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  • National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre found liable in lawsuit over lavish spending, must repay millions

    02/25/2024 10:00:32 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 43 replies
    Channel 3000 News/AP ^ | February 25, 2024 | AP Staff
    The National Rifle Association and its former longtime leader were found liable Friday in a lawsuit centered on the organization’s lavish spending. The New York jury found that Wayne LaPierre, who was the NRA’s CEO for three decades, misspent millions of dollars of the group’s money on pricey perks for themselves. LaPierre, 74, sat stone-faced in the front row of the courtroom as the verdict was read aloud. The verdict is a win for New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat who campaigned on investigating the NRA’s not-for-profit status. It is the latest blow to the powerful group, which...
  • Jury finds NRA liable for mismanagement, says Wayne LaPierre violated duties

    02/23/2024 4:56:00 PM PST · by PROCON · 56 replies ^ | Feb. 23, 2024 | Meredith Deliso, Aaron Katersky, and Peter Charalambous
    LaPierre and an NRA executive must pay a combined $6.35 million, the NY AG said.After five days of deliberations, a jury in New York on Friday held the National Rifle Association liable for financial mismanagement and found that Wayne LaPierre, the group's former CEO, corruptly ran the nation's most prominent gun rights group.The jury determined that LaPierre's violation of his duties cost the NRA $5.4 million, though he already repaid more than $1 million to the organization.LaPierre, staring forward with his hands clasped in his lap, sat in the first row of the gallery while the jury read the verdict.The...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 1/5/2023 Newsdump Friday US Defense Chief Incapacitated, Big Epstein Document Dump, FDA Lets Florida Import Cheaper Drugs, Israeli Cabinet Dispute Over October 7 Probe, North Korea Fires Shells

    01/05/2024 8:56:37 PM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/5/2023 | Nextrush/Self
    An Alaska Airlines flight forced to return to Portland International Airport... In Aurora, Colorado former police officer Randy Roedema given a 14-month sentence in the death... "a pathetic fearmongering campaign event" President Donald Trump campaigning in Iowa blasting Joe... The US Supreme Court allowing Idaho's abortion law to be enforced and deciding to hear an appeal... Shipping giant Maersk announcing a pause in traffic through the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden... Television executive Nigel Lythgoe stepping aside as a judge... The Pentagon says that US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was incapacitated and hospitalized... A huge volume of documents related...
  • Wayne LaPierre resigns as leader of the National Rifle Association

    01/05/2024 11:22:14 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 53 replies
    Wayne LaPierre resigns as NRA leader, days before start of his civil trial LaPierre and three other current and former NRA leaders are facing a lawsuit that alleges they violated nonprofit laws and misused NRA funds to finance their lavish lifestyles
  • NRA Board Moves to Keep Dissident Member Off Ballot

    09/08/2022 1:25:50 PM PDT · by RicocheT · 25 replies
    The Reload [gun-rights publication/blog] ^ | September 1, 2022 | Stephen Gutowski
    Another critic of National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre is being pushed out of the organization. Judge Philip Journey, who has been at the center of several efforts to remove current NRA leadership, has not been renominated to appear on the ballot for next year’s board election. That makes his road back onto the board far more difficult. “As an incumbent Director your name was submitted to the NRA Nominating Committee which met on August 27, 2022,” NRA Secretary John Frazer said in a letter to Journey on Monday. “I regret to inform you that you were not renominated.” The...
  • Wayne Lapierre vs LTC Allen West to Lead the NRA

    05/18/2022 7:43:39 AM PDT · by gunwriter · 44 replies
    AmmoLand News ^ | 5/17/22 | Dan Wos
    Former congressman, Lieutenant Colonel Allen West, is challenging Wayne Lapierre for his job as Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association. A group of former & current NRA board members has called on West to “rescue” the NRA from what they see as poor management. And Allen West answered their call. The NRA has been under fire from people like New York State Attorney General Letitia James. Some claim that New York is just targeting the NRA because they are the most prominent gun-rights group in the country, while others think that internal corruption led the NRA to the...
  • IRS Investigating NRA’s Wayne LaPierre for Possible Tax Fraud

