The NRA paid Holocaust fetishist Wayne LaPierre $972,000 in 2011
In 2010 LaPierre was paid $970,300 and during 2011 received $972,000 for his leadership and service. He took home an additional $1,700 or 0.17% more in compensation last year, which means he didn’t keep pace with the rate of inflation.
The NRA website tells us:
Between 2008 and 2010, the NRA paid LaPierre compensation in an amount ranging from $948,858 and $1,263,101 per year.
Base Salary: $845,469
Other Compensation: $125,615
On his list of accomplishments, we get a few highlights:
In a 1995 National Rifle Association fundraising letter, LaPierre called federal law enforcement agents “jack-booted thugs” and suggested that “in Clinton’s administration, if you have a badge, you have the government’s go-ahead to harass, intimidate, even murder law-abiding citizens” and that “not to long ago, it was unthinkable for federal agents wearing Nazi bucket helmets and black storm trooper uniforms to attack law-abiding citizens.”
In a November 23, 1999 fundraising newsletter, LaPierre wrote, “You and I are now making history in the final, decisive battle for the future of our precious Second Amendment freedoms…. Al Gore intends to force every American gun owner to carry a national ID card. He didn’t exactly say tattoo a number on your forearm, but you get the idea.”
In a February 2002 speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, LaPierre commented on airport security measures, saying, “You see red-faced, teary-eyed 15-year-old girls enduring security wands orbiting their breasts while electronic squeals detect the metal in their underwire bras … I guess it’s okay to wand-rape someone’s daughter in public…
In his 2011 book, “America Disarmed: Inside the U.N. & Obama’s Scheme to Destroy the Second Amendment,” LaPierre compared the United Nations Small Arms and Light Weapons Destruction Day, first held on July 9, 2001, to the public burning of books authored by Jews in Nazi Germany. He wrote, “The burning of Jewish and un-German books was followed within a few years by the burning of Jews and other supposedly un-German people. Jewish Books Destruction Day helped change popular consciousness so as to pave the way for genocide…“
Pierre also warned, “Don’t go to Mexico because you’re likely to be beaten, tortured and murdered if you do,” and suggested that “over a million [Mexican drug cartel] gang members are active in every single state in the United States.”
In the June 2012 issue of America’s 1st Freedom, LaPierre warned, “American freedom as we know it is in jeopardy.” He wrote, “There is no greater freedom than the ability to own a firearm to protect yourself, your family, your community and your country.”
He’s got a thing about the Holocaust. He abuses it to serve his own ends. (This NRA member opted to make the same hollow point with regard to black slavery.)
Michael Berenbaum, an internationally recognized scholar of the Holocaust, labeled this idea “preposterous.”
“The Germans conquered half the Soviet Union, and France and Poland, and the rest of Europe, against massive armies with huge weapons,” said Berenbaum, who was project director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. “Look at what it took to defeat the Germans.”
According to Berenbaum, “The huge disproportion of power held by the Nazis, and their readiness to use their power for total destruction” would not have been changed had Jewish civilians had guns. “The most you could say is, it might have caused the Nazis to have greater casualties, as it did in the Warsaw Ghetto. It would have exacted a cost. But the idea that Jews with guns would have stopped the Holocaust is not in the realm of the conceivable.”
Does Wayne earn his dough?
The NRA’s 2011 IRS 990 reveals revenue that year was at $218.9 million compared to $$227.8 million the previous year, while running a deficit of $12 million in 2011 and $15.7 million in 2010.
Who pays? The Center For Public Integrity sent out a press release in 2011:
It’s no accident the National Rifle Association staunchly supports high-capacity magazines – it gets money from their manufacturers every day. Missouri-based gun company MidwayUSA pioneered a fund-raising tactic called “Round-Up.” The program involves asking customers to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar. The company then donates the difference to the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, a lobbying arm of the gun rights group. Since 1992, MidwayUSA, along with other firearm companies, have funnelled a total of $7.5 million to the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action using the “Round-Up” tactic. MidwayUSA’s wares include high-capacity magazines similar to those used in the Arizona shooting spree…
LaPiere’s job is to make the NRA look ridiculous. It’s a job that pays well.