Tell us why or why not in the comments section below…
Should Wayne LaPierre be forced to resign / be removed from NRA?
He should be forced out as he is all about money and nothing else Oliver North and Chris Cox should be reinstated Wayne LaPierre is thge reason the NRA is going down hill
Wayne LaPierre has lost the vision and should be removed
Wayne LaPierre has lost the vision and should be removed he has done nothing for the little guy he is all about himself as of right now i am considering leaving the NRA until he is gone i have had enough of the BS
Anytime I have been to an NRA sponsored or attended event they have always arrived in style, enjoyed fancy accommodations and approached the members as cash cows. Like their ability to lobby for our rights, but my at what extravagant expense.
Him and his politburo need to be removed.preferably in handcuffs.
He’s simply allowed himself to become a toxic leader and that now overshadows everything else. If he cares for the cause and the organization more than he does for his ego, he will resign.
He is the reason the organization is going down hill. I will not give another penny until he is gone. Patron level Life Member
It appears Wayne is the center of this controversy. He should do some soul searching and resign so the NRA can carry on with battling for my unalienable right to keep and bear arms and stop the infighting that the Libtards are relishing.
Wayne and others have betrayed both the mission and the membership.
Not another dime until he is gone.
Member since 1980
Edit to add. Gun Owners of America GOA is a NO compromise 2A group. They get the lion’s share of my donation, and the Second Amendment Foundation SAF does great work also.
GOD bless the republic.
He needs to be held accountable for the squandering of the memberships resources. I refuse to donate anymore until he is gone. This from a Life Member.
Short answer. Fiscal mismanagement
His behavior has allowed him to be caustic, a person of divisiveness, and therefore an ineffective leader without confidence of the membership. Time to exit for the better business like running of the organization. His personality cannot be permitted to overshadow the duty and effectiveness of the organization.
He side to many times with anti-gunners Giving our rights away
When, while under his leadership, the NRA made a donation to Harry Reid (D-Nevada), one of the most anti-gun senators ever, the NRA list my support. That was so they could get a range in Nevada… Never mind all the damage he had done to the 2nd Amendment protected rights of Americans. I’ve had no confidence in WLP or the NRA since that day. If LTC North tried to awaken the membership to a problem, rest assured there WAS a problem.
While I have tried to follow this mess as best can ..I still dont have a strong opinion enough to say say either way..Which Is how I answered this Poll.
However leaning towards an Change … While hes been good for yrs now recent blinks under his watch.. has gave great pause n lead to a bunch of frustration..
The blinks on Bumb Stocks n other issuies by NRA leadership is much concearn.And is causing some issiues.. If not addressed soon it will continue .
If LaPierre had been a strong and effective advocate for the ENTIRE Second Amendment, I wouldn’t care if he bought himself a gold-plated Rolls Royce. But not only has he been ineffective, he has surrendered many of our rights right out of the starting gate — including the right to be armed in a school zone (there’s NOTHING magic about a school that makes it a natural rights-free area, invoking “the children” is nothing but manipulative sentimental bullshit), and his unbelievable support of destroying the due process of gun owners through red flag laws.
Words of iron. Kudos.
Wayne has become corrupt and has been using the NRA’s funds for his own self aggrandizement. He has surrounded himself with yes-men and lap-dogs that do his bidding and attack anyone who suggests that he needs to go. There is precious little in the way of protecting gun owner’s right that the NRA has accomplished since Wayne took over. He should have been taken out LONG AGO. I’ll give my money to the GOA or the Second Amendment Foundation. That way at least there will be REAL resistance to the gun grabbers.
Check out savethe2a.org …. we have some very specific Reform Proposals for the NRA and need YOUR HELP to get more Board Members aligned with us!
My thoughts on the NRA and Wayne’s disgraceful actions!!
Wayne, You are personally destroying the NRA by your policies. You are an enemy to our 2nd Amendment, your interest in gaining power and money is more important to you than protect our 2nd Amendment rights!!
As a 27 year veteran of the Army as enlisted and officer, I took an oath to defend this country against all enemies foreign and domestic. You are now setting yourself and the NRA as a domestic enemy of our 2nd Amendment, by looking out for your own needs rather than that of the NRA and 2nd Amendment.
