Spotlight Conspiracy Theory ‘Revenge’: New NRA president: Obama’s gun agenda motivated by ‘revenge’
New NRA president: Obama’s gun agenda motivated by ‘revenge’
>By Clare Kim, | The Last Word | 7:32 PM on 05/02/2013 |
Members of the NRA are heading to Houston for the group’s annual convention this week, where they will meet the gun lobby’s newly announced president, Alabama attorney Jim Porter.
President David Keene will conclude his two-year term at the group’s annual meeting and Porter will take over the reins beginning Monday.
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While stating that Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre will continue to be the face of the organization in media appearances, the NRA has announced that Porter is the perfect candidate for the job. He served as first vice president of the board for two years and second vice president for another two years.
In an interview with the Washington Times, David Keene laid out the road map ahead for Porter. “As 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.”
Keene also described how Porter’s legal expertise and his service as a legal counsel for the NRA in federal court would lead the gun group’s efforts. “He’s a superb attorney” said Keene. “Our focus now will shift to the courts to make sure these states’ laws are scaled back… Jim is perfect to lead that effort because of his ability and experience running a legal team.”
Porter, who has served the board for 20 years, will become the first son of a former NRA president to become the figurehead of the nation’s top gun lobby. His father, Irvine Porter, was NRA president from 1959-1960.
Comedian Conan O’Brien took a jab at the organization at the White House Correspondents dinner last Saturday.
“Here’s a fun fact about tonight’s food– everything you ate was personally shot by Wayne LaPierre,” O’Brien joked. “Don’t worry, it was during a home invasion. The fish came in through the window.”
“Incidentally, you may not know this, but Wayne LaPierre is merely the executive vice president of the NRA,” O’Brien continued. “Which begs the question, how freaking crazy do you have to be to be the actual president of the NRA? He’s not even at the top.”
Porter is set to take over the NRA as gun control lobbyists continue to push for stricter gun legislation in Washington. Sen. Toomey, who crafted a proposal with Sen. Joe Manchin, told editors from Digital First Media the reason their bipartisan background check bill failed was “because we’re so politicized… There were some on my side who did not want to be seen helping the president do something he wanted to get done, just because the president wanted to do it.”
Sen. Manchin said on Fox News Sunday that he plans on reintroducing his bill to expands background checks, and he predicts that the second time around, it will get enough votes to move out of the Senate.
While gun rights activists applauded the Senate’s rejection last month of the gun legislation that would have expanded background checks for all commercial gun sales, President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have vowed to continue pushing for tougher gun laws.
Obama pledged Thursday during a trip to Mexico to continue fighting, saying that more attempts are necessary for reform. “Things happen somewhat slowly in Washington, but this is just the first round,” the president said.
>By James | page co-owner | The Everlasting GOP Stoppers | May 3, 2013 |
New NRA President Jim Porter Stroking New Civil War
Jim Porter, who will take office today as the new President of the National Rifle Association, has already laid the foundation for a civil uprising by whipping up his masses in this video from an address he made in upstate New York last year. Aside from calling Barack Obama a “Fake President,” he also had some choice words for Attorney General Eric Holder – calling him “Un-American.” Speaking to the crowd about how the NRA got it’s start, Porter was unabashed with his bigotry;
”It was started by some Yankee generals who didn’t like the way my Southern boys had the ability to shoot in what we call the ‘War of Northern Aggression.’ Now, y’all might call it the Civil War, but we call it the ‘War of Northern Aggression’ down south.
He continued with his ignorant rant;
”when they’re ready to fight tyranny, (NRA members will be) ready to do it. Also, when they’re ready to fight tyranny, they have the wherewithal and the weapons to do it… The NRA, I can assure you, is dug in..”
Porter is expected to take office today in Houston. Sarah Palin and Rick Santorum are among those expected to speak.
This is the enemy, people. This is the face of racism, bigotry, and fear. Take a close look, then get pissed, then get involved by contacting your elected representatives.
>By Paige Lavender | The Huffington Post |Posted: 05/04/2013 2:55 pm EDT | Updated: 05/04/2013 3:23 pm EDT | James Porter, NRA President, Claims Obama’s Gun Push Is Motivated By ‘Revenge’
“Last fall, just before the elections… President Obama demanded that his followers extract revenge. I can’t remember a president ever publicly using that word against fellow Americans,” Porter said during his remarks at the NRA’s annual meeting on Saturday. “Revenge is what’s motivating the president’s unrelenting attacks on gun owners today.”
Porter has had other choice words for Obama in the past, once calling the president “fake.”
“I get so sick and tired of all these people with this fake president that we got who wants to say, ‘Well, you know he hadn’t done anything bad for gun owners,'” Porter said in 2012. “I say, let me tell you something bad that he’s done. His entire administration is anti-gun, anti-freedom, anti-Second Amendment.”
Porter will officially take over duties as president of the NRA on Monday. Outgoing NRA President David Keene called Porter a “perfect match” for the group’s top leadership role. Porter’s father, Irvine Porter, headed the organization from 1959 to 1961
Watch a video of Jim Porter
Sat May 04 2013
Addressing the annual National Rifle Association convention in Houston, incoming NRA president James Porter blasted President Obama’s push to strengthen gun laws in America. CBS News