Jim Porter, a Birmingham, AL attorney, will be installed at the NRA’s Houston convention.
He laid [his]views out last summer in a videotaped address…to rod-and-gun enthusiasts in Ulster County, New York.
…NRA’s original purpose, Porter said: to train civilians to use military-style weapons so that “when they’re ready to fight tyranny, they’re ready to do it. Also, when they’re ready to fight tyranny, they have the wherewithal and the weapons to do it.”
Apparently, the time to fight tyranny is now. “The NRA, I can assure you, is dug in,” he said. “And I can assure you, we’re whipping their ass. Everywhere we can go. Right, left, up and down.”
Porter never specified who “they” were in his applause line, but he later ranted against Obama, “this fake president,” whose “entire administration is anti-gun, anti-freedom, anti-Second Amendment.” He reserved special ire for Attorney General Eric Holder, whom he called “rabidly anti-gun, rabidly un-American, involved in trying to kill the Second Amendment at the United Nations.”
The speech wasn’t a fluke for Porter. At the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference, he told an NRA interviewer of the need to rally “warriors for freedom” against Obama’s push not merely for gun control, but for an all-encompassing “European socialistic bureaucratic type of government.”