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A Crisis at the N.R.A.
A bitter power struggle has broken out inside the nationâ€™s pre-eminent gun rights group. We look at how the mere threat of a financial investigation plunged the National Rifle Association into crisis. Guest: Danny Hakim, an investigative reporter for The New York Times, spoke with us from the N.R.A.â€™s annual convention in Indianapolis. For more information on todayâ€™s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading:Wayne LaPierre was unanimously re-elected as chief executive of the N.R.A. after infighting with Oliver L. North, who was replaced as the groupâ€™s president.The N.R.A. is facing a number of challenges, including the New York attorney generalâ€™s investigation into the groupâ€™s tax-exempt status and the new financial strength of the gun control movement.