Pete Brownell Elected President of the National Rifle Association

Wayne LaPierre Reelected Executive Vice President.

Pete Brownell
Pete Brownell
National Rifle Association
National Rifle Association

ATLANTA –-( Pete Brownell of Montezuma, Iowa was elected by the National Rifle Association Board of Directors as President May 1, 2017, following the 146th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta.

An NRA Life Member since birth, Brownell is the Chief Executive Officer of the legendary family-owned firearm and firearm accessory retailer Brownells. He brings a record of leadership, a passion for our outdoors and shooting sports traditions, and vigor to protect and defend the Second Amendment.

Brownell was elected to the NRA Board of Directors in 2010, and has served as chairman of the Membership Committee, and as a member of the Finance, Law Enforcement Assistance, Publications Policies, and Sport Shooting Committees.

Brownell is also the former chairman of the Board of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers and a former member of the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff Foundation Board. Outside the office, he is an accomplished athlete and avid outdoorsman.

“It’s an honor and privilege to serve the 5 million members of the National Rifle Association of America. I am humbled to serve alongside Wayne LaPierre – the true heart and soul of this Association and to walk in the footsteps of my predecessors,” said Brownell. “I’m a proud NRA member from day one who grew up with a passion for guns, our rich hunting heritage, and a passion to strengthen our Second Amendment.”

Wayne Lapierre
Wayne LaPierre Reelected Executive Vice President.

The NRA Board of Directors re-elected Wayne LaPierre as the NRA Executive Vice President. Under his trusted leadership, the NRA has grown to unprecedented levels, becoming the preeminent force in American politics and strengthening its position as the nation’s foremost defender of the Second Amendment. Upon his re-election, LaPierre reappointed Josh Powell to the position of Executive Director of NRA General Operations and Chris W. Cox to the position of Executive Director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action.

NASCAR legend Richard Childress of Welcome, North Carolina, who most recently served as NRA Second Vice President, was elected First Vice President. Childress is Chairman and CEO of Richard Childress Racing, one of NASCAR’s most prolific and storied teams. Outside of his life-long passion for auto racing, Childress is an accomplished conservationist and activist for the protection of our natural resources, having supported groups including the Boone & Crockett Club, Ducks Unlimited, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Carolyn D. Meadows of Marietta, Georgia, was elected Second Vice President. An active member of the NRA Board of Directors since 2003, Meadows is a political leader whose effective lobbying of Congress and Georgia legislators has been felt both locally and nationally. A passionate shooter and hunter, Meadows volunteers to provide gun safety courses for children and adults.

Additionally, Wilson H. Phillips, Jr., was re-elected by the NRA Board of Directors to serve as Treasurer, and John Frazer was re-elected Secretary.
The elections followed the 146th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta April 27-30, 2017. The Annual Meetings attracted NRA members from across the country to celebrate American freedoms. Featuring more than 800 exhibitors in over 15 acres of exhibition hall space, this year’s event was the largest in NRA history.

About the National Rifle Association

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit

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This is good! Please campaign with President Trump to revoke the U.N. Small Arms Treaty. I hate the idea that another country(s) can rule the gun laws in the United States.

kent and brenda jardine

We feel that unless a person uses a gun in a robbery, or threatening another person { with proof }, that these laws should be abolished.

Wild Bill

Who else got elected? What happened to COL. Richard Kussman, N Stephanie Spika, and Stephen Stamboulieh?

kent jardine

Do it.


Just moments ago,I just ordered from Brownells site 2 more clear sided mags for my Ruger 10-22 (on sale!).
The Best place to get what you need! My Favorite………
STILL waiting 30 + years later on the Repeal of the bastard hughes amendment surrepticiously approved of by the good ole NRA then in 1986…..
Rescind it and force a vote on the HPA for the RINOs on the record before the mid term elections.
Trump voters – round #2!
Pete, make us Proud!


i bet he dont…, theres over 22,000 laws infringing on our rights,


Congratulations Pete. Proud of you.

kent jardine

Good move.