LaPierre” – to blithely accept having your subordinates and peers intentionally mislead and manipulate you, then retroactively approve of their behavior? It’s not just shocking, it’s sad and repugnant.

The legality of the bankruptcy filing and the Board’s cowed response aside for the moment though, the big question after Judge Hale’s ruling is: What now? With the bankruptcy dismissed, where does the NRA stand and what can NRA members expect next?

The answer is that aside from NRA and other interested parties being well over $10 million dollars poorer, and the lawyers being over $10 million dollars richer, we are approximately right where we were six months ago, before the bankruptcy filing. The top concern is once again the suit to dissolve the NRA filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James, who didn’t have to spend a dime of her own money in the bankruptcy suit, but who gained all sorts of additional insights from the testimony in that case.

NRA could try to come up with some novel excuses and file bankruptcy again – as the Board has already authorized – but Judge Hale made it clear that, if they do that, they can expect him to dig deeper into the details of their operation in ways that LaPierre and company would almost certainly find seriously uncomfortable. So that option, while technically still on the table, is not at all likely to be chosen.

So we’re back to the battle between Letitia James and the group she publicly referred to as a “criminal enterprise,” and a “terrorist organization.” James made a public statement after the bankruptcy case was thrown out, saying that her case pushing for the dissolution of the NRA will resume early next year. That gives the NRA a few months to prepare and offers the members and the Board of Directors one last chance to take the action necessary to save the Association from total destruction.

As I reported last August when James filed the suit, NRA members are left hanging in the breeze in that case. Wayne LaPierre, his former Chief of Staff Josh Powell, Secretary John Frazer, and former Treasurer Woody Phillips, are all named defendants in the suit, along with the NRA itself. So LaPierre has a personal defense attorney, as do the others, and the NRA is represented by William Brewer Attorneys and Counselors. The same lawyer LaPierre hired in 2017 to “fix” this situation, and who he has paid approximately $2 million per month (or more) out of NRA coffers ever since.

Missing in all of this is anyone representing the folks actually paying the bills – NRA Members.

Technically, legally, the one person in this case who is supposed to be representing the members of the NRA, is Letitia James. But she’s made it pretty clear that she hates us, so I’m not holding my breath waiting for her to stand up in defense of my rights and interests.

One would hope that Brewer and his expensive minions would take a stand on behalf of the members, but he’s made it clear from the start that his primary client is Wayne LaPierre, and the board has similarly lined up in support of LaPierre, over the membership and the Association itself.

I have a big problem with that, and so should you.

Moving forward, we have two major issues to deal with:

  1. Cleaning house at NRA as much as possible, and
  2. Preparing a motion to intervene on behalf of the membership.

Thanks to Letitia James’ “early next year” timetable for the suit, we have the opportunity at the NRA Members’ Meeting in Houston in September, to try and make significant changes to NRA’s governance. Under the cover of COVID-19, the ability to nominate Board candidates by petition was completely wiped out this year, so we have no way of mounting a major push for a shift in the makeup of the Board. There are actually a couple of people nominated by the Nominating Committee, who I think would serve honorably, so we have a chance of gaining a couple of seats, but we’re also losing seats, and the current Directors just keep digging their heels in deeper and refusing to engage their brains.

The overarching problem is that, regardless of how much he might have “course-corrected” or initiated new “good governance” policies, Wayne LaPierre was at the heart of the corruption and bad governance policies that ran rampant in the NRA for over 20 years, and his – and the Board’s – behavior during the bankruptcy clearly demonstrate that he remains “above the law” within NRA and controls the organization. The Board of Directors’ refusal to take significant action to purge the NRA of every hint of scandal or malfeasance, and their kowtowing to LaPierre in the bankruptcy, demonstrates a serious lack of accountability and attention to fiduciary duty.

That’s what puts the Association at risk. Had the Board chosen an interim EVP to replace LaPierre in Indianapolis in 2019, and continued by removing anyone else – whether employee, vendor, or Director – who had even a hint of scandal about them, then AG James would have no case whatsoever against the NRA itself. She would have to satisfy her hatred and political ambitions by going after the people who she claims actually broke laws and abused their positions, and would be forced to acknowledge that the Association was a victim, not a culprit.

