Gun rights supporters are gathered in Houston, Friday and Saturday for the NRA’s first meeting since successfully fending off the Obama administration’s push to enforce stricter gun laws.
Judge Jeanine Pirro’s Amazing Speech at NRA-ILA Leadership Forum:
It’s a doozy, folks:
2013 NRA Annual Meetings: Rick Perry:
Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the crowd at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, an event of the 2013 NRA Annual Meetings in Houston, Texas. Perry argues that gun control sells the false premise that it is solving a problem, when all it does is make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves.
The Blaze: ‘LET THEM BE DAMNED!’: WAYNE LAPIERRE SAVAGES ANTI-GUN ‘ELITES’:
“The media and the political elites, they denigrate us and they cringe at the sight of long lines at gun shows around this country. They mock Americans buying firearms at a record pace…they don’t get it because they don’t get America,” LaPierre said.
After President Barack Obama said the NRA “willfully lied” to the American people about defeated gun legislation last month, LaPierre noted how Obama had tried to reassure gun owners during his re-election campaign.
“Liars? Really?” LaPierre said. “This from a man who spent his entire re-election campaign saying he supported our Second Amendment rights and would never try to take anyone’s gun away. And he calls us liars?”
Have a box of tissues nearby for this one.
SEAL Chris Kyle’s wife Taya Emotional Speech at NRA-ILA Leadership Forum:
Via The Blaze:
Before Taya Kyle, the wife of slain Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, even said a word, the crowd at the National Rifle Association Leadership Forum was on their feet giving her the longest standing ovation of the day. Just before she took the stage, a video honoring Kyle was shown at the Houston event.
“I challenge anyone to tell me there isn’t evil in this world,” Kyle said, her voice drenched in emotion. “From the days of Cain and Abel, we know all too well there will always be evil. But that evil shouldn’t take away our freedoms. In fact, the only way to defeat evil is by taking advantage of our freedoms.
Kyle went on to talk about the side of her husband that people never knew.
“First, promise me that you won’t think of Chris solely as a hero. He wouldn’t want that. Instead, I ask you to see him the way he would’ve wanted you to see him. As just an everyday boy who did his best at what he loved, growing into an everyday man, loving his God, loving his country…and loving his family,” she said, wiping a tear from her eye as the audience interrupted her with applause.
2013 NRA Annual Meetings: Rick Santorum:
Via Mediaite: Sarah Palin NRA Full Speech 2013, Quotes Shakespeare, Threatens To Chew Tobacco:
Taking the stage in a t-shirt that read “Women Hunt” in pink lettering, Sarah Palin riled up the crowd at today’s NRA convention in Houston, Texas. Palin spoke for more than 12 minutes about her strong defense of the Second Amendment and other conservative principles. She even attempted to recreate her popular “Big Gulp” moment from her CPAC speech earlier this year by pulling out a tin of chewing tobacco and threatening to “dip” on stage.
The Conversation: Video: Ted Cruz Challenges Joe Biden to a Gun Debate at NRA Convention in Houston:
Cruz, noting Joe Biden’s pledge to revive the fight for gun control, challenged him to a debate about the best way to end violent gun crimes.
“If he believes the answer to violent crime is not prosecuting felons and fugitives, not prosecuting gun crimes, but going after the constitutional rights of law abiding citizens, I would like to invite the Vice President to engage in an hour long conversation and debate: How do we stop crime?
2013 NRA Annual Meetings: Wayne LaPierre:
Bill Whittle Virtual Presidency: Uncommon Sense for the Next Generation – Bill Whittle on Gun Control:
InstaVision: Michael Barone: Obama and the Democrats Could Not Beat the NRA:
Glenn Reynolds talks to Michael Barone about President Obama’s failure to push gun control legislation through the Senate. Has Obama lost his persuasive abilities, or is he asking too much from congress and the American people? Could the real problem be that President Obama has never encountered true dissent in his political life?
Now from a state that is quickly becoming a basket case via Revealing Politics: (NSFW) Sen. Owen Hill finds the right words:
Colorado Senator Owen Hill found the best words to describe a complete overhaul of Colorado’s election scheme. If signed into law, the bill would allow for the same lax standards of registration and voting as is currently written into CO law but extended to election day. For registration it’s merely the last 4 digits of a Social Security number if the registrant claims they don’t have a Colorado ID. For casting a ballot the standard is as low as an unspecified utility bill, a pay stub, or a bank statement. In theory a person could walk into a vote center give any four unverifiable digits, a “utility” bill and cast a ballot,
PJTV: ZoNation: Left-Wing Media Ignore the Gosnell House of Horrors:
The MSM is still keeping quiet on the Kermit Gosnell abortion trial. So why is the left keeping mum on a story tailor made for prime time coverage? Zo thinks the media is in denial to protect their pro-choice agenda
TRIFECTA: Marco Rubio, Republican Star, or Pod Person From Outer Space?:
Something about Marco Rubio and his immigration bill reminds the Trifecta gang of the classic science fiction film “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”?