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NRA head Wayne LaPierre stepping down

Posted on AllSides January 5th, 2024
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Wayne LaPierre, the head of the National Rifle Association, plans to step down from his position at the end of the month, the company confirmed in a statement Friday.

Why it matters: The NRA is one of the country's most powerful lobbying groups and LaPierre has helped lead the organization since 1991.

The big picture: “I’ve been a card-carrying member of this organization for most of my adult life, and I will never stop supporting the NRA and its fight to defend Second Amendment freedom,” LaPierre said in a statement announcing his resignation.

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