Meet the new president of the National Rifle Association, Lt. Colonel Oliver North, USMC (Ret.).
NRA Exec. Vice President Wayne LaPierre made the announcement Monday, calling North a man who strikes “genuine fear into the freedom-hating political elites who so desperately wish for a weakened NRA.”
Based on that description, North seems like the right man for the job.
North will replace Pete Brownell, who opted not to run for a second term so he could devote his “full time and energy” to his family business. Brownell fully endorsed North as his successor.
North will leave his current position at Fox News to focus solely on his new role as the head of the nation’s gun lobby.
“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.”
LaPierre praised the NRA Board for its decisive vote.
“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 continued, “and NRA members are proud to stand with him.”
Are you proud to stand with Oliver North as your new NRA president?