I see you are stripping the committee assignments of a few of the board members that are truly looking out for rights and the membership priorities. It looks like Tim Knight, Esther Schneider, and Allen West have been stripped of committee assignments! The only thing they are in fault for is standing up for what I want, I have personally spoke to each one about the direction of the NRA and let them know the changes that are needed. Change one, no compromise to the 2nd Amendment.
You aligning the organization with President Trump is not the direction we need to go. President Trump is most anti-2A President in our history, the President directed DOJ, non legislative, Bump Stock ban and now looking to ban suppressors are the worst anti-2A actions in our history. The NRA did nothing! We have slid almost completely down the slippery slope.
Not another dime of my hard earned money will go to the NRA until change occurs.
I implore the Board of Directors to turn the organization around. I have been a member of the NRA for more than 20 years and am currently a Patron lifetime member (150092601). As of now I will no longer support the NRA with any outward support or my money. Again, I will no longer give anymore money to the NRA. The organization is becoming a disgrace in the fight for gun rights. The NRA has allow the most overreaching anti 2A regulations in our history to go into effect without a fight. This is a disgrace! The same day the DOJ released the bump stock regulation the NRA posts/tweeted about coolers!! WTF!!! You allowed a “republican” president to dictate gun policy without congressional interaction. The most egregious anti-gun regulations in my lifetime going to effect without the say of the citizenry.
We are now falling down the slippery slope, soon the next regulation is to specifically suppressors, and then ban semi-auto firearms by re-classifying them as machine guns, semi-autos will now fall into the definition of machine guns.
Wayne, You failed in the mission of your Organization! Where are the NRA legal cases concerning the bump stocks? What is NRA doing about this rule — unlegislation?
The NRA is spending millions of dollars of our members dues to line the pockets of friends and families of the organization executives. It is time for Susan LaPierre to stop running the NRA and Wayne to be replaced. I am sick and tired of the Wayne/Susan LaPierre nepotism and cronyism in an organization that should be spending it’s money on fighting anti-gun legislation first and foremost. The mentality of the “Old white fudd only caring about shotguns for hunting” has to go! All anti-gun regulations hurt the citizenry, irrelevant to your interests.
What I want changed!
1) No compromise to the 2nd Amendment, unlike allowing the bump stock ban to go into effect.
2) Wayne LaPierre replaced immediately.
3) Term limit on Executive Vice President
4) Change the bylaws to require board members to mandatory attendance to all meetings.
5) Release the attendance records of all board members.
6) Mandatory term limits on all board members
7) Board of Director candidates are all put on ballot by member petition only.
8) Election Process of board members is archaic, use technology for elections.
9) The NRA needs to us its resources to organize rallies and marches on the state & federal capitals.
I dont know all the things he may or may not have done but I agree with some of the comments if read from other members. His support (if it is true) for red flag laws is ridiculous. Other infringements are just that..infringements on our RIGHTS not privileges. The biggest reason I think he should step down has been mentioned by others also..if the membership has lost faith/trust in him and if he really cares about the true mission of the NRA then he should step down and allow the organization to get back to where it needs to be. The NRA is the largest strongest weapon against those who would destroy our Constitution. If it collapses then we have lost our best chance to save freedom. In good conscience there is now no way he can stay. God bless yall. Let’s stay United in our goal
It’s time for new blood in the NRA leadership. Wayne needs to prove that this isn’t about the money. He’s done great work in the past but until he’s gone, I’m done with the NRA.
He has lost our trust… That is what matters right now as we try to move forward. I will also add that until he is gone and this mess cleaned up, not another dime from me…
As a previous poster has said “His gross financial mismanagement warrants termination”. Nuff said.
Its time the NRA got back more into teaching gun safety for all and less crap about Bump stocks, Silencers, exploding targets and all the stuff that triggers the anti gun people to have a melt down. Don’t give them stuff to complain about and the anti gun people will have less of a loud mouth that only harms lawful, law abiding people and does NOTHING to prevent criminal minded people from committing criminal acts. Just about everyone with half a brain now knows that being a criminal means you DO NOT OBEY THE LAW if it goes against what your want or intend to do.
