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Chris Cox, the National Rifle Association’s chief lobbyist for 17 years, resigned from his post Tuesday amid allegations of wrongdoing made against him by the gun-rights group.
Cox submitted his resignation to CEO Wayne LaPierre, who suspended Cox June 19 after alleging his participated in a coup attempt against LaPierre, according to court documents obtained by the New York Times.
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“I wanted to inform you that Chris Cox tendered his resignation as executive director of the NRA-ILA. I have accepted it and want to thank Chris for his service to the NRA and for his efforts to advocate for the Second Amendment,” CEO Wayne LaPierre said in a letter to Board members and staff obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Cox has led the lobbying arm of the gun-rights behemoth since 2002 and has been a high-profile public figure for the group, acting second-in-command to LaPierre, according to the NRA’s website.
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The allegations against him were disclosed in a lawsuit the gun group filed against former President Oliver North in response to his...
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