The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) announced today that Randy Kozuch has been named interim Executive Director of the NRA-Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA). NRA-ILA is the “lobbying” arm of the NRA. Established in 1975, NRA-ILA is committed to preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals to purchase, possess and use firearms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. NRA-ILA also celebrates the freedoms of speech and association through political advocacy.
With more than 29 years of experience working with the NRA, Kozuch has been instrumental in promoting Second Amendment freedom at the local and national level. Working with lawmakers and grassroots advocates across the political spectrum, Kozuch’s efforts have advanced Right-to-Carry, preemption statutes, “stand your ground” laws and other landmark legislation in the name of constitutional freedom. He has overseen state lobbying efforts in all 50 state legislatures and served as the primary point of contact between NRA and the nation’s governors and state constitutional officers.
“Randy is a tireless advocate, a veteran of national and local politics, and a dedicated partner to the NRA,” says NRA EVP & CEO Wayne LaPierre. “He’s spent the majority of his career at the tip of the spear – defending freedom in every forum imaginable. He is the best choice to lead our team, as the NRA advances its political strategy and builds a blueprint to support pro-Second Amendment candidates for the 2024 national election.”
Kozuch began his career working on Capitol Hill, rising from an aide in a congressional office for the State of Georgia and serving as senior staff for a subcommittee for Small Business. He was appointed by two Virginia governors to serve on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, where he served for eight years.
“I am excited to lead NRA-ILA and to continue carrying the torch for the Second Amendment,” says Kozuch. “It is an honor to work with this advocacy team – as it furthers the nation’s most powerful political and grassroots strategy aimed at protecting constitutional freedom.”
A resident of Alexandria, Virginia, Kozuch holds a degree in Political Science from Georgia State University.
The NRA is Dead!!! Long Live GOA.
I suspect that Negotiating Rights Away isn’t long for it’s self as a business or as a organization.
Hmmmm…..Maybe appoint this dude Kozuch to replace Wayne LaPee as NRA CEO.
Hey! He couldn’t do any worse.
I surmise that at this point, LaTrine would be happy to take his multi-million dollar golden parachute, and bail the hell out of this craft that he did so much to destroy!
I disagree. WLP needs the organization to pay his legal bills so he doesn’t go to jail.
No Sir, that is my opinion.
Knute … Didn’t I read somewhere that he was at least looking at a private island or some place with out extradition .
If memory serves that was right after his deal to buy himself the 6 million dollar mansion in AZ on the NRAs dime fell through!
Ope … What happened did his old lady find out there was a cottage for his young female associate ?
<yawn> Who cares?
As long as WLP is there, they’ll never see another penny out of me!
Now, if we can get a new Executive VP appointed to replace LePewPew.
However it has happened, the gun control crowd has gotten a big win with the NRA compromised and sinking. I wish I had all of my donations of the last 10 years back to pass on to the GOA. I am not impressed with Randy Kozuch.
Seems best option would be for NRA to split up. Make ILA an entirely separate organization. My understanding is that ILA has actually done some things and might be useful as an ongoing operation. Leave Wayne with remaining organization, allowing him to go down with the hull.
No one gets appointed to anything at NRA without the blessing of WLP. Garbage in. Garbage out. Rinse and repeat.