Apparently everything is just peachy at the National Rifle Association and this entire kerfuffle was a plot cooked up by the organization’s enemies in the anti-gun community and the media (but we repeat ourselves).
Oh, and all of you malcontent members are — knowingly or not — only doing the bidding of Michael Bloomberg and Andrew Cuomo.
[Wayne LaPierre is] leading us against the most potent attack that we have faced. Mike Bloomberg and Andrew Cuomo ( along with New York AG Letitia James) want to destroy the NRA. And know this- they are gleeful over the dissidents among us who – for selfish reasons – are on the attack against Wayne. They know that if Wayne is off the playing field now, they will likely succeed in destroying the NRA before the crucial 2020 election.
Let’s face it. The finances, the membership numbers and all our accomplishments – along the respect and love our members have for him, are a clear indication that Wayne was the right person for the job – every job – he has held at NRA.
As strong and independent individuals, we may not always agree with every decision he makes, but when people want his job and then plot and scheme to oust him, you should recognize that no one – NO ONE – has accomplished as much for NRA as Wayne LaPierre. He has earned, our respect, our loyalty and our support.
– NRA past president Marion Hammer in A Short Recap of the History & Success of the National Rifle Association