2017 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum Speeches

NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox addresses the crowd at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, an event of the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia. Cox reflects on the critical November election when freedom truly hung in the balance, and salutes the gun owners who stormed the polls in an act of sheer defiance of the elites. He encourages the crowd to vow to make November more than a temporary moment and instead a permanent political red line for every would-be holder of power.

NRA Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Wayne LaPierre addresses the crowd at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, an event of the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia. The NRA leader declares that there’s a war against truth in America and that it’s up to everyone listening to speak up against the three most dangerous voices in America: academic elites, political elites and the media elites. They are America’s greatest domestic threats, he warns. LaPierre concludes by reminding the audience that when confronted with these voices, NRA has consistently beaten them backā€”and they are up for the challenge.

President Donald Trump addresses the crowd at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, an event of the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia.

Sen. Ted Cruz addresses the crowd at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, an event of the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia. Sen. Cruz celebrates the NRA’s role in defending freedom and analyzes the critical fight over the Second Amendment being held in the Supreme Court.

Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.) addresses the crowd at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, an event of the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia. LtCol. West welcomes the NRA to his hometown of Atlanta, hailing the organization’s civil-rights record and celebrating the role of firearms in securing American freedom.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke addresses the crowd at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, an event of the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia. He describes the watershed victory that President Trump’s election represents, while cautioning Second Amendment supporters to remain committed to defending freedom against implacable enemies.

The Great Global Warming Swindle

A documentary, by British television producer Martin Durkin, which argues against the virtually unchallenged consensus that global warming is man-made. A statement from the makers of this film asserts that the scientific theory of anthropogenic global warming could very well be “the biggest scam of modern times.”