Timothy Knight NRA Board of Directors

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Timothy Knight

Director - National Rifle Association of America
Currently serving in his 2nd Term 2018-2021

First elected by NRA Members in 2015 &
working with gun owners across the Republic since 2013

Pictures and story below do NOT imply endorsement of Timothy Knight by Joe Foss, his estate or any other entity. 


My introduction to the NRA

 
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This print with note from Joe Foss remained in my Grandfather bar until his passing in 2005.

“To Col Eb Knight

Sorry you couldn't make it. I do remember those old days at the bar at MCAS Santa Barbara. Semper Fi!

Joe Foss
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USMCR”

It now has a place of honor at my house to remember them both.


More Joe Foss Links:

TOP GUN : LISTEN TO GOOD OL' JOE FOSS, THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION, AS HE SHOOTS FROM THE HIP ABOUT THE EVILS OF GUN CONTROL

New York Times article when Joe Foss passed away.

2016: Remembering Joe Foss
NRA: Americas First Freedom

Check out the Joe Foss Institute, still making a difference today and very much reflects my personal experience with Joe Foss.

 
The Marines have landed and the situation is well in hand.
— Attributed to Richard Harding Davis (1864-1916)

The dedication of two marines, naval aviators, to stay in touch long after they came home is how I got a personal introduction to the National Rifle Association. In 1985 Joe Foss visited my grandfather when I happened to be spending a few weeks at my grand parents house just outside of Toledo, Ohio. I did not know who Joe Foss was other than a friend of my grandfathers from Pacific Theater in World War II.

After lunch Joe took the time to ask about me, what I was up to. I shared what I was doing at scout camp and how much I enjoyed the rifle range. Joe was excited to hear it and he shared that he was on the Board of the National Rifle Association* at the time. He explained how the NRA was involved in helping the scouts and other youth programs. The part of the conversation that stuck with me many years later beyond the shooting sports was his passion to see the NRA continue to remain relevant to shooters and hunters of all kinds. He shifted the conversation to the NRA - Institute of Legislative Action (ILA) and how the NRA expanded its mission in 1977 to become more political. And why that needed to happen. (*Starting 1988 Joe Foss severed for two years as the President of the NRA).

Joe challenged me that day to finish my Eagle Scout rank and join the NRA. He made it quite clear that my generation needed get involved, learn about leadership and for me to keep up the shooting. After meeting Joe I learned more about his place in history. Him taking the time to talk to me lead me on a life long passion for history, specifically World War II. My book shelves are lined with book still to read thanks to him and another Marine and historian (Lt. Col. Oliver North). Joe Foss’ passion for jumping in and daring to make a difference led me to wonder if I could make a difference on the NRA Board of Directors many years later.

Since 2015 I have been to continuing his passion, and that of many others, to keep the NRA focused on its missions and also expand its relevance to every citizen possible. As it says, carved in stone, outside the national archives where the Constitution is kept “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.” - Historic citation

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No sir, you’re dead wrong on that baby! That amendment guarantees everyone the right. . . . America isn’t overarmed! The way the justice system is working these days, we need more arms!
— Joe Foss, National Press Club - March 1989
 
My Grandfather Col. Edward “Eb” Ford Knight USMCR with my father near the end of World War II.

My Grandfather Col. Edward “Eb” Ford Knight USMCR with my father near the end of World War II.

My Grandfather, 2nd from the left, with three his brothers shortly after they all returned from World War II.

My Grandfather, 2nd from the left, with three his brothers shortly after they all returned from World War II.


Pictures and story below do NOT imply endorsement of Timothy Knight by Joe Foss, his estate or any other entity.