Mr. Colion Noir Joins NRA News

For months, we’ve been saying that the NRA needs a new face. Well, at least I’ve been saying it. Having an old fat white guy as your spokesman in today’s political environment does you no favors. But who’d be a good addition? Who would be the perfect spokesman for the “new” NRA? The answer we’ve been coming to again and again — Mr. Colion Noir. And, as if they heard our cries, he’ll be working for NRA News. As far as I’m concerned, it couldn’t have happened soon enough. The big question: will the powers that be keep their mitts out of the editorial process? Will the MCN we all know and love still be MCN? Stay tuned.

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Nick Leghorn is a gun nerd living and working in San Antonio, Texas. In his free time, he's a competition shooter (USPSA, 3-gun and NRA High Power), aspiring pilot, and enjoys mixing statistics and science with firearms. Now on sale: Getting Started with Firearms by yours truly!

95 Responses to Mr. Colion Noir Joins NRA News

  1. avatarDutch says:

    Awesome. I wish it had happened sooner.

    BTW, can we get him to Denver by Monday to speak at the state senate committee hearing when they discuss the CO civilian disarmament bills?

    • avatarDaniel Silverman says:

      Nick, people are looking at me funny as I am dancing around in my cube!
      This is fantastic news!

    • avataranonymous says:

      Colion Noir, f*** yeah!

      I hope it’s not too late. Like Dutch says above, I hope he can join us in Denver on Monday when the state senate will be listening to ignoring public testimony about the gun-owner control bills in Colorado.

      • avatarAlphaGeek says:

        What anon said above. Fsck yeah, indeed.

        Also, I’m not a huge fan of watching videos (frequently too slow-paced and/or annoying, which leads to impatience…) but this one was very, very cool.

        I thought it was particularly interesting when they showed the seriously pro-grade lighting and production setup that makes his editorial footage look so damn good.

        • avatar16V says:

          I’m all in favor of this publicity ploy until Huffypo’s intrepid meatpuppets take a day to suss out this guy’s ‘Noir’ pseudonym and find out he’s got “character issues”. Then it’ll have all the cred of Ice-T being on L&O SVU or PoofDiddly speaking against getting high.

          Cripes he coulda at least gone with “Jefferson” or “Washington” or something. Who the eff doesn’t get the ‘Noir’ thing? Like he’s got a birth certificate with that on it…

  2. avatarJWhite says:

    We could use him here in California… The Source of all this proposed legislation (AWB2013).

    He has my vote. I’ve been a long time subscriber of his youtube channel.

    Congrats MCN! #Doit

  3. avatarMIKE B says:

    ABOUT F’N TIME!

  4. avatarMike S says:

    YESYESYES!

  5. avatarBrian S says:

    very cool, and good move… congrat’s Colion!

  6. avatarLance says:

    Hay we all should pay his NRA dues this guy is good and is new blood for our cause.

  7. avatarDyspeptic Gunsmith says:

    Well done, Mr. Noir.

  8. avatarBuell301 says:

    Colion for President!

  9. avatarJoe says:

    Not a moment too soon.

  10. avatarJoshinGA says:

    Finally! If they let him speak his mind, I cannot think of a better person to represent the cause.

  11. avatarMatt says:

    man I’m real glad to have him on board. good stuff. Gun rights 2.0 movement. No more having to listen to maddog Rachel Maddow spew her racist garbage about old fat white guys.

    • avatarbrian says:

      She still will. She’ll just say that he’s not REALLY black, since he’s not down for the struggle.

      • avatarJarhead1982 says:

        And Colion will be in a position to challenge her to a public conversation on TV to backup her claim, no, she wont be that stupid, but here is to hoping!

  12. avatarPascal says:

    booyah!!! Outstanding!!! Thank you Mr. Noir!

  13. avatarRalph says:

    So we speak and the NRA listens? How ’bout that. And don’t think that Collins was easy to get, because he’s his own industry. Yet another reason to join the NRA or if you’re already a member, to send them a check.

    • avatarAnon in CT says:

      With a note thanking them for doing this, and suggesting that it should only be the start of some much-needed updating.

      • avatarMamba says:

        I was already a member, but did write and thank them with words to that effect. Also thanked Mr. Noir on his site pages.
        And after telling many friends, one just wrote to inform me that he finally joined the NRA, and he let them know that adding Mr. Noir was his deciding reason.

    • avatarSpoons Make You Fat says:

      If the NRA was real opposition, instead of controlled opposition, then WLP would not be its public face and voice. In that vein, what better way to control true opposition than to invite it to dinner?

      Saying we should support the NRA because it’s the biggest, baddest advocate for the 2A is like saying Budweiser is obviously better than [insert smaller beer company of choice] because it sells 100x as much beer.

