There's a reason that this happened: the Iron Law of Bureaucracy tells us that organizations end up getting captured by Organization Men, and those tend to form closed intellectual bubbles. The NRA organization under the direction of Wayne LaPierre does not have anyone who was able or willing to challenge him on the parts of his speech that can only be described as creepy:
- A national database of the mentally ill? Every heard of the Soviet mental health system, Wayne? Has anyone on your staff?
- Most schools don't need cops. Some already have them because of gang violence. Saying that every school in the country needs armed, uniformed officers would not only be insanely expensive for no benefit, it has quite unpleasant connotations. You were so over the top that Asa Hutchinson explicitly contradicted you, saying that all schools did not need police.
- The finger pointing at video games is nothing short of embarrassing. Was there really nobody there at NRA who dared to say to you Orlly?
That's the problem right there. The NRA Board of Directors need to replace LaPierre, he's damaged the organization structure. They probably can't do it for 6 or 12 months because that would look terrible and would be (deliberately) misrepresented by the Media. But he has to go, and the NRA needs a new head that will rebuild the organization to one where there can be real internal critiques of major policy positions before the klieg lights and microphones power up.