Birmingham native Jim Porter II will become the new president of the National Rifle Association Monday, according to sources in Houston, Texas, site of the organization’s annual meeting. The current president of the NRA Foundation Board of Trustees is due to take over the top spot May 6 and will serve in the unpaid position for two years.
Though Porter will outrank him, Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre is expected to remain the most prominent spokesman for the NRA.
Porter, a partner in local firm Porter, Porter and Hassinger, has served the NRA in varying capacities for more than twenty years and is the first son of an NRA president to assume the position. His father, Irvine Porter, was NRA president from 1959-1961.