NRA member behind push for Wayne LaPierre to resign seeks shakeup

NRA member behind push for Wayne LaPierre to resign seeks shakeup

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Wayne LaPierre more > Says resolution started to discuss group’s finances, legal battles The man who pushed for a resolution calling on National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre to resign at the group’s annual convention last weekend says he’ll keep demanding changes even though Mr. LaPierre has emerged victorious. “We fired a shot. It was not meant to be a one-and-done,” Frank Tait told The Washington Times. “To me, the resolution was more about ‘let’s get this thing dealt with.’” Mr. Tait was part of a group of members demanding a shakeup as the NRA faces mounting questions about its finances and business dealings. They fought for changes at the NRA’s annual meetings last week, only to see the big decisions kicked to the NRA’s 76-member board of directors, which voted unanimously to keep Mr. LaPierre on the job, effectively backing him in a dispute with ousted NRA President Oliver North. The board voted to install Carolyn D. Meadows, a longtime board member, as the new president to replace Mr. North. Mr. Tait said he had suggested his resolution partly to start conversations about the NRA’s slipping finances and a rash of legal battles. Rob Pincus, who also spoke up at the members meeting, said there could have been downsides to nixing Mr. LaPierre, who has been among the most vocal voices defending gun rights amid this decade’s shooting sprees, without broader changes. “At this point, removing Wayne LaPierre would be a symbolic gesture that would be seen as […]

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