      I disagree. The NRA has never had real competition in the advocacy arena and as a result it is slow, complacent, out of touch and determined to appease the status quo in DC. For now it remains a bunch of OFWGs and FUDDs, notwithstanding the affiliation of Mr. Colion Noir.

      I hope to be proven wrong. I hope be as wrong about the NRA as others have been in predicting Obama’s active efforts at gun grabbing.

      • avatarUS says:

        Say what you want about the NRA, but they are not a bunch of Fudds. They purged essentially all Fudds from their leadership a long time ago.

        If they were a bunch of Fudds, they wouldn’t be fighting AWBs and “high capacity” magazine bans.

  14. avatarThe smiling swordsman says:

    YES!!

  15. avatarWilliam says:

    I would comment he needs TONS of VISIBILITY. The more, the better. Get him out there at events, get him on TV shows, kicking Pierth Morgan’s ACE!!

    • avatarJoshinGA says:

      MrColionNoir vs Morgan would be hilarious. I can see Morgan huffing and puffing now. He might just keel over if he had to debate MrNoir, and that wouldnt be too bad either.

    • avatarMatt in FL says:

      Please, can we see this, please?

  16. avatarDisThunder says:

    Now, THIS made it worth buying a membership. About damn time.
    Oh, and Robert, how about throwing a link up here somewhere for the new “We Are America” video? Not a bad day for the NRA…

  17. avatarAvid Reader says:

    FINALLY!

  18. avatarHarold says:

    About time. I was wavering on whether or not to upgrade to a NRA Life Membership given a couple of less than stellar Mr. LaPierre media performances. This addition shows that they aren’t stuck in 1982. I am now on board.

  19. avatarRandy Drescher says:

    Good move, I won’t have to slap my face to keep from falling asleep during a conference now, Randy

  20. avatarJoke & Dagger says:

    This NRA lifer approves, big time. Just please don’t ruin the moment for me and tell me Mr. Noir voted for Obama.

    • avatarLoyd says:

      Since his “You might be a gun nut” video ends with “You pick your presidential candidate based on his gun control stance” I think we are safe from that.

      • avatarFrostiken says:

        Obama was not for gun control for his entire first term. In fact, he did more to relax gun control laws than anything. History as a Chicago politician notwithstanding, there was effectively no way to know that Newtown was going to happen and blow up into the gun control frenzy it did. Who knows, without Newtown maybe it wouldn’t have happened at all. The only real basis anyone had to vote against Obama on the basis of gun control in 2012 was simply the fact that he was a Democrat. Lots of gun owners are Democrat.

        On the issue of Mr. Noir voting for Obama… who knows. The bottom line is that Romney and the Republican party represent the interests of pretty much no blacks, or any minorities at all, ever. Black people didn’t vote for Obama with 98% margins “just because he’s black”. They voted for him because Democrats actually represent issues relevant to black people – social equality, social mobility, and yes, benefits programs. The Republicans are much closer to a racist organization than not, and parading Hermann Cain around doesn’t change that. If he voted for Obama, I wouldn’t blame him for doing so. One party is against gun control, but cares about social issues relevant to minorities. The other is against gun control, but will basically throw minorities under the bus. This guy is in the unfortunate position of being a gun owner and a minority. There’s pretty much nobody who represents his interests whatsoever.

        • avatarJoke & Dagger says:

          Get deprogrammed Frost. Quickly.

        • avatarMatt in FL says:

          “Black people didn’t vote for Obama with 98% margins ‘just because he’s black.’ “

          LOTS of them did. LOTS of them. LOTS of videos out there with interviewers asking black folks (who appeared to be from all walks of life, I might add. They didn’t all look, talk, or act uneducated or ghetto fabulous.) after the 2008 election why they voted for Obama. Some came right out and said “because he’s a brother.” Others had no real answer at all, or said something like “because it’s exciting.” But most telling were the videos I saw where they attributed McCain’s platforms and statements to Obama, and the interviewees ate that shit up. They had no idea what his positions on the issues were, but “if Obama fo’ it, I’m fo’ it.”

  21. avatarscottlac says:

    I posted this video on another conversation I am having on another board. The man pretty much called me a racist for doing it. No matter what – claim racism.

    As a new face of the NRA, Mr. Noir upsets the stereotypes that some people are comfortable with hating.

  22. avatarDon says:

    SMART MOVE NRA.

    Now keep being smart and pick up Hickok45 and Strumwegher!

    -D

  23. avatarAccur81 says:

    Outfreakingstanding!!!

  24. avatarPulatso says:

    FERK YES!

  25. avatarRob says:

    About god-damned time!!

