Fired NRA executive in new book calls for gun background checks, says organization focused on money

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Much of the book centers on LaPierre, who Powell says “couldn’t run an organization on a fiscally sound basis to save his life,” and who filled the NRA’s coffers by catering to “the extreme fringe.” So pervasive were the organization’s troubles, Powell says, that LaPierre confided in him about quitting last year, and asking Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate, or Jason Chaffetz, a former House member, to replace him.

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