The NRA in turmoil: financial scandals, power struggle at the top

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CREDO and concerned citizens attempted to deliver petitions signed by over 235,000 Americans today, calling on the NRA to stand down and stop blocking Congress and the president from passing sensible gun control legislation. Photo credit: Josh Lopez/CC BY 2.0, via Flickr

President Trump has promised to keep guns away from people who suffer mental illness. He also told reporters last week that the National Rifle Association would be “fully represented and respected” as the White House and Congress try to stem gun violence in America.

But the NRA’s influence may be waning due to self-inflicted turmoil and resentment after this summer’s trio of mass shootings in Texas, Ohio and California.