This could be the feel-good news of the day.
Courtesy of CNN:
The National Rifle Association was already reeling from leadership shakeups and allegations of financial mismanagement when it dropped another bombshell.
The NRA accused Chris Cox — the man who had controlled the organization’s lobbying and political activities for more than 15 years — of trying to overthrow Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre, according to a lawsuit filed last month.
Cox denied the charge to The New York Times, but quickly resigned. His unceremonious sacking stunned NRA board members, who saw Cox as a potential successor to LaPierre, and infuriated political staffers. Some started packing up their desks, unsure of whether they would be ousted too, multiple NRA sources said.
That’s when the Washington power brokers really started to worry. Cox’s departure, after months of turmoil at the NRA, only amplified the sense that the gun-rights group might not be the political powerhouse in 2020 that it has been for decades, including notably in 2016.
Damn do I love this story!
Once the NRA is no more, we will see gun control measure being passed all over the country with comparative ease.
They are the organization that has done the most to keep our children in harm’s way despite the fact that we have known for decades that we have a serious problem by threatening lawmakers with letter writing campaigns and spending millions of dollars to elect pro-gun politicians.
When all is said and done, and the NRA is no more, I hope that history gives a great deal of the credit to those Parkland kids.
I think that they, more than anybody else, really helped focus attention on America’s problem with gun violence.
And yes, I really do think that the NRA as we know it is on its last legs.