NRA News Producer Cameron Gray recently caught up with NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox at the 2017 Congressional Shoot-Out in Glenn Dale, Md. In a segment airing on "Cam & Co," sponsored by Hornady, Cox said the work didn’t stop on Nov. 8, and he warned of complacency. “If we sit back and don’t engage further, this is going to be a short-term window for us.”
Cox noted that following the election there has been a renewed commitment and energy, as well as increased fundraising efforts, from opponents on the other side. “We have to bring the same moral purpose and same intensity to all of these legislative fights that we brought to the election last year,” he advised.
He also discussed how, with Ryan Zinke the new secretary of the interior, the NRA is hard at work to make hunting and shooting a primary use of federal lands. “Access is a huge issue, particularly out west,” Cox pointed out. “It’s become a bigger and bigger problem under the Obama administration, and now we have an opportunity to revisit some of those issues.”