Why America’s gun lobby leader Wayne LaPierre is under fire
The vice-president of the National Rifle Association is fighting to keep his job with a long-simmering controversy over the running of the organisation exacerbated by public anger over the latest school massacre in Texas
Name and role: Wayne LaPierre, vice-president of the National Rifle Association
Appearance: bespectacled, ungainly, awkward, increasingly nervous-looking
Newsworthiness: LaPierre, once the embodiment of American gun rights, has come under major pressure in recent years over his finances and his running of the organisation
In 2019, the world found out the truth about Wayne LaPierre’s prowess with guns, in the form of a six-year-old video of him and his wife ...