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Wayne LaPierre: The World Lost One of its Brightest Stars

The world knew Charlie Daniels as a wizard with a fiery fiddle.  A legendary musician.  A true American icon.  But, to his NRA family, Charlie was all that and a lot more.  We knew and loved Charlie as an outspoken patriot whose passion for freedom was unparalleled. Charlie didn’t just preach about values — he lived them every day. A proud NRA Life Member and lifelong Second Amendment supporter who performed at countless NRA events, and courageously spoke out for freedom every chance he got.  The world lost one of its brightest stars.  Our country grieves for a true patriot.  Our NRA family mourns the loss of a brother.  Rest in Peace, Charlie.​
-- Wayne LaPierre

The National Rifle Association is America's longest-standing civil rights organization. Together with our more than five million members, we're proud defenders of history's patriots and diligent protectors of the Second Amendment.