A GREAT PICK!!!
The NRA has announced that Lt. Colonel Oliver North, USMC (Ret.) will become President of the National Rifle Association of America. North served 22 years as a Marine and was part of the National Security Council staff during the Reagan administration. Recently, he hosted a FOX documentary series titled “War Stories with Oliver North” and was a contributor on Fox News. In response to the NRA’s decision North said, “I am honored to have been selected by the NRA Board to soon serve as this great organization’s President.” As reported at FOX News, NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre called North a “legendary warrior for American freedom, a gifted communicator and skilled leader.” LaPierre called the North announcement “the most exciting news for our members since Charlton Heston became President of our Association.” When North was asked whether he was like Charlton Heston, North replied, “Charlton Heston was Moses, I am a retired Marine.”
“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.
NRA Annual Meeting Invocation by Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North