I have to admit I have given up on the useless NRA around the time DiFi gleefully rubbed her hands as Trump saif “take the guns first, due process later” and ordered the bump stock ban. I don’t care if the NRA burns in a chemical fire or not. That said, I know some of you are still true believers and think it can be saved. So in the spirit of being a man of the people, check out the stuff below. It’s an effort from B-ARFCOM to get rid of fearless leader, Wayne. I personlly have little to zero faith in that happening but…
As many of you are aware, the NRA is a shell of it’s former self. Some folks in power have taken it upon themselves to enrich their lives versus continuing the efforts of the organization. The NRA is fighting for it’s life in bankruptcy court and a ton of information has come forth and been verified. Most of these things were already known to many in the community. Abuses of member funds by Wayne and excessive payments for legal support to Brewer are two of the worst, but the list is long. Some folks who backed Wayne, did so with the hope these were lies, but the more the case has dragged on, the more these have been shown to be truths. Private jets, luxury vacations, excessive shopping, and more. OUR funds were not donated to help a few folks live lavish lifestyles, but to protect our 2nd Amendment rights!
Having been involved in things for a few years, I’ve seen more than I care to. I have fought along side some great folks and been honored to name David Dell’AQuila as a friend. He is the gentleman who sued the NRA on behalf of the members and has been at the front of all of these legal battles. He is an honorable man and has put his life on hold to fight. As things are now coming closer to an end, we have the chance to take the last shots and rid the NRA of Wayne LaPierre, Bill Brewer, and god willing, the entire board of directors. By doing so we can return the NRA to the PEOPLE and fix the problems which have plagued it for years.
Some of you are still skeptical about the above, so I invite you to read as much information as is out there, including posts on ARFCOM discussing this. Educate yourself and join the fight. This is the last chance we have to get Wayne removed and take back the NRA!!!! Everything is closing quickly now and it’s critical we make efforts now!
Here is the link to donate to FixTheNRA Legal Fund:https://www.gofundme.com/f/nra-watch-dog-legal-fund
Here is a list of good reads, including active threads on ARFCOM regarding this issue:
What else can you do?
– HELP SPREAD THE WORD!!!!
– Cease any and all donations to the NRA and ask everyone you know to do the same!
– Cancel and request REFUNDS for any payments (memberships) to the NRA
The NRA needs member support and money right now, in order to fight through the legal issues. We are asking for leadership to be removed. This is the time to strike and to help make it happen! If we can impact their bankruptcy plan, it will fail and they will be unable to proceed without our help! In order to help, we will require leadership’s removal! THE NRA BELONGS TO THE MEMBERSHIP!!!! HELP TAKE IT BACK!!!
PLEASE DO NOT SIT THIS ONE OUT. GET INVOLVED AND HELP IN THE FINAL STRETCH!!! SPREAD THE WORD AND HELP INFORM OTHERS!!! IT’S TIME TO TAKE BACK THE NRA FOR THE COMMUNITY!!!!
Another good read: https://thereload.com/analysis-the-nras-membership-problem/
Analysis: The NRA’s Membership Problem
By Stephen Gutowski
In testimony during Thursday’s NRA’s bankruptcy trial, CEO Wayne LaPierre said the gun-rights group currently has about 4.89 million dues-paying members, with about 2 million being lifetime members. That makes it by far the biggest gun group in America, but it also underscores a serious problem.
In 2013, Lapierre first announced the group had reached five million members. He said the group had added half a million members in the previous six months alone. He then promised to double the NRA’s numbers.
“By the time we’re finished, the NRA must and will be 10 million strong,” USA Today reported Lapierre saying at the group’s 2013 annual meeting.
Eight years later and the membership has not just stagnated but shrunk. While the Census shows the population grew by about 3.8 percent over that period, the NRA membership has apparently shrunk by about 2.2 percent.
If the NRA’s membership has hit a ceiling, that’s significant, and it’s a bad sign for the most influential gun-rights group on the planet. It’s also a bad sign for NRA leadership’s argument in their current argument in the bankruptcy case. NRA leadership has repeatedly argued the LaPierre is the driving force behind fundraising at the organization, and it could not operate anywhere as effectively without him. But LaPierre has not only failed to meet his self-set 2013 goal of doubling NRA membership; membership has actually receded by his own account.
I reached out to the NRA for comment on the membership numbers but did not hear back before publication.
A headline in the NRA’s America’s 1st Freedom magazine declared the group had reached 6 million members in August of 2018. The text of the article put it at “nearly 6 million” with “an increase of more than a million members since just before the Parkland shooting” earlier that year. The next month, NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam told The Washington Post the number was back to “approximately 5.5 million dues-paying members.”
Three years later, it’s back down to less than 5 million.
Membership in political organizations like the NRA tends to increase in election years and decrease otherwise. Major pushes for new federal gun-control laws, like those after the Sandy Hook and Parkland shootings, also have an obvious effect on NRA membership. So, some fluctuation year to year should be expected, but it doesn’t explain the eight-year flatline the group has seen.
And the long-term trend should concern anyone who believes the NRA’s huge membership base is key to projecting the political power of gun owners. It’s the fact that millions of people are willing to pay the NRA money to be a member that gives it immense political influence. No other gun-related group on either side of the issue comes anywhere close to having that sort of dedicated fan base. Not Everytown for Gun Safety or Giffords or Gun Owners of America or anyone else.
With long-time NRA antagonist Joe Biden now in the Oval Office and attacking the group by name, there should be ample opportunity for the group to grow membership depending on how it emerges from the legal troubles it is currently entangled in. The NRA may be preoccupied with mere survival at this point, but they should turn an eye towards long-term growth as well. Forced dissolution would mean a quick death, but stagnation would mean a slow one.