As Houston Convention Looms, 3 NRA Directors Leave; More to Follow?

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NRA members attend the annual meeting at a past convention. NRA gathers in Houston over the Labor Day weekend for its 150th anniversary. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- First it was the departure of legendary Detroit rocker and devoted hunter Ted Nugent—the “Motor City Madman’—after serving on the National Rifle Association’s Board of Directors for more than a quarter-century and being one of its highest-profile advocates.

Now Owen “Buz” Mills and longtime NRA stalwart actress Susan Howard have also stepped down, both indicating sorrow and disappointment at NRA leadership.

Nugent’s resignation was officially said to be “due to ongoing schedule conflicts.”

Longtime NRA Director Ted Nugent is one of three recent departures from the NRA Board. (Dave Workman)

All of this is happening as the NRA’s 150th anniversary looms with the annual members’ meeting and exhibits scheduled in Houston, Texas over the Labor Day weekend. NRA was incorporated in New York state in 1871.

Because of the departures from the board, there is the natural curiosity about what is going on, especially after the resignation announcements from Mills and Howard appeared on social media.

In his message, posted on Facebook, Mills stated, “I find myself in continuous turmoil trying to continue the good work we have accomplished and working to convince fellow board members to stand up for our membership and exercise the principals of good governance. In June, I asked our leadership if we had been noticed by our insurer that our Directors and Officers Insurance would not be renewed, I got no answer, they all simply looked at their… shoes? Why so much trouble with candor? We had the same issue back in January with the vote to approve the ‘reorganization’ authority.”

Howard’s message to her colleagues was written in all capital letters. In it, she states, “DEAR BOARD, SEVERAL OF YOU HAVE ASKED IF MY RESIGNATION FROM THE BOARD IS BECAUSE OF ILLNESS—THE ANSWER IS YES!!  BUT, IT IS A SICKNESS OF HEART AT WHAT I HAVE DISCOVERED REGARDING THE LACK OF LEADERSHIP IN OUR LEADERS—THEY HAVE FAILED NOT ONLY THE BOARD, BUT THE ENTIRE MEMBERSHIP OF MILLIONS OF FAITHFUL CONTRIBUTORS.”

One major issue appears to be non-renewal of liability insurance for officers and directors of the 5-million-member gun rights organization. A $5 million fund was reportedly established, but as noted by the blog “NRAindanger,” that amount of money “won’t go very far” in the event all 76 directors face some form of legal action over liability for the troubles now facing the NRA.

There is a report that NRA leadership has secured some type of insurance for directors, but it is not clear what that entails.

According to Bloomberg News, reporting July 30 on Nugent’s resignation from the board, “Representatives for Nugent and the NRA didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment. An outdoor group called Hunter Nation announced earlier this month that Nugent was going to become its national spokesperson.”

Nugent served on the NRA Board since 1995. Howard has been on the board for more than two decades and Mills has been a director for at least “a dozen years,” according to a copy of his letter to NRA Secretary John Frazer that was posted on Facebook.

NRA has been in turmoil since the annual meeting of members in Indianapolis when then-NRA President Oliver North clashed with NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. North departed the convention and did not even preside at the annual members’ meeting. At the time, the clash was considered a failed attempted coup.

Last August, NRA was sued by New York State Attorney General Letitia James, who had promised during her campaign for office to take on the association. Since taking office, James had conducted a 15-month investigation of the association prior to filing the lawsuit, which seeks the dissolution of the NRA.

The lawsuit alleged NRA executives had misused association funds over the course of several years. This past winter, LaPierre announced a plan to move the organization out of New York and reincorporate in Texas. The association filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of the plan. That message was no longer found on the NRA website when AmmoLand News checked.

But in May, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Harlin Hale in Dallas ruled against NRA and threw out the bankruptcy effort. The judge said NRA had not filed for Chapter 11 in good faith. As Reuters reported at the time, the bankruptcy claim was “filed to avoid oversight by New York Attorney General Letitia James and gain an ‘unfair litigation advantage’ over her.”

