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Tiffany G. Johnson, Esq.

Attorney  Teacher  Firearms Instructor


Memphis, Tennessee

April 28, 2019

Members of the Board of Directors


c/o Mr. John Frazer, Esq. Via Email
Secretary and General Counsel and Hand Delivery
National Rifle Association of America (J.W. Marriott, Indianapolis)
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

RE: Request of the Board of Directors


Regarding Referred Resolution from the 2019 NRAAM

Dear Secretary Frazer and Members of the NRA Board of Directors:

My name is Tiffany Johnson. I am a Benefactor Life Member of the National Rifle Association. I’m
an NRA Training Counselor, a Regional Counselor for the NRA’s Refuse to Be a Victim® program,
and an NRA Chief Range Safety Officer. I teach NRA firearms safety classes to the public several
times a month. I’m also a lawyer and a legal studies instructor at my local university.

I attended the NRA Annual Meeting of Members on Saturday morning, and I am writing about a
contentious resolution that came to the floor. The resolution decried recent reports of fiscal
mismanagement centered around one of the NRA’s primary vendors, Ackerman McQueen.
Among other things, the resolution called for the resignation of members of the Audit Committee
as well as the NRA’s Executive Vice President, Mr. Wayne LaPierre. In light of the pending
litigation between Ackerman McQueen and the NRA, Secretary Frazer successfully moved that the
resolution be referred to the Board of Directors for consideration in consultation with legal
counsel.

As a practicing attorney, I fully understand the NRA’s interest in limiting public discussion of
sensitive matters that are currently being litigated. I agree that the Association is best served by
addressing the resolution internally rather than in the public sphere. However, I also understand
the arguments raised against referring the motion to the Board. The resolution cited allegations
of financial misconduct, self-dealing, and conflicts of interest within the Board of Directors, the
Audit Committee, and other parts of the NRA’s leadership team, based on their alleged
mishandling of vendor contracts and other business relationships with Ackerman McQueen. In
other words, referring the resolution to the Board would be, in effect, asking the Board to
adjudicate allegations against itself.

I want the National Rifle Association to succeed. At Saturday morning’s meeting, Mr. LaPierre
himself warned of the mounting existential threats we now face, both in the courtroom and in the
court of public opinion. Given the intensified scrutiny facing the Association right now, I fear that
yet another maneuver of impropriety (whether real or perceived) could be a proverbial death
knell. It would serve as perfect fodder for the media to publish yet another scathing exposé that
paints the NRA as roiled in unsavory scandal. It would also incite even more resentment from
within the organization and sow more division among our ranks. Although Mr. Frazer’s motion to
refer the resolution did ultimately succeed, the fierce opposition voiced by many in attendance
shows that members want this issue to be addressed in a more transparent fashion.

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Letter to NRA Board
April 28, 2019
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I have a humble suggestion to help avoid public airing of private business while also quelling
further cries of impropriety. When the Board addresses this resolution, I request that any Board
member, officer, or staff member who has a personal, financial, or fiduciary interest in, or
fidelity to, Ackerman McQueen (or its subsidiary and affiliate companies) — as an employee,
contractor, paid consultant, vendor, client, etc. — be required to recuse himself/herself from
discussing and voting on this resolution. That way, regardless of how the Board ultimately
disposes of the resolution, at least the result will be less vulnerable to accusations of ethically
dubious entanglements.

I ask that you please present this letter to the members of the Board of Directors before they
consider the resolution. I write this letter as a friend to the NRA and a genuine supporter. I hope it
is received in the manner it was intended, and I thank you in advance for your consideration. I am
the only signatory to this letter, but I have also included the names of fellow NRA members who
support my request. We have placed our trust in you as the elected leaders of this Association,
and we all send our best wishes for a productive Board meeting on Monday.

Sincerely,

Tiffany G. Johnson, Esq.


NRA Benefactor Life Member
No. 206106332

Note: Those listed as “Five-Year Member” have been members for five or more consecutive years.
Those listed as “Annual Member” have been members for less than five years.

