Washington Post

Three NRA board members resign in latest sign of upheaval at gun rights group

Board member Marion Hammer, who lobbies on behalf of the NRA in Florida, wrote in an email to other NRA directors last month that committee assignments are the prerogative of the president. Foto: AP Photo/Jeff Roberson

Three National Rifle Association board members who have raised concerns about reports of reckless spending and mismanagement by the group's leadership resigned Thursday, another sign of mounting dissent within the nation's most powerful gun-rights group.

The three board members - Esther Schneider of Texas, Sean Maloney of Ohio and Timothy Knight of Tennessee - said they were stripped of their committee assignments after they asked questions about allegations of lavish spending by NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre and other financial excesses...

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