Here’s an excerpt of what Judge Hale wrote: “(T)he Court finds there is cause to dismiss this bankruptcy case as not having been filed in good faith both because it was filed to gain an unfair litigation advantage and because it was filed to avoid a state regulatory scheme.”

The 38-page ruling was a blow to NRA’s effort, and according to the New York Times’ report on the decision back on May 11, “An appeal could be difficult.” However, the newspaper also noted, “Gun control groups cheered the news, though it is unlikely to fundamentally shift the gun debate…”

That debate is continuing on its own, with veteran anti-gunner Joe Biden in the White House and equally anti-gun Kamala Harris waiting in the wings with her own threat to take executive action on guns, should she ever become president. Capitol Hill Democrats are pushing new gun control schemes that have already passed in the House. Biden has nominated retired ATF agent-turned-gun-control-advocate David Chipman to head the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Now, with the NRA preparing for its annual meeting in Houston on Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 3-5), there could be more intrigue looming. Some are predicting a low turnout due to the holiday weekend when so many families have other plans.

And The Daily Beast reported NRA’s popular “Eddie Eagle” gun safety program for youngsters is also experiencing hard times. The article said NRA has slashed its training and education budget by “more than a third.” The Eddie Eagle program had reportedly reached more than 1 million children annually since it was created more than three decades ago, and the Daily Beast report suggests the Eddie Eagle program has “imploded.”

However, according to a report in TheGunMag.com, the Daily Beast article is at best jaded.

Will there be more board departures? If so, it will be hard to ignore such developments while the organization is perceived to be fighting for its very existence.

(Full Disclosure: Author Dave Workman served on the NRA Board between the years 1992 and 2002.)


About Dave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms, and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

Dave Workman

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Tank
Tank
10 days ago

We the People, not We the greedy Corporate Lobby interest’s.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
24 days ago

If you wonder why all the NRA shills are coming out of the woodwork, the NRA just canceled the Annual Meeting that was supposed to be held in 10 days! Exhibitors have been fleeing the meeting over the past several weeks, using the rise in COVID-19 cases as an excuse. In reality, they simply do not want to attach themselves to the current toxic leadership. This is a huge revenue and image loss for the NRA leadership.

Harry46280
Harry46280
29 days ago

I am perplexed at the accusations being made here against Dave Workman. I served on the NRA BOD with Dave, and I was present when the palace coup was attempted against Wayne LaPierre. The forces trying for his removal miscalculated the amount of support Wayne had. A motion was made on the floor for his removal. A roll call vote was taken. The motion failed. To state that Dave somehow cast a “deciding” vote to retain Wayne (full disclosure: I voted to retain him as well and would so do again) is absurd. Dave’s vote had no more power or… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
29 days ago
Reply to  Harry46280

Well, you confirmed that Dave cast a vote to retain Wayne.

Why did you vote to retain Wayne?

Last edited 29 days ago by JSNMGC
Harry46280
Harry46280
29 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Because it was the right thing to do.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
29 days ago
Reply to  Harry46280

I’m serious – what were the issues being considered at the time?

Knute
Knute
29 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Harry and John seem to be a lot more interested in distractions than in answering direct questions. When asked direct questions they tend to go AWOL.
Inquiring minds want to know WHY?

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
29 days ago
Reply to  Knute

I was genuinely interested in hearing what he had to say, then he got pissy. I’m sure the NRA story is an interesting one and Harry could have provided some insights from his perspective. I’d like to know more about: How Wayne controlled his position by making it hard for non-sycophants to get on the board. The justification for having so many BOD members (other than it diluted the impact of a few non-sycophants who were able to get on the board). Why the NRA would not work with grass roots activists and establish regional structures (not board members) that… Read more »

Russn8r
Russn8r
29 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

At least 2 of your questions are answered on NRAInDanger. (How they controlled elections, punishment of “troublemakers”, blowing off whistleblowers.) The rest are implied. NRA was a cash cow to be raped.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
29 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

I would have liked to have heard Harry’s view on all the matters. The fall of the NRA is an interesting story and I’m sure there are numerous viewpoints and I suspect things evolved over time.

