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Re: Know The Enemy of Liberty: the National Rifle Association [Re: darrenlobo] #13329286 12/03/18
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See what Chris Cox with the NRA has to say about the "Red Flag" bills cropping up everywhere...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sN...Af-iGHfhsbFuBZQuplJT-JvzzQfh8Vaah-3JBvJk

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Re: Know The Enemy of Liberty: the National Rifle Association [Re: darrenlobo] #13864485 06/01/19
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It would not hurt if the NRA went on the attack-rather than the defense. Watch Trump: he attacks on every important issue.
As an NRA Life Member- I think the NRA leadership should reduce its executive salaries and spread
the excess among the employees. The rest should go to the ILA and to lobbyists. Fight & resist starts by sacrifice. Give up the big bucks.

Re: Know The Enemy of Liberty: the National Rifle Association [Re: darrenlobo] #14033657 08/07/19
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The NRA has become just a propaganda wing for the GOP. Until they get rid of Wayne and right the ship they're dead to me. And this from a guy who'd been a member for almost 30 years.

Re: Know The Enemy of Liberty: the National Rifle Association [Re: darrenlobo] #14129446 09/16/19
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Originally Posted by darrenlobo
With the release of the first episode of the Defending Our America series titled �Know Your Enemies and Know Yourself� the National Rifle Association (NRA) puts itself at the forefront of the shills for tyranny and empire.

http://theinternationallibertarian.blogspot.com/2014/04/know-enemy-of-liberty-national-rifle.html


ur a nut job! good grief

Re: Know The Enemy of Liberty: the National Rifle Association [Re: darrenlobo] #15038271 07/10/20
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I am NOT a Libertarian, and I have no use for the NRA either. Collaborators and capitulators. They have quite a long history of being complicit in gun control, and helping to write gun control laws. When they came out and publicly opposed and ran down the Texas open carry movement a few years ago, that was the last straw for me. Piss on the NRA.

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Re: Know The Enemy of Liberty: the National Rifle Association [Re: Stophel] #15080750 07/25/20
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Originally Posted by Stophel
I am NOT a Libertarian, and I have no use for the NRA either. Collaborators and capitulators. They have quite a long history of being complicit in gun control, and helping to write gun control laws. When they came out and publicly opposed and ran down the Texas open carry movement a few years ago, that was the last straw for me. Piss on the NRA.




Sorry Guy, I have to agree with barnabus, you are an idiot.

If the NRA dies off the Texas open carry thing will be nothing, since you won't own anything that goes bang anyway!......Wake up......


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Re: Know The Enemy of Liberty: the National Rifle Association [Re: Old_Man] #15081176 07/25/20
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Originally Posted by Old_Man
Originally Posted by Stophel
I am NOT a Libertarian, and I have no use for the NRA either. Collaborators and capitulators. They have quite a long history of being complicit in gun control, and helping to write gun control laws. When they came out and publicly opposed and ran down the Texas open carry movement a few years ago, that was the last straw for me. Piss on the NRA.
Sorry Guy, I have to agree with barnabus, you are an idiot.If the NRA dies off the Texas open carry thing will be nothing, since you won't own anything that goes bang anyway!......Wake up......
I am a life member, but I'm through with the NRA except that I'm staying in to help remove the thieves that run the organization. We have allowed them to rob and completely neuter a once politically powerful organization.


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Originally Posted by Hastings
Originally Posted by Old_Man
[quote=Stophel]I am NOT a Libertarian, and I have no use for the NRA either. Collaborators and capitulators. They have quite a long history of being complicit in gun control, and helping to write gun control laws. When they came out and publicly opposed and ran down the Texas open carry movement a few years ago, that was the last straw for me. Piss on the NRA.
Sorry Guy, I have to agree with barnabus, you are an idiot.If the NRA dies off the Texas open carry thing will be nothing, since you won't own anything that goes bang anyway!......Wake up......
I am a life member, but I'm through with the NRA except that I'm staying in to help remove the thieves that run the organization. We have allowed them to rob and completely neuter a once politically powerful organization




That is a position I can respect. You are not throwing the rest of us under the bus, you are making it known the NRA has some problems and you are among those willing to clean it up.


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Re: Know The Enemy of Liberty: the National Rifle Association [Re: darrenlobo] #15117017 08/07/20
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Clearly, there is nothing to see in the NYAG statement:

Wayne LaPierre – Executive Vice-President

In his nearly three decades as executive vice-president, Wayne LaPierre ran the day-to-day operations of the NRA and exploited the organization for his and his family’s financial benefit, and the benefit of a close circle of NRA staff, board members, and vendors. Of note, LaPierre:

Spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of the NRA’s charitable assets for private plane trips for himself and his family, including extended family when he was not present.
Visited the Bahamas by private air charter at least eight times in an approximate three-year period with his family, at a cost of more than $500,000 to the NRA. On many of those trips, LaPierre and his family were gifted the use of a 107-foot yacht owned by an NRA vendor.
Traveled to Africa with his wife for all-expense paid safaris, gifted by an NRA vendor.
Spent millions on unwarranted travel consultants for decades, including for the booking of luxury black car services — spending more than $3.6 million in the last two years alone.
Secured a post-employment contract for himself with the NRA, without board approval, currently valued at more than $17 million.
Allotted several millions of dollars annually in NRA funds for private security costs for himself and his family without sufficient oversight on their use.
Received more than $1.2 million in expense reimbursements in just a four-year period for expenditures that included gifts for favored friends and vendors; travel expenses for himself and his family; and membership fees at golf clubs, hotels, and other member clubs.
Secured lucrative consulting contracts for ex-employees and board members worth millions.
The complaint alleges that as executive vice-president, LaPierre handpicked individuals in senior staff positions at the NRA that have shown themselves to be loyal to LaPierre as an individual, rather than to the organization. Time and time again, LaPierre has shown that loyalty, more than competence and responsibility, is integral to his staffing picks, which led him to personally hire Phillips, Powell, and Frazer — some chosen despite failing to meet the necessary skills or experience for their respective roles and responsibilities.

Wilson “Woody” Phillips – Former Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

Woody Phillips — the former treasurer and CFO, who was responsible for managing the books and financial operations of the NRA — engaged in practices that violated NRA policy, lied on financial disclosure forms, and set up a deal worth more than $1 million that benefitted his girlfriend. Just before his retirement in 2018, Phillips obtained a contract for himself worth $1.8 million, purportedly for monthly consulting services to the incoming treasurer, even though the current treasurer knew nothing about this contract and has confirmed that “Woody [Phillips] never consulted for me.” Phillips, having served in the capacity as the chief steward of the organization's finances, also oversaw the financial practices that allowed millions of dollars in entertainment and travel expenses incurred by NRA executives to be fraudulently billed to the NRA as disbursements by the NRA’s largest vendor: Ackerman McQueen, an Oklahoma-based advertising and public relations firm. Furthermore, the complaint asserts that Phillips consistently eschewed his fiduciary duties time and time again, as evidenced by his failure to seriously respond to whistleblower complaints about alleged fiscal improprieties and his readiness to unilaterally authorize payments and contracts outside of the NRA adopted purchasing and contracting policies and procedures.

Joshua Powell – Former Chief of Staff and Executive Director of General Operations

Joshua Powell, the chief of staff to LaPierre, was terminated after just 3.5 years for, among other things, misappropriating NRA funds during his tenure. Powell, who is known as a LaPierre loyalist, received sudden and substantial salary increases almost immediately after starting his position. Within a month, his salary was doubled retroactively to the beginning of his tenure with the NRA to $500,000. After less than a year, Powell’s salary increased to $650,000. A little over two years into the job, Powell’s salary more than tripled from the original $250,000 to $800,000, despite numerous complaints of abusive behavior and evidence of illegal conduct and inappropriate spending. Further, Powell abused the NRA’s policy on housing and relocation reimbursements, pocketing in excess of $100,000 more than NRA rules allowed.

Powell’s tenure was marked by nepotism. LaPierre, Phillips, and Powell also signed off on the hiring of fundraising consultant McKenna & Associates outside of the NRA’s contract process and without going through any approval process. The NRA paid the company more than $5 million over the course of five years. For all of 2018, Powell’s wife was hired as a consultant by McKenna & Associates, and her entire $30,000 monthly consulting fee was passed through the NRA. The hiring of Powell’s wife was hidden from the NRA’s general counsel, in an effort to not draw attention to and affirmatively hide the conflict of interest, and her role was not pre-approved by the NRA board, as the organization’s policy requires. Additionally, Powell requested an NRA vendor to add his father to a rotation of paid photographers, resulting in more than $90,000 in compensation for his father, an expense which was completely passed through to the NRA.

John Frazer – Corporate Secretary and General Counsel

John Frazer was chosen by LaPierre to serve as general counsel and also served as corporate secretary at the NRA. Between 2014 and 2018, Frazer repeatedly failed to comply with board governance procedures, make necessary changes, or advise others that governance changes needed to be made; failed to ensure that financial transactions were being addressed by NRA officers and directors in accordance with law; failed to enforce compliance with the NRA’s conflict of interest policy; and failed to ensure that the NRA was in compliance with laws and policies governing whistleblowers. Additionally, Frazer repeatedly certified false or misleading annual statements.

Re: Know The Enemy of Liberty: the National Rifle Association [Re: darrenlobo] #15256744 09/25/20
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Originally Posted by darrenlobo
With the release of the first episode of the Defending Our America series titled �Know Your Enemies and Know Yourself� the National Rifle Association (NRA) puts itself at the forefront of the shills for tyranny and empire.

http://theinternationallibertarian.blogspot.com/2014/04/know-enemy-of-liberty-national-rifle.html



I was a lobbyist for the NRA. We all know it is corrupt; we know they compromise; they sell us out. They are not the be all. Neal Knox tried to get me to stay in the NRA after he ran to be president and failed. He stayed. Nothing has changed. America has moved left on gun Rights and that includes gun owners (who now think the Second Amendment is a privilege (as per nutjobs like Ruth Bader Ginsburg and John Roberts). Let's quit crying over spilled milk. Gun Owners of America needs your help. The time we spend fretting over a disgraced organization of political propaganda prostitutes is less time we can spend developing some crime prevention measures to put before Congress every time the liberals scream gun control.

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