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NRA Uncovers ‘Bitter, Insidious Irony’ In New $40 Million Lawsuit

The National Rifle Association believes itself to be the victim of a “bitter, insidious irony,” the firearms lobby said in a new lawsuit filed Wednesday against its longtime vendor Ackerman McQueen. The advertising firm — referred to as AMc in the suit — has allegedly been leaking documents to the press that the NRA sued last month to get ahold of in what the firearms lobby calls “a series of sordid, out-of-context ‘leaks’ engineered by AMc to harm its client.” The NRA sued AMc in April to ac...
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NRA sues ad firm, claiming it orchestrated attempted coup against Wayne LaPierre

In the latest sign of strife at the National Rifle Association, the powerful gun lobby has filed a new lawsuit against its longtime advertising firm.
Tags: Cnn, Nra, National Rifle Association, Wayne Lapierre

NRA Suits. Ever Heard of Buy One Get One Free?

Wayne LaPierre USA – -( This NRA garbage reads like a COPS episode. We've all seen it when the cop rifles through the suspects pants pockets and find a bunch of money and drugs. Don't you just love it when the perp says, “It ain't mine, man. These ain't my pants, man.” The cop asks, “These aren't your pants?” “Nah man, I don't know whos pants they are, man. They ain't my pants, man,” the loser says. Of course, to anyone who isn't on the drugs that the cops found in the suspect's...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Amc, America, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Nra, Don, Wayne, Wayne Lapierre, LaPierre, Mark Walters, Gun Rights News, Kathy Jackson Whitefeather Press, Rob Pincus Whitefeather, Ackerman McQueen

N.R.A. Sues Longtime Contractor, Accusing It of Smearing Wayne LaPierre

The lawsuit, against the ad firm that operates NRATV, is the latest development in a power struggle that has rocked the N.R.A.’s leadership.
Tags: News, North, Firearms, Wayne, Wayne Lapierre, LaPierre, Nratv, Suits and Litigation (Civil, National Rifle Assn, Oliver L, Ackerman McQueen Inc

We Need A Strong, Focused And Reformed National Rifle Association

Following up his bomb on the NRA BoD, Lt. Col. West updates us and fills in the gaps. As a Battalion Commander in the 4th Infantry Division, 2d Battalion, 20th Field Artillery, I told my soldiers, before we deployed to Iraq, that the most expendable person in the unit was me. No single individual is more important than the unit they are called upon to serve. America needs the National Rifle Association in these troublesome times. But our Constitutional Republic needs the NRA focused on its core ...
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Former NRA Staff Outraged Over Allegations Of CEO's Financial Misconduct

Leaked documents about National Rifle Association's CEO Wayne LaPierre's excessive spending on travel and clothing has outraged former staff of the gun rights organization.
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Knock It Off and Protect the NRA Wall

Opinion by Carrie Lightfoot Knock It Off and Protect the NRA Wall USA – -( I’m surprised and disappointed at how quickly and blindly so many grab on to the misinformation about the NRA that’s put forth and paid for by Bloomberg and those foaming at the mouth to take away our Second Amendment. If you didn’t know, they are the source of all the lies that we see flooding the news. This tactic of intentionally spreading misinformation to discredit an enemy is no different from what...
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Leaked NRA Documents May Spell Trouble For Wayne LaPierre

Leaked documents suggest that NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre may have used an NRA vendor to conceal costs for luxury Italian suits and European vacations from the NRA’s books. Non-profit attorneys told Josh Kovensky that the documents are a “goldmine” for New York Attorney General Letitia James’ probe into the gun rights group. Read more about why the documents may spell trouble for LaPierre here. [Author: Allegra Kirkland]
Tags: News, Nra, Allegra Kirkland, Wayne Lapierre, LaPierre, Letitia James, Editor’s Blog, Josh Kovensky

As Leaks Show Lavish NRA Spending, Former Staff Detail Poor Conditions At Nonprofit

New documents leaked about NRA top executive Wayne LaPierre's high clothing and travel expenses contrast with the culture of fear, poor pay, and an underfunded pension described by former staffers.(Image credit: Michael Conroy/AP)
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Leaked Documents Are ‘Goldmine’ For New York Attorney General’s NRA Probe

The company behind NRATV was paying for National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre’s expensive Italian suits and foreign travel, before charging at least some of those costs back to the NRA itself.  Sound like a puzzling arrangement? You’re not alone.  New York state non-profit attorneys told TPM that the setup raised serious questions about whether LaPierre was using an NRA vendor to conceal costs for his luxury purchases from the organization’s books, and could be fodder for an on...
Tags: Europe, New York, News, Italy, American Express, Knox, Extremism, Wall Street Journal, Irs, Oklahoma City, Nra, Owens, National Rifle Association, Wayne Lapierre, LaPierre, TPM