I’m not disagreeing with you.

The arrogance of the NRA towards the members in the 1990s was astounding.

Russn8r
Russn8r
29 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Roger that. Just saying, check out NRAInDanger…

However, based on his comments, I don’t believe Harry’s “view” is his real view, rather a cover story.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
29 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

After you posted it, I started looking at the site. It’s interesting and I’ll spend some more time on it.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
29 days ago
Reply to  Harry46280

You indicated you are perplexed at comments being made about Dave.

You were asked to provide your reasoning why you made a decision that is extremely unpopular with a large percentage of NRA members as well as firearm owners who won’t join the NRA because of the decision you (and Dave and others) made and you make no attempt to explain your decision.

You really shouldn’t be perplexed.

Harry46280
Harry46280
29 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

We are talking 25 years ago. The issues being addressed now, assuming they are even valid, didn’t exist. Wayne was the face of the NRA and had overwhelming support of NRA members. The NRA is a MEMBERSHIP organization. There were no issues regarding Wayne at that time that would come anywhere near justifying his removal. To do so would have been a disaster.

Harry46280
Harry46280
29 days ago
Reply to  Harry46280

I was not picked by Wayne LaPierre to run for the BOD. I was asked by Neal Knox, as were many others. You know nothing of the culture of the BOD at the time, the personalities involved or how things worked.

Russn8r
Russn8r
29 days ago
Reply to  Harry46280

And you betrayed him and the reform cause. The NRA’s looting and destruction is on your hands.

Harry46280
Harry46280
29 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Yeah, right (yawn).

Russn8r
Russn8r
29 days ago
Reply to  Harry46280

https://nraindanger.wordpress.com/2021/08/17/attorney-general-files-amended-complaint/

https://nraindanger.wordpress.com/2021/08/14/wayne-the-white-hunter/

NRA is toast, thanks to your corruption and stupidity. Even rubber-stamp idiots like Susan Howard are bailing.

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Harry46280
Harry46280
29 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Really? Oh, that just makes me cry tears as big as turkey turds.

Russn8r
Russn8r
29 days ago
Reply to  Harry46280

When did your “service” end, big boy? If it wasn’t long ago, NRA members will be hunting you with dogs, forcing you to disgorge & make restitution for your complicity & gross dereliction, neither of which are covered by D&O insurance.

Last edited 29 days ago by Russn8r
Harry46280
Harry46280
29 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Oh God. You are a panic. Don’t stop.

Russn8r
Russn8r
29 days ago
Reply to  Harry46280

Projection won’t save you.

Harry46280
Harry46280
29 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Take your medication.

Russn8r
Russn8r
29 days ago
Reply to  Harry46280

More projection.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
29 days ago
Reply to  Harry46280

Thanks for the response. At that time, did the BOD discuss corporate governance and the process for removing the chief executive of the NRA? Did the Audit Committee make any presentations to the entire BOD in which they discussed the internal controls the organization had in place to mitigate the risk of misuse of funds? Did the entire BOD meet to discuss the qualifications for people serving on the Audit Committee? What did you think of the NRA’s strategy of: Capitulation; Refusal to coordinate with grassroots efforts; and Reluctance to publicize the flip-flopping of politicians who were previously given a… Read more »

Harry46280
Harry46280
29 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

1) All that was necessary to remove the Executive Vice President was to vote him out.
2) We had a gigantic Finance Committee in charge of the purse strings. Misuse of funds when there were so many eyes watching them was a non-issue.
3) We did not discuss qualifications of committee members. Bios of members of the NRA BOD were widespread knowledge, which is why I was on the Law Enforcement Committee and not the Finance Committee.
4) During my tenure on the BOD these things did not happen.
5) Obviously red flag laws are not a good idea.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
29 days ago
Reply to  Harry46280

In 1996, the NRA refused to coordinate with grassroots activists.

