NRA Alert! Florida NAGR Scam Hits Alabama!

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Editor’s note: The following is an alert from former NRA President and USF Exec. Director Marion P. Hammer that was issued to USF & NRA Members and Friends on March 18, 2019.  

It looks like D.J. Parten is making a move on Alabama. We’ve heard that he’s trying to establish himself in another state – Alabama. So, if you know people in Alabama, forward this email to them to give them a heads-up. Alabama is our neighbor, be neighborly!

D.J. Parten claims he wants to protect your guns rights, but he’s actually trying to raise money for his boss in Colorado.

D.J. Parten claims to be Executive Director of “Florida Gun Rights” (FLGR) but this so-called “organization” has no actual presence in Florida.

When he asks you to send money to fund the imaginary operation in Florida, he uses a Tallahassee, Florida address for you to mail your checks. But the address where you send money to Florida Gun Rights is actually a drop box in a UPS Store in a strip mall in north Tallahassee where UPS employees box up the mail and ship it off to their customer’s real address somewhere else (like Colorado).

On his LinkedIn account, D.J. Parten claims to be the Regional Director of the National Association of Gun Rights (NAGR). NAGR is in Colorado. That’s the same LinkedIn account where D.J. Parten says he has Bloomberg certification.

So just who is D.J. Parten, really? He signs email that floods into Florida always asking for money. He tries to pull, extract, and drag money out of unsuspecting Floridians on the pretense of saving their gun rights.

It’s a classic “bait and switch.” They pull you in claiming to protect your gun rights then beg you for money.

In short, D.J. Parten heads up a sockpuppet operation – a fundraising organization that has no real presence in a state except for a shell game of addresses to rake in contributions.

It is clearly just another name for the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) a primarily Internet run organization based in Colorado with mail drop boxes around the country to receive contributions.

Florida has not been alone with our scammers.

In Iowa, the scam artist wasn’t named D.J. Parten, it was Aaron Dorr.

Watch the video below where Rep. Matt Windschitl, author of the biggest pro-gun bill in Iowa history, exposes Aaron Dorr the “Iowa Gun Owners” group (a.k.a. NAGR in Colorado) for failing to register in support of HF517 and lying to people.

In Ohio, the scam artist is Chris Dorr (Aaron’s brother) Read this:

So LOOK OUT ALABAMA! D.J. Parten is moving his operation into Alabama. Fore-warned is fore-armed. Don’t let him fool your legislators or stick his hand in your pockets.

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{ 13 comments… add one }
  • P.D. March 25, 2019, 4:11 pm

    So when Michigan residents send money to the NRA, that money stays in Michigan?

  • Dan Gore March 23, 2019, 4:22 pm

    Why isn’t the FBI investigating this group? A scam’s a scam isn’t it? Should be indicting, putting them on trial, convicting them, and putting them in jail! Let them get to know the criminals that they love to coddle and defend.

  • Wayne Hoffert March 22, 2019, 11:44 am

    I too have received numerous fund raising emails from questionable “gun rights” groups. I even, somehow, got on the Everytown group which is about as anti gun as they come getting a bunch of money from Bloomberg.

    There three organizations I will support. First is the NRA as they have been in the fight the longest and while not perfect have done a world of good protecting our rights. There is a reason they are first on so many anti 2nd Amendment “hit” lists and why anti gun candidates single them out. Not only that but I have been to legislative committee hearings and heard the NRA representative testify. Informed, articulate and respectful.

    The second is GOA which is also targeted by the gun haters and declares themselves as the only “No Compromise” gun rights group.

    The third is GOCRA or Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus which is focused on our state legislature. The identity has changed slightly but the focus remains steadfastly on protecting our gun rights.

    Note: A fund raising letter from ANYONE else is a good time to make a contribution to one of the three. I even made a contribution to the NRA when Everytown sent me one. I also sent they a reply thanking them for reminding me.

  • davud March 22, 2019, 10:32 am

    what the heck is ‘bloomberg certification’?

  • H L March 21, 2019, 5:52 pm

    I get a lot of emails from Dudley Brown / NAGR as well but have not contributed so is this a legit org or not. Based on this article I will continue to ignore their requests

    • Kyle April 26, 2019, 4:06 am

      NAGR and Dudley Brown are total SCAMS. Stay clear of that so-called organization. He runs another similar outfit in Florida under a different name that does exactly the same thing, dupe honest gun owners into parting with their money.

  • John Bloxson Jr. March 21, 2019, 1:25 pm

    These pigs are no better then the gun grabbers trying to destroy America just as the did in Russia, the Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, China and Germany. Just as they are trying to do in Great Britain, France, New Zealand, and Australia. This is not the first time someone has worked a scam to steal form People. There are sadly unscrupulas evil people try to erase America by destroying our Constitution. Evil men and Women will claim they are working for the greater good but in truth they are agents of Satan working to destroy Mankind just to hurt GOD. This is all a part of the a Cosmo’s war for the souls of man.

  • David Smith March 21, 2019, 12:38 pm

    So I get emails from Dudley Brown with National Association for Gun Rights all the time. Is this a different NAGR than the one you mention, lead by this DJ Parten?

    • Joe March 21, 2019, 4:31 pm

      Would like to know if different also.

    • Gary March 21, 2019, 4:51 pm

      Yea, Is Dudley Brown ‘s NAGR the same as this Scum Bag? Or is he playing off of the Real NAGR’s name?

  • Dr Motown March 21, 2019, 9:37 am

    I get lots of solicitations from NAGR…what\’s the consensus opinion on them? Scammers or real activists?

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