Power 100: Wayne LaPierre

, Executive Vice President and CEO, National Rifle Association

In the wake of yet another tragic mass shooting, this time at a school in Parkland, Fla., and despite the ensuing “Never Again” movement, there has yet to be action on Capitol Hill with regard to gun control. The latest incident engaged President Trump whose answer was – more guns. His proposal to arm teachers to defend their students was greeted with widespread skepticism by … teachers. Gun control is an eternal political dead-end in large part because the NRA not only donates campaign cash, mostly to Republicans, but also keeps a scorecard on politicians’ positions as a helpful guide for its members at voting time. NRA board member and rock musician Ted Nugent continues to mock Parkland shooting survivors, calling them “liars” and accusing them of not having a soul for calling out the NRA.

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