Marion Hammer: Wayne LaPierre Has Earned NRA Members’ Respect, Loyalty and Support

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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

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  1. avatar Dude says:

    And remember guys, Wayne makes lots of public appearances, so he needs those $20k suits so he doesn’t look like a bum. Everything is okay! Please don’t worry. Oh, and send us more money.

    1. avatar Felix says:

      And he had to sacrifice bump stocks to keep what we kept.

      Praise the Wayne!

      1. avatar Wayne’s Whorled says:

        Yup, Wayne shall NOT be infringed.

        What happened to “I am the NRA.”

        Oh yeah, that was Ack Mac’s thing.

      2. avatar Ves1 says:

        Wayne s “TAINTED”, needs to go, retire whatever.

        He could be kept around for 1-year as a consultant, then he can go to the beach.

        He is too TAINTED, as seen by most of the membership, whether it is true or not. He needs to GO for the good of the organization.

    2. avatar Thomas M says:

      I have seen Wayne in his suit, he looks like a sack of potatoes in one.

  2. avatar Swarf says:

    I’ll take “things a part of the problem would say” for $800, Alex.

    1. avatar Dave says:

      And I’ll take “WTF” for $600.
      Seriously, Marion, WTF?

  3. avatar Chris T in KY says:

    Is this an example of losing your mind when you get old?

    1. avatar Jim in Texas says:

      No. It’s simply a case where Marion understands that if LaPierre goes, she’ll be swept out with him. She’s cast her lot with Wayne and will defend him to the end. This, alone is reason enough to get her off of the NRA board.

      1. avatar CTstooge says:

        ^ Ding ding ding ^

      2. avatar June J says:

        Or perhaps an understanding that if Wayne goes to prison, so will she and the rest of the board.

        1. avatar Knute(ken) says:

          Or perhaps she only has enough brain cells to understand that she won’t get a 250K/year paycheck anywhere else. On her merits, she’d likely only be qualified to say; “would you like fries with that”?

      3. avatar Southern Cross says:

        Marion Hammer is also on Wayne’s gravy-train and doesn’t want to get off. Time to impose term limits on office bearers.

      4. avatar JW says:

        Wayne LaPierre has e̶a̶r̶n̶e̶d̶ paid for ̶N̶R̶A̶ ̶m̶e̶m̶b̶e̶r̶s̶’̶ Marion Hammers’ respect, loyalty and support.

        There – I fixed it for her.

  4. avatar Dr. Michael S. Brown says:

    It’s impossible to say what’s going through the minds of those in the LaPierre faction. It sure looks like they are living in a fantasy world. I wonder how many are loyal to Wayne on a personal level and how many are just afraid that their misdeeds will become public if there is new leadership.

    1. avatar Geoff WWJWD - "What would John Wick do?" PR says:

      …or if maybe he has something on them?

      Because we are now into full “Baghdad Bob” mode now.

      …and one should *never* go full Baghdad Bob.

      ” I wonder how many are loyal to Wayne on a personal level and how many are just afraid that their misdeeds will become public if there is new leadership.”

      That’s the only thing that makes sense at this point…

      1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

        “Baghdad Bob”

        You beat me to it. 🙂

      2. avatar raz-0 says:

        It’s hardly the only thing that makes sense.

        Another option is that everyone knows full well that there will be actionable issues in violation of regulatory rules discovered by the NY AG in their suit and that we are seeing the fight for who winds up being the scapegoat. Will the board point the finger at ackmac successfully, or will ackmac point the finger at the board successfully?

        I’m not sure it matters, as both parties are likely provably complicit in the acts likely to get them in trouble, and I doubt feigning ignorance while saying “but that’s what they told me to do” will go very far.

  5. avatar Huntmaster says:

    Sock Puppet.

  6. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    “Wayne LaPierre Has Earned NRA Members’ Respect, Loyalty and Support”

    WTF is Marion smoking,hell I have zero respect for either of the vile swamp creatures and is beyond time for them to go,Just Get The Eff Out and don’t let the door hit you in the back side.

    1. avatar Geoff WWJWD - "What would John Wick do?" PR says:

      “WTF is Marion smoking,…”

      Because I would *love* to have some from her bag…

      1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

        It must be some pretty good Chit,just look at the trip she is on. I hear that can happen when someone shuts off the gravy train as well.

  7. avatar Fit2Btyed says:

    Not convinced!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. avatar WI Patriot says:

    Looks like Cousin Oliver from the Brady Bunch went trans…

    1. avatar Huntmaster says:

      Winner!

