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  • Why Veterans Like Me are Leaving the NRA

    08/07/2019 7:29:22 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 73 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 1, 2019 | Alonzo Neese
    I believe the overwhelming majority of NRA members are good people and responsible gun owners, but I decry the NRA's leadership and direction. I oppose its tactics. I condemn its inability to support its members, and I lament its transformation from a sportsman's organization into a shill for gun manufacturers... I used to be proud of my NRA affiliation. It was a group that brought me together with like-minded people. I have friends and family who are still members; some were even in Indianapolis. But now I'm proud that I left, especially given the leadership meltdown we saw this weekend...
  • 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 – -(AmmoLand.com)- 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>
  • Ted Nugent: NRA has been 'less than accountable'

    04/29/2019 10:18:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2019 | David Sherfinski
    INDIANAPOLIS Legendary rocker Ted Nugent, a National Rifle Association board member, says the board owes it to the gun-rights groups rank-and-file members to provide more information about its finances and activities. Whether youre a family or a company ora civil rights organization, accountability is job one, Mr. Nugent said in an interview this weekend at the NRAs annual meetings. Weve been less than accountable at the NRA - not as unaccountable as the government or the media, but were better than that. The NRA is facing scrutiny from New Yorks attorney general over its nonprofit status. It has sued...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 4/28-Monday 4/29/2019

    04/29/2019 2:39:49 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/29/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Spain's Socialist Party achieved a first place finish in the country's general election. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez improved the position of his party in Spain's Parliament, but fell short of a majority in the lower house...... Police in Sri Lanka killed the father and two brothers of the man believed to have organized the eight terrorist attacks last Sunday..... Four people suspected of planning a terrorist attack on French police were arrested last Friday April 26th.... One of two suspected spies for the United Arab Emirates committed suicide while in a Turkish prison..... The commander of the detention facilities at...
  • 'Crisis': NRA seeks path forward after Oliver North's surprise resignation, New York probe

    04/28/2019 3:00:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2019 | David Sherfinski
    INDIANAPOLIS The National Rifle Association, which began its annual meeting last week with optimism and enthusiasm, leaves Indianapolis amid unprecedented chaos, with President Oliver North announcing his abrupt departure and new legal scrutiny of the groups finances and inner workings. Mr. North was decrying the disarm America movement to an adoring crowd on Friday, but on Saturday he was announcing by proxy that he would no longer be the groups president after tensions with Wayne LaPierre, the groups executive vice president, boiled over. Even board members were left talking in apocalyptic tones. Every day has been a...
  • NRAs Wayne LaPierre Says He Is Being Extorted, Pressured to Resign

    04/27/2019 6:41:21 AM PDT · by billorites · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 26, 2019 | Mark Maremont
    Longtime National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre has told the groups board he is being extorted and pressured to resign by the organizations president, Oliver North, over allegations of financial improprieties, in a battle stirring up one of the nations most powerful nonprofit political groups. In a letter sent to NRA board members late Thursday afternoon, Mr. LaPierre, the groups 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 and divide us. Mr. North sent his own letter to the board...
  • Oliver North Is out as NRA President

    04/27/2019 8:30:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 116 replies
    Oliver North Is out as NRA President CEO Wayne LaPierre has won an internal battle for control Updated April 27, 2019 11:22 a.m. ET National Rifle Association President Oliver North is leaving the gun-rights organization, after losing a bruising internal political battle with the groups longtime CEO, Wayne LaPierre. Mr. North, in a letter read to NRA members Saturday morning at the groups annual meeting in Indianapolis, said he had hoped to be renominated for a second one-year term as president, but I am now informed that will not happen. The departure of Mr. North, a conservative folk hero from...
  • Oliver North Stepping Down as National Rifle Association President

