Wayne LaPierre Steps Down From NRA Just Days Before Trial
January 5, 2024
The New York Times reported that, with just days before the start of the NRA’s trial in New York, Wayne LaPierre announced his resignation, citing “health reasons.”
- NYT: “Mr. LaPierre, 74, has led the N.R.A., once one of the nation’s most prominent lobbying organizations, for more than three decades. But his resignation came as he faced his gravest challenge yet, a corruption trial in Manhattan amid a legal showdown with New York’s attorney general, Letitia James.”
- The announcement was made while NRA board members gathered in Irving, Texas.
- LaPierre’s statement read in part: “With pride in all that we have accomplished, I am announcing my resignation from the N.R.A..I’ve been a card-carrying member of this organization for most of my adult life, and I will never stop supporting the N.R.A. and its fight to defend Second Amendment freedom. My passion for our cause burns as deeply as ever.”