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NRA Re-Elects Embattled Leader Wayne LaPierre

  • Gun group embroiled in public infighting, under investigation
  • Oliver North is succeeded as president by Carolyn Meadows
Wayne LaPierre
Wayne LaPierrePhotographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg
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The National Rifle Association’s board unanimously re-elected Wayne LaPierre as its chief executive officer and replaced President Oliver North amid an eruption of public squabbling and a probe into the gun-rights group’s nonprofit status.

The vote came Monday, following a weekend of drama in the group’s highest ranks, including barb trading between LaPierre and North over allegations that LaPierre had engaged in self-dealing. The office of New York Attorney General Letitia James confirmed it is investigating the NRA’s nonprofit status after the New Yorker published the allegations against LaPierre.