[UPDATED] – Trump weighs in on NRA fight, blames New York Governor Cuomo while NRA is having huge board meeting…

This morning Trump has officially weighed in on the fight within the NRA, blaming the governor and AG of New York state for trying to destroy the NRA:

UPDATE: Trump just continued this tweets on this, suggesting the NRA should leave New York State:

The NRA appears to be in meltdown this weekend with all that’s unfolded during the convention.



Right now they are having a big board meeting, one where no recording devices are allowed, according to Stephen Gutowksi. Here’s a few of his tweets from last night and this morning:

Last night…

This morning…

Gutowski says he expects we won’t know anything until the meeting is over, which could be tomorrow. Although it wouldn’t surprise me if there were leaks from the meeting in some of the big newspapers if the meeting isn’t over today.

We’ll keep following this and let you know when there is news.

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60 thoughts on “[UPDATED] – Trump weighs in on NRA fight, blames New York Governor Cuomo while NRA is having huge board meeting…

  1. I hope that there’s a shakeup and they get back to the business of protecting the second amendment.

    Cue the Negative Nancys who have nothing positive to say.

  2. Why are they in New York anyway? NY has to be the most unwelcome place for just about any organization, with the NRA right at the top of that list.

  3. Why ANYONE would remain in California and especially NY is beyond me – especially if you are business. Those states are dying because of corruption, fraud, waste, abuse, onerous/asinine regulations, democrats… Regarding the NRA, I hope they can pull this out of the fire. I hope this meeting accomplishes something good. There can’t be a swamp in everything…

  4. The NRA should move to Texas! Isn’t it interesting, the massive difference between Republicans and Democrats? For instance, if a Republican doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one. If a Democrat doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

    If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat. If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

    If a Republican is homosexual, he quietly leads his life. If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

    If a Republican is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. If a Democrat is down-and-out he wonders who is going to take care of him.

    If a Republican doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels. A Democrat demands that those they don’t like be shut down.

    If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church. A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.

    If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. If a Democrat decides he needs health care, he demands that the rest of us pay for his.

    If a Republican is unhappy with an election, he grumbles and goes to work the next day. If a Democrat is unhappy with an election, he burns down a Starbucks, throws rocks at cops and takes two-weeks off for therapy.

    If a Republican reads this, he’ll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh. A Democrat will delete it because he’s “offended.”

    What does this REALLY say about the two parties? If you want freedom and liberty under a Constitution that has stood the test of time for over 240 years, vote Republican. If you want government overreach and oppression with a liquid Constitution and laws that shift with the tides, vote Democrat. Democrats love to talk about how complicated everything is; that is because they hate truth. If you stick to truth, everything is quite simple and even obvious. :halo:

  5. So, this is totally off topic, but so necessary to share. Candace Owens and Allie Stuckey nail it in their conversation on the Candace Owens Show. They discuss abortion, pro-life, and the leftist hijacking of the women’s movement, Christianity and so much more. Excellent conversation from two young women…there is hope for their generation. Must watch or listen…41 minutes well spent.

    https://www.prageru.com/video/the-candace-owens-show-allie-stuckey/

  6. I wasn’t a fan of having Ollie be the prez of the org. Wayne has been there way too long. They both need to go. They also need to kick out Grover Norquist from the Board (never trusted that guy). Along with all that, they need to pair down the administrative overhead from the top of the org, and limit the waste of cost in paper and mailings for repeated appeals for more money and pushing early membership renewals.

    Disclaimer: I have been a member of the NRA since my teen years (with only a brief gap in membership in my 30s).

  7. I wouldn’t be surprised if Trump himself leaves NY state once he leaves office, he’s been there his entire life so that is a strong statement for him to make to the NRA.

    1. @rutgers I can’t see Trump leaving NYC. I can see him spending the majority of his time in Florida at one of his resorts after his second term is over, but I don’t see him moving his business headquarters out of the city.

  8. I’ve been an NRA lifer for longer than I care to admit. Having said that, I’ve been disappointed with the NRA for almost as long as I’ve been a member.

    NRA leans too heavily to the “hunter’s rights” ideology, and not the the true, constitutional, Second Amendment ideology. LaPierre has been instrumental in this stance.

    The left has labeled the NRA a bloody terrorist organization when, in fact, it’s a watered down shell of a human rights organization that has focused too much on fundraising and perks than grassroots organizing and activism for self defense and unrestricted firearms access for all Americans.

    I hope and pray the NRA can get their act together and emerge as a true warrior for liberty.

  9. Neither North nor LaPierre have put the organization and its mission over self. Otherwise, whatever is going on would never have been made so public. North couldn’t threaten LaPierre if LaPierre was on the up and up either. If LaPierre did no wrong then there is nothing to extort. Now the whole organization is under fire from the NY leftists. Good job, a-holes! :thumbsup:

  10. Why are they in New York anyway? NY has to be the most unwelcome place for just about any organization, with the NRA right at the top of that list.

