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The NRA is in Decline

Posted on the 21 February 2013 by Mikeb302000
Embattled NRA leader Wayne LaPierre (Getty)
Embattled NRA leader Wayne LaPierre (Getty)
Capitol Hill Blue 
Insiders at the embattled National Rifle Association say the organization is padding its claims of recent increases in membership and say more members are leaving amid criticisms over strident positions taken by controversial leader Wayne LaPierre.

“In reality, our membership is probably dropping,” says one embittered NRA staffer, who asked not to be identified.  “It’s hard to say because our membership department is always playing games with the numbers.”

Capitol Hill Blue has received several hundred emails from persons who identify themselves as “former NRA members” who have left the organization of protests over the group’s hard-core positions following the increase in gun violence in schools.

Another member who quit is Capitol Hill Blue founder and publisher Doug Thompson, who dropped his life membership in the organization and called LaPierre an “out of control egomaniac whose uncompromising positions are damaging the image of law-abiding gun owners in America.”

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