Wayne LaPierre is an American gun rights advocate and an author. LaPierre was born as Wayne Robert LaPierre, Jr. on November 8 in the year 1949, in Schenectady, New York. He is the eldest child of Wayne Robert LaPierre Sr, and Hazel (Gordon). His father worked as an accountant for the local General Electric plant. Their family later moved to Roanoke, Virginia when LaPierre was at a small age of five. There he was raised in the Roman Catholic church.
After receiving his master's degree, he began to work as a government activist and lobbyist which included important positions on the board of directors of the American Conservative Union, American Association of Political Consultants and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
He has also served as the chief executive officer and Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association (NRA) since 1991. It is the largest gun rights and small arms industry advocacy organization in the America. LaPierre joined the NRA in 1977.
LaPierre wrote a fundraising letter in the year 1995 where he described federal agents as "jack-booted government thugs" who wear "black storm trooper uniforms and Nazi bucket helmets and to attack law-abiding citizens." The term "jack-booted government thugs" was coined in 1981 by United States Representative John David Dingell Jr., Democrat of Michigan, referring to ATA agents. The term came to be frequently repeated by the NRA.
In 2000, LaPierre said that President Bill Clinton “tolerated a certain amount of violent activities and killing to strengthen the case for gun control and to score points for his party.” In 2004, citing candidate from the Democratic party, John Kerry`s history of authoring and supporting legislation of gun control, LaPierre actively campaigned against the senator in the presidential elections of 2004.
LaPierre hosts a syndicated weekly television program called Crime Strike, which advocates the use of a gun for self-defense and highlights situations where people have used their guns against suspects and criminals. LaPierre started a weekly online podcast on the website of NRAnews.com which was called What They Didn't Tell You Today in October 2006. LaPierre gives a short broadcast about gun rights every weekday.
LaPierre has also written different books. His first book was Guns, Crime, and Freedom and it was published in 1994.
LaPiere is a married to his wife named Susan LaPierre. He has kept his personal life very low and far from media, so we don't know if he has any children or if he is divorced with his wife. He has a huge net worth of $10 million, and he also has a good salary, but the figures are not known yet. He has not been associated with any other woman or rumored about having a girlfriend. His works and bio can be found on wiki sites like Wikipedia.