Shooting Straight is an interview-style series highlighting the movers and shakers supporting Friends of NRA, The NRA Foundation and the programs they fund. Learn about these high-profile influencers from the world of firearms and the shooting sports—in their own words.
FAIRFAX, Va. -(Ammoland.com)- Chris W. Cox has served as the Executive Director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action—the political and lobbying arm of the National Rifle Association—since 2002.
As NRA’s chief lobbyist and principal political strategist, Cox oversees nine NRA-ILA divisions: Federal Affairs, State & Local Affairs, Public Affairs, Research & Information, Grassroots, Hunting/Conservation/Wildlife, Office of Legislative Counsel, External Affairs (International) and Fiscal.
Directing NRA’s nationwide legislative and political efforts, Cox develops and executes independent political campaigns and legislative initiatives. He also serves as the Association’s principal contact with the United States Senate and House of Representatives, the White House and federal agencies.
Prior to joining NRA in 1995, Cox served as a senior legislative aide in Congress, managing issues relating to the judiciary, criminal justice reform and firearms freedom. He is a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history with …Read the Rest