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  • The bill arrived, and here's how much the NRA convention and Trump visit cost Dallas police

    05/12/2018 10:45:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | 5/11/2018 | Naheed Rajwani
    The National Rifle Association's annual convention last weekend cost Dallas police $575,000, the city manager said on Thursday. The NRA spent $150,000 on 400 off-duty officers who patrolled the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and its perimeter starting last Thursday through Sunday. Dallas' $575,000 bill includes security and traffic control for rallies, protests and President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Dallas to speak at the convention, City Manager T.C. Broadnax said.
  • Dallas mayor pro tem asks NRA convention to relocate, or else be ‘met with opposition’

    02/20/2018 10:19:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 113 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 20, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway on Monday urged the National Rifle Association to move its upcoming annual convention elsewhere in light of last week’s mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Mr. Caraway, who represents District 4 on the Dallas City Council, told reporters Monday that the NRA would be “met with opposition” if it continues with its annual meeting of members event, scheduled for May 3-6 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. “There will be marches and demonstrations should they come to Dallas,” Mr. Caraway said, local ABC affiliate WFAA reported.
  • WikiLeaks:Trump Rapid Response - Creamer/Miranda

    11/06/2016 9:20:53 PM PST · by Jaded · 3 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | 11/6/16 | WikeLeaks
    From: Robert Creamer [mailto:creamer2@aol.com] Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:56 AM To: Miranda, Luis Subject: Reminder -- Trump Rapid Response/Bracketing Call -- Today - Tues - May17 - 1PM Eastern Including updates on plans for Trump appearance at NRA Convention Friday…. and New Jersey on Thursday. Robert Creamer Democracy Partners creamer2@aol.com
  • Three firearm stories which will never make the news

    05/08/2014 9:01:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/8/14 | Doug Book
    1.) What a Coincidence! The NRA Convention was held in downtown Indianapolis this year, between April 25th and 27th. There were over 75,000 in attendance, many of whom were legally armed. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police (IMPD) reported that Saturday the 26th was “the most peaceful Saturday in the Month of April downtown.” Provided by the IMPD, here are the stats for “Saturday night problems” during April: April 5: 300 teens at Circle Centre April 12: 200 teens in large...
  • Houston police confirm shots fired at Bush Intl. Airport

    05/02/2013 12:00:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 210 replies
    twitter ^ | 5/2/2013
    Houston police confirm shots fired at Bush Intl. Airport; local media report victim in Terminal B
  • Maryland Men Arrested In Theft Of $515K Antlers From NRA Convention

    05/03/2011 5:52:34 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    WTAE ^ | May 3, 2011
    PITTSBURGH -- Police have arrested two Maryland men accused of stealing elk antlers valued at more than $500,000 from a vendor at the National Rifle Association convention in Pittsburgh. Police said the victim, a 56-year-old professional elk hunter from Idaho, contacted them Monday night to report that two sets of antlers were stolen from his booth at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center while he was waiting with his truck at a loading dock. One set of antlers, which has a score of 522 inches, is appraised at $500,000, while the second, which has a score of 486 inches, is...
  • Spoken at NRA convention

    05/17/2010 11:38:13 AM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 671+ views
    The Charlotte Observer (N.C.) ^ | May. 15, 2010 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    Compiled by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate: "Criminals, of course, are to blame for the crime. Anti-Second Amendment gun laws don't affect them. They don't care what kind of laws are passed. When politicians ban guns, all they do is take them away from law-abiding citizens." "Those left-wing groups are supposed to be so tolerant of everybody's lifestyle, but they're intolerant of our lifestyle." "In these tea party rallies, you've got these veterans and these grandmas and grandpas. It's so fun to watch how the mainstream media covers these rallies....
  • Sarah Palin rouses NRA convention with call to protect gun rights

