More NRA Board Defections

BY Herschel Smith
4 weeks ago

CNN:

Three more National Rifle Association leaders have stepped down, CNN has learned, in a broadening of a leadership exodus amid a controversy over the group’s spending.

Country music singer and NRA board member Craig Morgan has resigned, sources with knowledge of the matter tell CNN, and NASCAR team owner Richard Childress stepped down on Monday. David Lehman, the deputy executive director and general counsel at the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, also is leaving the organization, the sources tell CNN.
Both Morgan and Childress were prominent public faces for the NRA. Morgan appeared frequently on the group’s now-defunct streaming video service NRATV and even hosted his own program on the network. Lehman was the deputy to then executive director Chris Cox, who resigned in June and was also the NRA’s top lobbyist. Lehman was filling the role of top lobbyist when he departed the organization.

NRA President Carolyn Meadows puts a happy face on this, but the defections are beginning to add up, and the “we’re all still bestest friends … really, I promise” resignation statements are becoming almost amusing.  What are we down to now – perhaps only several hundred members of the board left?  How can they function?

The real question issue this: they must be hemorrhaging money by now.  How long do they circle the wagons, and how long does Wayne “ride the tiger?”  Will he kill the tiger, or will it turn around and eat him?


Comments

  1. On August 21, 2019 at 10:06 pm, TheOtherGeorge said:

    I saw the NRA for what they really are (and were back then) when during the late 1980’s I went through a prolonged period of unemployment due to my job having moved overseas as part of the industry that I worked in as a whole having moved to Asia as was a common story back in those days for many other people. But of course, no matter how I tried to explain to the NRA rep that I was “currently unemployed and could not afford to donate at this time, etc., etc.”, I would still get the extended spiel:

    ” well, we understand, but surely you can afford a “one time $20.00 donation” or if not that, then perhaps, just $10.00″ (and so on, endlessly, it seemed). And when I managed to put them off for one month, damn, if they didn’t call back again next month. They were relentless.

  2. On August 22, 2019 at 12:03 am, JFP said:

    Meadows has an article in this month’s rifleman magazine giving a tongue bath to Wayne.

    The NRA is averaging 5 emails a week now begging for money, their latest giveaway and the occasional update on ILA actions.

  3. On August 22, 2019 at 7:28 am, Fred said:

    If the NRA can get Red Flag laws under a Republican their work is finished. National Weapons Seizures being the stated goal of all Gun Controllers, the NRA simply lies about it is all. The Weapons Seizures have already begun in 17 states. Is the NRA doing anything about this? Of course not, Trump the chump is their man and they are his base. They deserve each other.

  4. On August 22, 2019 at 12:57 pm, Bram said:

    With no D&O insurance, they are going to have a very hard time getting anyone independent and well-off on the Board. It is now a dead organization – they’re just in denial at this point.

  5. On August 22, 2019 at 2:25 pm, June J said:

    According to NRA 1st VP Charles Cotton, without the NRA’s intervention, Trump would be embracing new infringements.

    The NRA did this; not GOA, not NAGR not SAF
    https://texaschlforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=102&t=97056

    Hopefully he and Wayne get adjoining cells.

  6. On August 22, 2019 at 3:15 pm, Frank Clarke said:

    Once upon a time, I received an NRA solicitation mailing with a “survey”. On a lark, I filled out the “survey”. Then I sent it back contribution-less with a letter explaining why it was contribution-less. I had concluded that the NRA’s own leadership would have answered that survey differently.

    For the first two years of the Trump administration, the GOP had control of both houses of Congress and the White House. This was the time for the NRA to make hay; their sun was shining. What did we get? Nothing but RINOs with NRA A-ratings. Now the House is held by Dems, and we shouldn’t expect much pro-gun legislation to get past them. The NRA can now shrug their shoulders: ‘what can we do? The House is against us’. This isn’t new. This has been NRA’s basic protocol for 85 years. When they have a clear advantage, waste it; when they’re on the ropes, beg for more money.

    Come election time, the NRA backs incumbents heavily because they’re likely to win and they can then bleat in press releases that ‘92% of NRA-backed candidates were elected!’ as if that makes a difference when they’ve backed a lying gun-grabber.

    NRA, what have you done for me lately? That’s the question we all need to ask every time one of their ‘surveys’ lands in our mailbox. And when you fill out that survey, answer those questions the way NRA’s leadership — as evidenced by their actions — would have answered them. I promise you it will be educational.

    NRA, what have you done for me lately?

  7. On August 22, 2019 at 6:37 pm, Fred said:

    Under baby bush the R’s had both houses, the white house, the SCOTUS, and the majority of the governor’s mansions for SIX YEARS.

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