Meet Your New NRA President: Lt. Colonel Oliver North, USMC (Ret.)

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.

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“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?

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Jay May 25, 2018, 9:34 pm

    Cool Ollie is president of NRA now. I will join the NRA again.

  • Carl Sanders May 21, 2018, 11:15 am

    I’ve said it once, I’ve said it twice, this SOB should have served time in Leavenworth. He’s the shining example of a career service officer, that would and did do anything that it took to be a rule breaker. He’s a mush mother lier that broke his oath to obey the laws of the United States.
    I can’t belief the NRA fell for his bull-^*(. It’s the start of the end of the NRA orgazanvtion that defended the constitution so well for so many years.

  • Chauvin Emmons May 13, 2018, 12:42 am

    So when do they lose this la pierre joke and the rest of spineless board might as well let moveon dotheads run NRA.
    I might join it then as it stands the NRA has been a sell out every time.

  • JOE May 12, 2018, 8:00 pm

    Its a little too late as NY and CA have already invalidated our Second Amendment right. No where in our constitution does it say what they have done and plan to do is legally justified the NRA had their chance to stand against state tyranny. Instead they turned their backs on those living in them states and I did not vote Cuomo in NY City did . I live in the Southern tier of NY AND OUR VOTES ARENT COUNTED ! I plan on moving to PA but I shouldn’t have to if this is really America your Second Amendment right shouldn’t be infringed by the actions of crazy people who should have never had guns to carry out their sick fantasies. Its too late NRA !

  • Ivan Sahlman May 11, 2018, 5:54 pm

    The following was recently sent to Wayne LaPierre

    As a life member of the NRA I am greatly troubled by only one major concern. That is the NRA has not only allowed Oliver North to become a member of the NRA but also to become an officer of the association. He is not a man to be trusted. He is guilty of lying/perjuring himself to the Congress, betraying the American people and the United States, disgracing the uniform he wore as a United States Marine, and acted as an agent for the CIA dealing in drugs. These activities are easily verifiable on the Internet. He has been protected from prosecution and Congressional impeachment by the elite clandestine financial power behind the scenes seeking to destroy the United States as we know it, including the Right as a people to defend ourselves from tyranny and violence as guarantied by the Constitution’s Second Amendment. I would be willing to bet anything that when the time comes and he is ordered so to do by the above elite he will betray the NRA and Second Amendment without any hesitation or remorse. God Forbid.

    • BR549 May 14, 2018, 4:30 pm

      Thank you. Had I known that North would become the next president of the NRA, I would never have renewed my membership a few months ago. This man is a traitor to his country, a consummate liar, and will ultimately, as you imply, turn on the membership at the behest of his elite handlers in the Deep State.

      The next group photo at the NRA head executives meeting should show them toasting themselves silly with cocktail classes while each holding a pistol to their heads. In effect, that’s what they have done ……….. clueless bsatards.

  • Area 52 May 11, 2018, 5:29 pm

    Congratulations are in order for Colonel North. I hope he is able to stop the ridiculous decisions that NRA officials made recently including but not limited to their communist and fascist decision to suggest that the ATF re-evaluate the legality of the bump stock. I am sick and tired of some Fudd who is an official in the NRA supporting gun control and I have confidence in Col. North that he will offset the damage to our second amendment rights caused by these misguided fudds .

  • wacker123 May 11, 2018, 2:24 pm

    I had the pleasure to support Ollie North during his 1994 campaign for the office of U.S. Senator for the State of Virginia. During the fall of 1994, I organized a campaign rally for him with over 1000 turning out to meet and greet Mr. North. I supported him then, as I do now. I spent the entire Saturday afternoon with him, we discussed many issues. I found him to be a “Strong Supporter” of The Second Amendment” Having followed him since 1994, I have observed his continued support for the Second Amendment. Those condemning him on are either misinformed or are liberal scumbags.

    Ollie North is a good choice the be President of the NRA !

    Signed by a Life Member, upgraded to Benefactor Member of the NRA for over 30 years !

  • Click Bang May 11, 2018, 1:33 pm

    They finally got a real man… Maybe he will close out that big mouthed coward named Nugent that runs his mouth like a little B-Girl…. Nugent is their biggest piece of bad advertising….

  • Mike May 11, 2018, 12:46 pm

    I have been shooting most of my life and was a prior NRA member. I dropped out because I got tired of the NRA’s perceived negative approach to working with lawmakers. So I care about North’s ability to work with Congress on common sense reforms whether they be to firearms regulations or laws that deal with sick individuals.

    • Area 52 May 11, 2018, 5:15 pm

      Common sense reforms is just a polite way of saying gun bans.

