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Question: Why don't majority of NRA members call for LaPierre's resignation
01-15-2013, 09:46 PM
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Question: Why don't majority of NRA members call for LaPierre's resignation
Here and there, we keep reading that the top leadership of the NRA -- i.e., Wayne LaPierre -- doesn't represent the majority of NRA members. Why is it then, that the majority of NRA members are not calling for LaPierre's resignation? Set me straight if I haven't heard about such an outcry. I'd love to be wrong.
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01-15-2013, 11:15 PM
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RE: Question: Why don't majority of NRA members call for LaPierre's resignation
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01-15-2013, 11:16 PM
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RE: Question: Why don't majority of NRA members call for LaPierre's resignation
(01-15-2013 11:15 PM)SeattleGirl Wrote:  undefined

What the heck? That is not what I wrote!

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01-15-2013, 11:17 PM
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(01-15-2013 11:16 PM)SeattleGirl Wrote:  
(01-15-2013 11:15 PM)SeattleGirl Wrote:  undefined

What the heck? That is not what I wrote!

I was wondering about that!
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01-15-2013, 11:22 PM
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01-15-2013, 11:22 PM
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01-16-2013, 12:56 AM
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Because they're just marginally smarter than he is?
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01-16-2013, 01:34 AM
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RE: Question: Why don't majority of NRA members call for LaPierre's resignation
I wonder why they stay as members? Polls seem to indicate many of its members don't agree with its leadership, yet they keep paying their membership fees. Even George HW Bush resigned after LaPierre made some outrageous remarks about Oklahoma City in 1995.

LaPierre's been a loose cannon for a long time, but reports are that NRA membership grew after Sandy Hook! Go figure...

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01-16-2013, 05:51 AM
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RE: Question: Why don't majority of NRA members call for LaPierre's resignation
Maybe they are calling for a change in leadership, how would we know unless the NRA tells us? It isn't like the majority of their membership could make an announcement on the nightly news.

I wondered the same about their claim that they had a huge surge in membership after Newtown. How can we know? Their records aren't exactly open to scrutiny at times like this. (As a lobbying org. I realize that certain records have to be reported but I'll bet their is room to fudge on things like membership numbers.)

For all we know they may have had a surge in new members and another surge of old members quitting the group. Rather than NRA members calling for a leadership change I see them just leaving the group by not renewing membership.

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01-16-2013, 08:55 AM
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RE: Question: Why don't majority of NRA members call for LaPierre's resignation
(01-16-2013 05:51 AM)pappy Wrote:  Maybe they are calling for a change in leadership, how would we know unless the NRA tells us? It isn't like the majority of their membership could make an announcement on the nightly news.

I wondered the same about their claim that they had a huge surge in membership after Newtown. How can we know? Their records aren't exactly open to scrutiny at times like this. (As a lobbying org. I realize that certain records have to be reported but I'll bet their is room to fudge on things like membership numbers.)

For all we know they may have had a surge in new members and another surge of old members quitting the group. Rather than NRA members calling for a leadership change I see them just leaving the group by not renewing membership.

Exactly Pappy -- but the group that remains seems silent as the night about LaPierre, et al. I have to really wonder whether it's true that LaPierre's extremist views "don't represent the majority of NRA members." Granted, it's not something that keeps me up at night, but it seems to me that that's easily taken for granted when I haven't seen much evidence to the contrary.
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01-16-2013, 10:07 AM
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The NRA doesn't mention that they're currently offering huge discounts on membership.
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01-16-2013, 11:29 AM
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(01-16-2013 10:07 AM)suzie Wrote:  The NRA doesn't mention that they're currently offering huge discounts on membership.

Interesting!
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