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NRA - Post Their Bad Faith Bankruptcy - Episode 27

NRA - Post Their Bad Faith Bankruptcy - Episode 27

May 13, 2021

If you have not yet joined https://www.firearmspolicy.org/ https://www.gunowners.org/ https://www.saf.org/ and more, please, put your money to work there... instead of William Brewer the III's million-dollar pockets.

Ep. 25 NRA Meeting of the Members 2020

Ep. 25 NRA Meeting of the Members 2020

October 11, 2020

 

  • Article III Sec 8, (a) Annual Meeting of Members. The Association shall hold an Annual Meeting of Members to receive the report of the election of Directors and to transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting at such time and place as shall be determined by the Board of Directors. but in no case later than November 30th of each calendar year. Notice of the time and place of such meeting shall be published in consecutive issues of the official journal of the Association not less than twice prior to the holding of the meeting.”

 

 

  • Voting will occur from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 23, and reopen on Saturday, October 24 at 8:00 a.m. Voting will conclude upon the adjournment of the Annual Meeting of the Members.

Tucson Specific

Ep. 24 Talking about the NRA, Open Letters and more with Frank Tait, Anthony Garcia, Rob Pincus and more

Ep. 24 Talking about the NRA, Open Letters and more with Frank Tait, Anthony Garcia, Rob Pincus and more

August 10, 2020

Open Letter from NRA Benefactor Member: Anthony L. DeWitt

  • ...if what the NY AG has alleged is true, a platoon of Wayne LaPierre cronies have been elected to the Board and continue to help him pillage membership funds on behalf of himself and his family. That’s money that suckers like me contributed. So, yeah, I guess I’m still a little angry even today.”
  • -Director Herb Landford was likely electioneered by Paul Payne and company. Today, he chimed in on our Facebook Page under the 
  • (Dezarae Payne told the podcast that every year LaPierre’s office gives Paul Payne the names of NRA board candidates considered allies of the longtime boss of the gun group. Payne then works through the council to lobby NRA members in California to vote for those candidates. Because such a small percentage of members take part in the annual mail ballot election for board seats, Dezarea Payne said, her husband’s electioneering has routinely been critical to victory.

 

  • Michael Schwartz, a gun rights advocate from San Diego who used to belong to the members’ councils, confirmed Dezarea Payne’s account. “The attitude from Paul Payne was very strange,” Schwartz said in regard to an NRA convention trip he made at Payne’s urging. “He was treating it like it was some kind of covert military op, which was beyond ridiculous. He had us staying at a hotel that was away from the convention center. We were told not to talk to any NRA employees or any NRA board members. We were told not to tell anybody why we were there.”)

NY AG’s  Summons

  • Summons: 20 days (- August 26th) or 30 if it wasn’t personally delivered.
  • Those Summoned: WLP, Wilson “Woody” Phillips, John Frazer, Joshua Powell
  • Starting on page 114 (page 119 in PDF view) with point 476 through 543 clearly shows that the resolution put before the members at the NRAAM in 2019 was spot on regarding the Audit and Executive committees - they were rubber stamps and didn't even bother to understand what their fiduciary duties were under NY law nor did they follow common non-profit fiduciary practices. point 509 and 516 show retroactive approval of related party transactions WITHOUT EVEN BOTHERING TO REVIEW THE UNDERLYING DOCUMENTS - They should all resign in disgrace.

DC AG’s Complaint 

In recent years, the NRA has experienced financial problems related, in large part, to low membership and the NRA’s decision to continue to waste funds on improper, lavish spending. To plug financial holes caused by its own poor management, the NRA turned to the Foundation’s funds. Because the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and executives are dominated by the NRA, and the NRA had subverted the Foundation’s independence, the Foundation has allowed itself to be financially exploited through, among other things, unfair loans and management fee payments to the NRA.”

Ep. 23 NYAG Sues for Dissolution of the NRA

Ep. 23 NYAG Sues for Dissolution of the NRA

August 6, 2020
  1. NYAG & DCAG Lawsuits

NYAG sues to dissolve NRA

  • James - "fraught with fraud and abuse." “ claims in a lawsuit filed Thursday that she found financial misconduct in the millions of dollars and that it contributed to a loss of more than $64 million over a three-year period”
  • NRA - "baseless premeditated attack on our organization and the Second Amendment freedoms it fights to defend... we not only will not shrink from this fight – we will confront it and prevail."
  • April 27th, 2019 - NYAG Begins investigation. Aug 1st, 2019 three Directors resign.
  • Directors are silent… currently. Willes Lee only shared the link hardly made reference to it.
Ep. 22 - NRA Members’ Meeting, BoD Election Results, Rigging the Election w/ guest Frank Tait

Ep. 22 - NRA Members’ Meeting, BoD Election Results, Rigging the Election w/ guest Frank Tait

July 27, 2020
  1. Members’ Meeting

Members’ Meeting Rescheduled for the second time (June 11th) time. NRA still has yet to put out an official statement beyond the first rescheduling (here).

