Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North, the incoming president of the National Rifle Association, promised to double the lobby group’s membership during a speech delivered at the Idaho GOP Convention in late June.
North, a former Marine and National Security Council advisor to President Reagan during the 1980s, made the ambitious goal known while urging the audience to support Idaho’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Brad Little. During the speech, the soon-to-be NRA leader spoke in glowing terms of the gun rights group, referring to it as America’s largest and oldest “civil rights organization.”
“My goal as president of the NRA is very simple, all I want to do is double the membership,” North said.
North also took shots at Little’s opponent, slamming Idaho’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan for espousing anti-Second Amendment views.
“She cashed a check from the Soros family. She proudly took a photo with Al Gore. She was endorsed by Cher,” North said. “Paulette Jordan sounds perfect for office … in San Francisco.”
The odds look very good for Little, as Idaho voters haven’t voted for a Democratic governor in 30 years. Jordan made history by being the state’s first female nominee for governor for a major political party. She has been on the record supporting several gun control measures to the ire of the state’s vocal pro-gun community.
Watch Oliver North’s speech in full below.
~ Ready to Fire News