Dr. Michael Brown probably didn’t have much expectation of getting any kind of response from Marion Hammer when he published the open letter linked below. He was wrong, though. She responded by, in effect, blaming so-called progressives and gun grabbers for the NRA’s extensive problems.
It is painfully obvious that the NRA’s odd organizational structure was set up for the benefit of one man and his cronies who share the wealth provided by NRA members and donors. The evidence is plainly visible in the way power is wielded and board members are selected. This system was once claimed to protect the NRA from a hostile takeover by gun controllers, but the real intent is now plain to see.Mismanagement and self-enrichment have been a terrible drag on the main mission of the NRA. It now threatens to completely destroy the organization and leave gun owners relatively defenseless against our opponents. Memberships and donations are drying up as supporters turn away in disgust.If I and other disenchanted NRA members are wrong about all this, it’s up to the LaPierre faction to show us why we are wrong. Stonewalling and blaming this on the anti-gunners is not working. It just makes your group look more nefarious and out of touch. This path you are on is not going to end well.It is time for new blood in the NRA leadership positions. I’m asking you and the other members of LaPierre’s faction to resign and give the next generation of gun rights leaders a chance.
– Dr. Michael S. Brown in an open letter to NRA director Marion hammer