Tag: Chris Cox

Oliver North, a central figure in the Iran-Contra scandal under president Ronald Reagan, is to become the next president of the National Rifle Association

Oliver North New President of NRA, Wayne LaPierre to Continue as CEO

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre announced in Dallas on Monday that the NRA’s board of directors has voted to elect the iconic Lt. Col. Oliver North as the new president of the NRA, making him partners with LaPierre and NRA chief lobbyist Chris Cox to lead the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the United States.

National Rifle Association executive director Chris W. Cox speaks at the National Rifle Association convention Saturday, May 21, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NRA Proposes Major Programs: Protect Schools, Fix Background Checks So Dangerous People Cannot Get Any Guns – ‘Period’

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Rifle Association (NRA) on Monday called for new legislation to improve background checks to identify people with violent mental illness and endorsed emergency court orders to temporarily disarm people on the verge of violence, coupled with robust due-process protections to guarantee that peaceable Americans are not deprived of their Second Amendment rights.

Hurricane Irma made landfall in Barbuda but is making its way north west towards the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

NRA Ready to Use Litigation to Stop U.S. Virgin Islands Gun, Ammo Confiscation

When U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp ordered the Virgin Islands National Guard into active duty pre-Hurricane Irma, he also authorized them to seize privately owned guns and ammunition. The NRA is making clear it is ready to go to court to stop the implementation of Mapp’s anti-Second Amendment order.

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Eight Pro-Second Amendment Smackdowns from NRA Annual Meetings

During the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, speakers ranging from President Donald Trump to Sheriff David Clarke and NRA senior VP Wayne LaPierre put smackdown after smackdown on gun controllers and their surrogates in the media.

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 20: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association's NRA-ILA Leadership Forum during the NRA Convention at the Kentucky Exposition Center on May 20, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. The NRA endorsed Trump at the convention. The convention runs May 22. (Photo by )

NRA Spending $3 Million For Pro-Trump Television Ads

According to Sunshine State News, the NRA was running ads for Trump before Trump was running ads for himself. Their total spending for such ads is expected to hit approximately $8 million.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association's NRA-ILA Leadership Forum during the NRA Convention at the Kentucky Exposition Center on May 20, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.

NRA-ILA’s Chris Cox at RNC: Donald Trump Will Save America by Protecting Second Amendment

During the second day of the Republican National Convention, the NRA-ILA’s Chris Cox explained that this election is about securing the Second Amendment by keeping Hillary Clinton away from the Supreme Court. In no uncertain terms, he made clear that her machinations include reversing District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and gutting the Second Amendment, yet he assured the audience that there is a sure preventative to such travesty–and that preventative is Donald Trump.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is introduced by National Rifle Association executive director Chris W. Cox , left, and NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre as he takes the stage to speak at the NRA convention, Friday, May 20, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NRA Endorses Donald Trump for President

During the May 20 NRA Leadership Forum in Louisville, Kentucky, the NRA announced its endorsement of presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.