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Knox Resolutions: NRA 2023

The following are the two resolutions submitted by Jeff Knox to the membership of the National Rifle Association at their Annual Meeting of Members in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 15, 2023.
Both of these resolutions were defeated by a majority of the members voting in the meeting.
For background information and documentation of the statements in these resolutions, type “NRA” in the Search Bar in the upper-right of the Home screen.

Resolution of No Confidence in the Officers

Submitted by Jeff Knox, Endowment Member, Tombstone, Arizona

April 15, 2023

Whereas it is the sworn duty of all members of the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association, and particularly the officers of the Board, to put the needs and interests of the Association above any personal considerations or other loyalties, and

Whereas Directors and officers of the NRA have a legal, ethical, and moral responsibility to be honest and above-board in their dealings with fellow Directors, staff, and the members of the Association, and

Whereas it is the duty of the members of the Audit Committee, as explained in the Committee’s Mission Statement; “to assist the Board of Directors in its oversight of the integrity of financial information, Continue reading Knox Resolutions: NRA 2023

Expert Witnesses Slam NRA

In preparation for the trial in the New York AG’s suit against NRA and Wayne LaPierre, which is finally supposed to begin this Fall, the AG’s office hired two experts on nonprofit organizations to examine the available evidence and present reports.

One Report is by an expert in nonprofit governance matters, while the other is from an expert who specializes in forensic accounting.  Both reports are scathing indictments of Wayne LaPierre and other executives, as well as the Board of Directors and particularly the Audit Committee, which was supposed to identify problems like improper contracting, excessive expenses, and conflicts of interest.

Here’s the report of the Forensic Auditor:

The other expert report is a huge PDF file that’s too big to post here, but here’s a link to it on the court’s website:

It’s worth noting that NRA President Charles Cotton has been the Chairman of the Audit Committee for many years, and Second Vice President David Coy, who has been Cotton’s Vice Chair on the Audit Committee, was the Chair of that committee prior to Cotton.  Between them, they’ve been in control of the Audit Committee for over two decades, and both continue in that capacity, in spite of becoming officers of the Association.

The experts’ reports are both long and detailed, and both are well worth reading, but you might want to be sure to wear a hat and take a couple of wraps of Duck Tape first, to keep your head from exploding.  Some of what they reveal is truly astounding.

NRA Settles Suits with Ackerman McQueen for $12 Million

NRA Settles Suits with Ackerman McQueen for $12 Million, iStock-1138499981
NRA Settles Suits with Ackerman McQueen for $12 Million, iStock-1138499981

As the April 15th Members’ Meeting in Indianapolis approaches, new revelations are emerging out of the NY lawsuit against the Association and its top executives. The latest big reveal is that the NRA settled a collection of lawsuits between NRA and their long-time PR firm Ackerman McQueen for $12 million! This after painting Ack-Mac as the story’s villain for 3 years, claiming that the PR firm had been leading a coup attempt against Wayne LaPierre and current NRA “leadership.” This “coup attempt” story directly resulted in NRA President Oliver North walking away the day before the Annual Meeting of Members in Indianapolis in 2019, followed by the ouster of Chris Cox, the popular Executive Director of NRA-ILA, along with his chief deputy and a bevy of outside attorneys who were working on Second Amendment cases on NRA’s behalf.

The settlement was sealed so that even NRA Directors were told they could not know the details. Continue reading NRA Settles Suits with Ackerman McQueen for $12 Million

NRA: Meet The New Cover, Up Same As The Old Cover Up

NRA Board of Directors
National Rifle Association

Tombstone, Arizona – -( A new move is afoot in the ongoing soap opera that is today’s National Rifle Association.

A motion has been put forward to amend the Bylaws to allow NRA President Charles Cotton to serve an additional 1-year term in office. Under the Association’s Bylaws, the President is allowed to succeed himself only once, meaning that he can serve only two 1-year terms. This is a fairly standard practice in nonprofit organizations to prevent one person from accruing too much power—the same reason US Presidents are limited to two terms.

In the early 2000s, the Board passed a Bylaw amendment to make an exception to the rule and allow Charlton Heston to retain the office for a total of 5 years. That is the only exception to the two-terms rule since it was adopted decades ago. Continue reading NRA: Meet The New Cover, Up Same As The Old Cover Up

NRA Elections 2023: LaPierre Wins – NRA Members Lose

NRA Board Election Ballot Vote
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[Note: There are 4 suggestions for adding to the Write-In section of your ballot:
Phil Journey, Haysville, KS
Frank Tait, Wayne, PA
Rocky Marshall, Boerne, TX
and Fire Wayne, Fairfax, VA]

Tombstone, Arizona – -( This could be our last chance to vote in an NRA Board of Directors election. Unfortunately, there’s not really anyone to vote for or anything they could do to save the organization. While there are a lot of relatively good to simply benign candidates on the ballot, there are none that I would expect to challenge the status quo, and there are several who are strong supporters of Wayne LaPierre, chief among them being current NRA President Charles Cotton. Continue reading NRA Elections 2023: LaPierre Wins – NRA Members Lose

NRA Gift of Firearms Policy Resolution

We found the text of a Resolution put forward by the NRA Finance Committee recently, and we believe, passed by the Board.  We believe this to be an accurate copy of the resolution, but have not been able to verify it or other details with NRA HQ yet.  Since almost everything done at NRA Board meetings these days is done in closed-door, Executive Session — binding Directors to secrecy — it’s difficult to keep up with their actions.
It seems, based on some of the language of this resolution, that it is, to a large degree, a CYA action, authorizing Wayne to do exactly what he’s been doing for years in direct violation of Board policy. Continue reading NRA Gift of Firearms Policy Resolution

NRA’s IRS Filings, Form 990

IRS Form 990 is required to be filed and publicly disclosed by nonprofits.  It provides a useful look into an organization’s finances.  The form changes some from year to year, so it can be confusing when making comparisons, but most of the same information is included each year, you just have to find it.

A couple of the files are split into two parts due to excessive size.

NRA_2021-990-Part_1 & NRA_2021-990-Part_2 Continue reading NRA’s IRS Filings, Form 990

ATF Shifting Goalposts Again on Firearm Receivers

Brownells Polymer80 Frames For Glock-Style Pistols
Brownells Polymer80 Frames For Glock-Style Pistols

U.S.A. –-( The BATFE has released a letter to FFLs and the public, “clarifying” their new rules regarding so-called “80% receivers,” which were adopted earlier this year. The general understanding within the industry has been that the new regulation had the impact of requiring “unfinished receivers” to be treated as “firearms” if they were sold together with the parts and tools needed to turn them into functional firearms. Continue reading ATF Shifting Goalposts Again on Firearm Receivers

Wait… He’s Not Allowed to Have a Gun in Walmart!

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Tombstone, Arizona – -( Mass murder is often a suicide by cowards who are afraid to go alone.

Such appears to be the case in the tragedy which unfolded on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, two days before Thanksgiving, when a Walmart night supervisor in Chesapeake, Virginia, walked into the store’s break room with a pistol and opened fire. Witnesses say he said nothing, just started shooting people. One employee who had just started working at the store said he pointed the gun at her and just told her to go home. He killed six others and wounded several more before turning the gun on himself and ending his own life. Continue reading Wait… He’s Not Allowed to Have a Gun in Walmart!

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