TV News LIES

Sunday, May 01st

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Politics NRA lobbyist, arms dealer played key role in growth of civilian market for military-style guns

NRA lobbyist, arms dealer played key role in growth of civilian market for military-style guns

E-mail Print PDF

Rene Carlos VosRene Carlos Vos, an arms dealer in Alexandria, began hanging around the Washington headquarters of the National Rifle Association in the mid-1980s. The NRA’s staff was intrigued to see the garrulous, backslapping Vos in the group’s seventh-floor suite, home to its lobbying operation and the chief congressional lobbyist, Wayne LaPierre.

Vos and LaPierre struck those who saw them huddle together as an odd couple. Vos took to cowboy boots and neatly pressed western wear.

“He came off like something of a dandy and a hustler, glad-
handing with everybody,” recalled Johnny Aquilino, a former NRA communications director.

LaPierre, by contrast, was remote and quiet, a hand-wringer with an obsessive interest in the intricacies of the legislative process who wore wrinkled suits and carried sheaves of paper — the Congressional Record, vote counts, handwritten notes — around the organization’s 16th Street NW headquarters.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


ADL Asks Trump to Dump ‘America First’ Slogan Reminiscent of WWII Anti-Semitism

ADL asks Trump to dump America First sloganThe Anti-Defamation League called on Donald Trump to abjure the term “America First,” noting its unsavory...

Violence follows California Trump rally, about 20 arrested

Violence at CA Trump rallyRaucous protesters and supporters of Donald Trump violently confronted each other in California leading to some...

Obama roasts the media, RNC and, of course, Trump at annual dinner

Obama at Correspondence DinnerIt was President Barack Obama’s final White House Correspondents’ Dinner as president – and he hopes...

Donald Trump: The Cry-Bully

The Cry BullyOn May 4, 2009, @realDonaldTrump toddled out into our world. Back then, Twitter was still seen...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!