President Bush (R) has asked the Republican National Committee (RNC) to select former Montana Governor Marc Racicot (R) to be the new RNC Chairman. Racicot, who received the NRA-PVF endorsement in 1996, and signed a number of pro-gun reforms into law during his administration, would replace Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore (R). Gilmore announced his resignation on November 30. NRA-ILA welcomes Governor Racicot to the post.
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.