  26. avatarRokurota says:

    Hear hear. My problem with the NRA leadership is not that they’re white, but that they’re so establishment. I always look forward to getting AR, but then I read yet another article about some rich Rotarian showing off his $75,000 collectible 1851 Navy and I’m like, “what am I doing in this organization?” Bully for the rich collector, but I thought the NRA was about having a voice and energizing the grassroots.

    Now cue the MSM accusations that Mr. Colion Noir (and what is a “colion” anyhow?) is a stooge or Uncle Tom. Don’t worry. We love you.

    • avatarscottlac says:

      I already got the “Uncle Tom” statement when I posted this video in another forum. Some people are comfortable with hating the old stereotype. They don’t want to see Mr. Noir as a real NRA type.

      • avatarbrian says:

        Never forget the racist origins of the gun control movement. The Democratic Party seeks to keep the Black Man in “his place”.

        Republicans don’t have a “place” for people to be kept.

      • avatar16V says:

        ‘Noir’ ain’t his name. Christ on a cracker, who is that stupid?

  27. avatarTeutonicTenifer says:

    I would invite him to Trenton to give a talking-to to Governor Christie if I weren’t afraid it’s already too late.

  28. avatarWiebelhaus says:

    Big MCN supporter, I might be biased but I agree, it appears they listened to us.

  29. avatarDB says:

    I sure hope MCN realizes exactly what he’s signed up for. He’ll be the next prime target for the elite media to destroy. They’ll make him a national poster child for Uncle Tomism. He’ll be labelled the worst sort of betrayer of his race (jeez, even worse than Robert Griffin III, the cornball brother).

    Can’t tolerate a walking, breathing threat to the narrative…must destroy.

  30. avatarLoyd says:

    When the tax return comes in, I’m buying a life membership.

  31. avatarMichael B. says:

    Mind = blown

    YESSSSSSSSSSS.

  32. avatarLemming says:

    A match made both in heaven and the beltway

  33. avatarRoss says:

    Outstanding, I guess somedays there is such a thing as good news.

  34. This is GREAT! First order of business needs to be getting Mr.ColionNoir on the Piers Morgan show.

  35. avatardwb says:

    the first order of business is getting him to Baltimore, ground zero for omalleys plan to fingerprint people to exercise their constitutional right.

  36. avatarBen in UT says:

    This is absolutely great news!

    Congrats to MCN and all the best to him.

  37. avatarRoll says:

    YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!

    This PLUS A MILLION!!!

    Mr. Colion Noir is smart, charismatic, and honest gunowner that will be a great representative for the NRA!

  38. avatarRopingdown says:

    I sense my fellow TTAG readers are moderately positive on Mr. Colion Noir…
    And we can infer the NRA now understands what RKBA is ultimately about. The people.

  39. avatarSkyMan77 says:

    Now we’re talking… Time to send the NRA another check with a note…. :)

  40. avatarRKflorida says:

    This is excellent news, just friggin’ excellent. I’m continuously impressed by MCN and now I’m anxious to see how he does in this new role.

  41. avatarRyan Finn says:

    This is one of the best moves the NRA has ever made. ColionNoir is definitely the kick the ass they need. He comes off a million times better than OFWGs in suits.

  42. avatarLeo338 says:

    Liberals will not care, especially black liberals. They will just call this poor guy an uncle Tom. Thats what they have done to Allen West and that poor black lady Mia Love. She was actually threatened with violence from liberals. Liberals are some of the most racist people I have ever met. They will find racism in just about anything.

    • avatarMichael B. says:

      And I don’t care that they will. It’s nice that Mr. Colion Noir isn’t an OFWG but he’s also young, incredibly articulate, and a very effective speaker.

  43. avatarGlennF says:

    Indeed! This is a wise move & most needed. NOW if the NRA would just run some of these commercials during Prime Time NATIONAL TV.

    • avatarSpoons Make You Fat says:

      May be the only smart thing they are doing (the NOT running ads thing). National ads cost a boatload of money. National ads also reach a demographic that is strongly pro-2A. If the NRA wants to become relevant to more than its current membership it needs to craft more effective messages and develop more effective ad campaigns.

      This does not need to cost money. It does, however, require creative thinking and use of modern technology (think internet, paid bloggers, a coordinated plan to use Alinksy’s rules, and maybe even video games!). Take a page from the liquor companies which are prohibited from national advertising. Look at start-up companies that develop viral campaigns without much money. In short, stop thinking in the past. I know the enemies of the 2A sure have.

      • avatarSpoons Make You Fat says:

        Note: Reach out to bloggers not related to firearms. Get positive references to gun ownership and negative references to gun control in broader circulation.

        • avatar16V says:

          Google Translate: People will believe in a nom de plume without question, if it somehow agrees with what they want to believe.

