NRA’s Top Lawyer Was Jailed for Murder

In 1964, 19-year-old Robert Dowlut—now the general counsel of the National Rifle Association—was convicted in the killing of an Indiana woman found shot three times at close range. Six years later, the Indiana Supreme Court threw out Dowlut’s conviction, citing a flawed police investigation, and he was released, according to a Mother Jones exposé published Tuesday. Dowlut is known as a fierce defender of gun rights and a top Second Amendment scholar.