NRA’s board should fire LaPierre

It’s time for the NRA’s board of directors to use the “three strikes and you’re out” rule and fire Wayne LaPierre.

Strike 1: His solution to gun violence, “the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” has again tragically been proven wrong at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida,when an armed officer failed to engage a young shooter armed with a semi-automatic assault rifle.

Strike 2: The NRA is the major lobbyist for the gun manufacturing industry. LaPierre proudly spent up to $30 million helping elect Donald Trump. Turns out that political/financial decision has not helped the gun manufacturing industry at all, in fact, it was a terrible decision on LaPierre’s part because Remington recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to a substantial drop in sales since Trump became president.

Strike 3: Feb. 23, after LaPierre’s first public appearance following the Parkland school shooting, Enterprise, Alamo, and National Car Rental announced the end of their partnership with the NRA. Likewise, The First National Bank of Omaha announced it would split with the organization saying it will end its NRA Visa contract. The next day, several companies announced they will no longer do business with the NRA, including Delta Airlines, United Airlines, MetLife and others. To be sure more companies and business partners will announce their split from the NRA over fear of incurring the public’s wrath because LaPierre’s leadership has created such a toxic brand.

Wayne LaPierre, it’s time for you to go.

Roger Nystrom

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