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NRA Welcomes Romney, a Leader ‘Deeply Committed to Limited Government’


The NRA Convention has its first surprise, or at least a high-profile Republican who I figured would be here has addressed the attendees in video form: Mitt Romney was introduced by NRA’s Chris Cox as a leader “deeply committed to limited government.”

“140 years of defending our basic constitutional rights- way to go!” Romney began. He said the NRA was “blessed to have great leaders” and specifically congratulated David Keene as “one of America’s great conservative leaders.” Keene, the longtime chairman of the American Conservative Union, was elected president of the NRA earlier this year.

Romney closed with a message familiar to those who saw his campaign announcement video: “I believe in America. I believe in freedom, I believe in free enterprise, and the Constitution as it was written and intended by the Founders.”

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