    1. I don’t understand. I thought the NRA was headquartered in Virginia. On Waples Mill Road in Fairfax. What’s all this talk about them being in NY?

  11. The NRA should move to Texas! Isn’t it interesting, the massive difference between Republicans and Democrats? For instance, if a Republican doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one. If a Democrat doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

    If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat. If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

    If a Republican is homosexual, he quietly leads his life. If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

    If a Republican is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. If a Democrat is down-and-out he wonders who is going to take care of him.

    If a Republican doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels. A Democrat demands that those they don’t like be shut down.

    If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church. A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.

    If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. If a Democrat decides he needs health care, he demands that the rest of us pay for his.

    If a Republican is unhappy with an election, he grumbles and goes to work the next day. If a Democrat is unhappy with an election, he burns down a Starbucks, throws rocks at cops and takes two-weeks off for therapy.

    If a Republican reads this, he’ll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh. A Democrat will delete it because he’s “offended.”

    What does this REALLY say about the two parties? If you want freedom and liberty under a Constitution that has stood the test of time for over 240 years, vote Republican. If you want government overreach and oppression with a liquid Constitution and laws that shift with the tides, vote Democrat. Democrats love to talk about how complicated everything is; that is because they hate truth. If you stick to truth, everything is quite simple and even obvious. :halo:

    1. @Charli :thumbsup: :clapping: Great comment, and in my opinion, the comment of the month!

      1. Thanks, Lillie Belle, but I cannot take credit for doing anything more than sharing it…received it from a friend who received it from a friend who…….just happy to share it with everyone here 🙂

  12. I wasn’t a fan of having Ollie be the prez of the org. Wayne has been there way too long. They both need to go. They also need to kick out Grover Norquist from the Board (never trusted that guy). Along with all that, they need to pair down the administrative overhead from the top of the org, and limit the waste of cost in paper and mailings for repeated appeals for more money and pushing early membership renewals.

    Disclaimer: I have been a member of the NRA since my teen years (with only a brief gap in membership in my 30s).

    1. Norquist wasn’t on this year’s board of directors ballot so I think he’s gone. I always made it a point to fill in my ballot with the maximum number of nominees AND leaving Norquist blank just so no one can tamper with my ballot by marking him.

      1. My problem with those board ballots is that all it is is a bunch of names with no list of stances on issues, candidate backgrounds, etc. Therefore you can’t really determine who you may think are the best candidates for the voting.

  13. So, this is totally off topic, but so necessary to share. Candace Owens and Allie Stuckey nail it in their conversation on the Candace Owens Show. They discuss abortion, pro-life, and the leftist hijacking of the women’s movement, Christianity and so much more. Excellent conversation from two young women…there is hope for their generation. Must watch or listen…41 minutes well spent.

    https://www.prageru.com/video/the-candace-owens-show-allie-stuckey/

    1. @joyfulgiver
      Thanks Joy. Listening to it now while I`m making some apple/blackberry jelly.
      :thumbsup:

  14. I wouldn’t be surprised if Trump himself leaves NY state once he leaves office, he’s been there his entire life so that is a strong statement for him to make to the NRA.

  15. Why ANYONE would remain in California and especially NY is beyond me – especially if you are business. Those states are dying because of corruption, fraud, waste, abuse, onerous/asinine regulations, democrats… Regarding the NRA, I hope they can pull this out of the fire. I hope this meeting accomplishes something good. There can’t be a swamp in everything…

    1. Yes, as I’ve been saying, the NRA is the face of the second amendment community. To destroy it would be a great victory for the left. It desperately needs reformation.

  16. I’ve been an NRA lifer for longer than I care to admit. Having said that, I’ve been disappointed with the NRA for almost as long as I’ve been a member.

    NRA leans too heavily to the “hunter’s rights” ideology, and not the the true, constitutional, Second Amendment ideology. LaPierre has been instrumental in this stance.

    The left has labeled the NRA a bloody terrorist organization when, in fact, it’s a watered down shell of a human rights organization that has focused too much on fundraising and perks than grassroots organizing and activism for self defense and unrestricted firearms access for all Americans.

    I hope and pray the NRA can get their act together and emerge as a true warrior for liberty.

  17. Neither North nor LaPierre have put the organization and its mission over self. Otherwise, whatever is going on would never have been made so public. North couldn’t threaten LaPierre if LaPierre was on the up and up either. If LaPierre did no wrong then there is nothing to extort. Now the whole organization is under fire from the NY leftists. Good job, a-holes! :thumbsup:

  18. This is an absolute sh*tshow for the NRA.
    No spin can repair the damage done at such a large meeting.
    This is pathetic.

  19. Don’t understand why NRA would remain in New York where there are so many leftist gun control advocates like Bloomberg! The President is right, they should leave that liberal state!

      1. I live in NY ( for all of my 63 years), I disagree they should leave , I am a NRA member, and want them to fight and legislate for this one of 50 United States

    1. From what I understand, the rules of incorporation in New York state include a provision where New York state would have to give the NRA permission to leave, or to end its incorporated status.

