HOUSTON (May 4, 2013)—James Porter, the incoming president of the National Rifle Association, has a penchant for bold statements that are sure to inflame the already heated national debate over gun control.
Porter assumes the presidency on Monday after the group's national convention wraps up in Houston.
The Alabama attorney, who’s currently first vice president of the organization, told the NRA grass-roots organizers on Friday they are the front line of a "culture war" that goes beyond gun rights.
Porter, 64, has called President Barack Obama a "fake president," Attorney General Eric Holder "rabidly un-American" and the U.S. Civil War the "War of Northern Aggression."
He takes over the NRA as it finds itself in fights over gun control in Washington, D.C., and in state capitols.