With The NRA’s Fate In The Hands Of A Court, Some Gun Rights Advocates Begin Search For New Leadership And Way Forward For The Organization’s Five Million Members

With The NRA’s Fate In The Hands Of A Court, Some Gun Rights Advocates Begin Search For New Leadership And Way Forward For The Organization’s Five Million Members

The New York Attorney General is seeking to dissolve the NRA after revelations of rampant corruption … [+] After months of revelations of self-inflicted wounds at the National Rifle Association—including kick-backs, self-dealing and a culture of corruption at the highest levels of the organization—one thing is now certain: change is coming to the NRA. The organization’s ill-advised and failed attempt to file for bankruptcy in an effort to avoid prosecution in the state of New York where it was incorporated 150 years ago, now opens the door for the New York Attorney General’s office and the IRS to begin what is sure to be a forensic deep dive into the organization’s financial dealings potentially going back decades. A group of long-time NRA supporters (self-described as life members and above) recently called what has befallen the organization as less a killing of the NRA by the New York AG as it is, “an assisted suicide.” Many within the organization’s ranks think time is running out for the organization’s CEO, 71-year-old Wayne LaPierre and a board that has yet been willing to tell the emperor he has no clothes, although, in this case, Mr. LaPierre apparently has an extensive collection of very expensive suits. The Wall Street Journal reported that the non-profit chief spent nearly $300,000 on his wardrobe alone from 2004 to 2017. Google “NRA corruption” and 1.2 million entries appear and gun-owner chat rooms have savaged the organization’s leadership in recent months for widely reported excesses. Speaking to the […]

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