Also from the recent Finance Committee proceedings:
A motion cites the policy established by the board in 1989, “MOVED, that all firearms received through bequests, donations and other means be reviewed by the NRA Gun Collectors Committee to determine items suitable for museum accession or deaccession. Furthermore, that after such review all firearms deemed in excess or suitable for deaccession may be sold or disposed of after consultation with the Finance Committee in a manner best serving the interests of the National Rifle Association, with such funds received from the disposition to be earmarked for museum purposes.” Note that the EVP is not involved; the Museum deals directly with two board committees.
The Finance Committee moved to repeal that policy and replace it:
Two major changes. First, the board abdicates all responsibility for oversight. The 1989 policy had the Gun Collectors Committee and the Finance Committee overseeing the choice of the firearms to be sold off, and the uses of the proceeds. That’s now gone, the board steps out of the picture, and EVP LaPierre (who wouldn’t know a Holland & Holland from a Glock 19, but knows he needs $$$) is the sole decision maker, with no board oversight.
Second, instead of the proceeds being earmarked for the National Firearm Museum, the EVP can use the proceeds anywhere (including paying the mounting legal fees, including his own).
We’ve written before about concerns the Museum was being looted. Now, the board has endorsed the looting and legalized it.
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