NRAAM 2019, Full of Sound & Fury, Signifying Nothing? Recap for the Record

Opinion NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits In Indianapolis, Indiana 2019 USA – -( The National Rifle Association gathered for 2019 Annual Meeting of Members last month amid a firestorm of rumors, accusations, and threats. It promised to be the most contentious Members' Meeting in decades, and it didn't disappoint on that score. But the gathering, which was preceded by rumbling thunder, leading into lightning cracks and howling winds, concluded with a hollow, unsatisfying whimper. F...
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Increasing Foulness In The National Rifle Association: Allen West Drops A Bomb On The NRA Board

Via WoG, “[a]nd if NRA  has been funneling millions into this guy, who this post claims is a major Democrat/gun-grabber donor, then what are supporters really ultimately donating to?” Some folks have dignity, a spine and a sense of morality and decency left.  Witness Allen West. It has become very apparent that I need to speak out about what is happening at the National Rifle Association. I am in my second term as a Board member, and I am deeply concerned about the actions and statements being m...
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NRA board member criticizes Wayne LaPierre, urges group to 'clean' house

The turmoil confronting the National Rifle Association ramped up this week with a well-known board member and former congressman calling for the organization to abandon its longtime chief executive.
Tags: Cnn, Nra, National Rifle Association, Wayne Lapierre

Leaked Docs Show How NRA Execs Grifted Gun-Rights Movement Into Legal Peril

Fresh allegations of systemic financial mismanagement at the top of th e National Rifle Association  erupted into the open this weekend. Documents leaked online anonymously on May 10 and subsequently verified by the Daily Beast and Wall Street Journal purport to expose the extent of the NRA’s financial entanglements. Top executives including CEO Wayne LaPierre allegedly engaged in lavish spending on the account of a top NRA vendor, and the gun group is spending millions of dollars to cover le...
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How The NRA’s Controversial Gambit To Fix Its Finances Backfired

The National Rifle Association emerged from its annual convention last week with a veneer of stability. Its leader Wayne LaPierre managed to quash a takeover attempt by now-ousted President Oliver North, winning reelection as executive vice president in a unanimous vote of top board members. But beneath the surface, the organization is in turmoil. New York Attorney General Letitia James is conducting a wide-ranging investigation into alleged financial mismanagement at the NRA, while th...
Tags: New York, News, Navy, Washington, Rangers, Extremism, Andrew Cuomo, New York State, Cuomo, Trump, Oklahoma City, Trace, Nra, National Rifle Association, Powell, Wayne Lapierre

A Quest To Track Down The Source Of NRA CEO LaPierre’s Fine Italian Suits

In a recent New Yorker feature alleging rampant self-dealing between senior officials at the National Rifle Association and its top advertising vendor, Ackerman McQueen, a former fundraiser for the NRA described a board member telling him, “N.R.A. is not fancy Italian shoes with thousand-dollar suits. N.R.A. is the backbone of this country, wearing bluejeans and boots.” Except sometimes it’s not. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that over 15 years, NRA Chief Executive Officer Way...
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New NRA President Says McBath Only Won Race Because She’s A ‘Minority Female’

Carolyn Meadows, the new president of the National Rifle Association who harkens from Georgia, was dismissive of freshman Rep. Lucy McBath’s (D-GA) victory in her 2018 race, saying McBath only won due to her status as a “minority female.” “There will be more than one person in the race, but we’ll get that seat back,” Meadows said of the sixth district seat, per the Marietta Daily Journal. “But it is wrong to say like McBath said, that the reason she won was because of her anti-gun stance. Tha...
Tags: News, Georgia, Jordan, Donald Trump, Nra, National Rifle Association, Wayne Lapierre, Oliver North, Meadows, Lucy McBath, Marietta Daily Journal, McBath, Karen Handel, Kate Riga, Carolyn Meadows

Wayne LaPierre Questioned On $540,000 Worth Of Travel Expenses

Fox News: National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre charged the organization’s ad agency more than $240,000 for expenses related to trips he took to Italy, Hungary, the Bahamas and other locales without providing adequate documentation, according to a letter from the ad agency given to the group’s board last week and described by people familiar with the matter. Some of Mr. LaPierre’s expenses were charged to one of the ad firm’s credit cards, the people said, and overall costs included a 2...
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After Chaos at the Annual Convention Can NRA Turn the Tide

Opinion Vice President Mike Pence, flanked here by NRA's Wayne Lapierre (l) and Chris Cox (r) has also appeared at the NRA Convention. (Dave Workman) Fayetteville, AR – -( The NRA’s annual conference, held this year in Indianapolis, has been a cause of controversy. But not for the usual reasons surrounding the debate over gun control in America, but for the ousting of the organization’s president, Oliver North, and over questions of the leadership of Wayne LaPierre, the executi...
Tags: Amazon, Guns, America, Indianapolis, Republican Party, Nra, Mike Pence, Wayne Lapierre, Oliver North, Chris Cox, Ranjit Singh, Gun Rights News, Philando Castile, Greg Camp, Greg Camp Greg Camp, NRA Convention Dave Workman Fayetteville AR

