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Monday, January 8, 2024

Gun Ban Lobby Thinks LaPierre's Departure Means End of NRA

On Friday, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre announced his resignation effective the end of January.  The Gun Ban Lobby could not contain their glee:

But as Cam Edwards noted on Saturday, the anti-rights crowd doesn't understand the pro-rights movement:

The pro-Second Amendment movement has always been bigger than one organization, and it’s certainly larger than any one individual. Wayne LaPierre may have (and may still hold) the power within the NRA, but the power of the NRA comes from the millions of individual members. Even if the NRA were to disappear tomorrow there would still be millions of Second Amendment activists in the United States who would remain just as committed to the fight as they are today. Depending on the direction the NRA board takes going forward there’s every reason to believe that the organization can increase its membership and see donors return. But even if LaPierre’s resignation is just a case of “meet the new boss, same as the old boss” and the group continues to struggle, the broader Second Amendment community is robust and growing larger by the day.
Cam goes on to note that with a recent poll showing households with a firearm at an all-time high, as well as supermajority support for the Supreme Court's Bruen decision, it is more likely that those numbers spell the end of the gun ban agenda than LaPierre's exit signaling the end of the pro-rights movement.

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