Kayne Robinson

Kayne Robinson (Executive Director of NRA General Operations Division)

NRA Leader
Former NRA President, Executive Director of NRA General Operations Division

A former Iowa law enforcement officer, Kayne Robinson served as president of the National Rifle Association from 2003 to 2005. From 1998 to 2003 he served as the organization’s first vice president under the presidency of Charlton Heston. According to former NRA Board Member Russell Howard, Heston threatened to resign from the NRA if Robinson was not appointed as his vice president. Robinson is also Chairman of the Board of the NRA’s Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico. The Center is a 52-square-mile piece of land that is notable for a memorial cabin in honor of former NRA Board Member and virulent racist/misogynist/homophobe Jeff Cooper. As Executive Director of the NRA’s General Operations Division, Robinson draws a salary of over $1 million per year.


Controversial Actions and Statements

Controversial Actions and Statements:

Kayne Robinson (Executive Director of NRA General Operations Division)

Commenting on the 2000 presidential election, Robinson promoted the candidacy of Republican George W. Bush, stating, “If we win, we'll have a Supreme Court that will back us to the hilt. If we win, we'll have a president … where we work out of their office. Unbelievably friendly relations.”

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