I am suspect of anything the Counterfeit News Network publishes however, there has been growing dissent at the NRA for some time. Internal squabbles and financial shenanigans have been the latest machinations of an NRA in turmoil and CNN certainly would jump at the chance to report anything detrimental to the NRA. So while there most likely is an element of truth to the story, I'll wait for credible news sources to make their reporting until I come to a conclusion.
And that is a problem of CNN's own making. Cry wolf enough times and pretty soon no one believes you even if its true.