Current or past members also include journalist Hunter S. Thompson, Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, documentarian Michael Moore (who joined with the intent of dismantling the organization). The National Rifle Association’s board of directors meets today after NRA president Oliver North said over the weekend he won’t serve a second term as president which ends today. That came after a bitter in-house fight between North and NRA executive vice-president Wayne LaPierre. The longtime chief executive accused North of trying to drive him out of the NRA. Nine US presidents have been NRA members. In addition to Ulysses S Grant, they are: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush (who resigned in 1995), and Donald Trump. Three US vice presidents, two chief justices of the US Supreme Court, and several US congressmen, as well as legislators and officials of state governments are members.Wayne LaPierre says NRA President Oliver North is extorting him and pressuring him to resign as CEO over allegations of financial improprieties https://t.co/ToqfIFKi5U— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) April 26, 2019
Jamie Mackie is relishing the prospect of playing for QPR at Old Trafford – and is determined to make sure he visits there again next season.Rangers are massive underdogs for today’s game against Manchester United but would take a big step towards Premier League safety if they were to pull off an upset.And Mackie declared: “This is massive for me. I’ve never played there before, so to be going there is just great.AdChoices广告“United have top players in every position, so it’s a great chance to pit yourself against the best players.“I love playing in the Premier League, but now I have seven games left to make sure I am there next season too. I don’t just want one year there.”Click here for our Man Utd v QPR quizSee also: Hughes urges QPR to recreate spirit of ’92Mixed news for QPR ahead of Man Utd clashFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Meanwhile Gold Cup champion Coneygree is out for the rest of the season through injury.It’s not thought to be a career-threatening problem – but will rule out a defence of that title at Cheltenham in March. Today’s 8 race card was called off after an early morning inspection found water logging on parts of the course.The meeting had already been postponed earlier this month due to the weather.Marketing manager at Powerstown Park Eugene Cooney says they are hoping to improve drainage on parts of the course in the coming years.