Saturday, May 04, 2013

NRA, Neo-Confederate Rifle Association? New President attracts national attention over his neo-Confederate statements

Jim Porter II, attorney from Birmingham, Alabama has been elected president of the NRA. Some of the statements he made in a speech has gotten national attention.

This is the video of his speech:

Interesting section starts at 4:20.

Some of the statements, which are online in numerous media articles are:
“Now y’all might call it the Civil War, but we call it the ‘War of Northern Aggression’ down South.”
And he claimed that the NRA was, "started by some Yankee generals who didn’t like the way my Southern boys had the ability to shoot in what we call the ‘War of Northern Aggression."
This is a significant mainstreaming of neo-Confederate ideology. As a major figure in politics and head of an organization which has considerable influence with the Republican Party, his opinion on the Confederacy will have influence. 

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