New NRA leader James Porter has histo...

New NRA leader James Porter has history of controversial rhetoric

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#1 May 5, 2013
Source: CBS News

The incoming leader of the National Rifle Association has a long history with the powerful gun rights lobby and a penchant for bold statements that are sure to enflame an already explosive national debate over gun control.

James Porter, an Alabama attorney and first vice president of the NRA, assumes the presidency on Monday after the group's national convention wraps up in Houston. He didn't wait until then to ignite a new furor over gun control, telling the NRA grass-roots organizers on Friday they are the front line of a "culture war" that goes beyond gun rights.

Porter, 64, whose father was NRA president from 1959-1961, is part of the small, Birmingham, Ala., law firm of Porter, Porter & Hassinger. The firm's website notes its expertise in defending gun manufacturers in lawsuits.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57582894/...

He's a birther, a Confederate, an anti-American in every way, and he's the perfect distraction for the gun nuts who will support him as he advances the Koch brothers' agenda to destroy the middle class and the environment.

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