Update on NRA Members Intervention filing in the NY AG case

NRA response due on July 9

Back on June 17, NRA Life members filed with the NY court to intervene in the Attorney General’s action against Wayne LaPierre and the NRA.

The NRA’s response is due this Friday July 9. The intervenors then have 10 days to respond to the NRA’s response.

We’ll have a summary of the NRA’s response out shortly after that is filed with the Court.

The key points of the Intervention are: “4. Intervenors, members of the National Rifle Association of America, Inc. (“NRA”), recognize and appreciate the Attorney General's action in seeking to hold the individual NRA executive defendants accountable when the NRA Board of Directors has failed to do so. But for this suit, no individual members such as Intervenors would likely ever be able to overcome the complete control of Wayne LaPierre over the NRA and the complete lack of any effective oversight by the NRA Board. The NRA Board is not independent and no meaningful change in the NRA's governance will occur as long as the individual defendants, and particularly defendant LaPierre, remain in control of the NRA. Thus, as more fully set forth hereinafter, Intervenors support the Attorney General's demand for removal of the individual defendants from their NRA positions and recovery of all funds shown to have been wrongfully spent or appropriated by them, whether paid directly to an individual defendant or to a third party who has not been joined in this case. To the extent possible, Intervenors seek to work with the Attorney General in reforming the NRA's leadership on behalf of all rank-and-file NRA members, while opposing those demands of the Attorney General that are not in the best interest of the NRA or its membership.
5. The NRA operated successfully for over 100 years prior to Wayne LaPierre and his associates gaining control of it, and will continue to do so once they are removed. Wayne LaPierre and those aligned with him are not the NRA. The current LaPierre-controlled Board of Directors is not the NRA. The LaPierre-controlled executive leadership is not the NRA. The rank-and-file membership across our fifty states is the true NRA. Defendants LaPierre, Frazer, Phillips and Powell are (and in the case of Phillips and Powell, were) merely placeholder entrusted with the duty to serve the NRA; and if the allegations herein and in the Attorney General’s Complaint are proven, we stand with the Attorney General in seeking to remove the executive cancer that has threatened and continues to threaten to take down this storied organization and which has been allowed to fester and metastasize for far too long. This is because, through all of the Attorney General's 666 paragraphs of allegations, one simple fact remains true – the wrongs she alleges were not committed on behalf of, or for the benefit of, the NRA and its membership but were committed solely to benefit the personal interests of Mr. LaPierre and his favored friends. These people used the NRA to serve only their own ends, and neither the extent of their wrongs, the number of faithless individuals involved, nor the period of time over which these wrongs were perpetrated can change the fact that these were wrongs perpetrated against the NRA and its membership, who placed their resources and trust in these individuals as fiduciaries that were duty-bound to put the members' interests ahead of their own. This they did not do.
6. Intervenors bring this Complaint in Intervention to hold Defendants LaPierre, Frazer, Phillips and Powell liable for their breach of fiduciary duties and corporate waste, and for declaratory and injunctive relief to prevent the Attorney General from dissolving the NRA as an unnecessary, extreme, unlawful, and factually unsupportable remedy for any harm caused to it by the individual defendants.”

Members will elect 25 directors in this election (the ballots are in the current issue of your magazine). Members need to send a clear message that we DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY. There are 28 candidates on the ballot. Bullet voting is the best way to send that message of accountability

The only director on the front of the ballot that deserves a vote is Owen Buz Mills as he stood up and supported Judge Journey’s attempt to bring in accountability.

NONE of the Nominating committee endorsed candidates deserve a vote. In particular members need to send the message that Carolyn Meadows, the NRA President who admitted that she shredded and burned her notes so that they would not be available, should not be re-elected.

I understand that Rocky Marshall is also running as a write in. In his short time on the Board, he has stepped up and asked the tough questions that Directors should. He deserves your support.

I ask that you please write me and Rocky in on the ballot for the 2021 board of directors election when you get you ballot in the next couple of weeks. It is in the June/July issue of your NRA magazine.

Write In’s MUST have the information as depicted below. Thank you for your support.

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