    04/27/2019 7:03:02 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    IJR.com ^ | 27 April 2019 | al Reuters
    Retired U.S. Marine Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North will step down as president of the National Rifle Association, North said on Saturday, adding he was being forced out due to his allegations that NRA leaders engaged in financial improprieties. In a letter to the organizations annual meeting in Indianapolis read by an NRA board member, North, a conservative commentator best known for his central role in the 1980s Iran-Contra affair, said he had hoped to stand for re-election when his term ends on Monday. I am now informed that will not happen, North said in the letter. His departure came after...
  • NRA in turmoil as Oliver North accused of blackmailing Wayne LaPierre to resign

    04/27/2019 7:08:50 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 26, 2019 08:18 PM | John Gage
    The National Rifle Associations CEO Wayne LaPierre has accused its president Oliver North, of trying to extort him into resigning. LaPierre told NRA board members that North had called him to say that Ackerman McQueen, one of the gun rights organization's vendors, was going to send a letter that would be bad for me unless he quit. LaPierre accused North of having contractual and financial loyalties to Ackerman McQueen, the longtime public relations firm for the NRA which the association filed a suit against this month. The New York Times confirmed they reviewed documents showing that North had asked LaPierre...
  • NRAs 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
    Groups longtime leader says Oliver North, president of the NRA, wants him out Longtime National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre has told the groups board he is being extorted and pressured to resign by the organizations president, Oliver North, over allegations of financial improprieties, in an extraordinary battle roiling one of the nations most powerful nonprofit political groups. In a letter sent to NRA board members late Thursday afternoon, LaPierre, the groups 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...
  • TRUMP WHITE HOUSE WEIGHING PLANS FOR PRIVATE SPIES TO COUNTER DEEP STATE ENEMIES

    12/05/2017 1:26:53 PM PST · by shove_it · 71 replies
    TheIntercepy ^ | 4 Dec 2017
    THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION is considering a set of proposals developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a retired CIA officer with assistance from Oliver North, a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the White House with a global, private spy network that would circumvent official U.S. intelligence agencies, according to several current and former U.S. intelligence officials and others familiar with the proposals. The sources say the plans have been pitched to the White House as a means of countering deep state enemies in the intelligence community seeking to undermine Donald...
  • Incoming NRA President Oliver North blames school shootings on culture of violence, Ritalin

    05/20/2018 8:08:00 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 69 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 20, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    Incoming National Rifle Association President Oliver North says school shootings are the product of a culture of violence, not the Second Amendment. The problem that weve got is were trying like the dickens to treat the symptom without treating the disease, Mr. North said on Fox News Sunday. And the disease in this case isnt the Second Amendment. The disease is youngsters who are steeped in a culture of violence. He said everything from violence on television to Ritalin, a drug used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, may be contributing to the problem. Nearly all of these perpetrators are...
  • David Hogg mocks Oliver North: You would know about terrorism, wouldnt you?

    05/10/2018 9:16:46 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 93 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/10/18 | Victor morton
    Oliver North called Americas new youth gun-control activists civil terrorists; the movements public face trolled back Thursday with an Iran-Contra joke. David Hogg took to Twitter to mock Mr. North, the new president of the National Rifle Association as someone who knows all about terrorism. Mr. Hogg retweeted a Salon article commenting on an interview with The Washington Times in which Mr. North said of the Florida school-shooting victims such as Mr. Hogg, Theyre not activists this is civil terrorism. The teenager replied: #OnTheContra you would know about terrorism, wouldnt you?
  • Oliver North set to become NRA president

    05/07/2018 1:09:04 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7th May 2018 | MEGAN R. WILSON
    Oliver North, the controversial retired Marine and former Reagan White House aide implicated in the Iran-Contra scandal, is on track to be the next president of the National Rifle Association (NRA). The organization on Monday announced that North will replace Pete Brownell in the role within a few weeks. The head of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre, called the appointment the most exciting news for our members since Charlton Heston became President of our Association. Heston served as the groups president from 1998 to 2003, famously shouting, From my cold, dead hands as he held a rifle aloft during the NRA...
  • Lt. Colonel Oliver North Poised to Become NRA President