But because the Board has steadfastly refused to do anything but protect Wayne LaPierre, they have made AG James’ case for her, that the Association is corrupt throughout and has no hope of redemption, and therefore must be dissolved.

We, the members, will have one last shot at the Members’ Meeting in Houston, to force the Board to wake up and do what’s needed to protect the Association. If we fail, then our last hope is to file a motion to Intervene in the NY suit, as a way of making sure that members actually have a voice in the case. But that’s easier said than done. First, filing an Intervention motion costs money. We’d need to find an attorney willing to take on our case, and we’d have to pay him something like $20,000 to $30,000 as a retainer. From there, we’d need to establish “standing,” proving to the court that we have a rational, legal interest in the case – again, easier said than done. Finally, assuming we could raise enough to pay an attorney, and that we could establish legal standing, we’d need to be able to present a unified front to the judge and convince him that we are able to speak for a large number of NRA members.

None of this will be easy, and unfortunately, some people’s feelings will be hurt along the way, but for those who want to save and restore the NRA, this is the only path I see.

Onward.


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 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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Chuck
Chuck
25 days ago

Mr. Knox, Will you let those of us NRA members willing to fight with you know who we need to vote for? It was no small task becoming a Life Member. That money could have been spent in other things, but for 50 years I’ve dutifully sent my yearly dues. We’re not going to hear who we need to elect from the current Board.
FPC gets some shekels yearly from me as well. That’s not easy on a fixed income.

Mikial
Mikial
28 days ago

This is really sad. I’ve been an NRA member for decades, and last year I sent them a message telling them that WLP needed to step down for the sake of the NRA and the membership, but that was obviously futile. By prolonging this nonsense, the NRA is diluting their impact as a voice for the Second Amendment just when we need them more than ever. I am a member of several national gun rights organizations and my state organizations as well, and so should everyone else. Get involved and don’t rely solely on the NRA.

MICHAELANGELO
MICHAELANGELO
28 days ago

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See how well you can KISS MY BLACK ASS!!! I CAN TWIST ANYBODY’S CAP BACK!!! YOU WANT TO SETTLE THIS?

MICHAELANGELO
MICHAELANGELO
28 days ago

See how well you can KISS MY BLACK ASS!!! I CAN TWIST ANYBODY’S CAP BACK!!! YOU WANT TO SETTLE THIS?

Grigori
Grigori
27 days ago
Reply to  MICHAELANGELO

?

RoyD
RoyD
26 days ago
Reply to  Grigori

When you figure it out let me know. LOL!

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
28 days ago

To those people who value freedom, small government, honest government, competent government, rights protected by the Bill of Rights, and the essence of freedom – the ability to keep the majority of the fruit of your labor:

  • The NRA is not on your side (the problems go far, far beyond Wayne);
  • Most Republican politicians are not on your side;
  • Most LEOs are not on your side; and
  • Sean Hannity is not on your side.

The truth hurts, but only for a minute.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
28 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Will – 5/16/21:     “The truth according to you means nothing,zero,nada!” Response to Will: You are a member of that portion of the firearm community who believes Democrat legislators are going to personally arrest you for violating never-ending gun control laws. You can’t be helped. Red flag laws are fairly new. Many thousands of people have already been subjected to unconsitutional search and seizure by LEOs who were just following orders to enforce certain laws against certain people. The majority of LEOs will continue to enforce any law when ordered to do so (and not enforce any law when… Read more »

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JSNMGC
JSNMGC
28 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Will – 5/16/21:

“Did one of your links say something horrible about Hannity? What about Carlson,no bad linkage on him kid?”

Response to Will:

Paid actors who make a lot of money for themselves and their bosses (who don’t agree with what they are saying). They frequently say things that are nice to hear (because there is a market for that), but what they don’t say is more telling.

Tucker is smarter and less annoying than Sean.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
28 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Will 5/16/21:

“Just more of your opinions;nothing more!”

Response to Will:

What is your opinion of:

  • The NRA;
  • Most Republican politicians;
  • Most LEOs; and
  • Sean Hannity.
JSNMGC
JSNMGC
28 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Will – 5/16/21:

“Deflection seems to be one of your favorite tactics,..failed!”

