Retired Lt. Colonel Oliver North Will Take Over as NRA President
“This is the most exciting news for our members since Charlton Heston became President of our Association”
In the next few weeks, retired Lt. Colonel Oliver North will take over as president of the National Rifle Association.
Lt. Colonel North is currently an NRA board member, served on Reagan’s National Security Council, and is an all-around badass.
According to an NRA press release published Monday, North will begin his new role as soon as his business affairs are in order.
“This is the most exciting news for our members since Charlton Heston became President of our Association,” said NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre. “Oliver North is a legendary warrior for American freedom, a gifted communicator and skilled leader. In these times, I can think of no one better suited to serve as our President.”
North said he was eager to take on this new role as soon as his business affairs were put in order. North is retiring from Fox News, effective immediately. “I am honored to have been selected by the NRA Board to soon serve as this great organization’s President,” North said. “I appreciate the board initiating a process that affords me a few weeks to set my affairs in order, and I am eager to hit the ground running as the new NRA President.”
The NRA Board acted quickly to begin the process for North to become President, after former NRA President Pete Brownell announced this morning that, in order to devote his full time and energy to his family business, he had decided not to seek election to a second term. In his letter to the Board, Brownell wholeheartedly endorsed North for President.
“Discussing this with Wayne LaPierre,” Brownell said in the letter, “he suggested we reach out to a warrior amongst our board members, Lt. Colonel Oliver North, to succeed me. Wayne and I feel that in these extraordinary times, a leader with his history as a communicator and resolute defender of the Second Amendment is precisely what the NRA needs. After consulting with NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox, First Vice President Childress and Second Vice President Meadows, I can report there is extraordinary support for Lt. Colonel North.”
…LaPierre congratulated the NRA Board for its action. “The board acted quickly and with great vision,” LaPierre said. “Oliver North is, hands down, the absolute best choice to lead our NRA Board, to fully engage with our members, and to unflinchingly stand and fight for the great freedoms he has defended his entire life.”
“Oliver North is a true hero and warrior for freedom,” LaPierre said, “and NRA members are proud to stand with him.”
Earlier this year, North visited the Israel/Syria border:
North open up a meeting at this past weekend’s NRA Annual Meeting with a prayer:
The NRA has already had a record fundraising year after gun control activists attempted to exploit tragedy to push for the dismantling of second amendment protections.
North seems like the perfect fit for the battle ahead and I’m sure he’ll do the job well.
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Hurray for Ollie-wood/NRA –
now if he can do something about the Sham that SecState Ketchup
This is great news for the oldest Civil Rights organization in the US. He is a true leader, and will do a great job.
While I like Col North, I’m … meh.
Now if he indicates that priorities for the NRA will be the passage of the Hearing Protection Act and the repeal of either the Hughes amendment or the NFA, THEN I’ll be happy. Hell, I might even join.
Haha, let’s not jump the shark, just yet 🙂
Who would you rather have? Boehner? McConnell? Ryan? Someone else from the GOPe rat club?
North is an amazing pick.
“North is an amazing pick.”
I’m quite sure he’ll do a fine job heading the NRA, like many presidents before him.
But in 4 years, you’ll still need government permission to exercise a fundamental constitutional right in MA and IL; the Hearing Protection Act will still be unpassed; the few states that are ‘may issue’ states will still be ‘may issue’ and the quislings in congress that won’t do anything will still have their ‘A’ ratings (yes, Harry Reid had an A rating until recently, when it sunk all the way down to a … B). But they’ll still raise money with the best of them.
I don’t think it will matter who’s the president, though Col North is as good a pick as any and much better than some.
Please Join anyway, NOW, and help with the effort instead of sitting and waiting for more action…all of us help by joining in our own small way….
Cheers Ollie! You are a good man.
The NRA just named one of the most infamous gun runners in the world to be its president https://t.co/Bw8xLICqly pic.twitter.com/iPN6iYxRl0
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) May 7, 2018
And the replies twitchy put up were all the same…
Eric holder ?
— Lori (@Lori60771217) May 7, 2018
You mean Eric Holder?
— Mr. Shepard (@JShep33) May 7, 2018
Wow, @EricHolder ?
— Jack Thompson (@rovingwaves) May 7, 2018
OMG that’s just freaking priceless, lmao!
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