Summary of the NRA Annual Meeting and NRA Board meeting (up to executive session)
Wayne LaPierre challenged as EVP!
There was a disappointing showing of reform minded NRA members at the annual meeting today in Charlotte. Roughly 200 people attended.
The results of the Board of directors election were reported - Page 1 Page 2. John Frazer clarified that per the by-laws write-in candidates do NOT have the right to fill open positions, only those that were on the ballot.
I submitted this resolution calling for the resignation of the officers and the board and that the current officers do not deserve to be re-elected. Board member Joel Friedman objected to the resolution, and by Roberts Rules, a vote was taken on the objection before the resolution could be addressed. For the Objection to be sustained it needed a 2/3 majority. It wasn’t even close with about 150 voting to support the objection and only 10 supporting the resolution.
This was one of the shortest member meetings ever.
The Board convened at 2pm with 49 directors attendance and 26 absent.
Willes Lee told the Board members that they were now required to inform the Public Relations Office if they were going to speak to any of the media or to any other groups and that only the NRA Public Relations Office could speak for the NRA.
There was a bit of excitement as Phil Journey nominated Rocky Marshall as EVP. All of the other officers were elected by acclimation and Carolyn Meadows was added to the Executive Council. Jay Printz made a statement of personal privilege and called the vote for EVP “an exercise in mental masturbation.”
In a paper ballot with 46 directors voting, Wayne LaPierre was re-elected with a vote of 44 to 2 with 3 not voting.
The board is still in executive session. I’ll post a follow up of anything noteworthy.