MICHAELANGELO
MICHAELANGELO
28 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

You sound like a liberal. Are you saying we need to join the Democrats?

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
28 days ago
Reply to  MICHAELANGELO

No.

The Democrat platform is quite clear in it’s alignment with totalitarianism. Most Democrat politicians are working diligently to advance the platform.

The following organizations/people pretend to be for something else:

  • The NRA;
  • Most Republican politicians;
  • Most LEOs; and
  • Sean Hannity.

You sound like you have fallen for the controlled opposition.

aquadude2
aquadude2
28 days ago

I dont know but one thought keeps popping up… the destruction of the NRA is following Alinski’s rules to the tee. This is how progressives operate… infiltrate, plant seeds of discourse, leak info, lie and obsfuscate to create internal division/strife and then sit back and let it implode on itself.

If that doesnt sound like what is going on here, I dont know what else is. Face it, for the anti’s, the NRA is target #1, they would do anything to destroy it.

You must learn and understand their rules if you want beat them.

Grigori
Grigori
28 days ago
Reply to  aquadude2

The funny thing is, like Trump, they have been trained to hate the NRA by the liberal media and politicians to the point of going into hysterics at the mere mention of the NRA. Unbeknownst to them, they may be attacking one of their best allies, given the numerous times the NRA has Negotiated ur Rights Away over the last 100 years or so. The NRA has been responsible for supporting many an incumbent politician who was NOT our friend over challenger who was. The NRA has snatched defeat from the jaws of victory against our interests in state legislative… Read more »

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
28 days ago
Reply to  aquadude2

What is currently going on with the NRA was a result of infighting between two corrupt parts of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre & Co vs. Ackerman McQueen, as well as complete and utter mismanagement. We have been trying to reform the NRA for years to prevent what is happening now, but blind followers of the Wayne LaPierre cult have prevented this. The downfall of the NRA was foreseeable and preventable. Blame those that ignored it until it was too late!

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
28 days ago

I am starting to wonder if some of the people on this board are actually anti gunners because they want to tear down one of our oldest organizations that did fight for our rights at one time and it is the one organization that the demonrats fear most. Why do you think they always bring it up. NRA this NRA that the NRA are terrorists. Sound familiar? like “republicans are terrorists”!!!!! I don’t understand how removing the NRA will be helpful to people that are pro gun or their rights. Doing that creates a void in our defenses. One less… Read more »

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
28 days ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

Wayne LaPierre needs no help in tearing down the NRA. He is pretty good at that. His blind supporters that lump NRA reformers in with anti-gunners are just his henchmen.

RoyD
RoyD
28 days ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

You ask, “Why do you think they always bring it up.” That being the NRA. The answer is that they have convinced their voters that it is something to be feared and as such it is a useful tool to get their voters to donate money and vote the way the Party leaders wish them to vote. No more, no less. A game as old as time.

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MICHAELANGELO
MICHAELANGELO
29 days ago

THE NRA IS A TRUE FIGHTER!! BACK OFF AND LET THEM DO THEIR JOB. THEY MAY HAVE LOST THE BATTLE BUT THEY ARE FAR FROM LOSING THE WAR. I AM BLACK AND I WILL SUPPORT THE NRA UNTIL I TAKE MY LAST BREATH. I DON’T GIVE A DAMN HOW THE NRA SPENDS MY MONEY!!! JUST KEEP PROTECTING MY RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS. YOU IDIOTS SHOULD BE FAR MORE CONCERNED ABOUT HOW BIDEN AND HIS CORRUPT COLLEAGUES ARE WASTING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF TAXPAYER MONEY. SMH# WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!!

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APG member
APG member
28 days ago
Reply to  MICHAELANGELO

Oh you are black, well that is relevant to the subject. Since YOU brought it up: where is your beloved NRA every time some poor inner city non white gets arrested for the NON CRIME of simply possessing a firearm? Do I need to mention their silence over Philando Castile?!?!

