Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Last Saturday at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, comedian Conan O'Brien asked this question as a joke:
"Incidentally, you may not know this, but Wayne LaPierre is merely the executive vice president of the NRA. Which begs the question, how freaking crazy do you have to be to be the actual president of the NRA? He's not even at the top."
Well boys and girls, the answer to this question is batshit freaking crazy. This weekend at the NRA Convention in Houston, Texas, NRA vice president Jim Porter will be elevated to president (the position of president rotates every two years). Media Matters reports, Five Things To Know About The NRA's New President Jim Porter:
Porter's father was the NRA's president from 1959 to 1961 and chaired the 1977 annual meeting at which hardliners took over the organization and began transforming it into the no-compromise lobbying powerhouse the group remains today.