Lt. Col. Oliver North to Become New NRA President

By Michael W. Chapman | May 7, 2018 | 1:39pm EDT
Lt. Col. Oliver North, USMC (ret.)

(CNSNews.com) -- Decorated veteran, best selling author, and former National Security Council member Lt. Col. Oliver North, USMC (ret.) will become the new president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) in a few weeks, the pro-Second Amendment organization said in a May 7 press release. 

“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," said LaPierre. "In these times, I can think of no one better suited to serve as our president.”

North, who is retiring from Fox News, said, “I am honored to have been selected by the NRA Board to soon serve as this great organization’s president. 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.”

Former NRA PResident Charleton Heston (d. 2008).

North will be replacing former NRA President Pete Brownell, who decided not to seek election to a second term at the NRA. Brownell thoroughly endorsed North, stating 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."

"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," said LaPierre. “Oliver North is a true hero and warrior for freedom, and NRA members are proud to stand with him.”

The NRA was founded in 1871. It has 5 million members and is "America's oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group," states the NRA's website. 

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