          None of the acolytes have bothered to find out who this “Madeup First Name Black” dude is before supporting him.

  44. avatarTaurus609 says:

    My only hesitancy is (and I know I’m going to be slammed here) is Mr Colion Nior a great speaker, or is he great at giving a speech, remember you folks hate the “teleprompter in chief”. My point is, he rehearses what he plans on saying before doing a video and you can tell it’s cut and pasted to remove the messed up parts. Could he hold his own during a heated debate or is he like “the teleprompter in chief” and once the questions come (and even from a$$hat Morgan) will he stumble and hem and haw looking for a response?

    Maybe his role would be to just do videos for the NRA, unless I’m wrong and this guy can talk the talk. I’m hoping like all of you, he can, because right now WLP and Keene just ain’t cutting it!

    • avatarBeninMA says:

      I was wondering the same thing myself. His videos are great, but I hope the NRA also helps him to develop into the first rate public speaker and spokesperson that he has the potential to be.

      • avatarSpoons Make You Fat says:

        WLP = Chris Christie

        Almost anything would be better. Besides, there doesn’t seem to be much criticism for using a TelePrompter.

      • avatarAlphaGeek says:

        I found this in 30 seconds of Googling for “Colion Noir interview”. Judge for yourself.

        The “video” is still frames, so think of this as a radio interview with slideshow…

        http://ingunowners.com/forums/the_legislation_of_the_2nd_amendment/254839-interview_with_colion_noir.html

        • avatarTaurus609 says:

          AG, just watched (listened to) a little more than six minutes of the interview, and yes he was articulate and had good answers. But this was a soft ball interview by someone with the same beliefs and views towards firearms ownership. Until I see him take on the David Gregory’s or Puke Morgans and holds his own there, then I’ll breath easier! And believe me, I’m hoping he can go toe to toe with those a$$hats and makes them look like the idiots they are!

    • avatarJim Scrummy says:

      I seem to recall that Mr. Noir is currently in law school or finishing. So, formulating an argument is what you essentially learn in law school. Sure, doing live stuff with Pravda media, will be rough at first for Mr. Noir. But, I think in this fight it will be a win-win giving him a bigger microphone. Just a bit of practice is all he needs for the live teevee.

  45. avatarJoey S says:

    We need to get Mr Noir and Sturmgewehre from military arms channel to tag team for the NRA. All the old fogies in the NRA who only care about their hunting, time for you guys to go.

  46. avatarJason says:

    Love that dude.

  47. avatarPete says:

    Awesome news! Congrats Mr. Noir!

  48. avatarHimself says:

    Who?

  49. avatarJohn C says:

    Score!!!!!

  50. avatarSammy says:

    Congratulations to all of us in the gun “culture”. If antis could only see the honesty and logic of Mr. Noir’s words that we do. Thanks for all you’ve done Wayne, but it’s time for new blood.

  51. avatar1911girl says:

    VERY HAPPY!!

  52. avatarJohn Rand says:

    Thank you NRA. I look forward to reports Mr. Colin Noir, I’ve always enjoyed your Youtube videos.

  53. avatarg says:

    GJ, NRA.

    Mr. Noir… rock on.

  54. avatarLarry2 says:

    Great news indeed.

  55. avatarRandomString says:

    Awesome news. Love his stuff on Youtube.

  56. avatarjohn Doesky says:

    So after reading this news I go to donate to the NRA and to tell them why I’m throwing them more money.

    So I go to ==> https://membership.nrahq.org/forms/donate.asp

    So on that page you give them all of your personal and credit card info but there is no place to leave a comment. Grrrrr!!!!

    Just give us your money. Don’t even make an attempt to get a sense of WHY the person is giving the money. Don’t you think that might be useful information? Maybe if you knew what your organization was doing to prompt someone to donate money could be useful in tailoring a part of what you do so you can raise MORE money?? By the way, this was the same lack of consideration that i encountered when I gave to some political campaigns last election. To me it’s a sign of incompetency. To me, it’s just common courtesy to ask WHY someone may be donating.

    So in the end I got perturbed and didn’t donate anything. I’m going to check my inbox in one the hundred of solicitations i got from them to see if there’s a way to donate AND to tell them why.

    Lastly, I think they need to give Wayne a decent silver parachute, a nice retirement party, and find a spokesperson who doesn’t say”Call me crazy…”

  57. avatarMatt in FL says:

    This is pretty awesome, no doubt. I wish him the best.

  58. avatarMartin B says:

    Yay from me!! Love the guy!! Watch all his vids… great stuff!!

  59. avatarGlockslinger says:

    Fat old white guy? Hey… I resemble that remark! But Mr. Noir does have the “fire in the belly” and says all the right things. All I wanna know is: why aren’t there a whole lot more like him?

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