Anthony Colandro, who runs a gun range in Woodland Park, was elected to the National Rifle Association Board of Directors in a vote held at their annual convention in Indianapolis this weekend.
SaveJersey, a conservative news site, reported that while 75 board members were elected by mail-in ballot, Colandro won his seat in a vote open to all NRA members in attendance.
“I am ready to fight to fight. I am ready to help put New Jersey further on the map than we are already,” Colandro said in a message posted on social media. “The tip of my spear just got sharper.”
Colandro used his victory statement to put Gov. Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal on notice that he’s ready to take them on.
“I own a range in New Jersey. I fight for all of our civil rights and I’m watching you,” Colandro said. “We’re going to fight you. We’re going to sue you in the courts, and we are going to rally.”
The national gun rights group has been embroiled in turmoil over the past few weeks. The group’s president, Oliver North, has been accused by CEO Wayne LaPierre of “extortion” and pressuring him to resign.