1. Aaron Acklin 6. Allen (Dale) Miller 11. Angelo Yacone


Five-Year Member Endowment Life Member Five-Year Member

2. Aaron Brooks 7. Andrea Cahill 12. Ann A. Raab


Patron Life Member NRA Life Member Endowment Life Member

3. Al Lilianstrom 8. Andrew S. Johnston 13. Annette Evans


Patron Life Member Patron Life Member Life Member

4. Alan Blatman 9. Andrew Ulrich 14. Antony B. Joseph


Endowment Life Member Patron Life Member Life Member

5. Alex Kogan 10. Andy Anderson 15. Aqil Qadir


Life Member Life Member Life Member
Letter to NRA Board
April 28, 2019
(Updated May 15, 2019)
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16. Ashton Ray 30. Brett Wilie 44. Charles Schulz


Benefactor Life Member Five-Year Member Five-Year Member

17. B.J. Miller 31. Brian Martinez 45. Cherie A. Bryant


Annual Member Annual Member Life Member

18. Baraka Ulrich James 32. Bruce Pankratz 46. Chris Rhines
Life Member Endowment Life Member Five-Year Member

19. Barry Pheiffer 33. Bryan Sasso 47. Christian Engelmann


Annual Member Annual Member Endowment Life Member

20. Becky Bowen 34. Burleigh Wood, Jr. 48. Christopher Denny
Benefactor Life Member Benefactor Member Life Member

21. Ben Rogers 35. Buz Grover 49. Cindy Bowser


Five-Year Member Endowment Life Member Benefactor Life Member

22. Benjamin Ernst 36. Caleb Giddings 50. Cindy Scott


Life Member Endowment Life Member Life Member

23. Benjamin O. Weger 37. Caleb Huss 51. Clarke Ferber


Patron Life Member Life Member Endowment Life Member

24. Beverly Ann (Calvin) Blount 38. Carl Johnson 52. Colin Wynne
Benefactor Life Life Member Patron Life Member

25. Blair Reyburn 39. Charles Bedrosian 53. Craig Cholson


Life Member Annual Member Annual Member

26. Blake Sobiloff 40. Charles “Chuck” Haggard 54. Craig Douglas
Patron Life Member Life Member Five-Year Member

27. Boyd D. Garrett, Sr. 41. Charles Apgar 55. Curtis Handsaker
Benefactor Life Member Endowment life Member Life Member

28. Bradford Chatterjee 42. Charles E. Inmon 56. Daniel Crenshaw


Benefactor Life Member Annual Member Five-Year Member

29. Brandon Powers 43. Charles R. Fout 57. Daniel Easterday


Life Member Life Member Life Member
Letter to NRA Board
April 28, 2019
(Updated May 15, 2019)
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58. Daniel McMonigle 72. Denise D. Hunt 86. Eric Wenthe


Benefactor Life Member Annual Member Life Member

59. Daniel Smith 73. Derek Gubler 87. Erik D. Pakieser


Life Member Five-Year Member Life Member

60. Dann Sternsher 74. Dexter B. Berglin 88. Erik Gelhaus


NRA Life Member Benefactor Life Member Life Member

61. Darryl Bolke 75. Dianne Jacobson 89. Frank Tait


Endowment Life Member Benefactor Life Member Life Member

62. Dave Merrill 76. Doug Hutter 90. Gail Pepin


Life Member Life Member Endowment Life Member

63. David Bremson 77. Dr. R Craig Findlay 91. Galen Tong
Life Member Endowment Life Member Life Member

64. David Cole 78. E. Alan Normandy 92. Gary Greco


Endowment Life Member Benefactor Life Member Life Member

65. David Lawson 79. Eileen Kerlin 93. Genie Jennings


Patron Life Member Benefactor Life Member Annual Member

66. David Leader 80. Eric Bertish 94. Geoffrey Hamilton


Life Member Five-Year Member Endowment Life Member

67. David Montes 81. Eric Koske 95. George Hage


Patron Life Member Life Member Patron Life Member

68. David Roberson 82. Eric L. Pederson 96. Gerald J. Pedoto


Five-Year Member Life Member Annual Member

69. David Schmidbauer 83. Eric Mercon 97. Glen Hokkanen


Life Member Life Member Five-Year Member

70. David Thurman 84. Eric Mortensen 98. Golbert Opperman


Life Member Benefactor Life Member Life Member

71. Dean Schroer 85. Eric Trimmer 99. Grant Gallagher


Endowment Life Member Life Member Five-Year Member
Letter to NRA Board
April 28, 2019
(Updated May 15, 2019)
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100. Gregory Martinez 114. James “Skip” McManus 128. Jeffrey Toeppe
Five-Year Member Five-Year Member Endowment Life Member

