The End of the #76in76 Round Two

The End of the #76in76 Round two

Were you able to send each director a letter? I hope I am not alone in failing!

By Ron Carter
January 7th, 2020

This morning marks the end of our second 76 in 76 campaign. These #76in76 campaigns are meant to challenge you to contact all 76 of the National Rifle Association Board of Directors in the days leading up to the next board meeting.

Were you able to send each director a letter? I hope I am not alone in failing!

With so many directors it is incredibly difficult to find the time to write each one. If you succeeded, that is absolutely incredible! Well done!

If you failed, now is the time to do it. We need your help!

Now is the time for the board to confront the elephants in the room. Address the Corruption. Address the Self-Dealings. Address the utter lack of any accountability.

We need your help. The BoD plainly displayed their heads in the sand at the September Board Meeting. Surely with your letters and messages the NRA BoD will listen to their members! We’ll be attending the Board Meeting on Saturday, imploring the directors to act!

Please, make up where you missed all 76 and send an email to the entire board at:

nrabod@nrahq.org

 

Below is my letter to the Board of Directors. Hopefully, the directors will see it, read it and act!

 

(Name of Board member)
NRA Office of the Secretary
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

OR email: nrabod@nrahq.org

OR call (703) 267 – 1021

Please include your name, membership I.D. number as only communications from NRA members will be forwarded.

 

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#76in76 Round Two Update

#76in76 Round Two Update

Today we are on day twelve of our campaign designed to give you the tools to contact all of your NRA Board of Directors.

By Ron Carter
November 5, 2019

Today we are on day twelve of our campaign designed to give you the tools to contact all of your NRA Board of Directors. In these past twelve days, we’ve seen some big news. First, the internal strife has produced yet another director, Dan Boren, to resign. Yesterday we found out that over $2 million dollars were spent on off-the-books travel for Wayne LaPierre (and there’s some very shady things associated with that).

We have been taking one director at a time on our Facebook page and if you have missed a day or two (shhhh, I have) you can easily make it up! The entire board needs to hear from its members. You need to make your voice heard.

Writing can be difficult. If you don’t know where to start, you can always use our template below:

Dear Director ___________,

My NRA has been unaccountable to its members. It has wasted our members’ dues and donations and has been driven to the brink of disaster thanks to the failed leadership of the NRA executives and directors in their negligence, irresponsibility, or malfeasance in,  

  1. The multi-million dollar Carry Guard disaster.
  2. The wasting of money on unnecessary luxury private jet travel. 
  3. The wasting of money on 1/4 million dollar suits for one executive.
  4. The wasting of money on an attempted mansion purchase.
  5. The wasting of money on a singular legal firm for little benefit.
  6. The inexcusable liability of a currently employed executive who has had repeated allegations of sexual harassment.
  7. The retroactive authorizations of expenditures for insiders.
  8. The lack of attendance and participation of directors.
  9. The multiple lawsuits against an advertising agency that made decisions on behalf of the NRA.
  10. The disregard of seeing passed any pro-second amendment legislation when the entire US Government had the political ability to do so.
  11. The demonization of the board candidate with the highest amount of votes in the 2019 director election.
  12. The demonization of the previous ILA leadership.
  13. The multiple potentially criminal investigations into our NRA.
  14. The multiple resignations of directors.
  15. The lack of the Board to hold anyone responsible/accountable for these habitual disasters.

It is my wish that the NRA board provide immediate reform of the NRA leadership, leadership structure, and bylaws to ensure that these destructive occurrences never happen again in my National Rifle Association. At minimum, an independent audit, conducted to show the value of our dues and donations which have been spent by the executives, must be conducted. The risks our NRA is facing far outweighs the blind allegiance given to a failure-ridden NRA leadership. The board cannot be accountable by being unaccountable to its members. I am the NRA and my NRA needs reform now!  

Signed,

_____________

NRA Member # ________________

 

(Name of Board member)
NRA Office of the Secretary
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

OR email: nrabod@nrahq.org

OR call (703) 267 – 1021

Please include your name, membership I.D. number as only communications from NRA members will be forwarded.

 

#76 in 76 Round Two

#76 in 76 Round Two

Today, October 27th, 2019 we will have 76 days until the January 11th NRA Board Meeting in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Look for each director to be showcased on our Facebook Page between now and the board meeting.

By Ron Carter
October 26, 2019


On June 27th, 2019 Save the Second launched a campaign called 76 in 76. The idea was to encourage NRA members who have concerns about their NRA to contact their seventy-six NRA Board of Directors in the days leading up to the next Board meeting. Needless to say, a lot happened during those 76 days. Unfortunately, the board has largely ignored us and the NRA has had no accountability for the multiple failures it has experienced. Today, it is time for #76in76RoundTwo.