    05/17/2010 11:11:13 AM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 948+ views
    The Charlotte Observer (N.C.) ^ | May. 15, 2010 | Jim Morrill and Steve Lyttle
    In her first Charlotte appearance, ex-VP candidate is greeted with repeated ovations. jmorrill@charlotteobserver.com and slyttle@charlotteobserver.com WASHINGTON A spirited and self-deprecating Sarah Palin fired up 9,000 members of the National Rifle Association in Charlotte on Friday, bashing Hollywood, the media and animal-rights groups while warning that President Barack Obama would "gut" the Second Amendment. The former vice presidential candidate led a parade of mostly Republican speakers who defended what actor Chuck Norris called "those 27 simple words" of the Second Amendment. They made the NRA's Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum at Time Warner Cable Arena a pep rally for gun...
  • Franks: Soldiers' Deaths Cost of Security (retired Gen. Tommy Franks at NRA banquet)

    05/20/2006 11:14:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,030+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/20/06 | Colin Fly - ap
    MILWAUKEE - Those who count the increasing number of American soldiers killed in Iraq are missing the bigger picture, retired Gen. Tommy Franks said Saturday night. "What we're talking about is neither 2,400, 24,000 or 240,000 lives," Franks said at the National Rifle Association's annual banquet. "Terrorism is a thing that threatens our way of life. It doesn't have anything to do with politics." More than 2,400 soldiers have died since the beginning of the invasion of Iraq, the plan for which Franks developed and executed. He also oversaw combat in Afghanistan after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. "I...
  • NRA Convention Opens, Draws Young People (WI)

    05/20/2006 2:14:48 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies · 624+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | May 20, 2006 | John Hartzell
    MILWAUKEE, WI (AP) -- Andrew Pauley got the day off school to learn more about firearms with his father at the opening day of the National Rifle Association's annual convention on Friday. "When I was little I got a BB gun for Christmas one year, and I've had a fascination with firearms every since," the 12-year-old from Aurora, Ill., said at the 135th annual event. "I can't wait." His father, Bill Pauley, also brought his three nephews - Michael Wagner, 18, Patrick Wagner, 16, and Peter Wagner, 14, also of Aurora. "This is the Detroit auto show for firearms manufacturers,"...
  • A salute to guns and rights (NRA Convention article, w/ pics)

    05/20/2006 8:00:14 AM PDT · by July 4th · 11 replies · 506+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | May 20, 2006 | Bill Glauber
    She's a nurse who likes target shooting and teaches gun safety classes. He's an engineer and deer hunter. When in Michigan, she'll pack a .357 Smith & Wesson for personal protection, while he sees no need to carry a concealed weapon. "I'm usually with her," Don Burns said, pointing to his wife, Christine. "And she's a better shot." The Burnses, from the Upper Peninsula town of Channing, are your quiet, ordinary, card-carrying members of the National Rifle Association - and proud of it. Friday, the Burnses, and thousands of others like them, trooped through the Midwest Airlines Center as the...
  • Reports from NRA Convention in Milwaukee

    05/19/2006 7:49:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies · 774+ views
    Vanity | 19 May 2006 | Marktwain
    A call for reports from the NRA convention. I've recieved one that says that Taurus is displaying a new titanium 6 1/2" .41 magnum. I know that freepers are there. How about some on site reports?
  • St. Louis replaces Columbus for NRA convention

    08/05/2005 9:34:05 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 4 replies · 521+ views
    St. Louis replaces Columbus for NRA convention After pulling out of Columbus, the National Rifle Association said Thursday it will hold its 2007 annual convention in St. Louis. The NRA said in May it would hold the 2007 convention in Columbus, but rescinded that decision July 18. The NRA cited Columbus' ban on certain kinds of assault weapons for its decision. The NRA is philosophically opposed the ban -- and said the ban would prevent some of the vendors at its convention from selling their wares. Columbus City Council enacted the ban July 11. Representatives from the city said they...
  • A double-barreled success (NRA Convention)

    04/19/2005 1:29:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies · 742+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | April 19, 2005 | RACHEL GRAVES
    NRA fired up over convention results — and city fared well, too With nearly 60,000 visitors and record income for the National Rifle Association, the group on Monday declared its first Houston convention "one of the best." NRA officials raved about the three-day convention, which ended Sunday. "That was an amazing annual meeting," said the group's new president, Sandra S. Froman. Jordy Tollet, president of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, was pleased as well, saying he hopes the NRA will return to Houston. The NRA moves its convention around the country every year. "I think they had a...
  • NRA takes parting shot at major media

