The former second-in-command at the National Rifle Association is calling for gun control measures, including universal background checks and red flag laws, in a new book out next week, The New York Times reports.
“Inside the N.R.A.: A Tell-All Account of Corruption, Greed, and Paranoia Within the Most Powerful Political Group in America” by Joshua Powell is set to be published next week by Twelve, a division of Hachette Book Group. Its release comes as New York Attorney General Letitia James seeks to dissolve the NRA amid allegations of corruption.
Powell is the former chief of staff to NRA executive director Wayne LaPierre, and he focuses the book on his former boss, who he says “couldn’t run an organization on a fiscally sound basis to save his life” and resorted to courting “the extreme fringe” for funding.
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