  9. avatar Huntmaster says:

    “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.”
    Marion, this might come as a surprise, but there aren’t a whole lot of us feelin the same LOVE you are.

  10. avatar Ollie says:

    WLP has been paying Hammer a lot of money to be a lobbyist for the NRA. Hundreds of thousands of dollars according to news reports. She is NOT going tp bite the hand that feeds her. They all need to go.

    1. avatar BradP says:

      $300k + a year to not show up at board meetings from what has been reported on the NRA tax forms.

      And then she fails to register as a lobbyist, for years, in FL. I’m waiting for her investigation to kick off.

  11. avatar Manse Jolly says:

    Does she, Wayne, and his people even shoot?

    I believe that the NRA senior leadership should be active shooters.

    1. avatar User1 says:

      They definitely shouldn’t be “active shooters.”

      I heard that one of the NRA PR people, who worked for/with Cox in the ILA, was fired and escorted out of the NRA building by armed guards as she cried. I guess they thought she might turn into an “active shooter” after hearing the CEO wanted her gone.

  12. avatar John says:

    Oh look, I went and threw up a little bit in my mouth while reading that load of sh!t.

  13. avatar KGM says:

    Hey Hammer, you hack FUDD. You’re only worried about that fat check you get every month. YOU madam, need to GO as well.

  14. avatar Renov8 says:

    Fuckyou Marion and the NRA…greedy littlefucks!

    1. avatar Huntmaster says:

      Why don’t you tell us how you REALLY feel?

      1. avatar Renov8 says:

        Why should I “disguise” how I feel about this situation with Wayne and the NRA? Should I be a little more PC so as not to insult your delicate nature?

        They say people get what they deserve…in this case we got Wayne, a corrupt board, a corrupt past president supporting Wayne, a fiscal mess, suits by NY State, a floundering membership base and, idiots who are now butthurt over direct comments.

      2. avatar User1 says:

        He might get an “extreme risk protection order” requested by the NRA.

        1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

          Negotiating Rights Away is all for Red Flag infringements of members and Americans fourth amendment rights,think there might be a slight problem within the organization.

  15. avatar Old Guy in Montana says:

    Hammer praising LaPierre…ain’t that cute…the pot calling the kettle black.

    The NRA has accomplished and continues to accomplish great things…in spite of the overpaid Yahoos at the top…the Eddie Eagle and School Shield programs are excellent.

    (reference Gulliver’s Travels to understand Yahoos)

  16. avatar aircooled says:

    Perfect Marion, perfect. Tie yourself tightly to your sugar daddy so that when he goes, you go.
    WLP is going. It’s not a question of if, but when and how. Just like removing a tumor, it’s going to get worse before it gets better.

    1. avatar barnbwt says:

      More like banding a hemorrhoid.

  17. avatar BusyBeef says:

    How do we get rid of her?
    And the rest of the board that supports Wayne?

    1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      Quickest way I know of other than the state and federal investigations is to Shut Off The Money Faucet.

  18. avatar ROBERT Powell says:

    the N.R.A. needs to get their shit together, WE ARE IN A WAR WITH THE COMMUNIST LEFT..NO QUESTION.. BLOOMBERG,COUMO AND THE REST OF THE LEFTIST CRAZYS ARE TRYING THEIR DAMDEST TO REMOVE THE SECOND AMMENDMENT. QUIT THE POLITICAN IN-FIGHTING ,THE BACK-ROOM BICKERING, SNIDE REMARKS AND WORK TOGETHER .VERY SIMPLE STOP THE BULLSHIT AND WORK TOGETHER..

  19. avatar John Galt says:

    What a bunch of crap!!

  20. avatar John Galt says:

    History will write that Wayne, Chris, Marion and their toadies were the true traitors to the second amendment………sold us out for $$$$…………our children will certainly pay the price

  21. avatar Gary Lankford says:

    Wayne LaPierre has lost my respect and the NRA my support until he is gone.

  22. avatar Wiregrass says:

    Regardless of what he has done or accomplished, he also let the NRA become a GOP political mouthpiece for non-gun related issues and risked membership donations dabbling in the insurance business where other organizations had more expertise and a superior offering; the outcome of which provided the basis for the current legal shitstorm the NRA is currently facing in NY. He has lost the confidence of the membership and is now a liability. Time for WLP and Marion to both go. She’s done enough damage.

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      There was mothing wrong with the product, just with the nroker’s failure to comply with the surplus lines law, an error thar cost it $7million, and opened the door to Cuomo’s bogus “murder insurance” investigation. Cuomo wants to kill the nra and is using political black mail to accpmplish his goal,

  23. avatar Ed Schrade says:

    If there is nothing amiss, then let’s have an independent investigation to quickly put this to rest. If we don’t then the libs will destroy the NRA with lawyers.

