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|The NRA's shadowy leaders include the CEO who sells Bushmaster assault rifles and a top director who lives in Newtown. The NRA leadership is known as much for its organizational secrecy as its absolutist interpretation of the Second Amendment. That may be why, until now, little has been known about some of its most powerful insiders. They sit on the NRA board of directors' nine-member Nominating Committee, which, despite ballots distributed annually to legions of NRA members, closely controls who can be elected to the NRA board. Mother Jones has uncovered key details about the current Nominating Committee: George K. Kollitides II, the chief executive of Freedom Group--which made the Bushmaster military-style assault rifle used in the Newtown massacre--was appointed as a member of the current committee, despite his failed attempts to be elected to the NRA board...|
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