On this round, rather than merely encouraging you to send messages to the directors, we encourage you to send a list of your grievances and your demanding for change. It became clear to us during the September board meeting that the NRA Board is largely unaware of the problems or they are merely listening to the executives, assuming that they have “taken care” of the problems rather than holding the executives accountable. At the end of the day, holding the executives accountable for their failures is what the board has needed to do and not done.

Please join us in sending messages to our NRA directors. We are in desperate need of a strong, relevant, effective and accountable National Rifle Association without spot or wrinkle washed in the cleansing will of an NRA board that gives a faithful accounting to the members of whom they serve. You can find the entire list of the NRA BoD Contacts under Reforming The NRA – Take Action – Contacting Your NRA BoD

Today, October 27th, 2019 we will have 76 days until the January 11th NRA Board Meeting in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Look for each director to be showcased on our Facebook Page between now and the board meeting. Of course, there were resignations that haven’t been filed (Thanksgiving and Christmas will get a pass), but the board is supposed to have 76 directors according to the bylaws, so it is still the #76in76. Below is a sample of what you could use to send to these directors. We encourage you to make it your own, these are your directors that supposedly work for the members.

Dear Director ___________,

My NRA has been unaccountable to its members. It has wasted our members’ dues and donations and has been driven to the brink of disaster thanks to the failed leadership of the NRA executives and directors in their negligence, irresponsibility, or malfeasance in,  

  1. The multi-million dollar Carry Guard disaster.
  2. The wasting of money on unnecessary luxury private jet travel. 
  3. The wasting of money on 1/4 million dollar suits for one executive.
  4. The wasting of money on an attempted mansion purchase.
  5. The wasting of money on a singular legal firm for little benefit.
  6. The inexcusable liability of a currently employed executive who has had repeated allegations of sexual harassment.
  7. The retroactive authorizations of expenditures for insiders.
  8. The lack of attendance and participation of directors.
  9. The multiple lawsuits against an advertising agency that made decisions on behalf of the NRA.
  10. The disregard of seeing passed any pro-second amendment legislation when the entire US Government had the political ability to do so.
  11. The demonization of the board candidate with the highest amount of votes in the 2019 director election.
  12. The demonization of the previous ILA leadership.
  13. The multiple potentially criminal investigations into our NRA.
  14. The multiple resignations of directors.
  15. The lack of the Board to hold anyone responsible/accountable for these habitual disasters.

It is my wish that the NRA board provide immediate reform of the NRA leadership, leadership structure, and bylaws to ensure that these destructive occurrences never happen again in my National Rifle Association. At minimum, an independent audit, conducted to show the value of our dues and donations which have been spent by the executives, must be conducted. The risks our NRA is facing far outweighs the blind allegiance given to a failure-ridden NRA leadership. The board cannot be accountable by being unaccountable to its members. I am the NRA and my NRA needs reform now!  

Signed,

_____________

NRA Member # ________________


 

 

 

 

(Name of Board member)
NRA Office of the Secretary
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

OR email: nrabod@nrahq.org

OR call (703) 267 – 1021

Please include your name, membership I.D. number as only communications from NRA members will be forwarded.

 

It Is Over, But It Is Just Getting Started

It Is Over, But It Is Just Getting Started

The 76 in 76 campaign was a small campaign that led up to this week. This week is a very important week for the history of the NRA. 

By Ron Carter
September 11, 2019

We have reached the conclusion of the #76in76 campaign. The campaign was a call for you to contact each of the seventy-six NRA board of directors before the Fall NRA Directors meeting which is now on September 14th in Virginia. For the campaign we used data that we had pieced together on who the board members are and what means of contact information we could find. You can view the NRA Board of Director list and information here. We started on June 27th with Alan Cors and finished Monday September 9th with William Satterfield, asking you to contact your directors and fix our NRA. If you aren’t aware of the problems plaguing the NRA go to Why Reform. During this campaign we witnessed six directors resign. Along the way we encountered new revelations of malfeasance, corruption and other terrible things that do not belong inside our NRA (such as the mansionwasteful luxury travelJosh Powell’s sexual harassment settlementMarion Hammer’s illegal loans and more.) We also saw more people calling for the NRA to reform. David Dell’Aquila even filed a class action lawsuit against the NRA. The 76 in 76 campaign was a small campaign that led up to this week. This week is a very important week for the history of the NRA. It is the Fall Board Meeting. Just before the Spring Board meeting in Indianapolis this year, Jeff Knox wrote and opinion on ammoland titled:

NRA’s Future: Only Two Options, Can the BOD Save Us?