I haven’t seen much in the way of coordination since that year.

In the 1990s, the NRA was reluctant to publicize the flip-flopping of politicians who were previously given a high grade by the NRA.

Harry46280
Harry46280
29 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Politicians? Politicians are politicians first and everything else after. Yes, some of them flip-flopped. I worked with a number of congressmen who were members of the BOD during my tenure. Without naming any names, I found the majority of them to be thugs. I had one throw me out of his office at the Capitol when I and a few other BOD members called him on his treachery. But they just happened to be thugs who were on our side and who had votes in Congress. BOD business was, by necessity, often dirty. This is how it is in DC.… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
29 days ago
Reply to  Harry46280

“You think you can do better than we did? Run for the BOD.”

You say you were on the Law Enforcement Committee. Huh.

Harry46280
Harry46280
29 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

I was.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
29 days ago
Reply to  Harry46280

The expression was familiar.

Knute
Knute
29 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Probably because the NRA BoD have Master’s Degrees in covering up via meaningless platitudes.

Harry46280
Harry46280
29 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

JSNMGC, your responses to my remarks have been reasoned and thoughtful, and I am cognizant of your concerns. Unfortunately you’ve been about the ONLY one. I’m preparing for a trip out of town and have spent too much time here already. I wanted to respond to the unjustified accusations against Workman and I’ve done that. I have nothing more to contribute.

Russn8r
Russn8r
29 days ago
Reply to  Harry46280

Leftist M.O. When losing, rely on deflection/diversion.

1) Projection: “palace coup”
2) Platitudes: “don’t like it, run for the (rigged) board”
3) Ad hominem snark: “take your meds”

If the above fails, RUN AWAY!

Knute
Knute
29 days ago
Reply to  Harry46280

Have you ever thought about the possibility of NOT being a pompous and insulting A hole?
You might actually like it if you tried it…

Russn8r
Russn8r
29 days ago
Reply to  Knute

Primary tools: Projection, snark, ad hominem, Orwellian doubletalk & other forms of evasion. Won’t save him from the inevitable member/donor lawsuits.

Russn8r
Russn8r
29 days ago
Reply to  Harry46280

Law Enforcement Committee”?

Arrest yourself for corruption & dereliction.

Harry46280
Harry46280
29 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Uh…won’t all those NRA members with dogs do that?

Russn8r
Russn8r
29 days ago
Reply to  Harry46280

Find a shred of honor and save them the trouble.

Russn8r
Russn8r
29 days ago
Reply to  Harry46280

Time for everyone to pay who rubber stamped it, in blatant violation of the fiduciary duties of directors under non-profit law and common decency. Moreover, this guy is too snarky, repeating the smears of 1997 (“palace coup” etc. Sounds like he was in on the corruption. Else why not fess up to the mistake? Doesn’t care that NRA’s F’d. No repentance whatsoever.

“NRA is toast…”

Really? Oh, that just makes me cry tears as big as turkey turds.”

Russn8r
Russn8r
29 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Thanks. Yours too. Pax Ammolandia!

Harry46280
Harry46280
29 days ago
Reply to  Harry46280

I’ve known Wayne for many years, including several before my years on the BOD when I was acting as a law enforcement spokesman for NRA. I have heard nothing other than accusations from enemies of gun owners to the effect that Wayne has enriched himself at NRA expense. I’m not buying it.

Knute
Knute
29 days ago
Reply to  Harry46280

Jim Bakker is a poor example in a discussion of the NRA. Bakker did not go to prison for embezling from the non-profit he was in charge of, but rather for selling more time shares than his non-profit possessed.
As it turns out, felony real estate fraud is a whole lot easier to prove than mismanagement. As much legalise as you quote, I would’ve expected you to know that.

