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Wayne LaPierre will be a witness in a lawsuit filed against the NRA by the attorney general of New York. (Archive photo)

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The longtime president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) announced his resignation Friday, just days before the start of a civil trial in New York to examine his work leading this powerful gun rights organization in the United States.

Wayne LaPierre, executive director and vice president of the organization, said his resignation will take effect January 31. He has led the NRA since 1991. Andrew Arulanandam will serve as interim CEO and vice president, the organization said.

With pride in all we have accomplished, I announce my resignation from the NRA,” LaPierre said in a statement released by the organization. I have been a tenured member of this organization for most of my adult life and will never stop supporting the NRA and its fight to defend freedom under the Second Amendment. My passion for our cause is more intense than ever.

A trial is set to begin Monday in a lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James against the NRA, Wayne LaPierre and others who served in office. of those responsible for the organization. Mr. LaPierre is one of the expected witnesses.

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Letitia James, a Democrat, accuses Mr. LaPierre and other leaders of illegally embezzling dozens millions of dollars from the NRA and spending the organization's funds on personal travel and other questionable expenses.

The Attorney General Seeks to prohibit Wayne LaPierre and other members of the leadership from serving as the head of any charitable or non-profit organization operating in New York, which would have the effect of removing them from the NRA.

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