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
28 days ago
Reply to  APG member

If you read or watch the news you would remember that the “:NRA is a white terrorist organization”. I think that may be why he mentioned the color of his skin and was using that to stress the importance of the NRA to him (and other black NRA supporters) and all others. I thank him for supporting any pro gun group even ones that aren’t perfect. I think if we just give it some time, the NRA will finally see the light and get rid of wayne for P.R. purposes and to increase their rolls. Just reading this board and… Read more »

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
28 days ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

LOL. You still do not understand. Wayne LaPierre IS the NRA. The time to get rid of him has come and gone. The NRA is now just Wayne LaPierre’s personal piggy bank and legal shield to stay out of jail. You can thank Wayne LaPierre and the NRA Board for all this infighting, as they refused to enact reforms 2 years ago when the NRA members demanded them.

MICHAELANGELO
MICHAELANGELO
28 days ago
Reply to  APG member

I am black and proud of it!!! You should be asking where is the Biden administration every time anybody gets arrested for NON CRIME or simply possessing a firearm. Has the NRA done anything over the years that you are happy about???? The Democrats started this mess, not the NRA. You probably hate some things about your employer. Are you going to turn in your resignation? You probably hate some things your spouse does. Are you going to divorce them? I stole chewing gum out of my mom’s purse. Must I be arrested? Why don’t we all make out a… Read more »

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
28 days ago
Reply to  MICHAELANGELO

The Democrats started this mess, not the NRA. Actually, those that have been following the legal troubles of the NRA for years know that the NRA started it all by itself with its own incompetence. This started out as a legal fight between the NRA and its PR firm, Ackerman McQueen. As a result of this legal fight, certain internal documents were leaked to the public by NRA insiders in April, 2019 that showed corruption and mismanagement within the NRA. Pretty much everyone here was surprised about those documents. The NY AG was happy about that and sued the NRA… Read more »

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
28 days ago

Me thinks its a drunk NRA Director, but that’s just me.

RoyD
RoyD
28 days ago
Reply to  MICHAELANGELO

So, you are “Black.” You are also apparently not very knowledgeable. You can change one of those conditions. You might want to work on that.

MICHAELANGELO
MICHAELANGELO
28 days ago
Reply to  RoyD

I am black and proud of it!!! I know what I stand for!! And I certainly will not bow down to you or any other liberal. Has the NRA done anything over the years that you are happy about???? The Democrats started this mess, not the NRA. You probably hate some things about your employer. Are you going to turn in your resignation? You probably hate some things your spouse does. Are you going to divorce them? I stole chewing gum out of my mom’s purse. Must I be arrested? Why don’t we all make out a list of what… Read more »

RoyD
RoyD
28 days ago
Reply to  MICHAELANGELO

Well, let’s see: No, not going to resign since I have been a retired Federal LEO for eight and a half years now. I think “hate” might be a bit strong. Perhaps strongly disagree would better describe it at times. Your theft of the gum is petty theft and not worth the bother. I haven’t given the NRA any of my money for almost a quarter of a century. And, finally, you can “turn your guns over to sleepy joe” if you like. That will not be in the play book for me. As to tolerating things, anyone who has… Read more »

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
28 days ago
Reply to  MICHAELANGELO

So, it is OK with you that the NRA spends $100 million on a Democrat lawyer that donated to Beto. Wake up! We have been trying to reform the NRA for years and idiots like you that blindly follow the grifters have prevented that. The NRA is going under because of YOU!

MICHAELANGELO
MICHAELANGELO
28 days ago

Idiot Huh?? How much has Biden spent on illegals in his first 100 days in office? I think you will clearly see that it is a hell of a lot more than $100 million!! If you are working and paying taxes, you need to be reformed because the REAL IDIOT IS YOU!!

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
28 days ago
Reply to  MICHAELANGELO

Hey, idiot, I am talking about the NRA spending donations from US gun owners on a Democrat lawyer that donated to Beto. You like your NRA donations going to the Democrat party?

The same way we are trying to get Biden out of office when we get a chance, we are trying to get the current NRA leadership out of office when we get a chance. Neither is on the side of the 2nd Amendment community!

Glock45
Glock45
29 days ago

The bastard needs to go to jail!!! Hopefully the NY AG will see to that.

vepr
vepr
29 days ago

The skunk, li’l wayne La P u , will never voluntarely step down , because the NRA is paying 100% of his legal fees his “personal” defense attorney is racking up.