Russn8r
Russn8r
29 days ago
Reply to  Harry46280

Way over $10m. 24 years since the LaPierre-Vendor takeover of NRA. In a few years, his salary was >$1m. Some years he took $2-3m (deferred comp?). Even after tax, gotta be at least $25m. Do the math.

Plus “expenses”. Plus who knows? AckMcQ & other vendors ran money laundering ops, paying “directors”, officers & others with NRA money, undisclosed to NRA members. His wife ran shell corps. ETC

loveaduck
loveaduck
1 month ago

I will not renew unless and until major changes are made.

Bill
Bill
1 month ago

As a 45 year life member I believe that La Pierre needs to go NOW and without a giagantic golden parachute package!

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago
Reply to  Bill

The time for outrage was 1990/1991, but most lifetime NRA members at that time believed in both the NRA and in Wayne. They didn’t care about internal controls, corporate governance, a qualifed audit committee, a CFO who would speak up, a strategy that was focused on using leverage (instead of Chinese trinkets), grassroots coordination (instead of top down “send me money”), etc. They liked to hear about celebrities and “war heroes.” It’s still going on today. People think Ted is a great person and, now that he finally fled, should be a Republican politician. Nugent didn’t know one thing about… Read more »

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JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Just one example:

Posted by “TEX”(Will, et al.):

“Ted Nugent would make a great Republican politician (he and President Trump are very good friends and both say it like it is) and he understands what scumbags the socialist democrats are. Remember what he said about the African born mooslime trash a few years back? Plus,he lives on a really nice ranch just outside Waco TEXAS and enjoys great hunting (world class) on his property. He will make that socialist trash,..’suck on his machine gun’!”

That is the mentality the NRA pandered to (including the period 1992 to 2002).

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
29 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

It speaks for itself. Ted did a terrible job as an NRA board member and disavowed any knowlege of what was going on. The things “TEX” listed are not qualifications for being an NRA BOD member or a politician.

Ted is funny (in a cringy way) to watch on interviews.

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago

“This isn’t a casting decision! You aren’t casting agents!”
-Actress/”Director”/Genius Susan Howard backing the 1997 LaPierre-Makris-Milius-AckMac-Mercury-Heston-Vampire Vendor coup d’etat that wrecked NRA

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Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago

” ‘we used our best techniques: lying, cheating & disinformation. I didn’t tell the truth for weeks.’ ” -John Milius “Milius & AckMac manager Tony Makris invited a ‘Knox loyalist’ to dinner & told him Wayne would go quietly with a big severance. As anticipated, the ‘Knox loyalist’ claimed he’d brokered a deal to save face for everyone & began lobbying for Wayne’s severance. Milius said LaPierre gamed it perfectly & with Hammer’s help was able to cling to his position.” https://www.ammoland.com/2018/01/are-we-revising-nra-history/ “Makris & Milius invited a Knox loyalist to dinner & seemingly conspired to bribe LaPierre. The loyalist got… Read more »

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Chev
Chev
1 month ago

I don’t understand how Ammoland allows these anti-NRA people a forum to spew their dislike of an organization that does so much good for us. Workman is just another Knox, nothing but a hater with an axe to grind. He also runs a competing organization…coincidence? I doubt it.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago
Reply to  Chev

The “anti-NRA people” you are referencing are pro 2nd Amendment.

No matter how many people born in the 30s, 40s, and 50s have been red-pilled over the last several decades, it seems there are an endless supply of you.

You have access to vast amounts of information – do a little work.

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Chev

Calling for censorship like a leftist. Nice.

You should love Workman, the swing betrayal vote to save LaPew in ’97. Despite the Will Rogers routine he ain’t bright enough to plan 25 yrs ahead on benefiting from LaPew & Co’s corruption collapsing the NRA.