  24. avatar Dr. Michael S. Brown says:

    The terms “cult of personality” and “god-king” come to mind when reading Hammer’s statement. Bizarre stuff.

    1. avatar User1 says:

      The King of the NRA knows how to rule over his subjects.

    2. avatar barnbwt says:

      I’d say “sycophant” is more fitting

  25. avatar John Boch says:

    Wayne pays you $300,000 a year and that’s the best you can do to explain why we should keep him?

    1. avatar User1 says:

      Every gangster ponders the age-old question: “Is it better to be loved or feared?”

  26. avatar " keep yur paws off my dead guy" possum says:

    I would like to believe it’s true. It seems though their actions reinforce the lies. A proud member since 1994.- -NOT!!!

  27. avatar GS650G says:

    I doubt Wayne even cares about gun rights any longer. He’s got a side piece of action, nice suits, millions in the bank and tools like Marion hammer to deflect criti ism.

    Let’s hear Marion name or list what WLP has done this year , personally, to prot act our rights.

    Listen. You can hear a mouse pissing on a cotton ball.

  28. avatar Topher in Texas says:

    Not this life member you ancient crony.

  29. avatar Jim Warren says:

    At this point I’m fairly certain that the problems in the NRA are systemic and irreversible. The agents of change, the Board, are unable, unwilling, or incapable of making positive changes. Unless the Membership stages a revolution, the best course of action may be abandonment and the creation of a new national organization.

    1. avatar barnbwt says:

      Man I hope LWP holds on through the next NRAAM. Things got ‘uncomfortable’ this year for a few minutes…but I’m thinking full-on bar room brawl is likely by next April. I bet they have security carting off anyone speaking ill of the leadership the whole time or stumping for ‘unendorsed’ ballot names.

  30. avatar former water walker says:

    Yikes! It’s Hammer time😫We DO need a strong NRA-just not THIS one!

  31. avatar Newshawk says:

    I wanted to put a link to that scene from Naked Gun 2 1/2 where Frank Drebbin is standing in front of a burning fireworks factory shouting, “Nothing to see here,” but it won’t let me. However, that’s how I see that statement.

  32. avatar June JU says:

    Another one of Wayne’s mouthpieces speaks up blaming the concerned members of being part of a leftist plot. Sounds like the NRA has started using Rules for Radicals as their PR program.

    1. avatar Jericho says:

      “With us or against us” is the goto move for leadership that has no defense of internal criticism.

      1. avatar User1 says:

        I heard it from Bush and I am hearing it from Trump.

        Republicans like to say you’re with us or you’re with the enemy. Yet they actually helped create, arm and train the Mujahideen, Taliban, Al Qaeda and ISIS. These groups end up acquiring things they would otherwise never had access to and they learn to commit major attacks using their new SO training.

        https://twitter.com/billroggio/status/1152340665902219264/video/1

        1. avatar Jericho says:

          @User1 Bush and Trump- Exactly. For the most part nobody questions publicly troublesome little details like you mentioned. Although Obama didn’t engage in it plenty of people on his team did to liberals and progressives who questioned his policies and agenda.

          @Fudd it doesn’t apply to only one political view. Who are these objective parties you speak of? Any truly objective person wouldn’t stop the questions because of party affiliation. One need not be dispassionate about the deception, immorality and illegality most people in political power engage in to be logical and accurate.

      2. avatar Fudds McKenzie says:

        It’s easy to handle being loved or hated. It puts whoever loves or hates you comfortably within your world view, in a nice compartment, with you at the center. Look at all the people on here talking tough about the libruls; they act mad but it’s gratifying to them.

        “love it or leave it” and “with us or against us” are the adult equivalent of the whining of an indignant child.

        Being judged objectively and dispassionately from an outside perspective scares the US right rank and file. They’re insecure for good reason.

  33. avatar Moltar says:

    Damn guess WLP wasn’t banging the intern. No way in hell he could with his meat missile jammed in Marion’s tuna tunnel. You go Marion.

    https://youtu.be/Psm96Dn9KII

  34. avatar Timothy Toroian says:

    But if we are losing members and donors he should step aside for the benefit of the organization. And if he’s a man he will remain as a member.

  35. avatar The Pontificator says:

    “Remain calm! All is well!”

  36. avatar Made in America says:

    It took this long for the NRA Members to figure this out???
    Where have you been???

    1. avatar Jericho says:

      Poll guys at the range and gun shows and I bet you’re even more shocked by people who don’t know any of this is happening.

