NRA board member criticizes Wayne LaPierre, urges group to 'clean' house
By Fredreka Schouten, Updated 8:42 PM ET, Tue May 14, 2019
(CNN)The turmoil confronting the National Rifle Association ramped up this week with a well-known board member and former congressman calling for the organization to abandon its longtime chief executive.
Former Florida Rep. Allen West on Tuesday said he cannot support CEO Wayne LaPierre, in an escalation of the internal strife that has plagued the powerful gun lobby in recent months.
In a statement on his website, West cited concerns about financial mismanagement and "cronyism" within the nearly 150-year-old organization.
"There is a cabal of cronyism operating within the NRA and that exists within the board of directors," West, now in his second term on the board, wrote. "It is imperative that the NRA cleans its own house."
NRA Suspends Chris Cox, Alleges He Took Part In ‘Coup’ Attempt. He Says Claims Against Him Are ‘Patently False’
Whitney Tipton, June 20, 2019 8:19 PM ET
The National Rifle Association suspended chief lobbyist Chris Cox, alleging he participated in a coup attempt against CEO Wayne LaPierre, according to court documents.
The gun-rights behemoth said Cox’s text messages and emails with a board member show an apparent attempt to oust CEO Wayne LaPierre, reported The New York Times on Thursday, noting the full context was unclear.
The allegations were disclosed in the latest chapter of the NRA’s ongoing management saga: a lawsuit the gun group filed against former president Oliver North in response to his alleged attempts to collect legal fees related to his litigation as well as a Senate Finance Committee probe.
NRA donor files class-action suit; claims VP LaPierre blew $275K on suits, $243K on 'luxury travel'
By David Sherfinski - The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 7, 2019
A major National Rifle Association donor sued the gun rights organization this week for fraud, saying its leaders have misspent money over the last four years, ignoring the group’s core mission while paying for expensive clothing and trips for CEO Wayne LaPierre.
David Dell’Aquila filed a federal class-action lawsuit in Tennessee and fired off letters to the attorneys general in New York and Washington on Wednesday, urging them to complete investigations into the NRA well before the 2020 election.
“We feel that the NRA no longer represents its membership and has been corrupted by those in control,” said Mr. Dell’Aquila, who has given about $100,000 worth of cash and gifts to the group in the last several years and — until recently — had pledged most of his estate to the group when he died.
LaPierre's self-set dumpster fire may never be completely put out.
“It’s time for Wayne LaPierre to retire,” Gun Talk Radio’s Tom Gresham wrote in his newsletter, repeating an opinion he’d already introduced on the air. “I have put this off for a while as I waited to see how events would develop.”
Also sharing in responsibility for the organization’s woes, per Gresham, are officers, directors, staffers and vendors for what is “at least malfeasance, and it might even be corruption ... Whether he directed it, was part of it, or just didn’t see what was happening, this all metastasized under the watch of Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. The buck stops there.
“Take your millions and retire,” Gresham concluded. “Do the right thing.”
Tom was always nicer than I am about such matters, more willing to give the benefit of the doubt. I’ll state flat-out NRA needs to fire LaPierre and turn its legal team loose on finding ways the executive vice president has breached his fiduciary duties in order to “revisit” contractual pension obligations “owed” him if he does bail. Because thanks to his “leadership,” they’re going to need the money.
That’s not even the main reason why I believe LaPierre will “not go gentle into that good night” and give up the reins voluntarily. I think he’s riding a tiger and hanging on for dear life. I don’t think he dares let go lest it turn on him when he falls.
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