  • Sometime TBD in November, 2020.
  • Springfield Expo Center
  • Who knows what time, maybe 0900?
  • The Meeting will take place in Halls A/B/C of the Expo Center and commence at 9:00am Central Time were the previous. All members are invited to attend.


“Article III Sec 8, (a) Annual Meeting of Members. The Association shall hold an Annual Meeting of Members to receive the report of the election of Directors and to transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting at such time and place as shall be determined by the Board of Directors. but in no case later than November 30th of each calendar year. Notice of the time and place of such meeting shall be published in consecutive issues of the official journal of the Association not less than twice prior to the holding of the meeting.”

 

2. Election Results

ELECTED TO THREE-YEAR TERMS ENDING IN 2023

  1.       Jay Printz
  2.       J. William Carter
  3.       Charles L. Cotton
  4.       Linda Walker
  5.       Judi White
  6.       Leroy Sisco
  7.       Howard J. Walter
  8.       Graham Hill
  9.       Mark E. Vaughan
  10.   Thomas P. Arvas
  11.   Ted W. Carter
  12.   Barbara Rumpel
  13.   Phillip B. Journey
  14.   Steven C. Schreiner
  15.   Todd J. Rathner
  16.   Richard Figueroa
  17.   J. Kenneth Blackwell
  18.   Carl Rowan, Jr.
  19.   Curtis S. Jenkins
  20.   Herbert A. Lanford, Jr.
  21.   Allan D. Cors
  22.   Clel Baudler
  23.   Robert E. Mansell
  24.   Patricia A. Clark
  25.   Mark Keith Robinson

ELECTED TO TWO-YEAR TERMS ENDING IN 2022

  1.   Paul D. Babaz
  2.   Todd R. Ellis
  3.   Dave Butz
  4.   Ronald L. Schmeits

ELECTED FOR ONE-YEAR TERMS ENDING IN 2021:

  1.   Niger Innis
  2.   Anthony P. Colandro

NOT ELECTED:

  1.   R. B. Rocky Marshall, Jr.
  2.   Robert J. Wos
  3.   John L. Cushman
  4.   James L. Wallace
  5.   Craig Swartz
  6.   Kevin P. Hogan
  7.   Frank C. Tait

 

3. Gangsters of Capitalism "Rigging the Election"

 

In the episode, NRA instructor and member Dezarae Payne describes how her husband, Paul Payne, from whom she is separated, has since the late 1990s worked secretly to tilt board elections in favor of LaPierre. Paul Payne has been an NRA employee, administrator of the NRA Members’ Councils of California, a state affiliate, and a liaison to LaPierre.

 

Dezarae Payne told the podcast that every year LaPierre’s office gives Paul Payne the names of NRA board candidates considered allies of the longtime boss of the gun group. Payne then works through the council to lobby NRA members in California to vote for those candidates. Because such a small percentage of members take part in the annual mail ballot election for board seats, Dezarea Payne said, her husband’s electioneering has routinely been critical to victory.

 

Michael Schwartz, a gun rights advocate from San Diego who used to belong to the members’ councils, confirmed Dezarea Payne’s account. “The attitude from Paul Payne was very strange,” Schwartz said in regard to an NRA convention trip he made at Payne’s urging. “He was treating it like it was some kind of covert military op, which was beyond ridiculous. He had us staying at a hotel that was away from the convention center. We were told not to talk to any NRA employees or any NRA board members. We were told not to tell anybody why we were there.”

Approximately $5.5M was spent on him, according to our napkin math.

H. Paul Payne’s LinkedIn

A google search revealed that Aaron F. Park sure didn’t like him here and here.