W.L. has shown that his views are not in line with many if not most gun owning Americans. He thinks by being such a pro gun on everything, he is right on everything.
I am not in favor of bump stocks, silencers for handguns and exploding targets that I can’t use in my state anyway so whats the point?
Oh yea, I forgot to say that if he REALLY cared about the NRA, he would resign now and put an end to this sad saga and let the NRA begin anew.
So, because you can’t use these accessories in your state, you don’t care if they are banned in others States like mine that allow them? Selfish isn’t it?
I wish there was a way to like this post!
wayne: GTFO & stay out
It appears that he has made the organization his personal fiefdom and has convinced a do-nothing board that his way is the only way. Time to clean house both in management and the boardroom.
I have never been a fan of the business practices condoned by the NRA. “Free stuff” from China should not be used to entice membership. That money should be going towards supporting the 2nd Amendment.
That said, I held my nose every year and paid my dues in the hope they were doing the right thing.
I also find it odd that voting privileges are reserved for lifetime members; if you are a member in good standing, shouldn’t you be able to vote?
In conclusion, Wayne LaPierre might be innocent of all charges since it is a bunch of he said, she said. I personally think he is culpable in all of the mis-dealings going on. If Wayne’s heart was in the right place, he should step down to get the NRA on the right track.
Meant to add that I will NOT be renewing my membership until drastic changes are made and seen.
Life members and any member in good standing for 5 consecutive years can vote. you do not have to be a life member in order to vote.
Thanks for the clarification, Mark. I was not aware of that.
All NRA voting members need to VOTE in the board members elections next year, and be at the annual meeting of the members. Elect a board that will oust the executive leadership.
Only 6% of NRA members qualified to vote, voted in the last election then everyone complains that things don’t change in the organization. WE the members need to see that it happens, and that can be done at the members meeting if this is not resolved before then.
I will not renew my membership as long as Wayne is still there. I have seen the NRA in the past hold the line against gun grabbing politicians with much success and support. The NRA needs an audit and new management.
NRA needs to drain the swamp, just like Washington. Wayne has become self serving just like the politicians. I now send back all requests for money in the prepaid envelope will the comment ” my contributions to NRA will resume only when Wayne is gone. Time to drain the swamp at NRA too!”
The only reason I have donated to the NRA is because they serve a role as the big bad boogeyman our candidates and electeds take pot shots at, which leaves the GOA and SAF more room to operate more effectively in lobbying our Congresscritters and fighting cases in court. But the NRA tactic of ceding concessions to the gun grabbers, in dribs and drabs, in an effort to appease them and hope the scraps will just shut them up has only served to embolden them and spawn yet more gun grabber groups. See the NFA. Enough already. I’m ready for the NRA to have a fresh, fearless and bold leadership that will go after Bloomberg, Murphy and Swalwell with no holds barred.
He bought $38,000 worth of suits in one day. That is more than a lot of NRA members make ALL YEAR.
LaPierre has stated his support for the following:
Restriction on “bump-fire” type rifle stocks.
Bans on fully automatic firearms.
“Red Flag laws”.
I’ve been a Life Member since the 80’s and I’ve seen nothing but more & more infringement on my rights.
I agree with David. Why aren’t we(NRA) in court in every state on these unconstitutional gun laws? All I hear are excuses and the gun grabbers gram more and more.
Right on Brother!
Thank you Thomas. My thoughts exactly for years. Why isn’t the NRA fighting these laws in every state? I live in MD, one of the most restrictive states in the country and I don’t feel like anyone is fighting for us.
6 million a year salary for a non-profit REALLY!!! And all we see is the NRA giving our 2A rights away one part at a time.
The NRA is slowly becoming another arm of the war on the Constitution.
Sold out on banning components.
Sold out on Red Flag laws.
Has done nothing on National Reciprocity.
Nothing happening on the Hearing Protection Act.
At a time when we should be aggressively regaining infringed portions of our inherent rights Wayne is leading in the opposite direction. Essentially giving away the store while he lines his own pockets.
