NRA cutting staff and salaries amid coronavirus pandemic

Richard Childress
Posted at 11:26 AM, May 03, 2020

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- The National Rifle Association has been cutting staff and salaries amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The changes come against the backdrop of years of internal turmoil, legal challenges with regulators and a revolt among some of its members. And it comes at a time when gun-rights supporters are hoping the NRA can play an influential role in this year's election.

Gun-control groups are mobilizing to influence the 2020 election and contend the NRA’s financial troubles will leave it incapable of playing a significant role in Trump’s campaign.