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Old March 24, 2020, 08:07 PM   #1
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NRA cutting staff, salaries, blames Corona virus

In addition to the cancellation of the NRA convention this year, NPR is reporting that the NRA has announced layoffs and pay cuts due to the Corona virus. The number of layoffs wasn't disclosed, but the staff work week was cut to four days with a 20% pay cut. Not sure how these cuts are related to the Corona virus. Not a good sign for the NRA in an election year.

Here's the link to the NPR story.
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Old March 24, 2020, 09:06 PM   #2
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I'd giving the side eye to any thing that is coming from the NPR.

If it's true, let's see what the NRA counter point is.... the truth is some place in the middle.
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Old March 24, 2020, 09:58 PM   #3
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What a perfect time to downsize and reorg. without admitting defeat.
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Old March 24, 2020, 10:19 PM   #4
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I have seen that elsewhere. The NRA Convention is a huge moneymaker for them as SHOT is a huge moneymaker for the NSSF. Neither is a bad thing, just is.
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Old March 25, 2020, 06:03 PM   #5
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I'd giving the side eye to any thing that is coming from the NPR.

If it's true, let's see what the NRA counter point is.... the truth is some place in the middle.
I am a member of a forum that a NRA board member frequents. According to him, it is true. Wayne Lapierre even had to take a 20% cut, which is good, but would be better if he lost his job.
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Old March 25, 2020, 07:23 PM   #6
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They still have more than one Fudd on the board and several years ago changed the rules to protect them....especially Jouquin Jackson. I'm a lifer but I won't shed a tear for a forced reorg.
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Old March 25, 2020, 07:33 PM   #7
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20% of a couple million? I hope that doesn't crimp WLP's lifestyle too bad...

He might have to pay for those mailers requesting donations out of his own pocket!!
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I am a member of a forum that a NRA board member frequents. According to him, it is true. Wayne Lapierre even had to take a 20% cut, which is good, but would be better if he lost his job.

+1-no way on any green earth is he worth what he has been getting paid.

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Old Yesterday, 05:53 PM   #9
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I think, but don't know for sure, the Illinois State Rifle Association requires members to be NRA members also.

That, and the range I belong to does require it.

Also, to compete at the Regional, Sectional and State championship levels, NRA membership is required.

I would not renew my NRA membership if it wasn't required.

Does Wayne care? Nope. He's locked in for life at his current income. There isn't a NRA Board member out there with the nads to butt heads with him.
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Old Yesterday, 06:27 PM   #10
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Up until 10 years ago, our club required the same thing. One could not join w/o already being a NRA member.
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You mean the NRA didn't negotiate a $M support program out of the $2.2T?
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Old Yesterday, 08:27 PM   #12
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The NRA has really changed and the days of Harlan Carter are long gone I have been a member since 64 and things sure are different now.
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I am a member of a forum that a NRA board member frequents. According to him, it is true. Wayne Lapierre even had to take a 20% cut, which is good, but would be better if he lost his job.
Tell him to fire W.L.
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I think, but don't know for sure, the Illinois State Rifle Association requires members to be NRA members also.

That, and the range I belong to does require it.

Also, to compete at the Regional, Sectional and State championship levels, NRA membership is required.

I would not renew my NRA membership if it wasn't required.

Does Wayne care? Nope. He's locked in for life at his current income. There isn't a NRA Board member out there with the nads to butt heads with him.
Seems like your club needs to change its rules. Bring up a rules change at a meeting.
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Seems like your club needs to change its rules. Bring up a rules change at a meeting.
I doubt that would happen, as they just made that a requirement a year ago. The club I belong to is hurting for funds, so they made NRA membership mandatory to make them eligible for loans and grants for maintenance / repairs.
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