    04/18/2005 12:46:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies · 1,003+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 18, 2005 | STEVE MCVICKER and DOUG PIKE
    NRA loved just about everything Panel on last day takes parting shot at major media The National Rifle Association may have fond feelings for Houston, but that affection apparently does not extend to the mainstream news media. "We love Houston. It's a great facility. Great hotel. Great people in Texas. It was a very successful annual meeting," said NRA spokesman Jorge Amselle as the organization's three-day conference at the Brown Convention Center came to a close Sunday. Official figures were not available Sunday, but NRA officials had estimated that at least 50,000 people would attend. The event was expected to...
  • NRA loved just about everything - Panel on last day takes parting shot at major media

    04/18/2005 10:59:22 AM PDT · by weegee · 10 replies · 1,525+ views
    Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle ^ | April 18, 2005, 8:06AM | By STEVE MCVICKER and DOUG PIKE
    The National Rifle Association may have fond feelings for Houston, but that affection apparently does not extend to the mainstream news media. "We love Houston. It's a great facility. Great hotel. Great people in Texas. It was a very successful annual meeting," said NRA spokesman Jorge Amselle as the organization's three-day conference at the Brown Convention Center came to a close Sunday. Official figures were not available Sunday, but NRA officials had estimated that at least 50,000 people would attend. The event was expected to have a $50 million impact on the local economy. Members and visitors checked out nearly...
  • Tom DeLay Quip at NRA Convention Appalls CBS Bob Schieffer on 'Face the Nation'

    04/18/2005 9:10:07 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 63 replies · 2,642+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 4/17/05 | Brett Baker
    CBS Bob Schieffer doesn't have much of a sense of humor anymore, judging by his reaction to a quip from House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.All of the Sunday interview shows devoted segments to DeLays ethical problems, but only Schieffer was appalled by how DeLay had told the NRA convention in Houston on Saturday night that 'when a man is in trouble or is in a good fight, you want to have your friends around, preferably armed.' On Face the Nation, Schieffer read the quote to Republican congressman David Drier and demanded: 'Well, don't you find that rather inflamatory?'Schieffer then pressed...
  • Nugent urges NRA members to recruit other gun owners

    04/18/2005 12:55:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies · 1,294+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | Apr. 16, 2005 | PAM EASTON
    Associated Press HOUSTON - Rocker and gun rights advocate Ted Nugent urged National Rifle Association members Saturday to be "hardcore, radical extremists demanding the right to self defense" and to work daily to recruit new members. Speaking at the group's annual convention in Houston, Nugent said the NRA's current record-high membership of 4 million was nothing to get excited about. He said each NRA member should try to enroll 10 new members over the next year. "Let's next year sit here and say, 'Holy smokes, the NRA has 40 million members now,'" he said, adding NRA members should only associate...
  • DeLay Addresses Members Of NRA

    04/17/2005 10:51:05 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies · 299+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 18, 2005 | From News Services
    Leader Avoids Talk Of Ethics Claims House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, under fire for alleged ethics violations, accused liberal Democrats and the media of giving him a hard time in a keynote speech at the National Rifle Association's annual convention Saturday night in Houston. DeLay only briefly mentioned the ethics accusations, telling members of the gun-rights group that he appreciates their support. "When a man is in trouble or in a good fight, you want to have your friends around, preferably armed. So I feel really good," the Texas Republican said. Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri, the No. 3 Republican...
  • Speakers at the NRA convention complained of widespread media bias but largely failed to provide ..

    04/18/2005 1:29:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies · 761+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | April 18, 2005
    READY ON THE RIGHT - Speakers at the NRA convention complained of widespread media bias but largely failed to provide a contrary example of reason and facts. (SUCH A LONG TITLE!) ON a well-run rifle range, the range master will shout, "Ready on the left? Ready on the right? Commence firing." At the National Rifle Association's annual convention in Houston this weekend, most of the firing was on the right. The NRA prides itself on the patriotism of its members and its devotion to education, training and Americans' freedom to bear arms. It should show the same regard for civil...