Isnt that right jeff ?
You conviently left that out of your propaganda piece.
I think you and harold hutchison must look up to goebels.

gooder12
gooder12
29 days ago

I know at least one of the regulars here thinks age dose not bring knowledge nor experience, but I figure what does he know anyway. I was a Member of the NRA back in 1970 when I turned 18. The NRA brought me into the Shooting Sports at the age of 12 along with local and state Shooting & Hunting Groups and being a member of The NRA was the right thing to do. Now over the years I lived and learned from them, and then they started to turn into a group that I could not support as the… Read more »

JNew
JNew
29 days ago

“Oh, you want to shoot me? Well here, lemme load that gun for you, first.”
The antics of LaPierre and his board of freeloaders has made Letitia James’ efforts as easy as pie now.

I’m going to that meeting, now. I’m expecting some fireworks!

Don
Don
29 days ago

OK, NRA, no more dues money for you until you get this mess cleaned up. If my membership lapses, so be it. Until all this corruption is eliminated, I don’t want to be a part of this anyway.

Dr. Strangelove
Dr. Strangelove
29 days ago

It was really nice of GOA to send me a window sticker to cover up the NRA Life Member sticker on my pickup.

Cam
Cam
29 days ago

Wayne needs to go and the board needs to be cut down to 9 members so things can get done and changes can be made quickly when needed.

Watch um
Watch um
29 days ago

I have been a member of the NRA at least 50 years and remember the battle that Mr Knox had with the NRA and was glad that he left. I as a member am saddened by what is going on. I support the fight for the rights of the people in support of the 2nd amendment, but as a lowly member am not privy to all the inside operations but wish now that the NRA needs swept clean of the so-called leadership and start again with God fearing people who are honest with the membership.

Bullseye
Bullseye
29 days ago
Reply to  Watch um

I’ve agree. I too have been a Benefactor Life Member of the NRA for over 50 years. The NRA is the Premier Second Amendment Advocated in the world. And, the NRA is OUR best and only true voice. The NRA has to be supported and strengthened.

Yes, there are problems, but this is not unusual with an organization of this size, age and magnitude. The problems have to be sorted out and corrected, but don’t help the anti-Second Amendment left destroy OUR primary voice; i.e., the NRA.

Country Boy
Country Boy
29 days ago
Reply to  Bullseye

I agree. Let’s not throw the good of the NRA organization out with the corrupted bathwater.
Remove lapieere and the others that need to be, and continue on anew.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
29 days ago
Reply to  Country Boy

Remove LaPierre. OK, how? Get real!

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
29 days ago
Reply to  Bullseye

Any suggestion on how to fix the problems, or are you just cheer leading for the LaPierre clan?

TStheDeplorable
TStheDeplorable
29 days ago

Anyone who has donated to the NRA in the last ten years was a fool.

Bill
Bill
29 days ago

This is sad and frustrating. There are on-going lawsuits that the NEA is involved as well.,Its not just NRA survival!

Bullseye
Bullseye
29 days ago
Reply to  Bill

This is sad a frustrating, but it may ultimately allow the NRA to become a stronger voice … OUR VOICE! I too have been a Benefactor Life Member of the NRA for over 50 years. The NRA is the Premier Second Amendment Advocated in the world. And, the NRA is OUR best and only true voice. The NRA has to be supported and strengthened. Yes, there are problems, but this is not unusual with an organization of this size, age and magnitude. The problems have to be sorted out and corrected, but don’t help the anti-Second Amendment left destroy OUR… Read more »

aquadude2
aquadude2
28 days ago
Reply to  Bullseye

I’m with Bullseye, they have a lot more clot with politicians than anyone else. Regardless of how butthurt you are about them, without them we are screwed. NRA can be cleaned out internally by the members, though it is not an instant fix but the other option is its complete destruction.
This is not the time for spite and revenge… dont worry those days will still come, LaPue must answer to the membership whether voluntary or forced, that can be accomplished without having to blow up the entire organization.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
28 days ago
Reply to  aquadude2

NRA can be cleaned out internally by the members“. No, it can’t! The last 2 years have shown that. The members are ignorant and have no power. Feel free to suggest any course of action!

