In a statement made by the National Rifle Association, it was stated that LaPierre resigned due to health reasons.

In the statement, it was stated that LaPierre will continue his fight against the bribery case against him.

LaPierre, whose evaluations were included in the statement, said, "I announce my resignation from the National Rifle Association, proud of everything we have achieved. I will never give up defending everyone's right to own a gun."

LaPierre, 74, who has been the president of the NRA since 1991, was accused of "taking millions of dollars in bribes" in private jet trips, yacht trips, African safaris and similar activities, and a lawsuit was filed against him.

The hearing of the case will be held on January 8

LaPierre, who blamed video games, the media and politicians for gun violence in the country, defended the right to bear arms with the statement "The only thing that stops a bad man with a gun is a good man with a gun."