Openly Gay NRA Commentator Looks to Break Gun Owner Stereotypes

Openly Gay NRA Commentator Looks to Break Gun Owner Stereotypes

Chris Cheng is one of the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) newest commentators, and he is going to give the left fits. He is gay, pro-gun, and intent on breaking the stereotypes which are commonly thrust on gun owners in America. 

According to the NRA, Cheng is a shooting enthusiast and former Google employee “who won the History Channel’s Top Shot season 4 in 2012.” He now competes on “the Bass Pro Shops [shooting] team in USPSA, IDPA and 3-gun.”

The NRA Blog reports that Cheng received $100,000 for winning Top Shot, and the first thing he did with the money was upgrade his yearly NRA membership to a lifetime membership. Cheng wrote directly to NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre to say he was now a life member.

Cheng is openly gay and according to, he said, “I am not ashamed of being gay or being a gun owner.” 

He added: “There are plenty of people who try to shame and blame responsible gun owners every time there’s some crazy person who decides to shoot people, and I simply will not give up my Second Amendment rights for the actions of crazy people.”

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