Wayne LaPierre was re-elected chief executive and executive vice president of the National Rifle Association on Monday, surviving a power struggle in which he was challenged by former NRA President Oliver North, who stepped down over the weekend.
The NRA board voted unanimously in favor of LaPierre, who has been with the NRA for 40 years and has helped convert it into one of the most powerful lobbies in the United States, expanding gun rights even as the United States has endured multiple mass shootings.
North attempted to topple LaPierre, who appeared to be weakened by a series of crises over the past year. The organization was embarrassed by the revelation that it was infiltrated by an undeclared Russian agent. It filed a lawsuit against its longtime public relations partner.