He needs to go, but the problem is much deeper than just him. The financials need an audit and the byaw must be changed to give the board actual control again.
He should be jailed for betraying the public trust.
None of the present-day anti-gun hysteria would exist if NRA had taken a no-compromise position from the beginning. By compromising, it has implicitly taken the position that “shall not be infringed” means “may be infringed as long as we approve of it.” And that has led the leftists to believe it means “may be infringed any old way we like.” Give the left an inch and they’ll demand a mile. To correct the situation, the NRA must apologize for its past mistakes of supporting some infringements and to promise to support no infringements in the future.
His gross financial mismanagement warrants termination.
Wayne got greedy like our professional politicians–dump him
Are u not tired of ur hard earned money being spent on interns and Gucci suits and jet set vacations all over the world for Wayne LaPierre instead of fighting to keep all gun rights including machine guns under the 2nd amendment as intended.
If ur a fudd who believes the 2nd amendment does not cover suppressors,bump stocks and machine guns and anything we need to fight a tyrannical Gov ur the problem.
The bad guys already have that gear if they want to use it if ur so foolish to not know that.
There is no compromise to a right cuz u can’t have 1/2 of a right or a sandwich and have a sammich or right.
We need Larry & Eric Pratt to take over.. we need to engulf all the members of Gun Owners of America and merge.. Finally all the lukewarm NRA members need to hit the bricks! The NRA needs to become a no compromise organization!
“lukewarn NRA members need to hit the bricks”
Nice…keep fomenting that dissention and division…really good tactic, if you are a leftist.
You’re damn right lukewarm members need to hit the bricks!! I guess you missed the reports of leftist infiltrating the ranks of the NRA to steer gun policy from within.. we need strictly pro-gun activist in the NRA!! We don’t need people from everytown usa and the Brady campaign working their way in.. tell them to form their own damn group.. the second amendment protects more than just their deer rifles and Grandpa’s shotguns Sir!!
Getting all uppity isn’t going to get you anywhere. There are all types of gun owners…we represent all of them. Not just the uppity, wound up types, like you. Its called opening ours doors to any who believe in the 2nd…not just the rabid dogs. Inclusivity…word of the day.
ITS CALLED INFILTRATION.. Oliver North was a gun controller and should have never been named president.. you keep hearing these reports of so called NRA members wanting an assault weapons ban, magazine capacity limits and Universal background checks..We dont need those people.. we need a no compromise leadership and membership.. we have capitulated enough.. the NRA is hemorrhaging members into smaller gun groups that does nothing.. the real Second Amendment supporters need to come back and the lukewarm people need to leave immediately..
Its called delusional…not everyone thinks the way you do, not for that matter, the way I do. Its called inclusivity. The NRA, more than ever, needs to grow its base and be more representative of all gun owners.
As much as you think you know, when you don’t, you won’t know the difference. The NRA needs to adapt and bring in people who are not going to compromise our rights, they also need to bring in people, As Trump has, to bring in all of the different factions of gun owners together…
UNITED we stand…DIVIDED we are falling.
You are one of the infiltrators I’m talkin about.. hit the bricks!! You and people like you are the cancer that is infesting the NRA and causing members to leave and withhold money.. we have already gave in and compromised enough.. red flag laws, bump stocks and what next,. now a minority of criminals are controlling our gun policy not law-abiding gun owners.. I hope millions of disaffected NRA members will now join the Gun Owners of America.. Gun Owners of America knows how to fight..
You are an ignorant fool, delivering a fools message…one which will never survive in the environment we are living in…go back to the hole you came from and hope, in ten years time, things are different…cause its that approach you have, will gain you nothing and lose you everything.
I am as hardcore 2nd amend as you will find…I also believe women can be part of that future, considering they are the largest growing demographic of new gun owners. Might want to educate and integrate minorities too, cause they are making up a large percentage of new Americans. Lots of work to do…better get to it, unless you think our time bitch slapping each other is more productive.
Before you go pointing the finger, might want to look at yourself…there could be part of the problem.