The organization isn’t blown up by its members or by the small amount of commenters on Ammoland. It is blown up by the corrupt and incompetent leadership.

vepr
vepr
29 days ago

This skunk , Li’l wayne La Pu, and his cronies , are a cancer that has matastesised on the host body of the NRA. The NRA’s biggest expenditures are now legal fees. Anyone who sends money to the NRA is a fool. The members should have cleaned up the NRA long ago, but instead ignored the facts, looked the other way, and or flat out made excuses for the looting of the NRA. Even mr knox, in this very article, provides propaganda cover for La PU by saying sympatheticly that (poor li’l wayne) has had to retain a personal defense… Read more »

Hazcat
Hazcat
29 days ago
Reply to  vepr

The members voted for the Board in good faith expecting them to keep an eye on things. The Board members, like Ted Neugent who has been there for 20 years’ were complicit in this disaster. They just sat on their asses and let this shit happen.

Country Boy
Country Boy
29 days ago
Reply to  vepr

Just keep in mind that when Lititia james is done with the NRA, she or others will next go after the GOA, and all other pro gun rights groups.
be careful what you ask for, you just might get it.

vepr
vepr
29 days ago
Reply to  Country Boy

No, dont believe harold hutchisons propaganda.
The other pro second amend groups are not being run by a grifter using them as his own personal piggy bank.
Li’l wayne, while making it hard for the members to remove him by installing his cronies on the board, has stupidily served his own head up to james on a silver platter.
She will put this skunk, La P u in prison where he belongs, and i can not wait to see it happen.

aquadude2
aquadude2
28 days ago
Reply to  vepr

How do you know they are not? Get rid of the board and LaPue but why destroy the whole organization, doesnt make sense.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
28 days ago
Reply to  aquadude2

Get rid of the Board and Wayne LaPierre how exactly? What are you proposing? Be precise!

Grigori
Grigori
29 days ago
Reply to  Country Boy

If those groups are as dirty and counter-productive as the NRA is, I have no problem with that. Somehow, I doubt that they are.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
29 days ago
Reply to  Country Boy

So, in order to protect the GOA, we must support the grifters at the NRA? LOL

Do you even know why the NY AG is suing the NRA? Do you know what caused the lawsuit? The NRA did! They finally got caught up in their Web of corruption and one corrupt part of the NRA started suing the other. That’s right. The NY AG came late to the party and is just riding on the messy wave the NRA created.

aquadude2
aquadude2
28 days ago

No one is saying that they are not corrupt… but what is your end game? Complete destruction of the NRA? You want that? Are you a progressive stooge?. Why cant we just clean house.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
28 days ago
Reply to  aquadude2

In contrast you you, I have been in this fight for years and stooges like you have done nothing! We have been trying to clean house for the past 2 years, but apparently you don’t even know what happened at the 2019 NRA Annual Meeting.

So, how do we clean house at the NRA? Tell me!

aquadude2
aquadude2
28 days ago
Reply to  Country Boy

Yep, Alinskys Rules for Radicals playing out right before our eyes. The whole thing reeks of progressive alinsky tactics

vepr
vepr
29 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Knox

All the lawyers are working hand in hand with La P u and the board to loot the NRA. Do you deny the NRA is paying 100% of this skunk, Ll’l wayne La P U’s attorneys fees? It not costing the skunk 1 penny. All the attorneys are looting the NRA. La P u is destroying the NRA. It is as good as dead, and at this point, deserves to be. At this moment in time im on team Letitia ! Shes gunna have li’l waynes nuts in a jar on her desk. The second amend is in the most… Read more »

Phillip Journey
28 days ago
Reply to  vepr

Your self fulfilling prophecy is the result of your cynicisms’

Ron Carter
Ron Carter
28 days ago

I appreciated your words today on Gun Talk. I’m not sure I fully agree with you, but, I fully agree here and support you, Judge.

Grigori
Grigori
29 days ago

It is sad. There are people on the board that I used to like and have respect for. Their continued association with NRA and their complicity by ignoring the wrongdoing of LaPierre, ILA, and others has killed my respect for them. Colion Noir and Ted Nugent, I’m looking at you.