101. Guy Schnitzler 115. James Brink 129. Jens Andreasen


Life Member Endowment Life Member Life Member

102. Harold Weibley 116. James Cocking 130. Jeremy C. Beaver


Life Member Life Member Life Member

103. Heath Baus 117. James Curtis 131. Jerod Bond


Endowment Life Member Life Member Five-Year Member

104. Heather Crauford 118. James H. Page 132. Joe Allen


Life Member Endowment Member Five-Year Member

105. Howard Giraldo 119. James Hicks 133. Joe Gidi


Life Member Five-Year Member Endowment Life Member

106. Howard Scheff 120. James M. Bastian 134. Joe Kinnett


Five-Year Member Endowment Life Member Five-Year Member

107. Ina McCaine-Obenland 121. Janet Bryan 135. Joel Basco


Annual Member Life Member Life Member

108. Isaac Stephens 122. Jason Kirby 136. John Alexander,


Life Member Endowment Life Member Life Member

109. J. Stephen Lorson 123. Jeffrey Acheson 137. John Borchert


Patron Life Member Life Member Life Member

110. Jack Moody 124. Jeffrey Boyer 138. John Buol


Life Member Endowment Life Member Life Member

111. Jack W. Griffith 125. Jeffrey M. Parker, DC 139. John C. Daub


Life Member Patron Life Member Benefactor Life Member

112. Jacob Rieper 126. Jeffrey Martin 140. John Conomy


Patron Life Member Five-Year Member Benefactor Life Member

113. Jame McMillian 127. Jeffrey Martin 141. John Correia


Life Member Five-Year Member Endowment Life Member
Letter to NRA Board
April 28, 2019
(Updated May 15, 2019)
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142. John D. Maguire 156. Joseph J. Sheridan, Jr. 170. Kelli Kochan
Benefactor Life Member Benefactor Life Member Life Member

143. John E. Amdor, III 157. Joseph Riedy 171. Kenneth Dawe
Life Member Five-Year Member Benefactor Life Member

144. John Hearne 158. Joseph Shoetz 172. Kevin Martin


Life Member Life Member Benefactor Life Member

145. John Holschen 159. Joshua Akery 173. Kevin Osbourne


Life Member Life Member Benefactor Life Member

146. John Johnston 160. Joshua Hodges 174. Kevin Prigge


Life Member Benefactor Life Member Benefactor Life Member

147. John Kochan 161. Joshua Money 175. Kim Norwood


Life Member Life Member Five-Year Member

148. John Kornegay 162. Joshua Prince 176. Klint Macro


Five-Year Member Benefactor Life Member Benefactor Life Member

149. John Middlemore 163. Judie Spicker 177. Korey Cocking


Life Member Endowment Life Member Life Member

150. John R. Murphy 164. Justin Peterson 178. Kyle B. Ellis, III
Life Member Life Member Life Member

151. John Richardson 165. Justin Woychik 179. Leslie Andes


Endowment Life Member Five-Year Member Benefactor Life Member

152. John S. Farnam 166. Karen Whitlock 180. Lewis Giordano


Life Member Patron Life Member Life Member

153. Jonathan Blatman 167. Karl G. Beining 181. Liston Matthews


Endowment Life Member Life Member Life Member

154. Jonathan Straub 168. Karl Rehn 182. Long Nguyen


Life Member Benefactor Life Member Benefactor Life Member

155. Joseph Bissonette 169. Katherine Doughty 183. Lorin Michki


Five-Year Member Endowment life Member Regular Member
Letter to NRA Board
April 28, 2019
(Updated May 15, 2019)
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184. Lynn Givens 198. Michael D. Hartley 212. Mike Trisler