The only one that needs a good long hard look is you.. I bet when you look up at the stars you never see the light.. constant internal NRA polling being pointed out by the news media that a majority NRA members want stricter gun control..who are they?..The NRA is lost now..NO UNIFORM MESSAGE..constant softening of their positions..constant compromises or White flags..im crawling in a foxhole and preparing to be overun very soon..because of inclusiveness the NRA will collapse from within..all for $$$…hopfully the TRUE 2ND AMENDMENT SUPPORTERS WILL START OVER AND DO IT RIGHT FROM THE ASHES..
Fruit loops…you and your message. Go crawl in your fox hole.
Hey moron..you are showing how weak you are in every comment you make keep up the good work..you are a troll.. you even stated you were a former member.. you talk about Fruit Loops but you need to have a rainbow flag..drop dead now..glory is fleeting from you..
The moron is your position and your views on those who should make up the NRA…might as well pull out the Confederate flag and make that your battle cry. My position is grounded in fact and based on what other gun owners are looking for in an organization like the NRA.
Yes, I did…stopped being a member when the NRA could’t answer basic questions when I confronted them on the phone…not once or twice, but multiple times. Each time, they hung up. Apparently I was barking up the wrong tree with the right questions. There are other orgs which are stepping into the void created by the NRA…and I am a proup member of three of them. They might not have the clout the NRA once did, but these are new times and different ways. NRA is still fighting itself and that does no one any good.
So, keep with the petulant position…its going to get you no where, fast. Dolt!
How do you spell TROLL..R-e-n-o-v-8..you have just proven you are a tool of the left.. especially with your Confederate flag comment… I guess you don’t include GOOD AND HONEST Southern men in your plan…thanks.. I knew if I kept you talkin you would reveal your true colors.. Please continue to peel your own skin back and reveal more truth.. Everytown USA is waiting for you with open arms and a blanket of inclusiveness..
You know when you’ve lost an arguemant and have no depth to what you say, when you start calling the guy you lost to a troll…and even waste the time to spell it out…LMAO
Your bias is so apparent, except to you. Might want to work on it. The NRA is a great organization and with its diverse group of gun owners, including women and minorities, it will continue to thrive. Dolts like you who are luke warm members should find a circus to join…your poor jokes might find a laugh with the other clowns.
Please turn in your NRA card…you don’t deserve it.
I just signed up again…feelin the love now…because of your ignorance.
Perhaps you need to take a look at the forum on this page to see who won..people want no compromise leadership and membership..you are the one in the minority on this page.. it’s called denial that you are in..people are tired of bending over and taking it from people like you.. do what you must to make yourself feel better.. Wayne LaPierre will use you money to buy a tie.he needs stiffs like you for his golden parachute because ideal members are witholding millions..
WONK, WONK! Still saying much of the same, nothing. In order for our gun rights to stay strong and thrive we need more people joining our ranks…whether it be the NRA, GOA, SAF. People, more women and minorities are the largest demographis of NEW GUN OWNERS. Are you going to exclude them because they don’t fit into your club? Open your eyes Bubba!
Don’t tell me anything…you are clearly wrong in what you have said…take it back and we will let you keep your NRA card.
You are in such complete denial of your failure in this little battle YOU CHOSE..The new so-called demographics you speak of has weakened the NRA over the past decade.. massive amounts of people are leaving and withholding money because of people like you and your stance.. the NRA is worried sick by their own internal polling.. it has been widely reported that leftist people are joining the NRA to steer policy more and more left ( people with attitudes like yourself)…once again you are in the minority in this forum.. you seem to have some kind of mental issue.. it seems like you cannot rest until you have the last word.. they will have take this forum down before i’ll let you get it.
The Second Amendment Foundation is the only gun group that is out there winning these cases in state and federal courts.. the Second Amendment Foundation actually defends citizens in court cases.. the NRA does not do courts very much unless they are defending frivolous lawsuits.. The Gun Owners of America came out and defended our gun rights when the NRA caved in and would not show on TV.. you are just some kind of shill.. your argument has turned into comedy.. it is clear you’re not as pro-second Amendment as you are implying you are.. keep on peeling your skin back and I will keep encouraging you to do it more and more.. you started it and I guarantee you I will finish it..
