Besides the NRA troubles with Russian connections, investigations in campaign finance irregularities and membership loss; some NRA board members asked the leadership to tone down the red meat thrown to right-wing fanatics.
From the New York Time
“The N.R.A. shouldn’t be putting this out,” said Jeff Knox, an N.R.A. member who runs the Firearms Coalition, a smaller advocacy organization. “It’s not gun rights; it’s red meat for the hard right.”