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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 24, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.
By United Press International

U.S. to allocate $45M for more armed cops in schools

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The Obama administration has allocated $45 million to pay for armed police officers in U.S. schools, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday.

NRA leader: Give military facilities more armed personnel

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre said Sunday if more personnel had been armed, the Washington Navy Yard shooting would have ended sooner.

LaPierre warns NRA members the fight against gun control not over

HOUSTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Wayne LaPierre told National Rifle Association members in Houston Saturday they are in a "once-in-a-generation fight" to preserve gun rights.
Mark Kelly criticizes NRA, Wayne LaPierre

Mark Kelly criticizes NRA, Wayne LaPierre

HOUSTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Mark Kelly, husband of ex-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who was wounded in a 2011 shooting spree, said the National Rifle Association's leaders should step down.
NRA's message at convention: The fight is not over

NRA's message at convention: The fight is not over

HOUSTON, May 2 (UPI) -- The National Rifle Association's annual convention in Houston is designed to be a conference about issues and not a victory celebration, its spokesman said.

Malloy: LaPierre a circus clown

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy called National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre a circus clown Sunday.
The Issue: No easy answer in gun control debate

The Issue: No easy answer in gun control debate

The sight of 20 small bodies lying on the floor of a first grade classroom in Newtown, Conn., rattled most Americans.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

Sens.: NRA 'new low' in Newtown robocalls

NEWTOWN, Conn., March 26 (UPI) -- The National Rifle Association "has stooped to a new low" in making pro-gun robocalls to still-grieving Newtown residents, Connecticut's two U.S. senators said.

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NRA: Checks won't stop mass shootings

NRA: Checks won't stop mass shootings

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- The National Rifle Association chief said background checks wouldn't have stopped some mass shootings because the suspects were "unrecognizable" to the system.
CPAC attendees cheer Wayne LaPierre

CPAC attendees cheer Wayne LaPierre

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., March 15 (UPI) -- National Rifle Association Executive Director Wayne LaPierre told a gathering of conservatives Friday it's time to "stand and fight" for U.S. gun rights.

NRA to sponsor Texas NASCAR race

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 4 (UPI) -- The National Rifle Association will sponsor a Sprint Cup race next month, racetrack officials said Monday.
The lost fight for gun control

The lost fight for gun control

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- As the images of 20 first-graders massacred in Connecticut, of the horrific attack on former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others in Arizona, of the slaughter of movie-goers in Aurora, Colo., and of numerous other mass killings in the United States fade in the national memory, the fervor to restrict access to some types of weapons and magazines appears to be abating.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
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Wayne LaPierre
National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre gives his support for The Lawful Commerce in in Arms Act, which will protect gun makers from being sued in gun related accidents and murders, at the National Press Club in Washington 20, 2005. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Wayne LaPierre (born November 8, 1948), is an American author and Second Amendment advocate. He is best known for his position as the Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association.

LaPierre graduated from Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke, VA in 1967. He received his BA in Education from Siena College in Loudonville, NY and his MA in government from Boston College. He has been a government activist and lobbyist ever since finishing his MA, including positions on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Political Consultants, the American Conservative Union, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Since 1991, he has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Rifle Association, the largest American gun rights organization. LaPierre joined the NRA in 1977 after working as a legislative aide to a Democratic Virginia Delegate Vic Thomas.

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