My NRA Board Election Ballot

In normal times, I might have supported a few more on this ballot. However, these are not normal times when it comes to the National Rifle Association. It is being sued for dissolution by the Attorney General of New York, it has wasted millions of dollars on needless litigation, it is has a mostly complacent board who has no concept of their fiduciary duties, it has a CEO who looks at the organization as his personal piggybank, and the list goes on. Its most egregious sin in my opinion is that the grifters have lost sight of who they serve. The consequence of that is to put my civil rights and yours at risk which is unforgiveable.

As you can see from my ballot, I voted for only one person nominated by the Nominations Committee – Owen Buz Mills. I also wrote in the names of Frank Tait and Rocky Marshall. All three of these men have run companies, have served the Second Amendment, and have put the members first.

My ballot arrived in my American Rifleman today. It must be received by the auditing firm by August 15th.

If you want to see the NRA change and improve, then vote for change and improvement. If not, there is not much I can say.

And yes, that is a Charlton Heston forever stamp that I used.

UPDATE: I just noticed that I misspelled Boerne, Texas. I put a “U” where it should have been an “E”. I hope my misspelling doesn’t cause it to be tossed.

NRA Ballots Are Arriving

I heard today that the ballots for the 2021 NRA Board of Directors’ election have started to arrive. It will come in the official journals of the NRA which include American Rifleman, American Hunter, America’s First Freedom, and Shooting Illustrated. If you are a either a Life Member of any category or a five-year continuous member, you are eligible to vote and should be receiving a ballot.

As I wrote back in November 2020, there are no petition candidates on the ballot. That means everyone on the ballot was selected by the Nominations Committee which is dominated by “friends of Wayne”. Of the people nominated, only Owen “Buz” Mills is worthy of your support. He had the fortitude to stand up for the members during the NRA bankruptcy proceedings. Everyone else on that list of nominees thought it more important to stay in Wayne’s good graces and not offend the powers behind the throne.

There are also two write-in candidates running for the board. It should be noted that no one has even been elected directly as a write-in candidate. Charlton Heston, as I understand it, was elected as the 76th Director because he did appear on a few ballots as a write-in.

The two write-in candidates are Frank Tait and Rocky Marshall. As Frank Tait notes, it is essential that their names be listed exactly as shown below or they will be disqualified. Rocky Marshall stood up when it was time to be counted and deserves to stay on the board.

I am a strong believer in bullet voting and these three are the only three I would encourage you to give your vote. Voting for 25 candidates dilutes your vote. You are giving equal weight to both your number one preferred candidate and your 25th preferred candidate.

There is one person on the ballot who should not get your vote. That is Carolyn Meadows. She has served as an enabler to both Wayne LaPierre and William Brewer and that is unforgiveable. As part of the Special Litigation Committee, she helped pave the way for the NRA to waste another $10 million on their abortive attempt at getting out of New York by way of bankruptcy. If only half of that money had been used in the Georgia US Senate run-off elections, perhaps there would not be a Senator Warnock (D-GA) nor a Senator Ossoff (D-GA). This would have been the bulwark needed to stop Joe Biden and his cronies plans to eviscerate the Second Amendment and our God-given rights to self-defense.

I will be voting for Buz Mills directly and for Frank Tait and Rocky Marshall by write-in. No one else will be getting my vote.

2021 NRA Board Nominations

30 individuals have been nominated by the NRA Nominating Committee to run for the Board of Directors in 2021.

Rather than listing them by name, here is a photo of the list.

This does not include those who plan to run by Petition such as Frank Tait.

I’d like to point out sitting Directors who would normally be up for re-election this year that are not on the list.

First and foremost is LtCol Robert Brown. Evidently he was just a bit too free-spoken and too likely to rock the boat. I did hear a rumor that NRA President Carolyn Meadows had earlier demanded he resign from the Board.

Also missing are people like Il-Ling New, Kristy Titus, and Robert “Bob” Nosler.

What is that old saying, “the more things change, they more stay the same.” 2020 has seen the New York AG move to dissolve the NRA, Republican control of the Senate is on the edge, and a new anti-gun administration presumably (if possibly fraudulently) has been elected. So the Nominating Committee comes up with a list of the same old names with a few new ones tossed in.

All I can say is that Wayne is secure if not the organization.

Sigh.