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Ex-NRA official says gun owners 'don't need the NRA' to turn out at polls, accuses group of 'corruption'

Added 09-18-20 05:29:01pm EST - “The former top National Rifle Association? official who wrote a book highly critical of the NRA said Friday that gun owners "don't need the NRA to tell them to go out and vote."” - Foxnews.com

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The former top National Rifle Association official who wrote a book highly critical of the NRA said Friday to Fox News that gun owners "don't need the NRA to tell them to go out and vote" as he slammed the group for alleged corruption and scare tactics and called for a "reset" of the conversation about guns in the United States.

Joshua Powell, who was previously the chief of staff to NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, this month released a book called "Inside the NRA: A Tell-All Account of Corruption, Greed, and Paranoia within the Most Powerful Political Group in America."

The book details his time inside the NRA, speaking about controversies, many of which are already public, about the NRA messages to gun owners and how it's handled its money.

One of the most prominent claims he makes is that the NRA is not the "well-oiled, data driven lobbying machine" it appears to be from the outside and that LaPierre often said their operation is "all smoke and mirrors."

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