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NRA Executive Director Chris Cox (L) and Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre (R) welcome President Donald Trump onstage to deliver remarks at the NRA Leadership Forum in April 2017.

4 NRA board members resigned within 2 weeks amid the organization’s ongoing leadership turmoil

The first three members resigned August 1, writing in a letter that their confidence in the NRA's leadership was "shattered."
Wayne LaPierre has been the National Rifle Association's top executive for 28 years.

NRA head Wayne LaPierre, America’s most public gun rights advocate, made $1.4 million in 2017 — here’s what we know, and don’t...

Wayne LaPierre has been the National Rifle Association's top executive for 28 years — and has recently come under scrutiny for his spending.

The NRA is reportedly warning Trump that supporting universal background checks will hurt him politically

But according to a Morning Consult/Politico poll, 90% of Republicans support mandatory background checks on all gun sales.
President Barack Obama sheds a tear while delivering a statement on steps the administration is taking to reduce gun violence in the East Room of the White House in Washington January 5, 2016.

Obama faced relentless opposition to gun reform, even after a shooting that left 20 children dead

The GOP repeatedly blocked President Barack Obama's efforts at gun reform. Congress hasn't passed new legislation to thwart gun violence in 25 years.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House January 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Trump met with Republican members of the Senate to discuss immigration.

The NRA issued a statement supporting Trump’s call to focus on mental illness to reduce gun violence after the shootings in El Paso and Dayton

The NRA backed Trump's call to focus on mental illness after the shootings in El Paso and Dayton, despite research showing no link between them.
Members of the Swiss federal army's honor guard in Bern, October 4, 2012.

Switzerland has a stunningly high rate of gun ownership — here’s why it doesn’t have mass shootings

Here's what the US can learn from Switzerland, which has nearly eliminated mass shootings while maintaining a high rate of gun ownership.
Sen. Bernie Sanders during the first round of the second 2020 Democratic debate in Detroit, Michigan.

Bernie Sanders touted his anti-NRA credentials at the Democratic debate, but his actual legislative record is more complicated

Bernie Sanders' votes on major pieces of gun legislation include one against 1993's Brady Bill, which imposed a waiting period and background checks.
School teachers taking firearm training course.

Hundreds of teachers are preparing for ‘Train a Teacher Day,’ where they’ll learn how to shoot guns

Nearly 300 gun shops around the US will offer free firearm training courses for teachers and promote campus carry policies.
U.S. President Donald Trump reacts on stage formally kicking off his re-election bid with a campaign rally in Orlando

Republicans are spooked that the NRA’s collapse could jeopardize the GOP’s prospects in 2020

The NRA, a powerhouse in electing Republicans, has been completely upended in recent months amid financial woes and internal turmoil.
President Donald Trump at the 148th National Rifle Association annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 26, 2019.

Financial documents show the NRA is living ‘paycheck to paycheck,’ and ended 2018 $10.8 million in the red

The new details about the NRA's financial dealings come after several reports about infighting and other signs of turmoil within the organization.