Last edited 1 month ago by Russn8r
Dr. Strangelove
Dr. Strangelove
1 month ago
Reply to  Chev

What has the NRA done for us lately? They folded on bump stocks, which could cause every semi auto firearm to be declared a machine gun and illegal.

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
30 days ago

According to the ATF’s definition, a bump stock readily converts a semi-auto firearm into a post-ban machine gun, making that bump stock a machine gun that is illegal to own for the average citizen, just like an auto sear.

Since the bump stock supposedly readily converts a semi-auto firearm into a post-ban machine gun, any semi-auto firearm that accepts a bump stock without any significant modifications could also be considered machine gun by the ATF under existing regulations.

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago

No ‘Full Disclosure’ on how Workman turned coat on reformers in ’97 & saved LaPew instead of the NRA?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOOEWzVX40Y

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Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago

“Full Disclosure”, Dave?

“I too served with you in that era, and had forgotten about Workman’s duplicity.”

https://www.ammoland.com/2019/07/shit-storm-todays-nra-heads-need-to-roll/#comment-2766267

Chirp… Chirp… Chirp…

nrringlee
nrringlee
1 month ago

Just a note on the insurance issue. I just renewed my club’s insurance with Lockton. On that renewal was a subtle note that they will not renew those policies in 2023. So would someone from NRA management team please tell us coaches, instructors and club LEADERSHIP TEAMS what is going on? Straight up. That is all we ask. Just be straight up. You all at the head table are making life impossible for the folks in the trenches who actually do the daily work of the NRA.

JNew
JNew
1 month ago

Even if they cut one percent of funding for their gun safety program, it would be devastating. The NRA should be known — and only known — for two things; litigation against unconstitutional efforts and education.
But the answer to the inner-office circus is not to leave. It is to pushback and call for resignations. For they are most effective the more people are involved. Real Americans do not leave. They stay and they fight.

Cruiser
Cruiser
1 month ago

Really sad how an organization with a rich heritage like the NRA can be destroyed by a few corrupt individuals. The NRA is not these greedy criminals, but the honest law abiding hunters, shooting competitors, and people who beieve in the 2nd Amendment. There is no room in the NRA for
self serving, self promoting individuals, selling insurance,wine subscriptions
or over priced hunting trips, which the average member can’t afford , but people working for the same goal to promote the shooting sport and gun ownership. Just remember, YOU are the NRA.

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Knute
Knute
1 month ago
Reply to  Cruiser

To what “rich heritage” are you referring? The NRA’s support for the National Firearms Act of 1934, the fact that they helped to write the Gun Control Act of 1968…. or perhaps it’s their support for the Hughes amendment in 1988 that you’re so happy with? It is well past the time to face up to the fact that the NRA IS a gun control organization, and always has been. If you believe that they aren’t, then you have just believed the CNN propaganda. Wake up and smell the coffee already! The NRA is NOT ME. I’m the GOA, the… Read more »

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Chev
Chev
1 month ago
Reply to  Knute

The NRA’s involvement in the various gun control bills was to try to limit the damage by the Democrat party to our gun rights. Are you that ill informed?

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Chev

I’ll informed? Nice projection, genius. NRA openly promoted gun grabber Carolyn McCarthy’s law that turned 100s of 1000s of veterans into “Prohibited Persons”. LaPew worked with Harry Reid to “fix” Obamacare so that it passed by ONE vote. That’s a tiny sample of their betrayals.

SGT_Wombat
SGT_Wombat
1 month ago
Reply to  Chev

That was their problem, they compromised their position and decided a little gun control is OK. They should have opposed ANY gun control with every fiber of their being, instead we have the mess we have today.

Knute
Knute
1 month ago
Reply to  SGT_Wombat

Along with a load of pro2A pretenders STILL pushing for gun control under the NRA banner! Like comes on this forum every time there’s a story on the NRA.
But at least now it’s clear who the enemy is. Anybody still supporting the NRA now, just has to be either the biggest fool extant or a paid troll.

