NRA Elects Bob Barr President New President

( Former conservative lawmaker Bob Barr has been elected as the next president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) after defeating his competitor Owen Mills in a 37-30 vote.

After the comprehensive victory, Barr thanked everyone who supported him during his election. He noted that he would strive to protect the gun rights of Americans, which are safeguarded by the Second Amendment.

Barr also revealed his plans to grow the number of members in the NRA, which currently stands at five million.

He represented Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003. Later, he left the Republican Party and became the presidential nominee of the Libertarian Party in the 2008 elections before joining the conservative ranks once again.

Before his career as a lawmaker, Barr served in the Justice Department and the CIA.

Meanwhile, Doug Hamlin won the election of the Executive Vice President and CEO of the organization.

Hamlin stated that the NRA is undergoing a critical phase, and it will play an important role in protecting the constitutionally enshrined rights of Americans and shaping the future of the country.

He also vowed to work hard with everyone else to promote gun rights in the United States.

The gun rights advocacy organization recently faced internal discord after its former CEO, Wayne LaPierre, attracted criticism for using the organization’s funds to support his lavish lifestyle, including private trips and yacht parties.

In February, a New York court ordered him to pay $4.4 million to the organization, and LaPierre ended up resigning from his position where he had served for more than three decades. The former CFO of the NRA, Wilson Phillips, was also found liable for $2 million.

These internal tussles also eroded public trust in the nation’s largest gun rights group, as shown by a massive dip in its membership.

The group has already endorsed Donald Trump for the 2024 Presidential election.

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