Breaking: NRA Board Resignations

The following is breaking as of 2:35pm MDT on August 1st, 2019. It breaks my heart. Three of the four NRA Directors who called for an independent audit have resigned.

The following letter was just submitted to NRA Board President, from Directors Esther Schneider, Sean Maloney, and Timothy Knight:

August 1, 2019
President Carolyn Meadows
The National Rifle Association of America
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

Secretary John Frazier
The National Rifle Association of America
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
The National Rifle Association of America Board of Directors
The National Rifle Association of America
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

Ladies and Gentlemen:
It is with profound disappointment that each of us hereby tenders our resignation from the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association, effective immediately.

We proudly agreed to serve as board members of the NRA because of our steadfast belief in the Association’s core mission of protecting the Second Amendment and its leadership’s commitment to serving its members with honesty, integrity and transparency. While our belief in the NRA’s mission remains as strong today as ever, our confidence in the NRA’s leadership has
been shattered.

As Board members, we are duty bound to act with care and in the best interests of the NRA and its mission. Proper discharge of that duty compels us to speak up and take action when we become aware of matters within the Association that run counter to its mission, governing principles, policies, or the law. Over the past several months, there have been numerous, highly-publicized allegations of impropriety leveled against the Association and certain members of its executive leadership team. In exercising our oversight responsibilities as Board Members, we have sought information and requested certain actions be taken with respect to these allegations, only to be rebuffed at every turn. We had expected – or at least hoped— that the executive leadership team would recognize the seriousness of these allegations and work with us in a constructive and transparent manner to address our concerns and minimize any further harm to the Association. Instead, we have been stonewalled, accused of disloyalty, stripped of committee assignments and denied effective counsel necessary to properly discharge our responsibilities as Board members.

As a result of the foregoing, we are left with no other choice but to resign as members of the Board of Directors. In doing so, however, we hope that our action will serve as a catalyst for much needed reform within the NRA so that it can return its focus to the mission which we remain unwaveringly committed — protecting the Constitution of the United States and
especially, the Second Amendment.
Sincerely,

Esther Schneider
Sean Maloney
Timothy Knight

We at Save the Second respect their decision, and we both appreciate their service as Board directors and applaud their courage in demanding outside review. We hope that this serves as another wake up call to ALL NRA Members: this isn’t a case of rats jumping off the burning ship; it is a case of a few with integrity realizing that they can better serve the Members from OUTSIDE the Board.

We at Save the Second respect their decision, and we both appreciate their service as Board directors and applaud their courage in demanding outside review. We hope that this serves as another wake up call to ALL NRA Members: this isn’t a case of rats jumping off the burning ship; it is a case of a few with integrity realizing that they can better serve the Members from OUTSIDE the Board.

17 thoughts on “Breaking: NRA Board Resignations”

  1. And the Sheep and Greedy who remain should be disgusted with themselves. Three Directors trying to do POSITIVE work and promote needed CHANGE at NRA realizing that they can do MORE for the Members outside of the Board than within is a embarrasment.

  2. I had looked at becoming a lifetime member of the NRA…..
    not now. Not until this is settled. My entire family are avid shooters, plinkers, and hunters. Admitingly my 11 year old is a better shot than I am. Thankfully I found another organization recently. One with a no comprimise attitude. On the 2nd Amendment.

  3. At this point, the NRA no longer exists as anything but a money funnel to LaPierre and his sycophants on the board.

    It is now only a matter of time before it implodes under the onslaught of litigation coming down the like and the declining revenue streams.

    1. One can only hope. But you are deluded to think with shrinking conservative values the NRA will keep the 2A from destruction…just by talk.

      The faster the NRA implodes, the faster we can get on with biz. Watching the NRA die is like watching your mother die of a painful lingering death.

  4. No more $$ for NRA

    NRA=corrupt, bottomless pit of waste.

    NRA is about over anyway. NRA endorsement will be the kiss of death in upcoming elections.

    Form the National Republican Militia. Time is over for talk.

    Talk = no bite. Talk = gun confiscation.

  5. I have stayed quiet on this subject up till now. – The NRA and its operations. I am a Patron life member. There is no higher level of membership. I would like to be on the board but I do not have a name to get me elected or added to the ballot. I have supported the organization for years. The NRA is vilified for every shooting in this country. You should know the NRA hasn’t shot anyone. No member has killed a single soul. The purpose of the NRA per its charter is to protect the rights of the American Citizen from those politicians who would like to abolish and repeal the second amendment. The other purpose of the NRA is to educate the public on the safe use of firearms. This includes promoting the shooting sports. That’s all. The NRA was founded in NY in what is now Queens in NYC. They shot at the Creedmore range which is now a mental hospital. In those days, NY state was happy to have the NRA as they brought in many people to the state for hunting and the shooting sports involving firearms. NY was also a great place to hunt. In the early 1900s with the influx of Italian immigrants, the politicians ( mostly Irish and English) became afraid that guns in the hands of these immigrants were bad and thus the infamous “Sullivan laws” were written. These laws were and are discriminatory. But that is alright for NY.

    Skipping ahead to today, many people have been President of the organization. Most famous was Charleston Heston a true Pro Second Amendment fighter. He knew, as I do if there was no second amendment, the rest of the bill of rights would not exist. So you anti-gunners beware, your rights will be taken away if the second amendment falls. The founders made the right to bear arms, the second amendment for a reason. They made sure the right of the people to keep its government accountable for a reason.

    Today there is infighting. There are fat-cat deals with upper management. I like Oliver North and thought he was a good President of the organization. Like him, when I learned of the compensation given to the upper management, especially to Wayne LaPierre, I was shocked.

    I call for LaPierre to step down. The upper management should be replaced and the board of directors should find proper replacements immediately. These individuals should be compensated for there work but not overpaid as many upper management officers are paid today. This is a nonprofit organization and I am not giving my money to pay for big salaries to tell me what I should think. I know what I think and I am writing about it here.

    NY State is wrong in its investigation against the NRA. This is a witch hunt undertaken by the liberals running that state. Hopefully, the Supreme Court will intervein and reverse the mistakes of the politically motivated lower courts. NY is strong-arming banks and insurance companies not to do business with this fine organization. This is wrong and highly illegal. But that is NY. They are crooked and authoritarian. That is the reason I no longer live there.

    So in conclusion, remove upper management of the NRA today. Replace with nonpolarizing people being paid a fair wage. Fire all present contractors and start again. Re start NRA TV. It is a great way to educate people on the proper use of firearms. That is what the NRA was formed for so go and do it! Lastly, go after NY state for there politically based witch hunt and heavy-handed practices. Banks beware. We will leave you if you don’t support the NRA!

    Rant and opinion ended. Thank you for reading.

  6. I, as a Life Member, need to know what the HELL is going on here? There was a newspaper article that I viewed as rubbish outlining some shenanigans between our leaders and some agency. So spell it out for we loyas members, please.

  7. I got my lifetime membership shortly before all of these allegations came to light. I now look at that membership as a complete waste of my money. Wayne you and all of your cronies need to go. I am honestly ashamed to call myself an NRA member! Every infringement is treason!

  8. The NRA has been going down hill since Charleston Heston retired. So sad. We never hear of anything the NRA is doing with all the money being sent in. Been a life member for over twenty years. Different state are making up laws (eg. ban mags over 10 rds) Commyfornia requiring register to purchase ammo etc. What is the NRA doing to help stop this crap? We are loosing our rights of the 2nd and this has me furious.
    Thanks for letting me vent.

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