Knute
Knute
1 month ago
Reply to  SGT_Wombat

Wait for my post of 8-11-21 at 5:39 MDT to be cleared. I post this since it had nothing to moderate, but was held up anyway. So far though, each politically INcorrect post I make here has been cleared eventually.

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Knute

Surely “rich heritage” refers to the billions of dollars pocketed by LaPew, Makris, McQueen, Hammer, Brewer, North, Loesch, Phillips, et ilk over the decades.

Cruiser
Cruiser
1 month ago
Reply to  Knute

Don’t get your panties in a wad, the heritage I’m talking about is the organization founded by Teddy Roosevelt. BTW I am also a Life member of the GOA.

Knute
Knute
1 month ago
Reply to  Cruiser

You are the one with sensitive underpants, Cruiser. The truth hurts, does it?

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Cruiser

The NRA wasn’t founded by TR. How ignorant can you be? Also, TR was a “progressive” RINO.

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Knute
Knute
1 month ago
Reply to  Cruiser

Cruiser: You clearly stated; “an organization with a rich heritage like the NRA”, and yet Teddy Roosevelt did not found the NRA, it was founded in 1871 by Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate.
Perhaps that is why your panties are so tight. You need to learn the facts, otherwise you look foolish. Don’t blame me for your errors. You’re the one that cannot keep your facts straight. I’m only the messenger.
Teddy Roosevelt did, however, found the FDA and the FBI. My guess is you are as happy with them as you are about the NRA!

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
1 month ago
Reply to  Cruiser

Teddy Roosevelt founded the NRA when he was 13 years old? Learn something new on the Internet every day.

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago

Teddy Roosevelt was amazing! Did you know he led cavalry charges in the Civil War when he was 6?

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Orion
Orion
24 days ago
Reply to  Knute

“The NRA has always supported gun control” ? and with that comment, your ignorance is fully noted. and funny how it’s right out Pratt’s pathetic playbook, too. always hype on the NRA’s older leadership and their primary beliefs of 100 years….50 years, even 30 years back while carefully omitting the completely recent updated focus that came with LaPierre and his hard line challenges to any unjust federal firearm legislation. NRA never supported the last minute submitted Hughes Amendment. NEVER. They DID support the Firearms Owner Protection Act tho and that was 1986, not 88. it’s only creatins like yourself who… Read more »

Knute
Knute
24 days ago
Reply to  Orion

Well, it kind of depends upon one’s definition of “always”, doesn’t it? For example, they didn’t support much of anything until their founding in 1871! But they supported the New York Sullivan law, they supported the National Firearms Act of 1934, they supported and co wrote the Gun Control Act on 1968, etc. etc.
You can deny these simple and easily verified facts, but doing so will provide evidence of your own ignorance, not mine.

Russn8r
Russn8r
24 days ago
Reply to  Knute

Zer0rion claims it all changed when LaPew took over in ’97. But right away he appeased gun grabbers after Columbine. Never retracted his testimony for ‘gun free’ zones. Only ‘concession’ later was calling for more union ‘resource officers’ like the Broward Coward, never to arm teachers & staff. Blocked efforts to remove “GF” zones from state carry laws, thereby facilitating massacres like Pulse Nightclub & El Paso Mall. Rolled for Lautenberg DVRO ‘disability’ w/o true due process (trial by jury). Faux A grades to 1000s of grabbers after they backed Obama, Sotomayor, Kagan et ilk, thus helping re-elect them. Helped… Read more »

Russn8r
Russn8r
24 days ago
Reply to  Orion

No sale, Zer0rion. Must be frustrating for NRA shills that the doubletalk you got away with in 1997 doesn’t fly in 2021.

Now that members are on to LaPew & Co’s massive corruption & theft of billions of dollars of member funds that should go to fight gun control, they’re also open to seeing Quisling LaPew’s extensive, trea$0nous collaboration with gun grabbers, including the Bradys, Lautenberg, Carolyn McCarthy, Harry Reid, Bloomberg & hundreds of others.

