DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images, @K2thebizA/Twitter

NRA Leader Says They've Been Attacked By An Unprecedented Onslaught Of 'Powerful Forces'—And We All Know What That Really Means

popular

The National Rifle Association deflected rumors of infighting on social media by insisting that the real enemies are outside of the organization.

Chaos within the gun lobby group swelled with allegations of financial wrongdoing and long-rumored reports of NRA president Oliver North and NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre butting heads.

On Saturday, North, a retired U.S. Marine Lieutenant Colonel, announced he would be stepping down.

NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch claimed on Friday that "NRA members are not divided." In fact, she went further:

"We've never been more united behind the purpose of defending the Second Amendment — and we vote in droves."

The group's Twitter page backed her assertion and implied they were victims with "so many powerful forces" attacking them.

"Never in the history of the NRA have so many powerful forces attacked us on so many different fronts."


But Twitter is calling their B.S.



But there is something to the NRA's tweet. Those "powerful forces" are our benevolent heroes.




Moms everywhere are rejoicing.









Meanwhile, the NRA is imploding, and people are breaking out the popcorn.





Who pulled the trigger that led to North's ouster?

According to a letter LaPierre wrote to board members and was published by the Wall Street Journal, North tried to oust him by releasing "damaging information" on him.

The letter North threatened to release supposedly contained:

"a devastating account of our financial status, sexual harassment charges against a staff member, accusations of wardrobe expenses and excessive staff travel expenses."



Richard Childress, the NRA's first vice president, acted as master of ceremonies at the group's annual meeting on Saturday where Oliver was notably absent.


At the convention, Childress read a letter North wrote about the threat imposed on the NRA's tax-exempt status, which referred to New York Attorney General Letitia James opening an investigation into the association's financial improprieties and issuing subpoenas.

"There is a clear crisis and it needs to be dealt with immediately and responsibly so the NRA can continue to focus on protecting our Second Amendment," wrote North, read by Childress.

The father of Jaime Guttenberg, who was killed in the Parkland shooting, has no sympathy for the crumbling organization.


The NRA is finally getting what it deserves: pandemonium.

Former NRA advocates are turning their backs.




The Daily Beast met a former NRA member, Cody Becker, who canceled his membership five years ago but renewed for the day at the convention's exhibit hall on Saturday to "fondle some guns."

Becker is disappointed in the organization. "I lost on any faith that any dollars they receive go to anything that matters," he said.

When asked about his feelings towards the NRA now, Becker replied:

"They lost their way—period. They're fucked."

It seems the NRA's membership is depleting rapidly, and it's only a matter of time before they're just shooting blanks.