"The National Rifle Association claims to speak for more than 4 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 percent are men. 93 percent are white.25 percent are current or former federal, state, or local lawmakers or officials.22 percent are current or former law enforcement officers. 30 percent are current or former members of the military.24 percent are lawyers.12 percent are entertainers or athletes.64 percent are hunters. 71 percent are sport or competitive shooters.At least 71 percent were nominated, endorsed, or selected by the NRA's Nominating Committee."