LaPierre Profile

February 9, 2013 - 1:30 PM
FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2013, file photo National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington about gun violence. For decades, LaPierre, 63, has been serving up heated us-vs.-them rhetoric to rally the NRA faithful. Usually it works; sometimes it backfires. He has had a surprisingly long run as the NRA's executive vice president, surviving insider plots along the way, LaPierre remains the hero to many a gun lover, and villain to the opposing forces. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)