Under fire from all sides, NRA considers leadership changes
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Under fire from inside and out, the National Rifle Association is holding a closed-door meeting of its board of directors to decide whether it’s time for a change in leadership and direction.
The organization is facing allegations from within of self-dealing, excessive spending and other financial mismanagement. And New York’s state attorney general has opened an investigation that could threaten the NRA’s tax-exempt status.
The 76-member board is expected to decide whether organizational changes — including the removal of Wayne LaPierre, its CEO and the longtime public face of the powerful gun lobby — need to take place to stave off punitive action by New York authorities.
The meeting began Monday and could extend into Tuesday.