The notorious gun group is being crushed by its own financial mismanagement and legal woes.
A recent lawsuit said Cox joined an attempted coup to oust the National Rifle Association's top executive.
A failed try to topple the group's chief executive, millions of dollars blown and multiple lawsuits are roiling the gun lobby.
Before his departure, NRA President Oliver North warned officials that $24 million and counting in legal fees could strangle the group.
The National Rifle Association is on fire. We can't look away.
The gun group's leadership is in chaos after a report by The Trace prompted an IRS investigation of the organization's tax status.
The confrontation between the gun rights group's longtime leader and its recently installed president coincides with the NRA's annual meeting.
The gun group has worked to "perpetuate the culture of violence that we have in our country," the congresswoman said.
"The venom of greed is killing America."
"We’re not criminal civil terrorists," Fred Guttenberg responded to North. "We're people with a broken heart."
"Never believe an Iranian," said North, who in the 1980s played a central role in the Iran-Contra scandal. "Because if their lips are moving, they’re lying.”
The retired lieutenant colonel was tried over his role in the secret sale of arms to Iran in the 1980s.
Many commentators greeted the agreement with deep skepticism. They dismissed the two years of negotiations with a single assertion: the deal should be rejected because the other side cannot be trusted. Some of these naysayers are right. There is reason to doubt whether the United States can be trusted.
For the first time the true story about the courageous investigative journalist, Gary Webb, is being told in movie theaters across the country where people can draw their own conclusions unhindered by the noise and static of establishment naysayers in the corporate media.
"Someone paid a ransom," he said. "Whether the Qataries paid it, or some big oil sheik, or somebody used our petrodollars
The talking points flying around this week have all been on a single subject -- the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the only American soldier captured in the war in Afghanistan.
Let's see if I can remember this correctly: Ronald Reagan not only agreed to pay ransom for 66 Americans being held hostage in the Mideast (Iran).
Politics is a funny business, and certainly not a good career choice for the thin-skinned. If you want to play in this game you've got to be prepared for highly insulting remarks not only about the positions you may hold, but about your personal life as well.