Last edited 29 days ago by Grigori
Hazcat
Hazcat
29 days ago
Reply to  Grigori

Nugent has been there 20 years and Noir is a lawyer. BOTH just let this happen by being lazy.

Knute
Knute
28 days ago
Reply to  Hazcat

AND greedy! Don’t forget greedy. They both took the members’ money to do as WLP ordered!

Grigori
Grigori
29 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Knox

I was under the impression that he was one of them and had been for some time.

Grigori
Grigori
29 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Knox

My apologies to Mr Noir, then. I was under the impression that he had been one of them for some time.

Knute
Knute
28 days ago
Reply to  Grigori

He was just their media puppet. A WLP employee. But he still had a big fat contract to do as WLP said. Insider or employee… you don’t owe him any apologies.
Its WLP that owes him the apology. He was what my father used to call; “their token black”. I’m sure others besides me noticed that when a charge of racism was raised against WLP, he instantly hired Noir as the NRA media frontman. And Noir took the big, fat contract without a seconds hesitation. IMO, he is fully complicit, board member or not.

Jeremy B.
Jeremy B.
28 days ago
Reply to  Knute

Colion Noir and Dana Loesch were hired by Ackerman McQueen to make videos. They aren’t on the board of directors and probably knew very little of what was actually happening at the NRA.

Chev
Chev
29 days ago

Once again you’re giving valuable space to Jeffy Knox. What’s up with that? Does Ammoland hate the NRA? Notice the credits? Knox runs a competing organization which was started by his daddy after he tried to run the NRA and failed. You’re giving space to sour grapes as Knox hates the NRA because he and daddy lost. You can’t find anything better to put on your page?

Ronnie
Ronnie
29 days ago

Wayne should Have Been REMOVED – LONG AGO!!! THE Board Members Need to Start preceding’s To DO JUST THAT ! He has TARNISHED THE REPUTATION OF ” OUR NRA- FOR TOO LONG “

Terry
Terry
29 days ago

Wayne needs to turn over the Reins to someone else.

He needed to five years ago.

So of the many organization who should gun folks support? Which one is the national level organization that will take their place?

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
29 days ago
Reply to  Terry

From the many we are one.

Former Director
Former Director
30 days ago

STOP. STOP with the focus on Wayne. He is the visible malignant tumor only. The BOARD of Directors (with the exception of the 3 who joined Phil Journey) are the matastizied cancer. BOTH must be completely excised permanently. Only the NY Court has the POWER (1) to rewrite Wayne’s numerous sweetheart deals (and clawback money), (2) to ban the current directors (and the Executive Council) from ANY future management role, (3) reduce the Board to an effective 15 (from 76), (4) repeal the “fixed” election process used currently. And force other reforms to benefit the members. The RIGHT THING TO… Read more »

Country Boy
Country Boy
29 days ago

But L. James’ mission is to totally annihilate and destroy the NRA making it exist no longer. Defunct and Gone.
I’m not willing to see that happen.
Because as soon as the left wins this case they’ll go after all the other pro gun groups.

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vepr
vepr
29 days ago
Reply to  Country Boy

The NRA has become a criminal enterprise just as james says.
Let it go.
Let her bury La P u in prison.
Its over.

Fight for the 2nd amend.
Not La P u’s personal piggy bank.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
29 days ago
Reply to  Country Boy

If you want to see the NRA survive, then the members have to take control away from the current NRA leadership! The current NRA leadership has run the organization into the ground.

Jeremy B.
Jeremy B.
28 days ago

How do you propose we do that? The corrupt board chooses who to nominate for the board. Only the board can remove Wayne LaPierre but they don’t want to and we can’t get anyone on the board that does want to.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
28 days ago
Reply to  Jeremy B.

Again, the members have to take control away from the current NRA leadership! There is something called the NRA Annual Meeting. You may want to look that up!

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
30 days ago

Letitia James is commie scum. And we all know that commies are liars…I bet she will go back on her word, and sometime late this summer (or early fall), she’ll come back “guns blazing”.

Radioactive Wayne will, no doubt, continue to ride the NRA down to ground zero. Just like Major Kong!

