The present National Rifle Association dust-up between Wayne LaPierre and Oliver North has many supporters of the pro gun organization concerned. For the casual observer, the underlying dispute does not appear on the radar screen. The persona of Wayne LaPierre has been a NRA fixture for decades, while Oliver North bears the baggage of the surreptitious Iran–Contra affair. Just maybe, the NRA is in need of new blood to defend the second amendment and explain that a well armed citizenry is essential to achieve a free society. While there are several advocate groups that champion individual possession of fire arms, the NRA maintains a high public profile.