Mr. Knox’s prediction 141 days ago seem to be coming into vivid reality, today. I still have hope that the Board of Directors can be the solution but in order for them to be the solution any directors that are on the fence between the LaPierre loyalist and real reform need to be persuaded. It is not too late to contact these directors and if you want to see the NRA reformed so that these instances of corruption do not occur again, please, stop what you are doing and write as many emails, facebook messages, tweets, smoke signals or other means of communication using the list to do it!

76IN76 REVIEW: PART ONE

76IN76 REVIEW: PART ONE

What have you seen? How many directors have replied to you? How many have you sent an email, Facebook message, or other letter?

By Ron Carter
July 26, 2019

As of today, July 26th, we are 30 days into our #76in76 campaign. Many of you have joined us in emailing or otherwise contacting 39% of the NRA BoD thus far. Forty-six days and directors are left until the start of the NRA BoD meeting in Anchorage, Alaska staring September 10th. The 30 directors we have covered have included seven executive committee members, President Carolyn Meadows and First VP Charles Cotton. Eleven of those have terms expiring this year and several have already started their re-election campaigns. 

What have you seen? How many directors have replied to you? How many have you sent an email, Facebook message, or other letter? If you haven’t been keeping up, that is totally understandable. You can keep track of the #76in76 by visiting and liking our facebook page. We need to contact our directors now more than ever. If you don’t know what to say, perhaps below would be a good start:

Dear Director _____,

We need a strong, relevant, effective and accountable NRA. Right now, our NRA is in jeopardy due to a severe lack of accountability. I stand with Save the Second in calling for a smaller board, term limits, minimum director attendance, better member engagement and an exclusive 2A focus. I support directors Sean Maloney, Esther Schneider, Timothy Knight, and Robert Brown in their call for an independent audit. The NRA cannot be accountable by being unaccountable. Moral failures, improprieties and malfeasance cannot exist in our NRA. Our NRA must be above reproach and our leadership must take full responsibility for the mess that they have lead us to. Please correct these issues before it is too late.

Sincerely,

Your Name

 

(Name of Board member)
NRA Office of the Secretary
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

OR email: nrabod@nrahq.org

OR call (703) 267 – 1021

Please include your name, membership I.D. number as only communications from NRA members will be forwarded.

 

The director’s we have covered so far are below. Check and see if you have missed any (I may have missed a couple). You can go to Contact NRA BoD on our website to see the full list of director contact information. 

Allan D. Cors – ac72nr@corsusa.net

Allen B. West – https://theoldschoolpatriot.com/contact-us/

Anthony Peter Colandro – anthony@gunforhire.com

Bart Skelton – https://twitter.com/bart4570

Bill Miller – bill@billmillerins.com

Blaine E. Wade – bwade@bristoltn.org

Carl T. Rowan, Jr – carlrowanjr@gmail.com

Carol Frampton – cbambery@gmail.com

Carolyn D. Meadows – carolyn.meadows@nrahq.org

Carrie Lightfoot – clightfoot123@msn.com 

Charles L. Cotton – REDACTED BY REQUEST

Clel E. Baudler – https://www.facebook.com/clel.baudler

Craig Morgan – https://www.facebook.com/craigmorganmusic/

Curtis S. Jenkins – curtisjenkins.nra@gmail.com

Dan David Boren – dan.boren@chickasaw.net

David A. Keene – dkeene@nrahq.org

David Butz –  db6565@sbcglobal.net

David G. Coy – shootingcpa@gmail.com 

Dean G. Cain – https://twitter.com/RealDeanCain

Don Saba – 1851N@lycos.com

Donald E. Young – https://twitter.com/repdonyoung

Duane Liptak, Jr. – duaneliptakjrnramail@gmail.com

Dwight D. Van Horn – ddvanhorn@roadrunner.com

Edie P. Fleeman – edie.board@gmail.com

Esther L. Schneider – eqschneider@gmail.com

Graham Hill – gyhnra@gmail.com

Heidi E. Washington – heidiwashington4nra@gmail.com

Herbert A. Lanford, Jr. – herblanford@gmail.com

Howard J. Walter – hwalter2@earthlink.net

Il Ling New – inside1@aol.com

#76IN76, HAMMER AND YOU

#76IN76, HAMMER AND YOU

I am afraid that the destruction of the NRA would give us no other choice but to move on, to other organizations which fight for our second amendment rights. Loads already have, unfortunately.

