NRA Board Reelects Wayne LaPierre as CEO/Exec. VP

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NRA Board Reelects Wayne LaPierre as CEO/Exec. VP
The NRA Board of Directors this week reelected Wayne LaPierre as CEO/Exec. Vice President. (Photo: NRA)


Houston, Texas – May 30, 2022…The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) today announces the election results from its Board of Directors Meeting held in Houston, Texas. Charles Cotton was reelected as President of the Board, Lt. Col. Willes K. Lee as First Vice President, and David Coy as Second Vice President. Wayne LaPierre was reelected as CEO/Executive Vice President.

LaPierre received almost unanimous support over Lt. Col. Allen West, who launched a takeover campaign of the Association in the weeks leading up to the meeting. Lt. Col West received only one vote.  As important, the board vote was preceded by a resolution overwhelmingly passed by NRA members on May 29, 2022 that declared support — past, present and future — for LaPierre.

These developments culminated a multi-day NRA Annual Meeting in Houston that remembered those impacted by the recent tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, recognized NRA members, and called for increased safety measures in America’s schools. During today’s meeting, the NRA recognized members of the U.S. military and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. 

Also, Brevard County, Florida Deputy Tyler Thoman received the NRA Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award for his heroic efforts to protect a fellow officer in a shooting incident in August 2021. Deputy Thoman’s actions saved not only his own life, but also the life of the fellow officer who was wounded in an altercation with an armed felon.

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“Like all Americans, we grieve for the people of Uvalde and Texas,” said LaPierre. “And as we do, we join in the call to support brave law enforcement like Deputy Thoman, improve mental health services, and make our schools more safe and secure. Our children are our most treasured and precious resource — making schools safe is a national emergency.”

LaPierre continued, “I am honored to continue my work for the NRA, and to join our members in their campaign to promote responsible gun ownership and defend Second Amendment freedom for all law-abiding Americans.”

John Frazer was reelected as NRA Secretary/General Counsel and Sonya Rowling as CFO and Treasurer. Jason Ouimet was appointed Executive Director for the Institute for Legislative Action; and Joseph DeBergalis, Jr., Executive Director, General Operations.

The Annual Meeting proceedings conclude as the Association embarks upon a new chapter — steadfast in its grassroots, political, and legal advocacy. In March, the NRA achieved a major victory over New York Attorney General Letitia James — defeating her claims to dissolve the Association.

“The NRA stands strong, safe and secure,” says NRA President Charles Cotton. “We have never been better positioned to protect the Second Amendment or lend our collective voices in support of important issues like school security.”

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  • Geo February 20, 2023, 1:44 pm

    Horse pucky!
    “As important, the board vote was preceded by a resolution overwhelmingly passed by NRA members on May 29, 2022 that declared support — past, present and future — for LaPierre.”

    A) I never saw this resolution and B) why would anyone pledge their “future” support. I smell (another) rat.

    Also, this article would be more interesting if it included the membership success (or lack thereof) of other gun rights organizations. The members leaving the NRA are not changing their minds about the 2nd. They are sick of leaches proclaiming how noble their work is all the while getting rich at the members expense.

  • Eric June 15, 2022, 4:23 pm

    So glad to hear that your all giving up. Our divide and conquer scheme works every time!

  • Joe Nobody June 4, 2022, 8:10 pm

    Sad, as quoted not another penny from me, only when Wayne is Gone. Good Org down the tubes.

  • Michael J June 3, 2022, 8:16 pm

    How do you vote out a questionable incumbent?
    It appears you can’t.

  • Rick June 3, 2022, 8:03 pm

    And I am done. I joined in 1973, and it ends now. Darn shame the board has their collective heads in the sand, or up Wayne’s posterior so far, they cannot see the damage.

  • Jim June 3, 2022, 7:05 pm

    As long as LaPierre and his crew are running the NRA, they will not get another red cent from me.

  • ebd10 June 3, 2022, 6:43 pm

    So a Board of Directors comprised of Wayne’s cronies re-elected him to VP? What a surprise. I wonder if they voted for the organization to continue paying $4500 a month for an apartment for his….”intern.”