      1. So, maybe that is the reason less than 15K members voted in the most recent election, while over 2 MILLION ballots were mailed to eligible voters ?

        1. avatar barnbwt says:

          That’s actually because 1) people are lazy, and 2) many don’t read the magazine the ballot comes in. An ‘honest’ org would send out the ballot as its own thing so it would not be missed…not the NRA. I also suspect a large portion of the NRA membership is dead or otherwise inactive but kept on the roles to make the numbers look more impressive…and to provide an ample pool of poll-swinging ballots when needed.

        2. avatar Jericho says:

          [email protected] those figures. Not a total shocker though. I stopped opening NRA mail years ago. When I was more concerned about being a supporter I knew nothing of the board and despite listening to Cam daily and reading the NRA website I can’t recall any effort to educate members about it. I remember countless dinner invites and similar stuff. Maybe an oversight on my part but I had time and interest going for me.

  37. avatar joe says:

    No, Wayne does NOT have our respect. Neither do you, you crazy old bat. You are both equally useless.

  38. avatar Mercutio says:

    They lost me years ago, the day I got 3 separate begs for money in the mail. The fact that buying silk underwear for Pepe LePew was the underlying need just puts the frosting on.

  39. avatar Nanashi says:

    According to Hammer, one earns respect, loyalty and support by lying to the membership to pass gun control. In 1986 LaPierre stated in The Monitor that repealing the Hughes was a “high priority” and had one of his underlings say the NRA supports the right to own full autos. In a 2017 interview LaPierre said the NRA has supported the ban on fully automatic firearms.

    1. avatar Jericho says:

      Pierre is a lying crook. We need to be circulating a list of all the historical betrayals the NRA has engaged in. The dues need to dry up.

    2. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      Which is it,Wayne La Pee Pee can’t even keep his story/lies straight.

  40. avatar FedUp says:

    And if she didn’t prevent the board from firing him 25 years ago for insubordination after they ordered him to fire Ackerman and he disobeyed them, all of the current LaWayne-Ackerman scandals would never have happened.

    Hammer is more responsible for the NRA’s troubles than LaWayne is.

  41. NRA had the opportunity in last years Democrat primary for State Attorney General to tell NY members to vote for anyone but Tish James as she promised to screw NRA over if elected. With low turnout in primaries there was a realistic chance to push her aside for one of the less offensive candidates. Nobody from NRA on down did a thing and James won the primary with about 40% of the vote then went on to win the general against a paper Republican opponent. Since NRA was not involved with the election process nobody from NRA including Marion Hammer can complain about what Tish James is going to do them.

    1. avatar Jericho says:

      Let their fellow political criminals eat their corpse. Time to move on to GOA and advertise the rampant corruption in the NRA to new and existing gun owners.

  42. avatar Sam I Am says:

    Learned long ago that when a company advertises they are improving some aspect of their business, it means they are trying to fix what they are worst at, and the public should just trust the result will be wonderful.

    The defense of LoppyEars letters tell us there is serious concern within the NRA barony.

  43. avatar Jericho says:

    Is there an organized active boycott the NRA campaign to scare these crooks enough to get the overhaul it needs? If not, nothing short of indictments of Dirty Pierre and friends is going to do a thing. Many gun owners don’t know a thing about what’s going on with the NRA. We may be better off admitting the NRA is a lost cause and put our energy into building up GOA. Visually it would be better to turn GOA into what we need and want as soon as possible so when the NRA finally dies it’s not viewed by opponents and our own as signifying some pubic loss of Second Amendment support. Time to distance ourselves from these Fudd crooks.

    1. avatar User1 says:

      I also think the GOA needs to change its ways. The influx of money and members gives them that opportunity. The current situations calls for a different approach. The old ways are for old times.

      You don’t fix a modern electric car with a screw driver and a hammer.

      1. avatar Jericho says:

        I’m not even aware of GOA’s issues and I’m almost scared to ask at this point. Every time I dig deep into a gun community disagreement or issue I end up losing respect for someone. It’s getting depressing.
        I think we need a more responsive type of organization. Maybe a 2nd Amendment union. Members elect local, regional and national reps and keep the agenda focused on what members want rather than what a distant leader prone to being influenced by tons of cash or side agendas desires.

  44. avatar jimmy james says:

    I hung up on 1 of their increasingly desperate Infocision beggar boiler room “fund raisers” today. I keep hoping the problem will fix itself. No $, no WLP. He’s not going to “come to work” for no pay.