Ep. 21 - Meeting of the Members Rescheduled

Ep. 21 - Meeting of the Members Rescheduled

June 15, 2020

The NRA has now rescheduled the previously cancelled Meeting of the Members to September 5th, 2020 in Springfield, Missouri. Please join us there in an effort to make our NRA better!

https://www.guns.com/news/2020/06/11/nra-2020-annual-members-meeting-rescheduled-for-september

The Trace (I know) reported that according to court documents Wayne LaPierre said, "...numerous times that Mr. Brewer was the only person that was going to keep him out of jail.” Pressed on why jail was a worry, Montgomery swore that LaPierre told “everyone in the room that, ‘you don’t know what you don’t know.’”

https://www.thetrace.org/rounds/nra-put-faith-in-bill-brewers-new-york-connections-according-to-court-filing/

If you aren't up to speed on what has been happening in the NRA, Gangster Capitalism just finished their second season which covered the NRA. Highly recommend you listen to it, if you haven't. https://shows.cadence13.com/podcast/gangster-capitalism

 

Ep. 20 NY DFS charges, Paul Babaz, Duane Liptak’s trending hashtag and more

Ep. 20 NY DFS charges, Paul Babaz, Duane Liptak’s trending hashtag and more

February 10, 2020

New York Charges the NRA with Violating insurance laws, deceiving members

- https://onlygunsandmoney.com/2020/02/05/ny-department-of-financial-services-files-charges-against-nra.html

Lockton was fined $7 million by the New York regulator in May 2018 over its involvement with Carry Guard.

The Department of Financial Services is seeking up to a $500 penalty for each of the 28,000 policies issued to New York residents. 500 x 28000 = $14,000,000. Annual Memberships at $45/14,000,000 = 311,111.1.

April 6th, 2020 hearing in Manhattan.

Brewer said, “Today’s announcement is about politics, not protecting consumers,” William Brewer, a lawyer for the NRA, said in a statement. “The NRA acted appropriately at all times.”

NRA BoD Candidate "Phil" commenting on ammoland article.

Paul Babaz fired from his job on December 18th, 2019.

Gun-Grabbing Memes for the Tacticool Scene starts #ReplaceWayneWithDuane

2/10/20 After show correction/addition: FINRA's Broker-Check list Babaz's termination as a voluntary resignation. 

Ep. 19 - BoD Candidate Corrections, Josh Powell and more

Ep. 19 - BoD Candidate Corrections, Josh Powell and more

February 3, 2020

Josh Powell "on leave".

Guide to the Candidates.

Revisions:

Revision 3 Notes

 

  • Jeffrey W. Hague has withdrawn his name, as the February issue of American Rifleman indicates. Candidates page has updated to 38 candidates and 84% of those 38 being elected to the NRA BoD. 
  • * Patrica Clark - at one point had been the Chair of the Nominating Committee. She was not serving on the Committee when she was nominated by the Nominating Committee for the 2020 by that committee last year.
  • ** Discrepancy in the February American Rifleman pg.72, “two people were nominated by petition.” Ted Carter, John Cushman and Frank Tait all ran by petition of the members for the 2020 election ballot. Neither John Cushman nor Frank Tait received nomination via Nominating Committee. They are on the ballot by petition of the members only. Ted Carter (not John Cushman as erroneously mentioned on the Ep. 18 podcast) received nominations from both.
  • Added Ammoland’s 2020 Linda Walker post.
  • Corrected two broken links and miscellaneous typos. 
  • Ted W. Carter informs us that he was elected to the BoD in 2011, not 1999.

Rev 3.1 Notes

 

  • Philip Journey informs us that was is a prior NRA director from ’95-’98 via a comment on ammoland. Has not responded to inquiries. Age is unknown, but a google search suggests he is 71. Added a 2016 speech found on YouTube.
  • Corrected Candidates page. 31 of the 38, 82%, on the ballot have been on the NRA BoD before.
Ep. 18 - The NRA BoD Candidates, 2020

Ep. 18 - The NRA BoD Candidates, 2020

January 27, 2020

-John Cushman was successful in getting onto the Ballot by Petition only. It was Mr. Carter who ran by petition but was also put on the ballot by the nominating committee. Only John Cushman and Frank Tait are on the ballot solely by petition of the members.

-Patricia Clark is a former Chair of the Nominating Committee, she was not serving on the Committee when she was put on the ballot by that committee last year. It is currently not clear who the Char of the Nominating Committee is.

-Jeffrey W. Hague has withdrawn his name, as the February issue of American Rifleman indicates. Candidates page has updated to 38 candidates and 84% of those 38 being elected to the NRA BoD.

-Ted W. Carter informs us that he was elected to the BoD in 2011, not 1999.

Ep. 17 with Ron Carter, Anthony Garcia, and Rob Picus

Ep. 17 with Ron Carter, Anthony Garcia, and Rob Picus

January 19, 2020

Discussing the NRA BoD Winter meeting and more!

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