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The Evolution of the NRA’s Top Gun | FRONTLINE | Gunned Down

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NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre wasn’t always a gun enthusiast. In fact, when LaPierre first joined the NRA in 1978, he was more comfortable on K Street than in a duck blind. “The safest place you could be with Wayne and a gun back then was in a different state, because he really did not know anything about guns,” former NRA spokesman John Aquilino tells FRONTLINE. “Politics, yes; guns, no.”

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