A fourth member of the NRA’s board of directors has resigned.

By |2019-08-14T07:52:07-08:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |19 Comments

Rats leaving a sinking ship.

Courtesy of CBS News

A fourth member of the National Rifle Association’s Board of Directors has resigned. The string of vacancies on the top gun advocate’s board comes amid a rash of inner turmoil and renewed scrutiny in the wake of two deadly mass shootings earlier this month.

Julie Golob, a professional sport shooter, wrote a resignation letter on her personal blog posted on Tuesday, saying she can “no longer commit to fulfilling the duties of a director.”

In recent days, leaked documents showed the group’s longtime leader Wayne LaPierre may have misused member dues, spending nearly $300,000 on designer clothes over 10 years and charging the NRA for luxury travel to the Bahamas, Budapest and Italy. Rising costs and controversy also led the group to shutter its entertainment arm — NRATV.

Earlier this year, the organization’s president Oliver North was pushed out of leadership after raising concerns about the NRA’s finances. LaPierre accused North and NRA’s top lobbyist Chris Cox of extortion at the time.

Now the group’s tax-exempt status is being investigated by both the New York and D.C. attorney general. Despite the growing exodus of leadership roles, the NRA still has deep pockets. It took in $170 million in member dues alone last year and, according to FEC filings from the presidential election, it has the president’s ear after spending $30 million to help him get elected in 2016.

This is an organization having a very public nervous breakdown. 

And I love it!

I hope that they lose everybody off of their board and that the organization collapses like a house of cards on a windy day. 

Perhaps THEN we could pass the kind of gun control measures like universal background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons that the majoirty of Americans support. 

The only question to ask is now many more people will die unnecessarily before that happens?

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19 Comments

  1. Paul August 14, 2019 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    The NRA board has 76 directors, so losing four directors is not that significant in itself. However, with all of the other changes, this starts to paint a picture of an organization that is in upheaval. And though $170m is a lot of money, it does not cover the NRA’s expenses, so apparently they have made the decision to sit out the 2020 election. Not that it matters since they have already bought almost every elected republican and a few democrats. Still, I admit that I enjoy tremendously watching the NRA self destruct.

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  3. Anonymous August 14, 2019 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/multiple-officers-shot-in-north-philadelphia-report/

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    The officers suffered non-life threatening injuries, the source said.

    Philadelphia police said the suspect was still shooting.

    • gOOdy August 14, 2019 at 2:53 pm - Reply

      https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/philadelphia-shooting-08-14-19/index.html

      “The President has been briefed on the shooting in Philadelphia and continues to monitor the situation,” Gidley said.
      Trump is on summer vacation this week.

    • $BM August 14, 2019 at 3:02 pm - Reply

      https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/trump-complains-about-china-while-officers-are-being-shot-in-philadelphia/

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  4. Anon August 14, 2019 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    We need a law that requires NRA members clean up the blood and body parts at scenes of mass shootings.

    Let them see the results of high power guns they say everyone should buy

    • Anonymous August 14, 2019 at 7:05 pm - Reply

      Anon 2:40pm: Excellent suggestion. Or they should be forced to watch an autopsy and meet face-to-face with family members of the victims. Put Moscow Mitch, Wayne LaPierre and ManBaby Trump inside the Medical Examiners/Coroner’s office first.

  5. Anonymously August 14, 2019 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Nicolle Wallace sums up the state of the nation, “World is on fire and Trump is musing publicly about his poll numbers in battleground states, his love of umbrellas and trucks and President Obama’s book deal.”

    https://mobile.twitter.com/politicususa/status/1161744538807001094

  6. Anonymously August 14, 2019 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    Leaked emails show GOP lawmaker collaborated with extremist gun group that was preparing for ‘biblical warfare’

    In Washington State’s legislature, Rep. Matt Shea is controversial even among fellow Republicans: he has distributed white supremacist Christian Identity literature and openly advocated violence against Muslims, gays and others he considers enemies of the United States. And according to a report by Jason Wilson for The Guardian, Shea has enthusiastically encouraged an extremist group called Team Rugged.

    E-mails obtained by the Guardian show that Shea was in close contact with Team Rugged in 2016. Team Rugged, Wilson reports, offered training in “biblical warfare” to young Christian fundamentalist men — and that training included advice on ways in which guns and knives could be used on enemies. Shea, according to Wilson, made videos on behalf of the group.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/leaked-emails-show-gop-lawmaker-collaborated-with-extremist-gun-group-that-was-preparing-for-biblical-warfare/

  7. Anonymously August 14, 2019 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    Two-thirds of Americans support assault weapons ban: Fox News poll

    https://thehill.com/homenews/news/457481-two-thirds-support-assault-weapons-ban-fox-news-poll

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  9. Whatevs August 14, 2019 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    Here’s the latest list of NRA board members. Any of them vulnerable to shame or persuasion? https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/03/nra-board-members-tom-selleck/

  10. Anonymous August 14, 2019 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    “The only question to ask is now many more people will die unnecessarily before that happens?”

    You could probably put a fairly good estimate on that, throw away the mass shootings, they are but a blip in the gun deaths statistically.

    Suicides by firearms is no joke. And then also look at the large cities across the US with Gang violence. You’ll find much bigger numbers, exponentially, than the mass shooters that you dwell on. Even your hero Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted about it to much disdain for the totalitarian leftists. Still not joking here, trying to help you out understand America since you never seem to leave your blog hovel, and you seem to be ‘losing it’ a bit.

  11. Moses Moses Moses August 15, 2019 at 8:43 am - Reply

    https://thinkprogress.org/in-response-to-the-latest-mass-shooting-the-nra-goes-after-the-real-enemy-anti-gun-rich-people-44dec169d8ed/

    “Each horrible act can’t become an ax for opportunists to cleave the very Bill of Rights that binds us.”

    Those were the words of the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) president just days after a mass shooting left the country reeling and mourning. The year was 1999, and Charlton Heston was plowing ahead with an NRA convention in Denver, Colorado, mere miles from Columbine High School where 13 victims were shot and killed by two armed gunmen.

    Speaking directly into the camera, in a video posted to YouTube and Twitter earlier this week, LaPierre reserved the bulk of his criticism not for the gunmen in the recent shootings, but for the “highly orchestrated effort to disarm American citizens unlike anything we’ve ever seen in this country.” “It’s an effort to destroy the NRA, to defame our millions of members and tens of millions of supporters — an effort that’s fueled by billionaires and a multi-billion dollar media machine that couldn’t care less about fighting crime,”

  12. Anonymous August 17, 2019 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    There are something like 38 members of the board of directors. But it’s an indication of the rot in the organization. The IRS is looking into them and they may lose their tax exempt status. Then there’s La Pierre’s demand for a multi million dollar mansion.

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