-NRA Endowment Member, member since the 1970s

JPM
JPM
1 month ago

Rats deserting a sinking ship? It’s a little late for “doing the right thing” after all these years benefiting from LaPierre’s corruption and supporting him.

Chev
Chev
1 month ago
Reply to  JPM

And how did they benefit? Facts please.

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Chev

For starters, Nuge would take the free travel, do a roll call cameo in a lizard suit, and split. Took money for concerts no one wanted to hear and who knows what else. Never spoke out against the corruption.

Being a Director is no joke, except in the NRA. It comes legally with moral & fiduciary governance duties. He blew them off. Bloviating in a lizard suit on The Blaze with Flaming Drama Queen Glenn Beck doesn’t make up for his dereliction & self-dealing as a “Director”.

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Dan
Dan
1 month ago

Funny how North and the ultimate scumbag- leftist Lettia James wound up on the same side in a coup (she sure as s#!t ain’t Ronald Reagan). The radical left is taking our country from us and that includes destroying the NRA. The phony loyalists like Nugent and Howard are bailing out to save themselves. It should be obvious to all of us when government officials deliberately conspire to stop a private business’ needed services like banks and insurance, it’s an overreach of dictatorship-like tyranny. Running away from problems won’t save the NRA or our country from these tyrants.

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago

Full Disclosure?

“We tried to fire Wayne in ’97. Lost 32-33. Workman blocked reform.”

You own NRA’s looting, Dave.

https://www.ammoland.com/2019/07/shit-storm-todays-nra-heads-need-to-roll/#comment-2765008

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Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago

What’s your malfunction TEX(!!!)? Can’t guzzle enough celeb DNA?

Nuge rubber stamped the corruption that has NRA near vanishing.

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Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
1 month ago

Nugent’s resignation was officially said to be “due to ongoing schedule conflicts.”
B.S. He took a job as Spokesperson for Hunter Nation which required an exclusivity contract with them.

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

Conflict? Only thing Nuge did as a ‘Director’: Rubber-stamped sweetheart deals like his own. How much time does that take?

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Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

I suppose you have access to his voting record while a member of the Board?

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

That’s right, genius. I also know “When he bothered showing, it was for a cameo in a lizard-skin clown suit. Didn’t bother voting retroactively on the LaPierre-Brewer bankruptcy fiasco even though the rubber stamp ‘board meeting’ was online.” Not showing up, taking free travel but just showing up for roll call, not actively opposing, not speaking out, all are passive-aggressive support for the corruption & abuse. Tell me a single thing he did his quarter century as a “director” to stop this train wreck. Speak out? Never. Not once. Vote to fire LaPew in 1997 when he had the chance?… Read more »

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Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
1 month ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

Sure!

He left his position as an NRA Director before his term ends, because he unexpectedly took up a new position that has an exclusivity contract. It just by coincidence happened in the same month his liability insurance as an NRA Director runs out.

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago

“Full disclosure”?

How did you vote in 1997?

To save LaPew?

If so, you own this mess, Dave.

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JIAZ
JIAZ
1 month ago

“It appears to me that the debtor in possession is in survival mode right now,” Journey said of the NRA during his testimony today. He went on to suggest that the NRA may soon face the prospect of criminal liability, given already pending civil litigation that has elicited scrutiny of the organization’s financial affairs. “It’s obvious to me that the next step is criminal investigation.”
Phillip Journey
Kansas State Court Judge
NRA Board Member
https://www.acuris.com/court-nra-board-member-says-governance-lapses-prior-chapter-11-left-him-%E2%80%98distraught%E2%80%99-may-prompt

“Non-Profit” my A$$. Indictments are inevitable.

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Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  JIAZ

Don’t be too sure about indictments. Wayne & Co may have get-out-of-jail-free deals with the NYAG. Their actions are not inconsistent with working to end the NRA while pretending not to.

In any case, their corruption and stupidity serves her purpose.