On the eve of the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting, in which up to 70,000 people with guns gather in Houston, Texas, under the slogan “Stand and Fight,” the gun group has announced a new president who is more extreme than the old president. Jim Porter, whose father was also an NRA president, will begin his two-year term on Monday, after the party. For some insight into how dealing with the gun lobby in the near future will be, please refer to this 2012 speech from Porter, in which he calls Barack Obama a “fake president.”
“The NRA was started, 1871, right here in New York state. 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,’” he told the New York Rifle & Pistol Association in a little history lesson. “Now, y’all might call it the Civil War, but we call it the War of Northern Aggression down south.”
Porter went on to explain that “one of our most greatest charges that we can have today, is to train the civilian in the use of the standard military firearm, so that when they have to fight for their country they’re ready to do it. Also, when they’re ready to fight tyranny, they’re ready to do it. Also, when they’re ready to fight tyranny, they have the wherewithal and the weapons to do it.”
The nutty Wayne LaPierre will remain the group’s main mouthpiece, but this man sounds like he knows how to turn up the crazy, too.