For NRA’s new president, not his father’s gun club
By Frank Smyth, May 6, 2013, MSNBC

James W. Porter, Jr. assumed the unpaid, but politically important post of president of the National Rifle Association Monday. While the role puts the Birmingham, Ala., attorney for the first time on a national stage, he is hardly an unknown within the gun lobby. Nearly 20 years ago, I observed Jim Porter in action behind closed doors at

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Gunning for His Enemies: Neal Knox, the Real Power at the NRA, Sees Diabolical Plots Everywhere
By Frank Smyth, July 9, 1995, The Washington Post

An artful conspiracy theorist can easily cultivate believers. One day history will add to the conspiratorial log the name of Neal Knox, one of America’s more widely…

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In the Line of Fire
By Frank Smyth, June 6, 1995, The Village Voice

We have not yet transcribed this article. The Village Voice archives available online also do not got back to 1995, either. However, you may read a copy of the original article at the look. We suggest using the magnifier tool to read the copy. IntheLineofFire-VVoice-June6-1995

Crossfire: The War Behind the Closed Doors of the NRA
By Frank Smyth, June 3, 1994, The Village Voice

The 123-year-old group convened its annual board of directors meeting in Ballroom D of the Hilton Hotel. Unbeknownst to the 74 directors, eight officers, and 25-odd NRA staff and VIP members assembled, the Voice was present, there to witness the inner workings…

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