Three members of the National Rifle Association’s board resigned on Thursday August 1, 2019.
Concerns about fiscal impropriety and mismanagement motivated the board members to resign from the organization.
The three board members — Esther Schneider of Texas, Sean Maloney of Ohio and Timothy Knight of Tennessee — claimed that they were stripped of their committee assignments after they questioned NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre’s spending habits.
BLP reported on concerns about LaPierre’s lavish spending a few months ago, which has drawn considerable criticism from members of the gun rights community.
In a letter to the NRA, the former board members wrote “While our belief in the NRA’s mission remains as strong today as ever, our confidence in the NRA’s leadership has been shattered.”
NRA President Carolyn D. Meadows said in a statement that the gun rights organization accepts the reisgnations.
She said “We look forward to working with our new board members in furthering our noble mission of protecting our Second Amendment rights on behalf of our millions of members.”
Things are not going so well in NRA land. NRA President Oliver North stepped down after voicing his concern about the group’s finances and the NRA’s chief lobbying Chris Cox resigned after he was accused of allegedly participating in an extortion scheme to oust LaPierre.
BLP reported that the NRA is also facing a political witch hunt in New York from the state’s Attorney General, who is demanding that the organization disclose financial records.
Even gun rights activists are disenchanted with the NRA’s recent management structure, with some like David Codrea calling on LaPierre to resign.
BLP interviewed Aaron Dorr, the Vice President of Political Operations for the newly formed American Firearms Coalition, who questioned the NRA’s leadership on the issue of gun rights and believes they have been ineffective in defending said rights.
All in all, things do not look well for the NRA at the moment.
It remains to be seen if the NRA will survive from this fallout.
Nevertheless, its reputation among gun owners is now tarnished, and there’s no telling how low far this decline will go.
Merrick Garland Suggests that Getting Rid of Lawsuit Protections is Not a Second Amendment Violation
Garland as AG will be a disaster for the right to bear arms.
If Merrick Garland is nominated as Attorney General, the Second Amendment is in big trouble.
Based on his comments at a Senate hearing on February 22, 2021, Garland made a suggestion that the repeal of lawsuit protections for gun manufacturers is not unconstitutional.
AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News reminded his readers that President Joe Biden campaigned on a platform of repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which shielded lawful gun manufacturers from lawsuits.
In a previous Breitbart News report, Biden spoke at an MSNBC forum in 2019 alongside gun control organizations such as March for Our Lives where he expressed his support for gun manufacturers to be subject to lawsuits.
At the speech, Biden suggested that the PLCC be repealed. He declared, “No other outfit in history has gotten this kind of protection” and asserted that the legal actions would bring about “change overnight.”
In a subsequent occasion on February 7, 2020, Breitbart News covered Biden’s remarks to a New Hampshire crowd, in which he stated that it was a “mistake” to shield firearms manufacturers from lawsuits. He continued, “The first thing I’m going to do as president is work to get rid of that.”
Later that month, Breitbart News recalled how Biden called out gun manufacturers at a South Carolina rally and boasted, “I’m going to take you down.”
According to a report by The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Senator Mike Lee asked Garland about his views on removing protections for gun manufacturers. Garland responded, “I have not thought myself deeply about this. I don’t think it raises a Second Amendment issue.”
When he was questioned if he is in favor of Biden’s plans to ban so-called “assault weapons”, Garland responded, “Where there is room under the law for the president’s policies to be pursued, then I think the president is entitled to pursue them.”
Biden’s track record as a gun control proponent is well-documented. From his support of gun-free zones at schools to the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, Biden is Gun Control Inc.’s guy. With Democrats in control of the House and the Senate, there will most certainly be attempts to ram gun control down our throats. If they can’t beat us legislatively, they will most certainly use the courts to undermine the Second Amendment. Pro-gun organizations should be ready to lawyer up and use whatever means possible to keep courts from destroying our rights.
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