Mark and I have worked together on conservation issues, and I’ve found him to be a knowledgeable and forthright advocate. I’m excited to have someone of his caliber and proud that a fellow Oklahoman will be helping to lead the way at the NRA as they seek to build a more invigorated and responsive organization.

Oklahoma State Representative Kevin Wallace

National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucus Executive Council Member

The National Rifle Association has stood in the way of anti-gun politicians and activists judges in defense of the Second Amendment for decades. They have transformed the landscape of gun rights in this country with landmark cases at the Supreme Court and by relentless advocacy in Congress and in the states. The Second Amendment would not exist as we know it without the NRA.  The new NRA leadership team is committed to returning this organization to its once great status and with great leaders like Oklahoma’s own Mark Vaughan as Second Vice President, I am confident in the future of the NRA and the Second Amendment.

Oklahoma State Representative Chris Kannady

As the Sheriff of Oklahoma County, I understand and wholeheartedly support the rights guaranteed to all Citizens of the United States of America under the 2nd Amendment of The Bill of Rights.  I can think of no better person than Mark Vaughan to stand in the gap between our citizens and those that would attempt to erode those rights as other countries have done. The basic right to defend our families, our communities, and ourselves is woven into the fabric of the American Dream.  Mark Vaughan knows what it means to risk personal safety to protect others.  Mark’s Election as 2nd Vice President of the NRA Board is a great step in the right direction for the NRA and the preservation of our freedoms as American Citizens.

Tommie Johnson III

Sheriff Oklahoma County, Oklahoma

I’m Suzie Brewster and I couldn’t be more proud of the future leadership of the NRA. I’ve been a part of the NRA for many many years as the co-founder of the Women’s Leadership Forum, bringing women back to play a more important role in the NRA. We have some very capable leaders on the board, but I’m most excited about the election of Mark Vaughan, an Oklahoma business man with great character and leadership skills. I believe the NRA will prosper and go forward now.  We need to pull together people who are like-minded and Mark is one of those who will carry the banner for the NRA and the protection of our Second Amendment Rights.

Mark knows leadership and knows adversity in business, and knows crisis can be met head on with the right leadership to go forward and be very prosperous. America needs the NRA, we need the NRA as people who own and carry firearms and believe in the Second Amendment very strongly. In particular, we have some very strong women on the board.  Janet Nyce is one of those special leaders who carries the banner and has worked for many years just like I have with youth and women, to bring NRA to the forefront. We are misunderstood by a lot of people, but we really are the real freedoms that America was founded upon.  With people with leadership skills like Mark Vaughan, we’ll only move forward.

The NRA has been a great organization and it can be a much stronger organization.  Everybody stumbles and falls occasionally, and that’s what’s happened with the NRA, but we can pick ourselves up with true leaders, and go forward. We have a good basis to build upon and I think we can only look for positive things in the future with the leadership we have in place.  I’m very very proud of what’s happening with the NRA!

Suzie Brewster

SCI Diana Award, DSC Outstanding Hunter Achievement Award, NRA Lifetime Achievement Award, Co-Founder NRA Women’s Leadership Forum, Peter Hathaway Capstick Hunting Heritage Award, NRA Women’s Policy Committee, Distinguished Alumni SWOSU

Mark Vaughan is a man of exceptional character who brings valuable experience and perspective to the NRA leadership team. We’re incredibly honored to call Mark a friend and so proud to have him representing NRA members from across the country as Second Vice President of the NRA!

Kansas State Rifle Association

I wanted to send a quick note to let you know that a fellow advocate for women’s shooting sports and dear friend has been elected as 2nd VP of the NRA and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I have known Mark Vaughan over 30 years now, from when he served as President of the Oklahoma City Gun Club. I can tell you that his involvement at the Oklahoma City Gun Club, where he currently serves as Vice President, has fostered our growth, outreach into the community, and expansion of all our divisions in the club.

I stepped in 25 years ago with the idea to start a Women’s Division so ladies with little to no experience could learn about shooting sports and firearms safety in a fun and supportive environment. At the same time, the NRA introduced the Women on Target program, and just like that, we hosted the first event and have hosted the largest Women on Target event in the nation ever since. Mark played a critical part in bringing the Women’s Division to our club and the first Women on Target event to Oklahoma City. Mark was my strongest supporter in this endeavor and made all opportunities and resources available to me in support of the first ever Women’s Division at the Oklahoma City Gun Club. For all but one of the 24 years, he has been there to help with the Women on Target event.

Having had the opportunity to know and work closely with Mark all these years, I can tell you he has proven himself the leader we need and will be a resonating voice that will champion women in shooting sports.

Suzi Rouse

President, Oklahoma City Gun Club, 2 Time NRA Club of the Year