Rift in the NRA? Read Vanity Fair's Excellent Article | Building Background Knowledge


Could the NRA be headed for a rift between leadership and membership? Vanity Fair's Sarah Ellison seems to think so.

In her June 27, 2016 article, THE CIVIL WAR THAT COULD DOOM THE N.R.A., she writes: "As the tragic pattern of gun violence continues, federal gun laws remain unchanged, thanks to the hardball tactics of the National Rifle Association. But despite the organization’s $310 million in revenues, political clout, and five-million-plus membership, the N.R.A. does face a genuine threat to its future: a growing divide between its ferocious leadership and sportsman rank-and-file."

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