NRA Files for Bankruptcy

go_deep

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Perfect timing since Biden just laid out his plan for extensive gun control, ammo control, gun confiscation....
 

kidoggy

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they are not insolvent . they are simply moving their headquarters from a hostile state that openly opposes the 2nd to go to a a state that openly supports the 2nd???????? they are trying to shed waste and more efficiently manage members contributions .I see no reason why any would not want this???now if they could just shed wayne maybe some supporters would come back!

all new york lawsuits will be still going forth . they are still fighting for our right to bear arms
 

DH56

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This from another article-Texas is a much better culture for their headquarters then NY.

“Friday’s move will likely put the New York lawsuit on hold, and a reincorporation in Texas could strip James of her power to dissolve the group.”
 
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kidoggy

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this is an e-mail I received today from NRA.



NRA Dumps New York to Reincorporate in Texas, Announces New Strategic Plan




Dear NRA Members & Supporters:
Today, the NRA announced a restructuring plan that positions us for the long-term and ensures our continued success as the nation’s leading advocate for constitutional freedom – free from the toxic political environment of New York.

The plan can be summed up quite simply: We are DUMPING New York, and we are pursuing plans to reincorporate the NRA in Texas.
To facilitate the strategic plan and restructuring, the NRA and one of its subsidiaries filed voluntary chapter 11 petitions in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. As you may know, chapter 11 proceedings are often utilized by businesses, nonprofits and organizations of all kinds to streamline legal and financial affairs.
Under the plan, the NRA will continue what we’ve always done – confronting anti-gun, anti-self-defense and anti-hunting activities and promoting constitutional advocacy that helps law-abiding Americans. Our work will continue as it always has. No major changes are expected to the NRA’s operations or workforce.
Importantly, our plans do not impact your membership at any level.
NRA supporters will continue to enjoy all their full member benefits – from new members to Life Members to Benefactor Members. We will continue to publish and deliver your magazines. We will continue to train Americans and teach them firearm safety. We will continue to teach hunter safety. But most importantly, we will continue to fight for your freedom and the freedom of all Americans – as we have for all these years. In fact, we are expanding our national platform.
The plan aims to streamline costs and expenses, proceed with pending litigation in a coordinated and structured manner, and realize many financial and strategic advantages.
You know that our opponents will try to seize upon this news and distort the truth. Don’t believe what you read from our enemies. The NRA is not “bankrupt” or “going out of business.” The NRA is not insolvent. We are as financially strong as we have been in years.
But they know today’s announcement makes us bigger, stronger and more prepared for the fight for freedom.
We are leaving the state of an attorney general who, just a few months ago, vowed to put us out of business through an abuse of legal and regulatory power. In fact, the gross overreach of the New York Attorney General and New York Governor has been resoundingly criticized by powerful national groups like the ACLU and a host of prominent legal scholars.

Subject to court approval, the NRA is pursuing plans to reincorporate in the State of Texas. The Lone Star State is home to more than 400,000 NRA Members and the site of our 2021 Annual Meeting being held in Houston.
Texas values the contributions of the NRA, celebrates our law-abiding members, and joins us as a partner in upholding constitutional freedom.
Under this plan, we seek protection from New York officials who illegally abused and weaponized the powers they wield against the NRA and its members. You can be assured the Association will continue the fight to protect your interests in New York – and all forums where the NRA is unlawfully singled out for its Second Amendment advocacy.
This plan represents a pathway to opportunity, growth and progress.
This is the most transformational moment in the history of the NRA. And it involves all of you.
The NRA will continue to promote its Second Amendment advocacy, sponsor firearms training, and work with its network of instructors and volunteers in furtherance of its mission. This plan actually streamlines all of the NRA’s activities and improves our operational processes.
I know we have welcomed many of you to our headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. We have no immediate plans to relocate, but we are forming a special committee to explore our strategic options in this regard. We want to determine if there are advantages to relocating our HQ operations to another state. I have asked our leadership team to explore all options that benefit the NRA and its members.
What’s most important is leading the fight for Second Amendment freedom and serving our members. We will do that from anywhere that works best for you and for our cause.
All membership dues and financial donations will be fully dedicated to supporting our operations and public advocacy. This plan actually improves our business. It protects us from costly, distracting and unprincipled attacks from anti-2A politicians aimed at attacking the NRA because we are a potent political force. We know that the gun ban lobby will never stop – fueled by a hatred of your freedoms and by wealthy benefactors. Our plan is the best way to confront them.
We are now prepared for a better future. In fact, to me, it feels like the dawn of a new day.
We are revitalized, well-positioned, and steadfast in our commitment to fight for you. To learn more, please visit www.nra.org/forward.
Thank you for your unwavering spirit and being part of the NRA’s future. Both hold incredible promise for our country – and the freedoms in which it believes.
Wayne LaPierre, NRA CEO & EVP
 

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this is the main reason I no longer join organizations as a lifer. just never know if they will remain true to the cause.
I am on the fence as to wether to dump the NRA for another .

for now ,I choose to remain a member but they will receive zero in extra donations from me till they clean their house up.
aka lose wayne!
 
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kidoggy

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On the topic of the 2A, what other groups do people have first hand experience with that are worth a dang??
therein lies the delema(at least for me) in dumping the NRA .who is better???????????

I am not aware of any that come close to the power of the NRA . perhaps their corruption can be partly lain at our feet by allowing this to be so?????????? I dunno. :unsure:

there are many orgs out there fighting for gun rights though. probly none are perfect but sometimes to win a war(and make no mistake this is a war) one must embrace the enemy of my enemy concept. not always an easy pill to swallow.

gun owners of america ?????
second amendment foundation??
national association for gun rights??


idaho has a lesser known outfit called foundation for wildlife that I like .
but it's geared more against animal rights groups then fighting for the 2nd. they fight more for hunters rights against the pro wolfers.
still, to fight animal rights activists IS to fight for the second, so many of these type groups are worth looking at also ,imo.
 
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Rich M

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I hadn't seen any NRA ads for a while and was wondering. Starting to see them again. Hopefully being out of NY will bring good tidings.