    05/07/2018 11:07:51 AM PDT · by G Larry · 36 replies
    NRA.org ^ | 5-7-2018 | NRA
    Lt. Colonel Oliver North Poised to Become NRA President "Most exciting news for NRA members since Charlton Heston Became President of Our Association," Wayne LaPierre said. (DALLAS, TX) Lt. Colonel Oliver North, USMC (Ret.) will become President of the National Rifle Association of America within a few weeks, a process the NRA Board of Directors initiated this morning. This is the most exciting news for our members since Charlton Heston became President of our Association, said NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre. Oliver North is a legendary warrior for American freedom, a gifted communicator and skilled leader....
  • Retired CIA Agent Working With Blackwater Claims H.R. McMaster Approved NSA Spy Job On Trump Family

    12/06/2017 5:34:29 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    One News Page ^ | 12-6-2017
    A retired CIA officer reportedly working with Blackwater founder Erik Prince to pitch the White House on a global, private spy network which as we reported yesterday would allow the White House to circumvent and counter "deep state enemies" within U.S. intelligence agencies, is said to have made the stunning claim that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster worked with the NSA to perform surveillance on Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, Steve Bannon and others, according to a report in The Intercept. Former CIA agent John R. Maguire and Blackwater founder Erik Prince The former CIA agent, John R. Maguire -...
  • White House denies planning private global spy network to circumvent U.S. agencies

    12/05/2017 2:21:45 PM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/5/17 | Steven Nelson
    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday the Trump administration is not preparing to set up a private global spy network to circumvent U.S. intelligence agencies. "I haven't asked [President Trump], but it's not something that's currently in the works," Sanders said at the daily White House press briefing. The denial followed a report in The Intercept that the administration was considering reliance on private spies to avoid "deep state" biases against Trump and to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo supplemental information. The idea reportedly is being considered at the urging of Blackwater founder Erik Prince and Oliver North,...
  • Tom Cruise's 'American Made' Nixed Scene With Bill Clinton Getting Lap Dance

    09/29/2017 7:42:25 AM PDT · by mairdie · 30 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/29/2017 | Tatiana Siegel
    The film draws from a conspiracy theory that implicates both Clinton and George H.W. Bush in a massive operation that involved cocaine smuggling, money laundering and illegal arms exporting. American Made, opening today, was poised to be the rare movie that could unite those on either side of the political divide. After all, it's based on the one conspiracy theory that implicates both Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush in a massive operation that involved cocaine smuggling, money laundering and illegal arms exporting. But those hoping for some Clinton dirt will ultimately be disappointed. The filmmakers decided to cut a...
  • IRS Brazenly Continues Crackdowns On Conservative Organizations

    05/05/2014 8:39:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    A little publicized IRS decision should have conservatives who write about politics very alarmed. The IRS revoked the tax-exempt status of a conservative political organization, the Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty (PHCIL), due to a handful of articles that founder Gary Aldrich wrote in his personal capacity. His decade-old articles simply criticized Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, which the IRS claimed constituted electioneering. The articles were linked to as "alerts" from the PHCIL website. The American Spectator noted, Although the literature demands that those like Clinton and Kerry be kept out of power, it never specifically says, Dont vote...
  • My 10 Point Plan to Defeat ISIS

    12/09/2015 10:17:03 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 47 replies
    North Points ^ | Nov. 23 , 2015 | Oliver North
    1. Define the enemy: Radical Islam. 2. Define Victory: No safe havens for radical Islamic groups anywhere. 3. Deploy 2 US Carrier Strike Groups & Marines to the Med. 4. Launch heavy strikes against radical Islamic terror groups in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, and the Sinai. 5. Put US JTACs & FACs with real anti-ISIS fighters/Pesh Merga. 6. Provide arms directly to the Kurds - not through Baghdad. 7. Tell Putin to get out of the way. 8. Stop all GITMO transfers. 9. Support President Sisi in Egypt & King Abdullah in Amman to clear ISIS out of the Euphrates...