Tom Selleck, Ted Nugent, and Karl Malone are just some of the high-caliber individuals who call the shots at the National Rifle Association.
The National Rifle Association claims to speak for more than four million gun owners. But the shots are really called by a hush-hush group of 76 directors. The majority are nominated via a top-down process and elected by a small fraction of NRA members. A breakdown of the current board, based on their official bios:
- 87% are men. 93% are white.
- 25% are current or former federal, state, or local lawmakers or officials.
- 22% are current or former law enforcement officers. 30% are current or former members of the military.
- 24% are lawyers.
- 12% are entertainers or athletes.
- 64% are hunters. 71% are sport or competitive shooters.
- At least 71% were nominated, endorsed, or selected by the NRA's Nominating Committee.