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To his base, NRA’s LaPierre is ‘a guy who will never fold’

WASHINGTON — Victims of the massacre in Newtown, Conn., had just been laid to rest when Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, met with his board of directors in early January.

A national tide of grief had prompted new attacks on his group and a White House push for more gun control measures, while LaPierre — who had called for armed guards in every school — was pilloried as a ‘‘gun nut’’ on the cover of The New York Post.

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