By Ron Carter
July 19, 2019

Save the Second started the #76in76 campaign on our Facebook page on June 26th. The goal of the #76in76 is that you, members of the National Rifle Association (NRA), contact all 76 of your NRA Board of Directors (BoD) in the days leading up to the next BoD’s meeting in Anchorage, AK on September 10th. Your voice as an NRA member has never before been needed as much as it is right now. 

The NRA BoD’s job is to hold the NRA executive leadership accountable and provide the direction, integrity and oversight for the future of our nonprofit organization. As the recent removal/resignations of Oliver North, Pete Brownell, Jennifer Baker and Chris Cox, plus the recent De Facto Purge of directors from their committee assignments, has shown us the organization is in disrepair. The problems are further exacerbated by the New York and District of Columbia’s investigations into violations (potentially criminal) of the nonprofit status of the NRA. Many believe that these investigations will result in the loss of the NRA’s nonprofit status and as a result will ultimately cripple the NRA beyond repair. That is a very real result of the malfeasance with which our NRA executive leadership has allowed and perhaps fostered. 

Directors such as Marion Hammer do not seem to care. It seems that to her these are trivial attacks from some outside force and anyone demanding accountability is apart of that attack. On the afternoon of Sunday, June 14th Hammer sent out an email condoning the removal of directors from committees. In it she specifically chastises Duane Liptak, NRA Director and the CEO of Magpul, explaining that those directors removed from committees are not on a “naughty list” but actually on a “non-professional list.” I am unable to envision any of the directors stripped of their committee assignments as unprofessional. Just the opposite, anyone who attempts to coverup, condone or commit malfeasance is unprofessional and an enemy of our NRA. Thus far Marion Hammer’s only actions have been to defend a failed NRA leader and label any who demands accountability an anti-gun agent or non-professional director. 

Marion Hammer urges us all to look on to a future election and ignore the present. Moving forward might be possible if integrity existed in the NRA BoD to fight the failed leadership and have those responsible held accountable for these multitude of failures. Those directors who are on the “non-professional list” might be our best hope in fixing the NRA. We must fix the NRA today so that tomorrow’s fight can even be possible. Mrs Hammer continues in he email, “We must now move on. Those who truly care about the Second Amendment and Freedom will move on.” 

I am afraid that the destruction of the NRA would give us no other choice but to move on, to other organizations which fight for our second amendment rights. Loads already have, unfortunately. Nice to see Hammer try to unify those disenfranchised members, right? The destruction of the NRA is something none of us at Save the Second wish to happen. Just the opposite, Save the Second’s very creation on June 2nd, 2019 was meant to correct and strengthen our NRA. Ultimately, Save the Second has no final say. We can only identify problems, work towards solutions and educate NRA members on what is truly occurring inside their NRA. Which is why we need you to participate in the #76in76, desperately. 

Marion Hammer, Tom King and more on the BoD continue to demonize and ignore the NRA members. They also continue silence directors who raise concerns and defend the largest enemy to the NRA: the internal lack of accountability for those at the top. Actions prove who someone is, words prove who someone wants to be. The path to reform is desperately needed and reform starts with integrity, accountability and transparency. There are NRA BoD who are working towards these reformations. Timothy Knight seems to have done just that in calling for an independent audit.

Hammer mentions in her letter that there are “numerous well-informed board members who have taken the time and made an effort to learn the facts.” That is interesting to me. Perhaps she doesn’t want all directors to be well-informed. Especially since Allen West specifically mentioned having not been made aware of the facts in his article in May, despite Carolyn Meadows saying the board had. Even more unsettling is the fact that Tom King threatened myself with legal action after I confronted him on a $40,000 airfare to the Bahamas for Wayne LaPierre paid for by Ackerman McQueen. While those leaked documents which provide that information do not tell the whole story Marion Hammer, Tom King and more certainly won’t even mention or comment on such things. Perhaps they cannot comment because these documents are a part of ongoing lawsuits between the NRA and Ackerman McQueen. That shouldn’t stop them from taking action. 

Whatever the case may be, the BoD allowed these problems to flourish. Still, the BoD can fix it but they need to fix it now, not in 2021. We desperately need you to tell your NRA BoD that they must fix the problem before it is too late. The fate of our NRA is at stake. Please, get motivated and get focused. Write some letters to directors and write a lot of them. Together we can be apart of the solution to make our NRA accountable, effective, relevant and amazing. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Veritas Aequitas,

Ron Carter