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NRA cutting staff and salaries amid coronavirus pandemic

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Posted at 1:58 AM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 01:58:22-04

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.