WSJ: NRA Chief Asked About Bills For Expensive Suits, Overseas Travel

The ad firm at the center of a heated conflict with the National Rifle Association has said NRA chief Wayne LaPierre charged the vendor hundreds of thousands of dollars for foreign travel and expensive suits, the Wall Street Journal reports. The expenses — allegedly incurred by Oklahoma City advertising firm Ackerman McQueen — supposedly covered more than $240,000 in trips to Hungary, Italy, the Bahamas, and elsewhere, according to a letter Ackerman sent to the NRA asking for documentation. The...
Tags: News, Beverly Hills, Extremism, Bahamas, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Oklahoma City, Nra, National Rifle Association, Wayne Lapierre, LaPierre, Ackerman, Ackerman McQueen, Hungary Italy, Muckraker, Josh Kovensky

So Just How Bad Are The NRA’s Troubles?

Explained. If the New York attorney general Letitia James found sufficient cause and evidence that the NRA was violating the rules and regulations governing nonprofits, she could attempt to force the dissolution of the organization. This would undoubtedly set off a massive legal fight and ironically, be one of the most galvanizing threats the NRA could ever want. You want to get a lot more donations and renewed memberships? Argue that the New York state government is attempting to destroy the or...
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Will the Culture War Kill the NRA?

The National Rifle Association has big troubles. It’s wildly in debt. The attorney general of New York — where the NRA was founded in 1871 and where it remains incorporated — is investigating the tax-exempt status of what she has called a “terrorist organization.” The NRA’s longtime chief executive, Wayne LaPierre, is in a bitter feud with its outgoing president, Oliver North. Accusations are flying, including of attempted extortion and misuse of perhaps millions of dollars.On the surface, the N...
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Federal Ammunition Joined the Golden Ring of Freedom at NRAAM

Federal Ammunition Joined the Golden Ring of Freedom at NRAAM ANOKA, Minnesota –-( Federal Ammunition President Jason Vanderbrink accepted a custom gold jacket made exclusively for members of the NRA Golden Ring of Freedom while at the 148th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis, Indiana. The National Rifle Association (NRA) bestowed the honor to Federal during the NRA Ring of Freedom Celebration on April 26. “NRA is honored to welcome Jason Vanderbrink and Federal Ammu...
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Wayne LaPierre Is “Humbled”

Yahoo: Wayne LaPierre, the longtime head of the National Rifle Association, said Monday he’s “humbled” by actions by the board Monday that kept him on as its CEO. Hey Wayne.  Are you humbled enough to pay back that $200,000 worth of wardrobe purchases on the backs of member’s dues?
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NRA re-elects Wayne LaPierre after gun lobby group's bitter power struggle

Closed-door meeting also elects Carolyn Meadows presidentGun rights group braces for New York investigationWayne LaPierre, the fiery public face of the National Rifle Association for decades, has fended off infighting inside the organization over its finances and direction to win re-election as CEO of America’s notoriously influential gun lobby group.The move, announced on the NRA magazine’s American Rifleman website, came during a closed-door meeting of the group’s board of directors on Monday....
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Wayne LaPierre re-elected NRA chief, survives power struggle

The NRA board voted unanimously in favor of LaPierre, who has been with the NRA for 40 years and has helped convert it into one of the most powerful lobbies in the United States, expanding gun rights even as the United States has endured multiple mass shootings. North, a revered figure in conservative political circles for his role in the Iran-Contra affair as an aide to President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, became NRA president a year ago.
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NRA Re-Elects Embattled Leader Wayne LaPierre

The vote came Monday, following a weekend of drama in the group’s highest ranks, including barb trading between LaPierre and North over allegations that LaPierre had engaged in self-dealing. The office of New York Attorney General Letitia James confirmed it is investigating the NRA’s nonprofit status after the New Yorker published the allegations against LaPierre.
Tags: New York, News, North, Nra, Wayne Lapierre, LaPierre, Letitia James

NRA re-elects Wayne LaPierre as CEO, confirms replacement for Oliver North

The National Rifle Association re-elected longtime CEO Wayne LaPierre to his leadership position on Monday as it confirmed a replacement for NRA President Oliver North.
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NRA re-elects Wayne LaPierre as CEO and confirms replacement for Oliver North

The National Rifle Association re-elected longtime CEO Wayne LaPierre to his leadership position on Monday as it confirmed a replacement for NRA President Oliver North.
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Wayne LaPierre Prevails in Fierce Battle for the N.R.A.

Mr. LaPierre was re-elected chief executive of the gun rights group after a bitter fight with Oliver North, the organization’s outgoing president.
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