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NRA elects New President, Jim Porter (VIDEO)
Guns.Com ^ | May 3, 2013 | Jennifer Cruz

Posted on 05/03/2013 12:09:42 PM PDT by EXCH54FE

On Monday, May 6, the current National Rifle Association president, David Keene, will step down after completing his two-year term, and the new president, Jim Porter, will step up to the role.

The new president is certainly not new to the NRA. James W. Porter II, known to friends and family as “Jim,” has been a long-time board member of the NRA, recently serving two years as second vice president and two years as first vice president before becoming eligible for the position as president, which is a voluntary and unpaid position.

Porter will be the first ever second generation NRA president, as his father, Irvine C. Porter, served as president from 1959 to 1960 and was an Honorary Life Member of the NRA. Porter states that both his mother and father “instilled in me a great respect for our firearm heritage and constitutional freedoms.

An attorney from Birmingham and a Special Assistant Attorney General for the state of Alabama, Porter brings legal expertise, service and counsel to the NRA. Keene calls Porter “a superb attorney” and “at this stage in the NRA’s history… the perfect match for president.” Keene also gave a glimpse of the organization’s future goals to The Washington Times, who was the first to report the news of the new president on Tuesday. “We are likely to win most of the legislative battles in Congress, we will have to move to courts to undo the restrictions placed on gun owners’ rights in New York, Connecticut, Maryland and Colorado.” He explains, “Our focus now will shift to the courts to make sure these states’ laws are scaled back to be consistent with the McDonald and Heller decision. Jim is perfect to lead that effort because of his ability and experience running a legal team.”

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Porter is described as a nice guy, someone who always has a friendly word for everyone, professional and pleasant. He’s a stereotypical Southern, with a heavy accent and Southern hospitality, a friendly guy that knows everybody.
1 posted on 05/03/2013 12:09:42 PM PDT by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

bttt


2 posted on 05/03/2013 12:14:46 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: EXCH54FE
This is causing quite a stir - making the gun control freaks heads explode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F1nPSNnaBo

only 2 minutes - pass it on after viewing. it is going viral ...

3 posted on 05/03/2013 12:15:20 PM PDT by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: EXCH54FE

I hope is cut from the same cloth as Sherrif Joe.


4 posted on 05/03/2013 12:21:42 PM PDT by Texas resident (Watch the other hand.)
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To: Texas resident

YES!


5 posted on 05/03/2013 12:24:44 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: bankwalker

Good One, Worth the time

Thanks for the post.

:-)


6 posted on 05/03/2013 12:25:45 PM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: EXCH54FE

Jim gets his hair cut at the same barber shop that I do, so I’ve had the chance to talk to him a few times. Yes, he’s a fine Southern gentleman but make no mistake, he’ll be a pit bull in the fight for our rights.


7 posted on 05/03/2013 12:38:14 PM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: EXCH54FE

Now $h!t can La Pierre and put a spokesman in that comes across as a more likable/connecting person. Try a few minorities and younger folks would be a start...


8 posted on 05/03/2013 12:47:43 PM PDT by fuente
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To: fuente

Ya mean like THIS GUY: http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/nra-finally-hires-a-cool-black-guy-great-video-meet-colion-noir/


9 posted on 05/03/2013 1:02:55 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: fuente

precisely- lapierre is doign hte NRA’s image NO GOOD- he needfs to step down or take a different position in the organization- we NEED a VERY agressive likeable well spoken fast thinking person to represent us- Lapierre is none of htese thigns


10 posted on 05/03/2013 1:19:17 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: EXCH54FE

I hope that along with that Southern charm and pleasantry, he’s pugnacious, tenacious, cantankerous, and has a quick middle finger for the left.

That’s what we need right now.


11 posted on 05/03/2013 1:26:32 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Bingo!


12 posted on 05/03/2013 1:27:32 PM PDT by fuente (Also a US Navy Vet)
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To: EXCH54FE

Certainly seems to be a genuine 2A proponent.

Hopefully also a incredibly staunch defender.


13 posted on 05/03/2013 2:09:24 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Well...did the NRA finally get rid of their “Zumbo”....that Ex-Texas Ranger that hates semi-autos and standard cap magazines?


14 posted on 05/03/2013 2:41:56 PM PDT by DCBryan1
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To: EdReform

Thanks for the information .... Good news !

Stay Safe !


15 posted on 05/03/2013 3:02:31 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: DCBryan1

That’s what I want to know also ..... Joaquin’s Jackson has to go the way of Zumbo.....

Did the rabid lone wolf get reelected. ??


16 posted on 05/03/2013 3:09:01 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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