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JimmyS
JimmyS
30 days ago

I agree with the assertion in the article title. If you ever supported the NRA as an advocate of your rights, you are ignorant, a dupe, and a loser. The history of the NRA is one of fleecing people while stabbing them in the back. If you supported them while not recognizing this, you have been part of the problem.

Last edited 30 days ago by JimmyS
Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
30 days ago
Reply to  JimmyS

Proudly Negotiating Rights Away since 1934.

Knute
Knute
30 days ago
Reply to  Green Mtn. Boy

You said it! The key word there is: “Proudly”. The NRA has a history of bragging about their support for gun control. They’re proud of their thieving and duplicity. What has them worried now is that their gravy train is about to end… and meybe they will even be held accountable for their decades of betrayals. LaTrine and the board up on criminal charges? Wouldn’t that be sweet!

Chev
Chev
29 days ago
Reply to  JimmyS

Where do you get your news? Mad magazine? The NRA is out there fighting in States as we speak. For our 2nd Amendment Rights across America and are involved in cases that will be argued before the SCOTUS starting in October. You sound like a leftist who trolls on this page.

Bill
Bill
29 days ago
Reply to  Chev

Local organizations seem to work; but the national office is full of WLP cronies ans snakes and needs a serious house cleaning.!
My money goes to the GOA!

willyd
willyd
29 days ago
Reply to  Chev

Chev: recently the only time you hear from the NRA to claim any victory for our GUN RIGHTS is after someone else has taken up a battle and when it is over with a victory, the brass balls NRA jumps in to claim the VICTORY, LAPUE has to go and not soon enough!!!

Bullseye
Bullseye
29 days ago
Reply to  willyd

I too have been a Benefactor Life Member of the NRA for over 50 years. The NRA is the Premier Second Amendment Advocated in the world. And, the NRA is OUR best and only true voice. The NRA has to be supported and strengthened.
Yes, there are problems, but this is not unusual with an organization of this size, age and magnitude. The problems have to be sorted out and corrected, but don’t help the anti-Second Amendment left destroy OUR primary voice; i.e., the NRA.

Bullseye
Bullseye
29 days ago
Reply to  Chev

I too have been a Benefactor Life Member of the NRA for over 50 years. The NRA is the Premier Second Amendment Advocated in the world. And, the NRA is OUR best and only true voice. The NRA has to be supported and strengthened.
Yes, there are problems, but this is not unusual with an organization of this size, age and magnitude. The problems have to be sorted out and corrected, but don’t help the anti-Second Amendment left destroy OUR primary voice; i.e., the NRA.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
29 days ago
Reply to  Bullseye

I agree that we need the NRA and that it needs our support just like I believe any group that is pro 2nd amendment needs and deserves the same. The only true voice comment is an over statement and the formation of other gun groups have proven that. The NRA has proven that they are not our best voice or choice on multiple issues but right now I believe they are our biggest voice so we need to support them. Make sense? We need the NRA because anti gun groups as well as obiden, harris, pukeoski and others recognize them… Read more »

Stag
Stag
29 days ago
Reply to  Chev

They’ve really fooled you. The NRA has supported every federal arms law since the 1934 NFA. You and Bullseye are delusional if you think the NRA is fight for your rights. They’re controlled opposition at best.

Knute
Knute
29 days ago
Reply to  Chev

Spoken like a true LaPierre believer! Where do you get YOUR news? No let me guess. NRATV, the American Rifleman, and nowhere else? 🙂

Jeremy B.
Jeremy B.
28 days ago
Reply to  Chev

The problem isn’t that the NRA is doing nothing, the problem is they’re corrupt and doing half a quarter a tenth of what they should be doing. And they’re giving us a black eye on the way.

Yes I hope the NRA survives but without Wayne and most of the board.

Much praise for the NYSRPA who is actually fighting NY state and headed to SCOTUS.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
29 days ago
Reply to  JimmyS

“If you ever supported the NRA you are ignorant, a dupe and a looser”. Tell me, if what you said is true, who would you have chosen 50 years ago or back in 1871? The NRA has gone sour with the likes of Wayne and it’s cabal but you cannot deny away NRA accomplishments of the past. It is a part of history one of which we should not erase. They will always be the group that started marksmanship in our country and the fight for the rights to keep firearms and therefore freedom. Ironic that it all started in… Read more »