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Fri Jun 21, 2019, 01:18 AM

N.R.A. Suspends Second-in-Command, Implicating Him in Coup Attempt

Source: New York Times

The palace intrigue at the National Rifle Association deepened on Thursday as the gun group suspended its second-in-command and top lobbyist, accusing him of complicity in the recent failed coup against its chief executive, Wayne LaPierre.

The accusation came in a lawsuit filed Wednesday night in New York State Supreme Court against Oliver North, the N.R.A.’s former president, who led the attempt to oust Mr. LaPierre shortly before the group’s annual convention in April. The complaint provides new details about the effort against Mr. LaPierre, but it is the involvement of the organization’s No. 2 official, Christopher, W. Cox, that will reverberate.

In the suit, the N.R.A. said that text messages and emails demonstrated that “another errant N.R.A. fiduciary, Chris Cox — once thought by some to be a likely successor for Mr. LaPierre — participated” in what was described as a conspiracy.

The court filing includes text exchanges in which Mr. Cox and a board member appear to be discussing an effort to oust Mr. LaPierre, though the full context is unclear. The N.R.A. is conducting an internal review of the matter, and a spokesman, Andrew Arulanandam, said on Thursday that both Mr. Cox and a top aide, Scott Christman, had been placed on administrative leave.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/20/us/nra-lawsuit-wayne-lapierre-chris-cox.html



I can only hope their circular firing squad takes them all down

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UpInArms Jun 21 OP
dawg day Jun 21 #1
lagomorph777 Jun 21 #18
mr_lebowski Jun 21 #2
secondwind Jun 21 #3
hunter Jun 21 #4
bluecollar2 Jun 21 #7
erronis Jun 21 #11
lagomorph777 Jun 21 #19
Judi Lynn Jun 21 #5
RockRaven Jun 21 #6
Aussie105 Jun 21 #8
IronLionZion Jun 21 #9
Paladin Jun 21 #10
jmowreader Jun 21 #12
Bengus81 Jun 21 #13
dalton99a Jun 21 #14
3Hotdogs Jun 21 #17
Sherman A1 Jun 21 #15
Vegas Roller Jun 21 #16
Brainfodder Jun 21 #20
lonely bird Jun 21 #21

Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 01:19 AM

1. Oh, I'm feeling so much sympathy for them....

NOT! BRING IT ON! TIME FOR MULTIPLE LITIGATION!

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Response to dawg day (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 11:18 AM

18. Thoughts and prayers.

Thousands of armed crazies, millions of industry and Russian dollars. What could possibly go wrong?

May they burn in hell, all of them.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 01:21 AM

2. Oh GMAFB ... a 'coup' ... who the fuck do they think they are ... a GOVERNMENT ??? LOLOLOLOLOL

A 'coup' ... get OVER YOURSELVES, you asshats.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 01:33 AM

3. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 02:17 AM

4. I hope this spreads throughout the Republican Party...

...culminating in a Three-Stooges style slap-fest between Mitch Mcconnel, Mike Pence, and Donald Trump.



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Response to hunter (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 04:20 AM

7. Ok

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Response to hunter (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 08:57 AM

11. But be sure to supply all the participants with AR-15s

Might need a lot of 30 cartridge clips also since these idiots are so poor at aiming.

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Response to hunter (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 11:19 AM

19. Now here's a slap-fest:

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 02:40 AM

5. Outstanding! Funny, too. Thanks, UpInArms. n/t

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 03:16 AM

6. NYT disgraces itself again... GTFOH w/ this "coup" language, the NRA is a F-ing PR/lobbying company,

not a sovereign government.

It is dramatic puffery garbage like this which gives toxic actors like the NRA much more status and leverage than they deserve, to the detriment of all US citizens (and frankly all human beings, current and future).

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 04:49 AM

8. Great!

Internal power struggles will only weaken the NRA.

But easily solved . . . muzzle loading pistols at 20 paces at dawn might be highly appropriate?
Or, if that is too close and personal, AR-15s at 100 paces? Bump stocks and oversize magazines allowed!

But yes, 'Coup' is the wrong word. More like the snake biting it's own tail.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 06:54 AM

9. It's great when someone other than Democrats are fighting each other

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 08:40 AM

10. Nice to see a genuinely evil force run aground.

It's not happening nearly enough in this country, right now.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 09:16 AM

12. They only use "coup"

...because the managing editor of the Times decreed "pissing contest" as "not fit to print." However, that's what's happening.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 09:56 AM

13. A real coup??...well then SHOOT HIM!!!

thoughts and prayers........

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 10:07 AM

14. They all should go on a hunting trip

Cheney-style


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Response to dalton99a (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 10:51 AM

17. , led by Dick Cheney.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 10:18 AM

15. k&r

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 10:36 AM

16. I hope there is a civil war inside the NRA

with AR-15s of course!

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 12:43 PM

20. Cannabalizism's finest hour?







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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 04:01 PM

21. Easy way to settle it.

Just hold a duel. These asshats think guns are the greatest thing since sliced bread then go at it.

Waste of organic tissue.

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