    10/05/2020 1:00:47 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 45 replies
    WSJ ^ | October 5 2020 | Mark Maremont
    The Internal Revenue Service is investigating longtime National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre for possible criminal tax fraud related to his personal taxes, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. LaPierre was paid $2.2 million by the NRA in 2018, the most recent year available, the nonprofit group’s public filings show. His total reported pay from 2014 to 2018 was $11.2 million.
  • NRA's LaPierre responds to NY lawsuit: 'Bring it on'

    08/06/2020 2:06:02 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08 06 2020 | Alex Gangitano
    The National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre said the gun rights group is ready for the fight following the announcement of a lawsuit from the New York attorney general seeking to dissolve it. In his first statement on the lawsuit on Thursday, LaPierre called New York Attorney General Letitia James’s (D) actions “an affront to democracy and freedom.” “This is an unconstitutional, premeditated attack aiming to dismantle and destroy the NRA – the fiercest defender of America’s freedom at the ballot box for decades," he said. "The NRA is well governed, financially solvent, and committed to good governance. We’re...
  • Trump had phone call with NRA’s LaPierre in wake of massacres

    08/07/2019 9:34:01 PM PDT · by familyop · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 7, 2019 | Edmund DeMarche
    LaPierre told Trump that endorsing tougher background checks--which the president has reportedly done in private since the February 2018 massacre in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 dead, would not be popular with his voter base...Trump told an audience in Dayton on Wednesday that there is an “appetite” for such checks...if Trump supports his bill that expands these checks — and red-flag laws...Republicans who otherwise would not support the legislation, would be covered politically by the president.
  • Floundering NRA struggles to maintain its 2016 influence in 2020 race

    07/20/2019 8:33:54 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 10:45 AM ET, Sat July 20, 2019 | Sara Murray and Phil Mattingly
    (CNN) - The National Rifle Association was already reeling from leadership shakeups and allegations of financial mismanagement when it dropped another bombshell. The NRA accused Chris Cox -- the man who had controlled the organization's lobbying and political activities for more than 15 years -- of trying to overthrow Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre, according to a lawsuit filed last month. Cox denied the charge to The New York Times, but quickly resigned. His unceremonious sacking stunned NRA board members, who saw Cox as a potential successor to LaPierre, and infuriated political staffers. Some started packing up their desks, unsure of...
  • Wayne Must Go (NRA)

    07/18/2019 3:59:14 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 27 replies
    Tom Gresham's Gun Talk ^ | July 18, 2019 | Tom Gresham
    It’s time for Wayne LaPierre to retire. I have put this off for a while as I waited to see how events would develop. The leaders at the NRA and I’m talking about YOU, the board of directors, as well as the hired help, have spent years … decades … setting up a system which gives key people massive financial rewards. In my view, it’s at least malfeasance, and it might even be corruption. Monster salaries, private jets, slush funds, insane budgets spent on TV shows, as well as PR and advertising campaigns designed to do nothing more than generate...
  • The S#!t Storm that is the NRA Today & How We Got Here

    07/02/2019 10:30:02 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 35 replies
    Ammoland ^ | July 1, 2019 | Anon
    <p>Fairfax, VA – -( Many of my friends are calling me wanting to know what the hell is going on with NRA, as if I ought to know. But all I know is from past observation and from what I’m reading almost daily in newspapers or internet blogs. Mind you, I’m on the outside: I am not, and never have been, on the NRA Board of Directors. But to try to answer them I wrote this encapsulation. Here’s how the situation looks to me. If what follows is not substantially true or seems unfair, I hope somebody on the inside hastens to correct me. Because it’s depressing.</p>
  • VIDEO: Wayne LaPierre's Intern vs Beto O'Rourke's Road Manager

    05/16/2019 9:21:28 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 16, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO A brief look at two very interesting people: Wayne LaPierre's intern and Beto O'Rourke's road manager. This video also includes an historical film clip of Louisiana Governor Huey Long's typist.
  • Leaked Letters Reveal Details of NRA Chief’s Alleged Spending

