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Individuals wanting to see some change at the top of the NRA after months of media reports related to the organization’s finances and the relationship with their main PR firm were probably hopeful that these would be addressed by the Board during their meeting after the close of the just completed 148th Annual Meeting and Exhibits in Indianapolis .  We likely won’t find out what happened in the Board Meeting beyond what we already know, that Wayne LaPierre was unanimously reelected to his position as CEO and there is a new NRA President, longtime board member Carolyn Meadows.  Charles Cotton replaced Richard Childress as 1st Vice President and Virginian and Virginia Shooting Sports Association member Willes Lee was elected 2nd Vice President.  Almost the entire nine and a half hour meeting was held in closed session.  The public and NRA Members are not likely to know what transpired during that time because notes are not taken in meetings held in closed session.  I sit on two boards, the VSSA Board and my daughter’s school board and I previously held a position on a board of a Virginia public university.  All that is placed in the minutes related to things discussed in executive session are things like “the board went into closed session to discuss a personnel issue(s)” or similar matter.  For a complete run down on what transpired yesterday, I recommend Stephen Gutowski‘s Free Beacon article.

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Wayne LaPierre has just released a new video message on NRATV titled, “NRA: Donald Trump’s Strongest Ally.” In it, the NRA Executive Vice President and CEO discusses how gun owners and patriots defied the media and their elitists friends to send Donald J. Trump to the White House. “This election was a grassroots rejection of the elite class that wants to rule America. And the only organization that has fought that fight without apology is the National Rifle Association of America,” LaPierre says. He also notes that “But the time for celebration is over. Our moment to make history begins now … Already, the forces that conspired to keep Donald Trump out of the White House are coming together to sabotage his administration.”

LaPierre then calls upon “the tens of millions of patriots all over this country who stood by our side in defense of Donald Trump—to stand by our side once more.” LaPierre states that “Our time is now,” and asks freedom loving Americans to stand with the NRA to help Donald J. Trump “put a pro-2nd Amendment majority on the Supreme Court,” among other things. “Together, we will truly make America great again,” LaPierre says.  Supporters are asked to share the video using #OurTimeisNow.

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On Sunday, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre appeared on CBS’ Face the Nation to discuss the Obama administration’s failure to protect Americans from radical Islamic terror attacks. He portrayed the administration’s concentration on gun control as a distraction from the very real threats that our nation faces today.

Also NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox appeared on This Week With George Stephanopoulos, explaining where the responsibility lies for Americans’ vulnerability to terror attacks and firing back against false accusations toward the NRA. He affirmed the organization’s absolute stance against arming suspected terrorists and argued against the effectiveness of so-called “assault weapons” bans.

 

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Yesterday, Wayne LaPierre spoke at Liberty University’s Convocation.  He noted that while most institutes of higher education across the country embrace the lie of “gun-free zones,” Liberty University is notable for actively encouraging its students to practice their constitutionally protected—and God-given—right to armed self-defense.  LaPierre also applauded the University’s support of the Second Amendment, saying that the university is “one of the safest places in the country!” He spoke of the intelligence of American gun owners and of the challenges to freedom posed by the current president and by Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

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NRANews released this new video from Wayne LaPierre at 6:00 PM Wednesday night.  In it, LaPierre starts out by saying “Americans are growing more and more sick and tired of Barack Obama. They’re sick of the sanctimony, the narcissistic celebrity, the dishonesty and the growing number of failures. But more than anything, they have never feared for America’s future like they do right now.”

He continues by pointing out the lack of prosecutions under this President for crimes that he claims his “executive actions” are supposed to help prevent.  LaPierre concludes with a challenge.  He says NRA won’t be suckered into a “fixed fight” with the President like the so-called Townhall last week, but will meet Obama for a one-on-one debate on neutral ground.  Don’t look for Obama to accept the challenge.

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Do you think your vote matters?  If gun owners lose interest or don’t vote, someone else will fill the void and you lose control of what happens to your rights.

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