R. Lee Ermey

R. Lee Ermey (Board Member)

R. Lee Ermey - NRA Board Member

R. Lee Ermey parlayed a career as a drill instructor in the United States Marine Corps into a number of acting roles. He often plays authority figures and is most famous for his portrayal of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket.” Ermey currently hosts the weaponry and military history show “Mail Call” and appears in television commercials. He is a paid spokesperson for a number of products, including Glock firearms.

Controversial Actions and Statements

Controversial Actions and Statements:


R. Lee Ermey (Board Member)

In the March 2012 issue of America’s 1st Freedom, Ermey was interviewed by NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox. Ermey told him, “Some things I’ve said have ended up on Keith Olbermann’s show and I consider that a badge of honor. When he gets upset about something, it makes me happy. When it comes to politics and religion, you can’t please everyone. The people on the wrong side of the fence need to do a little more research.” When asked about his role in the NRA’s “Trigger the Vote” campaign, Ermey stated, “We need to take this country back and do it right now. I fought for this country, and now I’m watching these protesters and politicians destroy this country, so I have to consider them my enemies–just politically of course.”

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