Bryan Oberc, Munster, Ind., tries out an AR-15 from Sig Sauer in the exhibition hall at the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Saturday, April 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Under fire from all sides, NRA considers leadership changes

April 29, 2019 - 4:26 pm

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.

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