    • Clint W. May 11, 2018, 7:16 pm

      One thing most folks miss about the NRA and their stand on our freedoms, is that they approach the discussion like the most tenacious Teamster Union rep. You demand, you hold your ground, you force a real debate. Unlike a Teamster meeting though, no one wants to debate the NRA, because then, they would be forced to concede the fact that it not the guns, their access, or their capacities, it is the problem of individuals in a free country. When you examine why the individual has changed from the days when the USPS would deliver a rifle to your door, or you could buy all the dynamite you wanted at the hardware store, you will find the liberal agenda as the root cause of this change, starting in 1963 with Murray vs Curlett. It is just easier to blame the NRA and it’s membership for all the current evil.

    • 9Kurtz May 12, 2018, 1:42 am

      You lost everyone at “common sense”; in today’s political-speak it translates to “senseless”. Nice try.

    • John L May 12, 2018, 5:48 pm

      Good riddance troll. Nice try. Not good enough. Work on it.

  • missourisam May 11, 2018, 11:56 am

    To Daniel T. Spoken like a true anti American scum bag troll. May the bird of paradise in the size of an eagle fly up your nose.

  • John Bibb May 11, 2018, 11:53 am

    OOORAH! Sic ’em, Marine and Patriot. Excellent choice.
    John Bibb

  • james mcgee May 11, 2018, 11:53 am

    I live in CA the most anti N.R.A. there taking are rights away, is the doing anything to stop it??????????????????

    • Area 52 May 11, 2018, 5:13 pm

      The gun owners of CA need to stop electing anti gun politicians. What is the NRA going to do when the anti gun liberals hold a super majority and the governor is a liberal goof and so is the federal 9th circuit court.

  • mrpski May 11, 2018, 10:57 am

    First all thanks to Mr. Brownell-great job for the NRA and you deserve to take more time for your family and your business. I was at the 1000 man shoot & was pleased to meet you. As for Mr. North and the NRA, like special ops guys say when the enemy starts to overwhelm you do not regroup you attack! More than one patriot has been sacrificied for the whims of the government.

  • DanielT May 11, 2018, 10:23 am

    Mr. North is a low-life scumbag who should be in prison. I think the NRA Board of Directors showed poor judgement in selecting North as the new NRA President. Mr. North does enjoy a certain degree of popularity among NRA members as he has been on the BoD for quite some time. I’m going to send him a letter urging him to resign from the NRA Board and not accept the position as President.

    • bbbs53 May 11, 2018, 1:06 pm

      And you know this how snowflake? Oh, by reading the non biased media I suspect. Get your facts straight and pull your head out of your butt!

    • Billy2guns May 11, 2018, 6:50 pm

      Gun runner and drug smuggler. should be in prison with Big daddy and the criminal C. Either way, the NRA is here to steal your money. They lost their credibility when Heston died. The others are just in it for the money. What has the NRA done? These states still think they have the authority to control your property and there aint shit that this group will do to fix it

      • 9Kurtz May 12, 2018, 1:46 am

        In your leftist world-view, half of America would be in your prisons, and work camps, and re-education centers… and ovens.

        • Billy2guns May 14, 2018, 6:56 pm

          Yeah and we must live in a free country. Keep eating your wheaties. Troll!

    • BR549 May 14, 2018, 4:52 pm

      I too believe him to be a VERY poor choice. It will be only a matter of time before this leopard shows his true globalist spots.

  • Gunny1951 May 11, 2018, 10:04 am

    OOO-RAAA! Someone who has felt the two faced sting of the deep state back stabbers understands its workings. LtColonel North should make a fine President.
    Support for NRA is our first line of defense of our 2A rights. However “sensible compromise” is just another way wording for the term “infringement”, an action prohibited specifically by the 2nd amendment. Since 1934 the NRA has compromised time and again, undermining our 2A rights ever so slightly each time and making it easier for the left to bring in the next round of “sensible regulations”. Perhaps Lt Colinel(ret) North can be effective at preventing further “ sensible compromises” which are neither sensible nor compromise but rather are infringements!
    I am a life member and wholly support NRA except in areas of “sensible compromise”.

  • bjg May 11, 2018, 8:13 am

    I see the liberal democrat clowns are leaving their lying comments. North was never guilty of anything except trying to get rid of commie scum.

    • Trumpster May 11, 2018, 9:27 am

      Damn right, Oli is a damn fine man, the libtards are just scared to have someone to stand up to them.

      • Winston May 11, 2018, 9:57 am

        Being unable to discern right from wrong and fact from fiction is a neo-liberal trait. Your assessment of North fits.

