Current NRA member succinctly sums up the problems with the organization, “They’re f**ked.”

By |2019-04-29T06:32:10-08:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

This article follows the news of infighting within the NRA and the ouster of its president Oliver North. 

Courtesy of The Daily Beast:

The annual meeting came at an unfortuitous time for the association. As news of Russian agent Maria Butina’s sentencing for her role in her country’s 2016 influence campaign broke Friday, John Mellencamp’s “Authority Song” was playing, and the lyrics blared on the floor of Lucas Oil Stadium: “I fight authority but authority always wins.”

The organization was also fresh off the 2018 midterm elections, losing 33 races, as it has increasingly become an organ of the Republican Party. “The relationship was one that was viewed as mutually beneficial, and is one that now feels inseparable,” Kris Brown, the president of Brady, a nonprofit organization that campaigns for gun control, told me. “It is effectively a dystopia communications firm.”

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Late Saturday afternoon, inside the NRA Store, amid aisles of long-sleeve “Don’t Tread On Me” T-shirts and other NRA-branded gear, 33-year-old Cody Becker marveled at one of several signs that read “100% of NRA Store Profits Go Directly to Support Vital NRA Programs.” Becker said he cancelled his membership five years ago because of increasing salaries for NRA figureheads such as LaPierre, but renewed it today only so he could walk the exhibit hall and “fondle some guns.” “I lost on any faith that any dollars they receive go to anything that matters.”

Becker told me he had instead joined Gun Owners of America, the advocacy organization that seemed to him to be more focused on protecting the Second Amendment. He said he sent them $20, and received his membership package in a no-frills white envelope. He had to write his own membership number on his membership card—something he didn’t begrudge. “They’re not wasting money,” he said.

As for the NRA, he said: “They lost their way—period.” He added: “They’re fucked.”

That seems to be a common assessment among current and past members of the NRA, and it really seems that this time the organization might be on its last legs.

However, Donald Trump has a solution, Kind of.

Yes, of course, all of the NRA’s problems stem from the fact that they are chartered in New York. (Their actual headquarters is in Virginia.)

It could not be because they spent over 30 million helping Trump to win the presidency, have suffered internal damage due to decades of mismanagement, and are now largely viewed as merchants of death, could it?

Let’s face it the newer generation of Americans view the NRA the way that my generation came to view cigarette companies. 

The products that they promote are killing us, and we discovered that we can simply do without them. 

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6 Comments

  1. Beaglemom April 29, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Hopefully some of the current NRA trauma is the result of the Russian red-headed spy who infiltrated the NRA to get close to GOP politicians and the large amount of Russian money funneled into the NRA to make beefy donations to the Trump campaign and to the campaigns of NRA-friendly GOP politicians. For all the wrapping themselves in the flag, that all seems extremely unpatriotic.

    • Paul April 29, 2019 at 7:33 pm

      Beaglemom: Having read many of your comments, you certainly know that patriotism among NRA members is no more a reality than piousness among white evangelicals.

  2. Anonymous April 29, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Sis at O’Hare just now on layover. “Oh GOD the red hats.”
    Next year, convention in Nashville.
    Friends from high school 48 years ago, “next year, we’ll get you credentials so you can get in to taunt merchants!”

  3. anonymous April 29, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    The NRA is fucked?

    Thoughts and prayers!

    (see how much good that shit does in bankruptcy court or hopefully in a criminal court if the indictments come!)

  4. Anon April 30, 2019 at 8:24 am

    It looks like she’s trying to not swallow a mouthful of cum.

  5. Anonymous May 5, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Will we simply see the substitution of the NRA by the GOA?

    Enough 2nd amendment political bullshit.

    Who is going to go back to gun safety and land stewardship?

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