I keep seeing references to polls like this one, saying that NRA members support at least some reasonable changes to gun laws that the NRA's leadership opposes. (The NRA struck back against this by polling a bunch of straw-man issues and reporting widespread member agreement. 92% of NRA members oppose confiscation by mandatory buybacks!)
Does anybody understand how that works? How does the leadership continue in office if it doesn't represent the members?
Wikipedia is vague about NRA governance:
The National Rifle Association is governed by a large board of directors. The directors choose the president, the leading spokesman for the organization, from among their members.I still haven't figured out how that board is chosen, though. Searching the NRA web site itself hasn't gotten me anywhere.
Somebody must know how the NRA governs itself. Could an alternative leadership emerge from the ranks, or does the current leadership have the process all locked up?