NRA Members Meeting Aftermath

I may skip dinner, this will spoil anyone’s appetite.

From NRA’s Twitter:

New NRA president Charles Cotton: “The proceedings in Charlotte were an amazing celebration of NRA fellowship and freedom. Under the direction of Wayne LaPierre, the NRA is strong and secure – well-positioned to chart its course for the future.” An. Amazing. Celebration. of. NRA. Fellowship. A whole 126 people were able to attend, thanks to NRA leadership having taken care to keep everyone away! And a third of the board stayed away — at an annual meeting session! Neither has occurred in NRA’s recent history.

Here’s that “amazing celebration,” and look at all the empty chairs, despite the reservations webpage telling members that every seat had been taken:

If that weren’t enough, the tweet goes on to guote LaPierre saying “The NRA is focused and energized” — when the roof of headquarters is failing, membership is down by over a million, and NRA recently filed for bankruptcy, and lost, and that “I am honored by the trust placed in me by the NRA board of directors.” Yes, no dinner for me.

The board vote was 44-2 to re-elect LaPierre, and the vote was by secret ballot. I can only explain it as a mass delusion. Those do occur, particularly within tight groups where ostracism is a painful penalty. They believe, in mass, in something because they want to believe it. The punishment for not believing is too painful, so they convince themselves. We are winning, the accusations are all lies, NRA is doing well, we will prevail against the New York AG. Don’t look at the data, just believe and you’ll be happier.

Update: The New York AG will of course use this in her lawsuit to dissolve the NRA, as even more proof that the board cannot be expected to deal with the corruption, it has endorsed it, and the members cannot save NRA because the board and leadership have found ways to strip the members of power. She just issued a statement: “”The NRA’s decision to re-elect Wayne LaPierre and other top leaders yesterday despite the detailed evidence of repeated fraud and self-dealing we have laid out in our lawsuit and during the bankruptcy trial underscores that board governance is broken and that the rot runs deep at the NRA.”

Some good new, though. Frank Tait is running for the board, by petition. He needs 477 signatures, by voting members, to get on the ballot. Here is his posting, with a link to a printable petition.

11 thoughts on “NRA Members Meeting Aftermath

  1. Besides courageous Rocky Marshall, who else voted against LaPierre.

    To be clear, not including voting “present” like a wimp.

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  2. P.S. Do you have a list of “Directors” who showed vs those who didn’t bother but don’t have the integrity to resign?

    I presume the derelicts again include All Hat No Cattle Alan West?

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  3. This is outrageous and will embolden the NY AG to come after us even more aggressively as the NRA leadership is laughing in her face

    Deborah Todd
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  4. “The board vote was 44-2 to re-elect LaPierre…” and that in a nutshell is what’s wrong with the NRA.

    Note, I’m a life member but LaPierre is a liability not an asset. Bring back the Cincinnati reforms.

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  5. its time for every member to become liberty Associate members instead of full members… only send the nra $10 per year instead of the $35…lean out the budget…then donate to the Second amendment foundation The differential… They are the ones that are actually winning the court cases….the NRA is only political…

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    1. Sure about that? ~3 million annual members times $10 = $30 million for the crooks to grift. Why not make it $0?

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  6. The NRA is its own problem. Their “goal” is to keep the 2A argument going. Wrong answer. The right answer is to down anyone even pretending to take your 2nd Amendment Rights, because that’s what it will come down to in a more littered eventuality. Let’s get on with it, shall we. That was rhetorical.

    But the NRA been infested by closet leftists [not certain how many Fudds they had to displace / co-opt to do it]. Like everything else, if you can’t beat them, join them, and F them from the inside.

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