    1. avatar Jericho says:

      I don’t think low information old timers and Fudds are going to just stop contributing. They could drag this out a long time. Maybe if that large donor protest thing expands. I’m starting to see WLP as Jimmy Hoffa.

      1. avatar barnbwt says:

        May he also rest peacefully beneath the structural pylon of a sports stadium, one day.

        1. avatar Jericho says:

          In his $20k suit knocking the worms dead. We can only hope.

  45. avatar H Allen Davis LLD says:

    My God! This old broad has definitely been sprinkling glitter on whatever shit she’s in the habit of snorting! It’s also really too bad no one was around to warn her about the brown acid that was floating around back in the ’60s!

  46. avatar Former director says:

    Believe nothing Marion says regarding the NRA.
    She has been in the Old Gard since at least 1990.
    She and the other senior Directors are RESPONSIBLE fot this disaster. Wayne’s character flaws were well known in 1997 when she, Jim Porter, Sandy Froman and 30 other Directors crowned Mr. LaPierre as KING FOR LIFE.
    The Board had the power to stop the impending disaster every year for the 22 years and CHOOSE not to act.
    Wayne is the symptom, the Board is the cancer.
    All must go.

    1. avatar User1 says:

      In other words, down with the system. Only revolution can accomplish that. Changing people doesn’t change the system.

  47. avatar User1 says:

    I guess Americans still don’t get it.

    Every ruler needs to balance the emotions of love and fear. The rulers of America balance their control with a two party system: one of love and one of fear. It is no different in an organization like the NRA.

    Wayne wants his members to love him and his followers to fear him. He stands at the podium giving speeches to the members (who love him) about how awesome he is and he has his scared followers write letters to reinforce that notion. He made one major mistake that appears to be fatal: he advocated for the removal/confiscation of the people’s property in the way of “extreme risk protection orders” and the redefining of “bump fire stocks” by the ATF.

    Trump does the same thing. Wayne is on the way out and Cox is gone. Is Trump going to be treated the same in 2020? He did follow Wayne’s and Cox’s advice and he was already not loved by enough people to win the popular vote.

    Clearly Republicans are not that smart, if they were, America wouldn’t have people like Wayne and Trump and their government would love and/or fear them. Instead, you have practically no power over the NRA, Republican party nor your entire government. They don’t fear you and they don’t love you, thus they abuse you. Then you ask for some more…

    1. avatar User1 says:

      Cherish Wayne. Protect Wayne. Love Wayne. That is your duty as a follower/member of the NRA. Wayne is your CEO, respect his authority. Without the dear leader you wouldn’t have the 2nd Amendment nor capitalism.

      Me, me, me…

  48. avatar RIC CARTER says:

    Hammer is part of the problem. She’s lining her pockets too. Wayne and cohorts leaving would make for a huge surge in membership.

    I have friends who have said for years Wayne needs to go, or they will never join.

    Not another cent until the NRA swamp is drained.

    Patron Member

  49. avatar User1 says:

    He is another name to add to the list of Fudd’s that must be put out to pasture: Joel Friedman, NRA board member.

    https://www.ammoland.com/2019/07/nra-board-member-joel-friedman-speaks-out-on-the-nras-record/

  50. avatar barnbwt says:

    It’ll be so sweet when there’s finally so little left to steal that LaPierre is forced to eat Marion Hammer the way he has so many of his loyal lieutenants so far. God the schadenfreude will be delicious.

  51. avatar barnbwt says:

    Behold, the Enemy Within. Shitheads sure do have an eye for irony, don’t they?

  52. avatar Renov8 says:

    The plan is to wait us out and do added damage, not only to the NRA but to President Trump in the 2020 election. Now that the facade has been dropped and the lies and corrupt behavior made public…they are doubling down.

    The NRA is a Trojan horse as far as I am concerned. I have written them off and decided my money and support is better elsewhere.

    Good riddance!

  53. avatar DJ says:

    She is sick in the head.

  54. avatar John Criswell says:

    We do have to give Marion this credit: She is loyal, more loyal than several hacks who have come and gone from the Trump administration. American Airlines employees once were quoted: “Yeah Bob Crandell is an SOB, but he is OUR SOB”. We all know unbridled power can lead to abuses and Wayne appears to have been dipping into the treasury. If he was, he should be shamed out the front door and perhaps Oliver North should be thrown a thank-you, please come back party. So far, Ollie has been the only one with the courage to sound an alarm. But don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. NRA is the only thing we have and this purge is just what the liberals and gun grabbers have been praying for. The 3 rules of warfare are: Defeat, Destroy and Discredit. We need to stop helping them and surround the wagons … there will be plenty of time to throw Wayne to the wolves.

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