I see you are making shit up as you go along, looking for anything to support your floundering position. If what you say is so true about these new groups of people weakening the NRA…show me the links supporting your”view”. Your unsubstanciated opinion is all we have until you provide statistics proving your point…which I am sure you will find DON’T EXIST. I can back up my claims…
“The cool thing about guns is that the more people learn about them, the more they accept them. That’s a built-in advantage for us, and it gives us all a simple prescription: if you care about gun rights, just make more gun owners. They’ll take it from there”
Get a clue…good site to learn from
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but whe you start to pass your opinion as fact…Houston, we have a problem. Support with links the basis for your comment…otherwise state it as opinion, because that is all it is. Uncoroborated opinions are useless…show me the money! Links please.
First of all there’s not enough room for all the links I could provide over the years…I have seen and heard people complain about the direction the NRA is headed in.. people tired of always being asked for money.. hearing people and reading people talk about the lack of fight and caving in on issues.. the NRA offered the bump stock solution.. the NRA offered red flag or otherwise known as no due process.. the NRA did not go on national TV and defend our gun rights when we were being politically attacked Piers Morgan.. the Gun Owners of America did.. the NRA was too busy trying to be politically correct.. I’m still a member but I only give them $10 a year for gun range insurance.. my money goes to the Second Amendment foundation and the Gun Owners of America..Replace wayne with Larry Pratt and maybe we’ll see Improvement.. and a massive Exodus of half-hearted & half-assed members..
One more thing.. I remember reading news reports over the years that between 75 and 85% of polled NRA members want stricter gun laws.. if that’s the case we need to take our 25% good members move on, shut it down and find a new home..
Speaking as a former NRA member…Wayne has lost my support and confidence in being able to perform the duties, we as members, will come to expect from any future NRA LEADERSHIP.
Step Down Wayne.
“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters” A.E.
“An idea becomes a movement, then a business, and finally a racket.” More or less paraphrasing the Longshoreman Philosopher Eric Hoffer.
LaPierre has taken the NRA deep into that final phase.
Time for him to retire and disappear, after we’re sure that he’d disgorged the wealth he’s accumulated at our expense.
We have lost too many gun rights while Wayne is in power while he remains silent. we need people that understand the constitution that says shall not be infringed.
I’ve been an annual member since the early 80’s. I won’t sign on again until wayne and his minions are purged.
For me, it is as simple as it happened on his watch. I don’t care if Ack/Mac and Col. North were in the wrong. My respect for him would greatly increase if he said something like, “OK, I have gotten rid of the problem people, started the suit against ACk/Mac and hopefully fixed a few other problems – but this happened on my watch, so I am submitting my resignation to the Board.” Let’s just say that I am not holding my breath waiting for this to happen.
Right or wrong Wayne has lost the members trust. Personally, I destroyed my life membercard and will not even open any NRA mail while he remains in any capacity with the organization. I was at the home office in Fairfax, VA soon after becoming a life member and felt so unwelcome by the security staff and being pretty disappointed with be8ng able to just mill around the museum.
I’m a proud Lifetime Member of the NRA and have plans to become a Endowment Lifetime Member but I have decided that I will NOT donate any more $$$ to the NRA until after LaPierre is completely out of the picture
As the leader he is responsible for the conduct good or bad of his subordinates.
If Wayne was really interested in doing what was right for the NRA he would resign, his staying is only about money and power for himself.
Not another nickle to the NRA until they clean house.
Voted I’m not sure. I only joined (Life Member)for the free gun insurance, but not happy about them on bump stocks and now dead silence from them on the Dims wanting to ban suppressors.
Need another choice: “Too Late”
Corruption MUST BE REMOVED.
Forced Removal and a full audit is the only way to even think of restoring NRA credibility.
Oh , and No ” Compromises ” either.
Yup! However, he’s is protected by a Board and leg humpers that are only in it for themselves.
NOT ONE DIME TILL WAYNE IS LONG GONE. GOA, 2A FOUNDATION,FPC, all get my meager funds.
He’s been selling our rights away since 1991.
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