Skip to comments.NRA convention starts Friday in Indianapolis
Posted on 04/24/2014 4:41:27 AM PDT by digger48
The NRA convention, which officially kicks off Friday morning, will be one of the biggest in city history. It's expected to draw 70,000 people downtown, pumping $55 million into the local economy.
Mortensen said a big draw "is how centrally located Indianapolis is." She said you can "drive four hours from Indianapolis and reach one million of our five million members."
As Visit Indy's Chris Gahl noted, the three-day event will "monopolize nearly every square inch of the Convention Center" and Lucas Oil Stadium.
But for the gun rights group, it's more than a convention. It's a call to action. Mortensen said members will hear from several politicians eyed as possible presidential hopefuls. They'll also hear from the NRA leadership "on the lay of the land" and the upcoming 2014 elections.
Nicki McNally is with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense. It's a grass-roots group founded by former Carmel resident Shannon Watts to push for tougher gun laws following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.
It's since joined Everytown for Gun Safety, a group former New York city Mayor Michael Bloomberg has pledged $50 million to for a "get out the vote" campaign in support of stricter gun-control laws.
McNally said at least 100 moms and 20 survivors of gun violence plan to get their message out as well this weekend, though the plans on when and where are still being finalized.
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THE NRA THAT ENDORSED MITCH MCCONNELL IN KENTUCKY IS OF NO INTEREST TO ME AND I DON’T EVEN CARE IF SARAH PALIN IS SPEAKING THERE.
Sarah ought to show up in Kentucky to support Matt Bevin along with Ted Cruz before the May 20th Primary.
The carry of personal firearms is permitted, so it should be safe with an extra 70,000 guns downtown.
Probably not. The convention isn’t in the northeast or east part of the city. The Amish don’t go near downtown.
How will they compromise the 2nd amendment this time?
Jodi Silva, a spokeswoman for the Houston Police Department, said last year’s conference, which attracted a record number of 86,000 gun-rights activists, was more or less “a non-event” from a public-safety standpoint. Only a few small protests were reported, she said.
Don Davis, who owns Don’s Guns and Galleries on Lafayette Road, said he expects a boost to local gun sellers.
Davis predicts gun enthusiasts will see something they like at the NRA’s gun and ammo exhibits and then go shopping at his shop and others.which also has been the case at previous NRA conventions in other cities.
Local NBC Media is freaking out.
They have been making a BIG deal about all of the scary guns that will be downtown this weekend.
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