NRA’s David Keene & Wayne LaPierre to Address CPAC
Today the American Conservative Union announced that David Keene and Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association will address the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference being held March 14th-16th at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. From the ACU:
“At a time when President Obama has caused all Americans to reexamine what were once-assumed to be fundamental Constitutional rights, I am honored to welcome my friends David Keene and Wayne LaPierre back to the CPAC stage in March,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “Both David and Wayne have spent a lifetime defending America’s freedoms, ensuring that future generations enjoy the same protections and rights we do today.”
David Keene is the President of the National Rifle Association and served as Chairman of the American Conservative Union from 1984-2011. He worked in the White House during the Nixon Administration as a political assistant to Vice President Agnew and on Capitol Hill as Executive Assistant to Senator James L. Buckley. He was Southern Regional Coordinator for Ronald Reagan in the 1976 campaign, National Political Director for George Bush in 1980 and a senior political consultant to 1996 Republican presidential nominee Robert Dole.
Wayne LaPierre is the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Rifle Association, a position he has held since 1991. Under his leadership, the NRA has grown to over 4 million members and was recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the most powerful and influential organizations in America.
The willingness of President Obama and his allies to go after the 2nd Amendment rights afforded Americans by the Consitution, I’m happy to see these two men being announced as CPAC speakers.