TV News LIES

Friday, Mar 06th

Last update06:48:48 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...


Netanyahu Speaks, Money Talks

Sheldon AdelsonEverything you need to know about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress Tuesday was...

Hillary Clinton: make my emails public

Hillary wants email revealedHillary Clinton said late Wednesday she is releasing thousands of emails from her tenure as Secretary...

US government still hunting WikiLeaks as Obama targets whistleblowers

Julian AssangeThe US government is conducting an active, long-term criminal investigation into WikiLeaks, a federal judge has...

PM Netanyahu's Takeover Bid

Netnyahu speechThe speech that Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, will deliver to Congress on March...
 
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!