Rob Pincus spoke with NPR’s Here & Now on August 23rd to speak about why it is important to American Gun Owners that the National Rifle Association begin earnest reforms and get out from under the current cloud of scandal surrounding Wayne LaPierre and the Board of Directors.
The revelations confirm the rumors. Issues with retirement plans (except for Wayne’s, as he’s taken Millions of Dollars out early), loans to “The NRA” from its affiliated entities (all while the apologist are still asking for people to fund those supposedly separate entities), and spending that far outpaced actual revenue have all been widely reported from internal sources openly and in whispers for a long time.
More and more members of the gun community media with well established credentials are asking the hard questions and reporting the uncomfortable truths lately. We know that there are still people worried about retribution, bullying or intimidation being done by the Old Guard and their cronies… trust us: they don’t have that kind of power.
Many people have said that things will “get worse before they get better” in regard to the Crisis inside the NRA. We feel Strongly that the only way to get to the “better” part is by speaking openly and directly about the worst parts of the crisis. Without acknowledging the very real problems, we will not be able to advance the solutions to reform the NRA.