Five-Year Member Life Member Five-Year Member

185. Marc Champagne 199. Michael Farnette 213. Nate Perry


Patron Life Member Five-Year Member Life Member

186. Mario D. Santana 200. Michael G. Spight 214. Owen Cramer


Life Member Five-Year Member Benefactor Life Member

187. Mark Capper 201. Michael Gonul 215. Pat Kelley


Five-Year Member Five-Year Member Patron Life Member

188. Martin Schaefer 202. Michael Green 216. Patrick Hardison


Life Member Life Member Life Member

189. Massad Ayoob 203. Michael Harbour 217. Paul Carlson


Life Member Life Member Life Member

190. Matt Haught 204. Michael LaBonte 218. Paul L. Blincow


Life Member Life Member Life Member

191. Matthew Butch 205. Michael Mizur 219. Paul Santora


Life Member Life Member Annual Member

192. Matthew Rogers 206. Michael North 220. Paul Terrenzio


Life Member Endowment Life Life Member

193. Mattie Hartley 207. Michael W. Leech 221. Penny Riggs


Life Member Life Member Benefactor Life Member

194. Maureen Raab 208. Michael Weaver 222. Philip W. Wong


Life Member patron Life Member Life Member

195. Maureen Vaughan 209. Michele Schreiber Smith 223. Phillip Lee
Life Member Endowment Life Member Life Member

196. Melanie Bolke 210. Mike Erickson 224. Piper Smith


Life Member Life Member Life Member

197. Michael Bruzdzinski 211. Mike McElmeel 225. Prof. David Yamane
Benefactor Life Member Life Member Life Member
Letter to NRA Board
April 28, 2019
(Updated May 15, 2019)
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226. R. E. Huber 240. Rob Haught 254. Rowland Rivero


Endowment Life Member Patron Life Member Benefactor Life Member

227. Ralph A. Flynn 241. Rob Morse 255. Russell A. Smith


Endowment Life Member Benefactor Life Member Life Member

228. Ralph Bonn 242. Robb Cassels 256. Ryan Clawson


Endowment Life Member Benefactor Life Member Life Member

229. Randall Potter 243. Robert E. Jahn 257. Salvatore C Franzese


Life Member Endowment Life Member Life Member

230. Ray L. Lee, Jr. 244. Robert Litterini 258. Sam Stone
Endowment Life Member Life Member Life Member

231. Raymond S. Timmons 245. Robert Lougee 259. Scott Anderson


Life Member Life Member Life Member

232. Rich Schlittler 246. Robert Neil 260. Scott Ferguson


Life Member Life Member Five-Year Member

233. Richard L. Savin 247. Robert Poole 261. Scott Jacobson


Life Member Five-Year Member Benefactor Life Member

234. Richard Smith 248. Robert W. Darnell 262. Sharon Williston-Benadum


Endowment Life Member Endowment Life Member Life Member

235. Richard Worthey 249. Roderic Smith 263. Shawn Rengel


Benefactor Life Member Endowment Life Member Life Member

236. Richard Young 250. Roger W. Starr 264. Shelley Hill


Patron Life Member Life Member Five-Year Member

237. Rick Remington 251. Rolf Penzel 265. Spencer Key


Endowment Life Member Annual Member Life Member

238. Rickey Street 252. Ron Anderson 266. Spenser Burrows


Annual Member Life Member Life Member

239. Riley T. Bowman 253. Ron Norwood 267. Stephanie Williams


Life Member Life Member Annual Member
Letter to NRA Board
April 28, 2019
(Updated May 15, 2019)
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268. Stephen Bell 279. Tom Clore 290. Walter Swartz


Life Member Benefactor Life Member Five-Year Member

269. Stephen Shephard 280. Tom Givens 291. Walter Weber


Endowment Life Member Life Member Life Member

270. Susan Buckingham 281. Tom Kelly 292. Warren A. Hudson


Five-Year Member Life Member Endowment Life Member

271. Susan M. Smith 282. Tom Lindsay 293. Warren H. Prince


Life Member Life Member Benefactor Life Member

272. Susan N. Leader 283. Tony Simon 294. William “Scott” Stewart
Life Member Five-Year Member Life Member

273. Terry Davis 284. Tracy Becker Thronburg 295. William A. Raab
Benefactor Life Member Life Member Endowment Life

274. Theresa Emanuelson 285. Trevor Putnam 296. William D. Raab


Annual Member Life Member Benefactor Life Member

275. Thomas Sepan 286. Troy Turner 297. William Dougherty


Life Member Life Member Life Member

276. Tim Ferrell 287. Tyler Groo 298. William G. Morton, Jr.
Five-Year Member Life Member Endowment Life Member

277. Tim Reedy 288. Val W. Finnell, MD, MPH 299. William Minemier
Life Member Life Member Benefactor Life

278. Tom A. Fish 289. Victoria F. Magnum 300. William Pearch


Endowment Life Member Life Member Life Member