Mike Pence: 'Our State Governments Are Not Territorial Outposts of the National Government.'
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence offered very state-focused address at the NRA Convention, touting his state to the audience assembled in Indianapolis’s Lucas Oil Stadium. He mentioned gun rights issues, but offered a broad review of the conservative policies he’…
Cox: Bloomberg's Millions 'Start-Up Capital to Take This Freedom Away'
Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (the political and lobbying arm of the organization), kicked off the organization’s annual meeting by declaring that the efforts to push gun control laws at the national and …
Mike Huckabee, at the NRA Convention
Family commitments required me to return from the NRA convention on Saturday morning, before potential presidential contender Mike Huckabee gave the convention’s keynote address. With the characteristic humility and gentle tone I’ve come to expect, Huckabee fans are …
NRA Convention Part One: Cox, LaPierre, Perry
Call it the Sarah Palin effect: Last year, the National Rifle Association’s annual convention held its main series of speakers — the Celebration of American Values — at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, home of the NBA …
The Steel City? Also the Stain City, I Find
Over on the home page, my curtain-raising piece on this year’s NRA convention.
Separately, a quick observation on this fine city of Pittsburgh: Clearly, this is a city with no time for side dishes. “French fries? Cole slaw? Don’…
What Will Mike Pence Say About Elena Kagan?
Later today at the NRA convention, Rep. Mike Pence will address the attendees, and he is expected to talk about Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. At first glance, it might seem surprising that a House member is talking about a …
Sights You Just Don't See Every Day.
Sights from the Exhibit Hall of the 2014 National Rifle Association Annual Meeting#…#
Who knew the NRA had a wine club?
Annie Oakley’s pistol:
At last, a laser sight with a lower carbon emission.
In case you’re looking for something in …
Romney to NRA: 'Consider the Courts.'
I’m not at the NRA convention this year, but Mitt Romney will be there. His campaign has released excerpts of his speech today:
[T]he principles of our Constitution are enduring and universal . . . they were not designed to bend …
NRA Says Eric Holder Must Go; Will Congress Concur?
Obviously, almost all other political news pales in comparison to the huge news announced last night. But a quick closing note on the NRA Convention…
None of the speeches were surprising to those familiar with the speakers; Newt Gingrich’s …
Eleven Booths You Might Not Have Expected to See at the NRA Convention
Obviously, the NRA convention is more than guns; the gathering in one place of 70,000 to 80,000 firearms owners, who are generally more politically active than the average citizen and tend to lean to the right, attracts numerous lawmakers and aspiring presidential …
Charlotte Observer to NRA Members: Please Spend Money, You Extreme Right Wingers
The editors of the Charlotte Observer welcome the NRA convention to town:
Because of its robust lobbying and politicking, the NRA has become synonymous, in many eyes, with extreme right-wing Republicans.
The conference schedule does not belie that impression: Speakers …
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In past years, some cities have faced a bit of controversy about hosting the National Rifle Association’s annual convention. Of course, those who hesitate cut off their noses to spite their wallets: “Organizers …