The NRA’s Annual Meeting is over.
- NRA looks to have real problems with cronyism and corruption at the executive level that cannot be swept under the rug.
- The vast majority of the Board are useless and should resign. They either knew or should have known about these problems and made an effort to correct them.
- Nothing the Board did this weekend is going to help the NRA with respect to Tish James’ investigation.
- Carolyn Meadows is unfit to be President. She is way to old and her performance at the Member’s Meeting shows it. No way she will actually be the one in charge.
- Trump standing up for the NRA should be a message all candidates, especially Republicans, that being pro-gun is mainstream and beneficial to their campaigns.
- If serious reform does not happen the membership will revolt. Not like the 70s as that was ideological. This would be broad-based centering around having competent executives running the NRA as a business and having independent Directors free of interest conflicts.
The NRA is under siege by Cuomo and the New York State A.G., who are illegally using the State’s legal apparatus to take down and destroy this very important organization, & others. It must get its act together quickly, stop the internal fighting, & get back to GREATNESS – FAST!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 29, 2019
In responding to Pres. Trump's criticism of NY efforts against the NRA, Gov Cuomo today says: '"The scourge of gun violence is a national crisis plaguing our country and killing our children. It demands action. And action, Mr. President, requires true leadership.'
— Michael Gormley (@GormleyAlbany) April 29, 2019
- First conviction prosecuted under NY SAFE Act overturned
- Area man gets SAFE Act-related conviction overturned
- Schuyler County considers joining U.S. Supreme Court challenge to New York gun control law
- Ex-NYPD cop from LI sentenced in gun-licensing scandal
- New York state investigating NRA’s finances; subpoenas issued
- Letter To The NRA Board Drafted By Tiffany Johnson
- New requirements in Montgomery County for gun permits
- Putting Locks and Keys Between Guns and Children
The NRA Annual Meeting is underway.
The behavior of current and former NRA Directors in trying to shut down debate was disgraceful.
“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has raised millions of dollars during his campaigns over the years, has indicated to associates in recent days that he will be opening his vast and powerful fundraising network exclusively to Joe Biden, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter … Cuomo’s support could be a game-changer for Biden. While the former vice president has consistently led Democratic primary polls, he has been aggressively courting donors in a bid to catch up to an already crowded primary field … Cuomo has raked in $100 million in campaign contributions since he first ran for governor in 2010. At least 80 percent of his backers have given him $10,000 or more …”
Cuomo obviously expects something in return for helping Biden, the VP slot, cabinet position, etc.
What is disturbing is that, compared to the current crop of Democrat candidates, Cuomo looks competent and sane.
New Yorkers Against Gun Violence will be holding their annual lobby day in Albany on May 7.
They’re busing in children again from the City. I expect some sort of spectacle will take place in The Well of the LOB.
- Gordon pushing changes to Oneida County pistol permit laws if elected
- Gordon talks Second Amendment rights in Oneida County
- NRA: Supreme Court Should Move Forward on Gun Case Despite NYC Attempt to Undercut Suit
- County may join amicus brief opposing NYC gun law
- NRA Says NY Regulator Is Impeding Its Lloyd’s Subpoenas
- Fact Check: Sen. Gillibrand’s Latest Talking Point About The NRA Is Completely False
- Confer Column: If Gov. Cuomo signs the bill, it’s the end of the Rifle Shooting Merit Badge for Boy Scouts
- Rod Watson: Want to protect gun rights under SAFE Act? Don’t get sick