  • Shaggy May 11, 2018, 7:58 am

    I am the NRA and proud that someone, who’s served our country, is ready to battle the lame big-headed Democrats that are hell bent on eroding our 2nd Amendment rights. Molon Labe!

  • Jerry Jones May 11, 2018, 7:55 am

    Just for Future Reference to all of the misinformed Liberal Ollie North Haters.

    North was convicted in the Iran–Contra affair of the late 1980s but his convictions were vacated and reversed, and all charges against him dismissed in 1991.

    • Shaggy May 11, 2018, 8:03 am


    • Al May 11, 2018, 9:06 am

      I’d love to know their comments on Obama and ‘Fast and Furious”
      North was working within the Federal Govt. against our enemies abroad, that was his duty, Obama was working DIRECTLY against the Constitution and the American people.
      Face it, many Americans are incredibly stupid and ill informed, and in this day and age of information, anyone in that category should get NO benefit of the doubt.
      It’s just willful ignorance.

  • Walking Eagle May 11, 2018, 7:47 am

    All the anti Olie comments are from Russians !!!!!!!

    • 9Kurtz May 12, 2018, 1:51 am

      With a little help from their useful idiots in Takoma Park, Greenwich Village, Martha’s Vineyard, Boulder, San Francisco…

  • RM May 11, 2018, 6:48 am

    NRA Exec. Vice President Wayne LaPierre and his sidekick Chris Cox are the problem. North will be a figurehead, he won’t be setting policy. LaPierre and Cox are the ones responsible for “Sensible Compromise”. The NRA has become a feeding trough for bloated beltway insiders interested in maintaining the status quo.
    We are at war with the Left and the Deep State. They are trying to overthrow our legally elected President, nullify our voting rights and our 2nd Amendment rights. Stop compromising and start fighting!

    • joefoam May 11, 2018, 10:09 am

      I hope Ollie’s notoriety can make a difference. Pete Brownell was a disappointment. I also think it’s time for Cox & LaPierre to ride off into the sunset and put some of their exorbitant salaries to better use.

  • Walt May 11, 2018, 6:38 am

    I don’t think the NRA could have picked a better man. Col. Ollie North has been an American hero for years and I am proud to stand with him.

  • Joe May 11, 2018, 6:13 am

    I am still proud of the fact that I contributed to the Col. Ollie North defense fund when the Government attack dogs attempted to make him the scapegoat for General Poindexter. Following orders does not make you guilty. He will make a fine NRA President in these historical times.

    • Wayne R Cook May 11, 2018, 6:33 am

      Yep…people should study history, not lamestream lies. …you’re absolutely right

    • Dr Motown May 11, 2018, 7:36 am

      FDR was buddies with the Mafia and Stalin when it was necessary to secure our WWII goals….”the enemy of my enemy is my friend, until he becomes my enemy”

  • December May 11, 2018, 6:12 am

    Stupid Stupid move. Hire a convicted gun runner and liar. Gurss the NRA wants to loose to the anti gun crowd

    • Wayne R Cook May 11, 2018, 6:31 am

      At least you. have a nice anti Ollie day. Bye.

    • Jerrme Bailey May 11, 2018, 7:26 am

      Guess* lose* learn how to spell moron

    • Jerry Jones May 11, 2018, 7:52 am

      December is another misinformed Tool

      North was convicted in the Iran–Contra affair of the late 1980s but his convictions were vacated and reversed, and all charges against him dismissed in 1991.

    • 9Kurtz May 12, 2018, 1:57 am

      You and your loose gursses. By the way, it’s May, not December.

    • BR549 May 14, 2018, 5:03 pm

      I’m with you. North has never convinced anyone with more than two warm neurons that he isn’t a Trojan Horse. He was just a single act of that Dog and Pony Show that Daniel Inouye (ANOTHER traitor) conducted with the Iran Contra Hearings.

  • John T May 11, 2018, 5:26 am

    I was going to rejoin the NRA but not now. Oliver North is a disgrace

    • Wayne R Cook May 11, 2018, 6:31 am


    • Jerrme Bailey May 11, 2018, 7:24 am


    • chris May 11, 2018, 9:21 am

      I will double my contribution then…Bye!

    • 9Kurtz May 12, 2018, 1:58 am

      How do you say that in Russian?

  • sgtsabai May 11, 2018, 5:13 am

    Oliver North is a disgrace to the US Marine Corps and should have gone to GitMO. Bad move NRA.

    • Jerrme Bailey May 11, 2018, 7:23 am

      You’re a disgrace to the human race.

  • Mark May 8, 2018, 3:43 pm

    The board should’ve fired LaPierre instead.

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