    05/11/2019 1:28:09 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 83 replies
    WSJ ^ | 5/11/19 | Mark Maremont
    Wayne LaPierre expensed $39,000 in clothes in one day, $18,300 for car and driver, ad agency says; NRA says board has ‘full confidence’ in him National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre billed the group’s ad agency $39,000 for one day of shopping at a Beverly Hills clothing boutique, $18,300 for a car and driver in Europe, and had the agency cover $13,800 in rent for a summer intern, according to newly revealed NRA internal documents. The documents, posted anonymously on the internet, provide new details of the clothing, travel and other expenses totaling more than $542,000 that Ackerman McQueen Inc....
  • NRA’s Wayne LaPierre claims he is being extorted, pressured to resign by Oliver North

    04/26/2019 4:24:58 PM PDT · by Coronal · 79 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | April 26, 2019 | Mark Maremont
    Group’s longtime leader says Oliver North, president of the NRA, wants him out Longtime National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre has told the group’s board he is being extorted and pressured to resign by the organization’s president, Oliver North, over allegations of financial improprieties, in an extraordinary battle roiling one of the nation’s most powerful nonprofit political groups. In a letter sent to NRA board members late Thursday afternoon, LaPierre, the group’s CEO and executive vice president, said he refused the demand. Instead he called on board members to “see this for what it is: a threat meant to intimidate...
  • NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre at CPAC calls for more armed security in schools

    02/22/2018 8:57:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 22, 2018 | David Sherfinski
    Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association, on Thursday called for more trained armed security personnel in schools in the wake of the recent Florida shooting. He said school districts, PTAs, teachers unions, and law enforcement officials have to come together to implement new protections, “including effective, trained, armed security that will absolutely protect every innocent child in this country.” Speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference, Mr. LaPierre said the idea that armed security makes people less safe is “completely ridiculous.” “We must immediately harden our schools. Every day, young children are being...
  • Wayne Lapierre CPAC 2018: SHREDS Media, Democrats & Fbi 2/22/18

    02/22/2018 8:10:30 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the NRA, made an unannounced visit to CPAC on Thursday morning — where he promptly ripped the media, Democrats, and even the FBI in the wake “As usual, the opportunists wasted not one second to exploit for political gain,” LaPierre said. He added, “The breathless national media [was] eager to smear the NRA.” LaPierre’s appearance was not publicized on the published CPAC agenda — released earlier this week — so as to minimize public protest. But on the agenda given to attendees Thursday, LaPierre’s name was included. As millions of Americans searched for meaningful solutions...
  • NRA head lashes out at gun control advocates: 'They hate individual freedom'

    02/22/2018 8:15:40 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 27 replies
    The Guardian (via MSN) ^ | 2/22/2018 | Paul Owen
    Wayne LaPierre, the head of the NRA, broke his silence a week after the Florida school shooting with an unrepentant defence of gun rights and an aggressive attack on political elites who “hate individual freedom”. LaPierre used his address to the conservative conference CPAC to hit out at anti-gun campaigners, who, led by young survivors of the shooting, have attempted to make political headway in the last week. “They fantasise about more laws stopping what other laws have failed to stop,” the National Rifle Association executive vice-president said. “So many existing laws were ignored.” He added: “They don’t care if...
  • Furious Sandy Hook families slam Trump for 'appalling lack of humanity' (tr)

    12/18/2017 2:11:54 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | HANNAH PARRY
    The families who lost their children in the Sandy Hook mass shooting are furious after Donald Trump hosted an NRA top exec at the White House on the massacre's fifth anniversary. Nicole Hockley's son Dylan, 6, was among the 20 children and six members of staff killed in December 2012, when Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut. Hockley later became one of the founding members of the Sandy Hook Promise, a group advocating for gun control and mental health programs 'so that no other parent experiences the senseless, horrific loss of their child.' So...
  • NRA Head Compares Anti-Trump Protester Violence to Terrorism

    02/25/2017 8:33:14 AM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies ^ | Feb. 24, 2017 | ANDREW RAFFERTY
    The head of the National Rifle Association painted anti-Donald Trump protesters as violent extremists and compared their disruptions to terrorism during a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday. "Ladies and gentlemen, another definition of terrorism is violence in the name of politics," said Wayne Lapierre, executive director of the NRA. "And criminal violence has no place in political debate." Police have clashed, at times, with crowds gathered to protest the new president. But the hundreds of demonstrations that have taken place around the globe have been largely peaceful.