Wayne LaPierre resigns as head of NRA

According to FOX News, Wayne LaPierre has announced his resignation from the NRA and will step down Jan. 31, 2024.

NRA executive and head of general operations, Andrew Arulanandam, will temporarily serve as CEO and executive vice president.

From FOX News:

NRA President Charles Cotton said during the board meeting Friday in Irving, Texas, that he accepted LaPierre’s resignation. LaPierre, 74, cited health reasons as motivation behind the departure.


The announcement comes as LaPierre is set to face trial in the corruption case brought by Democratic New York Attorney General Letitia James. James - who before being elected the state’s AG, vowed to take on the NRA and slammed the group as a "terrorist organization" - brought forth a lawsuit in 2020 accusing NRA leadership of violating state and federal laws to divert millions of dollars to their own pockets.

The NRA has repeatedly hit back that James's suit was an example of her weaponizing the powers of her office "to silence" the Second Amendment group due to her "animus" for the organization.

The NRA issued an official statement on its website today.

It remains to be seen what will happen with the lawsuit against the NRA and what changes could result from LaPierre's resignation.

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