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NRA Members Debate Gun Group’s Leadership During Meeting (12 PICS)

During the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting of members in Indianapolis on April 27, a group of NRA members raised concerns about the gun group’s leadership. They questioned financial decisions made by executive board and accessibility. Other members, mostly NRA board members and former NRA presidents, defended the executive team.

NRA executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre spoke of unity during his address to NRA members. Shortly after, a group of members questioned his leadership. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

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NRA head Wayne LaPierre painted New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as an enemy of the gun rights group. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

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A group of NRA members wait to address the executive board. Issues raised included a lack of transparency and questionable financial decisions by the NRA board of directors. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

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The NRA executive board listened as a group of members challenged their leadership. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

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NRA board member Richard Childress, behind the lectern, is read “Robert’s Rules of Order” by the parliamentarian as he moderates the debate among members. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

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Jon Blatman, an NRA member from Pennsylvania, was among the group challenging the executive board. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

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Shooting instructor Rob Pincus, left, stands opposite of Marion Hammer, one of NRA’s most powerful lobbyists and former NRA president. Hammer spoke in support of the Wayne LaPierre and the executive board. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

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NRA board member John Cushman speaking in support of the board and Wayne LaPierre. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

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NRA’s chief lobbyist Chris Cox, left, and executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre take in the debate about their leadership. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

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Attorney, NRA board member and former NRA president Jim Porter defended Wayne LaPierre and the current executive board, saying they produced results. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

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An NRA member from Colorado raised concerns that as a “poor” member he didn’t have access to the executive board. Instead, he had to rely on media reports. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

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NRA board member Jay Printz criticized the disruption, calling it “bullshit.” He advised such disputes should be settled behind closed doors. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

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NRA members voted to push the discussion into an executive meeting where the executive board would address issues members had raised. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

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