      I bet New York would love to have that power to prevent individuals from leaving, so they wouldn’t keep losing representatives in Congress.

      1. Yeah, people are fleeing the commie states. It’s one of the reasons that they are welcoming the illegals. Too bad that all of the skilled labor is being replaced by tomato pickers.

        1. Leftist Cuomo and socialist DeBlasio will kill New York, once a great state. Leftists are like chemists…everything they touch turns to crap!

      2. @hubman Haven’t many corporations fled NYS? How were they able to do so without losing their incorporated status? I bet NYS gives almost no permissions to leave.

        1. @Lillie Belle Since the early seventies the upstate region of NYS has lost nearly all of their manufacturing jobs.

          When I was growing up in the sixties it was nearly unheard of for an adult to not have a job. Mine and most of the kids I grew up with had parents that worked full time jobs. There used to be countless large brand name corporations that provided hundreds of thousands of good paying jobs throughout the upstate region. We had a thriving economy. Cities like Rochester had a triple A bond rating.

          Then came the seventies and the mass migration of corporations and people who left the state to follow the jobs to the sunbelt region. Most of the small towns a cities were devastated and still remain that way to this day. NYS has has zero population growth ever since. So what does that nazi, Cuomo do to fix the problem? He thumbs his nose at our immigrations laws and defiantly allows an influx of fifteen hundred uneducated illegals to invade the state per year for three years. The S.O.B. then gives them $3,000.00 per month of our tax dollars along with access to all of the other welfare programs to live on.

          Throughout my adult life I’ve seen corporations come and then leave after ten to fifteen years. I came to learn that the reason behind this trend was that the politicians would entice companies to come to NYS by bribing them with a ten to fifteen years tax exemption. Once that exemption ended they would pack up and leave.

          There was also Bill Clinton’s NAFTA agreement had a tangible negative cause and affect. I know of three major corporations that bolted for Mexico because of NAFTA. I had a friend that was a plant manager for one of those corporations and he left to help get their Mexico plant up and running. He came back for a golf tournament a year later and I asked him if he liked being in Mexico. He looked at me and said, “It was a huge mistake to move to Mexico.” When I asked him what the problem was he responded by saying, “They never took into consideration the cultural difference.” I asked, “What do you mean?” He said, “Let me give you an example. We hire Pablo to do a job. Pablo decides that he doesn’t feel like working that day so he asks his cousin Poco to fill in for him. The problem with that is Poco has no training so he sits around all day doing nothing. Then there’s the afternoon siesta we have to deal with.”

          This is all due to democrat policies.

      3. If they stay, and NY strips them of their tax exempt status, NRA would have to leave. It could get very costly for them to stay. Hope they have good counsel advising them.

  20. I hope that there’s a shakeup and they get back to the business of protecting the second amendment.

    Cue the Negative Nancys who have nothing positive to say.

    1. Yep. It’s really that simple. No need for piling on. Especially now, when the left thinks it has its fingernails on a handhold to try and flip the argument to their side.

      1. Despite the many faults, the NRA is on our side. No reason to give them a victory ourselves.

        1. It’s a lot like the Republican Party, it is not perfect but to completely abandon it is not a grown up decision based on reality. The NRA’s enemies are freedom loving Americans enemies too, and we shouldn’t forget that.

  21. It would be nice if they cleaned house, threw out the trash, and rearranged to the original floor plan. Spring cleaning can be really invigorating and necessary and refreshing.

    1. Yeah, they’re a long way from the civil rights organization that armed freed slaves, Catholics and Republicans to defend themselves against the Ku Klux Klan.

      1. @Dr. Strangelove I was about to renew my membership before all this news broke. Now I will wait to see what they do to decide if I will renew. This sucks, and they really should move out of New York.

        1. I’m a life member. However, lately my donations have been going to The Second Amendment Foundation and the GOA. I haven’t been impressed with their current actions enough to donate.

          1. @dr-strangelove I have a GOA membership, but I do need to check into the Second Amendment Foundation.

            1. Alan Gottlieb is awesome. SAF won’t spam you like the other groups and if it applies to you, donations are tax deductible. Check out all of their legal activities, they battle rather quietly.

                1. YW, Lillie. Some, like NAGR and FPC, are so bad that I don’t recommend them. If they spend all of their time asking for money, I don’t trust them.

  22. This is an absolute sh*tshow for the NRA.
    No spin can repair the damage done at such a large meeting.
    This is pathetic.

  23. Don’t understand why NRA would remain in New York where there are so many leftist gun control advocates like Bloomberg! The President is right, they should leave that liberal state!

  24. It would be nice if they cleaned house, threw out the trash, and rearranged to the original floor plan. Spring cleaning can be really invigorating and necessary and refreshing.

    1. Yeah, they’re a long way from the civil rights organization that armed freed slaves, Catholics and Republicans to defend themselves against the Ku Klux Klan.

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