These two views are indicative of the current debate within the gun community over the NRA and its fate.
(T)he NRA’s ‘major industrial disaster’ may be the State of New York, where NRA is incorporated. There was the NRA Carry Guard debacle. More recently, New York has ordered NRA to not shred any documents! Then there is the apparent acquiescence to the Trump bump-stock ban.
Some members have called for the Board of Directors to fire EVP & CEO Wayne LaPierre, and do some major house cleaning. At the Saturday Meeting of Members, an attempt was made to adjourn the meeting before this subject could be broached. But Joshua Prince called a point of order and the subject was barely touched on before it was referred to the Board for further investigation. To me, that appeared to be similar to the Tennessee Legislature sending a bill to ‘summer study’ to die a quiet death.
NRA’s Board of Directors met Monday, and to all outward appearances it is business as usual.
But, how can it continue to be business as usual with Cuomo breathing down your neck, and perhaps the IRS coming from the other direction and performing a deep proctological exam on the organization’s nonprofit status.
I’m the NRA, and I really want my organization to do well, but changes are called for sooner rather than later!
The very survival of the organization may be at stake.
– Liston Matthews in What now, NRA?
Gabby Gifford is busy fundraising and using these funds to splinter gun owners away from the NRA. An example is Minnesota Gun Owners for Safety. Their purpose is to allow the anti-gun main stream media to report there is dissension among gun owners. This is a well-funded front group like the Moms and Everytown. They are aimed at the general public who doesn’t understand gun ownership. These are just a few examples of the attacks.
The flap over the internal situation at the NRA is being promoted by these groups and the main stream media to try to tear the NRA apart. We are in a battle and fortunately we have two battle hardened leaders like Wayne LaPierre and Chis Cox in charge. They are just what we need right now. My advice to all those keyboard commandos is to stop attacking the NRA and attack the real enemy. My answer to the cry for new leadership is that there is no one better qualified than Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox.
While we are on the topic of leadership, I could not be more pleased with the choices for NRA President, First Vice President and Second Vice President. I have been fortunate enough to sit on a Committee chaired by President Carolyn Meadows and with First Vice President Joseph L. Cotton. I personally know Second Vice President Willis Lee. There are no finer people on the planet than these folks. Just because the NRA is in good hands does not mean they can do it alone. We all must stand with them to make this perilous time result in a good outcome.
– ISRA Executive Director Richard Pearson in an email blast to members