  • Roger Topping June 3, 2022, 5:25 pm

    Unbelievable. Auditoriom only 1/3 full. No canvas of nonattending members. LaPierre minions shut down any discussion of replacing LaPierre. Very sorry I am a Life Benefactor. Had I known this crap when I joined , I probably woudl have sent my bucks to GOA.

  • Big Al 45 June 3, 2022, 12:55 pm

    Whether or not LaPierre has done anything wrong aside, the fact that he is a divisive figure should be enough for him to realize he needs to step down, for the good of the organization if nothing else.
    And I now firmly believe he doesn’t care.

    • BR June 3, 2022, 2:38 pm

      You said it perfectly and succinctly. Many others, myself included, will no longer give any money to the NRA. WL has abused donations as his own private piggy bank. His presence is costing the organization resources and integrity. If he cared, he would step back.

  • Newton Benham June 3, 2022, 12:51 pm

    Okay dumbass, I’ll remain a member but you will never get another penny from me for anything other than membership fees!
    A great organization gone to hell because of one greedy pos!

  • kent June 3, 2022, 12:42 pm

    unbelievable! After 50 yrs, I’m through! It is now officially a rogue organization…Where was the opposition from the floor? I want to hear what happened.

  • Trooper June 3, 2022, 12:12 pm

    Time for me to drop out and go to GOA. Enough of supporting his lavish lifestyle. NRA better wake up soon, the grunts in the field are PO’d and leaving.

  • Jeff O June 3, 2022, 12:11 pm

    Thanks NRA. You just put the second amendment in more danger with re-electing this fool. How can you not see that or maybe you just don’t care. Like others have mentioned, I will not renew until he is gone.

    Wayne lost me at Sandy Hook when he basically said, we have the right to have guns so F-You. That kind of attitude is going to lose us that right and it’s just a matter of time. Before long there will be 15 supreme court judges and 9 of them will be gun hating liberals. This latest school shooting is even alienating staunch supporters of the second amendment.

    We as law abiding gun owners need to be and in my opinion have a responsibility to be part of the solution and stop being thought of as part of the problem. I am not opposed to “Red Flag” laws if administered fairly which the thought that they won’t be is an obvious concern. One of the problems I see with “Red Flag” laws is it will just teach the nut cases to keep their mouths shut.

    If you’re keeping Wayne for God’s sake don’t let him talk in public. Get someone who can actually show some compassion and speak diplomatically. The days of screaming “It’s my right” and doing nothing to try and help figure out how to stop these nut jobs I’m afraid is going to come to an end soon.

    How can we get together and figure out how to stop these evil acts from destroying our rights? Sadly until they do something heinous it’s their right too.

    If the left will give up killing over 2000 unborn children everyday I’ll give up my AR.

  • Dexter Winslett June 3, 2022, 11:42 am

    Time to drop out of the NRA.

  • Jon Leone June 3, 2022, 9:56 am

    Now i have to quit mt gun club membership, as they require you to have an NRA membership to join. Its a shame they are going to end up abolished. These idiots just handed the government what they wanted. No more money from me.

  • Shardale June 3, 2022, 8:56 am

    Again, I will not rejoin until he is gone.

  • Frank June 3, 2022, 8:45 am

    As a life member, I remain steadfastly opposed to the Chief Executive Thief of the NRA. They will NEVER see another dime from me with him at the helm… and I’m getting closer every day to canceling my membership altogether. There’s plenty of other 2A organizations that are much more efficient and effective than the Not Relevant Association.

  • Tyler June 3, 2022, 3:13 am

    Dammit, I feel like banging my head against a brick wall. The pretty explicitly clear opinion of donors is that most of us WANT WAYNE GONE! If gun owners (myself included) would band together the way the left does, we could actually accomplish shit. Put your wallets away and let the corruption crumble. The board members voted to keep him because they know as long as they take care of them, the gravy train continues. Self serving bastards.

  • Ro June 1, 2022, 12:08 pm

    nice suit……

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