NRA Statement on Nomination of Ryan Zinke to Secretary of the Interior

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FAIRFAX, Va. -( Chris W. Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action, issued the following statement on the nomination of Congressman Ryan Zinke to be the Secretary of the Interior:

“On behalf of our 5 million members, we commend President-Elect Donald Trump for nominating Congressman Ryan Zinke of Montana to be our next Secretary of the Interior,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action.

“The sportsmen and women of this nation have long waited for an Interior Secretary who understands the need to preserve America’s outdoor heritage for generations to come. Ryan Zinke will champion those traditions with the devotion of a true outdoorsman while serving as our next Secretary of the Interior.”


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Joe Scott

This news release is far weaker than it should have been! Ryan Zinke is probably the best appointee outdoors people could ever want. The NRA can certainly express it’s support with far more zeal than I am reading here! Finally we have the capable leadership absolutely necessary to address our use of natural resources. Zinke is much more than just another “political suit” serving in Washington. He is an accomplished leader who can really serve our best interests. Let’s give Ryan Zinke our full support in every way possible!


That’s it? That’s the entire official NRA statement? Come on guys, how about leading with a few specifics regarding what you expect from the new administration and Sec. Of State? Maybe a short blurb on supporting repatriation of ALL firearms that were leant and/or leased to other countries? Or possibly a statement making it clear that the US will never surrender Second Amendment rights in any multinational treaty? For crying out loud, just a little public shout out to the masses to let them know that you’re on top of this and the fund raising mailings you do every single… Read more »