North Tapped as NRA President

The National Rifle Association has announced that retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. Oliver North ould become the next president of the association in an unusual chain of developments that saw serving President Pete Brownell decide not to run for a second term, and the organization’s first and second vice presidents unable to take the position.
The announcement came right after the NRA Board of Directors met on May 7 for its annual spring business session which traditionally follows the annual members’ meetings and exhibits. This year’s event was in Dallas.
In a press release, the NRA said the Board of Directors began the process that would be as NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre called it “the most exciting news for our members since Charlton Heston became President of our Association.”