The Hits Keep Coming: NRA Suspends Its Top Lawyer

A convention goer passes the NRA desk at the 2015 NRA Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee on April 10, 2015. The annual NRA meeting and exhibit, expected to draw over 70,000 people, runs till April 12. AFP PHO... A convention goer passes the NRA desk at the 2015 NRA Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee on April 10, 2015. The annual NRA meeting and exhibit, expected to draw over 70,000 people, runs till April 12. AFP PHOTO / KAREN BLEIER / AFP PHOTO / KAREN BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS

The NRA has suspended Steve Hart, its longtime top lawyer, in just the latest sign of the infighting that is splintering the group.

According to the Daily Beast, Hart was suspended before Lt. Col. Oliver North announced Saturday that he would not serve a second term as NRA president.

The gun rights group has been imploding all week, with CEO Wayne LaPierre claiming that North is extorting him, a legal skirmish breaking out between the NRA and its advertising vendor and North’s dire warnings about the organization’s financial leadership.

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