Lt. Colonel Oliver North Poised to Become Next NRA President

Lt. Colonel Oliver North
Lt. Colonel Oliver North

DALLAS, TX –-( Lt. Colonel Oliver North, USMC (Ret.) will become President of the National Rifle Association of America within a few weeks, a process the NRA Board of Directors initiated this morning.

“This is the most exciting news for our members since Charlton Heston became President of our Association,” said NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre. “Oliver North is a legendary warrior for American freedom, a gifted communicator and skilled leader. In these times, I can think of no one better suited to serve as our President.”

North said he was eager to take on this new role as soon as his business affairs were put in order. North is retiring from Fox News, effective immediately.

“I am honored to have been selected by the NRA Board to soon serve as this great organization’s President,” North said. “I appreciate the board initiating a process that affords me a few weeks to set my affairs in order, and I am eager to hit the ground running as the new NRA President.”

Pete Brownell CEO Brownells
Pete Brownell CEO Brownells

The NRA Board acted quickly to begin the process for North to become President, after former NRA President Pete Brownell announced this morning that, in order to devote his full time and energy to his family business, he had decided not to seek election to a second term. In his letter to the Board, Brownell wholeheartedly endorsed North for President.

“Discussing this with Wayne LaPierre,” Brownell said in the letter, “he suggested we reach out to a warrior amongst our board members, Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, to succeed me. Wayne and I feel that in these extraordinary times, a leader with his history as a communicator and resolute defender of the Second Amendment is precisely what the NRA needs. After consulting with NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox, First Vice President Childress and Second Vice President Meadows, I can report there is extraordinary support for Col. North.”

“Pete has served the NRA with great courage and distinction,” LaPierre said. “I am grateful that he joined me in enthusiastically recommending Oliver North to the Board of Directors.”

After the announcement, NRA First Vice President Richard Childress informed the board that he had multiple commitments in the next several weeks and was unable to be immediately available to serve as interim President. The Board then selected Second Vice President Carolyn Meadows to serve as its interim President. Meadows will step aside in a few weeks, when Lieutenant North is prepared to take on his new role as NRA President.

LaPierre congratulated the NRA Board for its action. “The board acted quickly and with great vision,” LaPierre said. “Oliver North is, hands down, the absolute best choice to lead our NRA Board, to fully engage with our members, and to unflinchingly stand and fight for the great freedoms he has defended his entire life.”

“Oliver North is a true hero and warrior for freedom,” LaPierre said, “and NRA members are proud to stand with him.”

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit:

Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Semper Fi Ollie


Its too bad not all good standing nra members can participate on that vote.


NRA-what are you thinking? I am a disabled combat vet. Mr. North broke his oath on so many levels while a Lt. Col. The secret program he ran with the Contras violated so many laws. Drugs for cash and guns, remember? The dealings with Iran. Talk about the ” Deep State”. Has the NRA board been infiltrated? This is a disaster waiting to happen. The “Left” is going to have a field day with this. I have no respect for North and oppose him being selected. Count me out if you go through with this. You are betraying all of… Read more »

Larry Brickey

Unhappy about this. Might not renew.

Heed the Call-up

NRA’s opinion on bump stocks, and now him? Are they still a firearm rights group? I am beginning to wish I could get my money back – buyer’s remorse – for becoming a life member a few years ago.


The NRA could have done better – unless they really want a high-profile, high-baggage lightening rod.

With respect for his service, Col. North is not the man for the job.

Don Prather

With respect to Col. North’s service, he is also an overly-contentious, lightening-rod personality. A hell-raiser, and one with lots and lots of negative baggage, cannot lead an important organization through treacherous political waters.

The NRA could have done better.

I was about to rejoin, But Not Now.


Ever hear him say “if you want to posses assault weapons, join the military”?
Ever read about his drug smuggling and killing of civilians?

Go f yourselves NRA. I am forever done with that treasonous organization.

Concerned Citizen

@RyanPM, you are either an outright liar and deceiver or ignorant of the facts. Joe Biden said, “As my son (Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden) says, ‘If you want to have an assault weapon, join the military,'” Biden said. “If you want to learn to shoot it, no problem.”