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  • 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 · 23 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...
  • Ted Nugent to Fellow NRAers: Get Hardcore

    04/17/2005 2:55:54 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 44 replies · 1,223+ views
    MSN ^ | Apr 17, 12:32 PM EST | Associated Press.
    Ted Nugent to Fellow NRAers: Get Hardcore Apr 17, 12:32 PM EST With an assault weapon in each hand, rocker and gun rights advocate Ted Nugent urged National Rifle Association members to be "hardcore, radical extremists demanding the right to self defense." Speaking at the NRA's annual convention Saturday, Nugent said each NRA member should try to enroll 10 new members over the next year and associate only with other members. "Let's next year sit here and say, 'Holy smokes, the NRA has 40 million members now,'" he said. "No one is allowed at our barbecues unless they are an...
  • Ted Nugent to Fellow NRAers: Get Hardcore

    04/17/2005 4:42:17 PM PDT · by missyme · 80 replies · 4,190+ views
    Yahoo ^ | April 17th, 2005
    With an assault weapon in each hand, rocker and gun rights advocate Ted Nugent urged National Rifle Association members to be "hardcore, radical extremists demanding the right to self defense." Speaking at the NRA's annual convention Saturday, Nugent said each NRA member should try to enroll 10 new members over the next year and associate only with other members. "Let's next year sit here and say, 'Holy smokes, the NRA has 40 million members now,'" he said. "No one is allowed at our barbecues unless they are an NRA member. Do that in your life." Nugent sang and played a...
  • Embattled GOP Leader Finds Haven Among Gun Lobby

    04/17/2005 9:13:29 AM PDT · by Paige · 847+ views
    AP ^ | April 17, 2005 | Pam Easton
    HOUSTON (April 17) - House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, under fire for alleged ethics violations, accused liberal Democrats and the national media of giving him a hard time in a keynote speech at the National Rifle Association's annual convention Saturday evening. DeLay only briefly mentioned the ethics accusations, telling members of the gun-rights group that he appreciated 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 Republican from nearby Sugar Land said. About 2,550 NRA members paid $75 to hear DeLay's...
  • DeLay Finds Friends Among NRA

    04/17/2005 9:19:16 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 6 replies · 293+ views
    fox ^ | 4-17-05
    HOUSTON — House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (search), under fire for alleged ethics violations, accused liberal Democrats and the national media of giving him a hard time in a keynote speech at the National Rifle Association's (search) annual convention Saturday evening. DeLay only briefly mentioned the ethics accusations, telling members of the gun-rights group that he appreciated 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 Republican from nearby Sugar Land said. About 2,550 NRA members paid $75 to hear DeLay's...
  • Arms key to free society, DeLay tells convention

    04/17/2005 9:39:42 AM PDT · by holymoly · 25 replies · 804+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 17, 2005 | RACHEL GRAVES
    Majority leader urges diplomacy toward advocates of gun control House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, under attack in Washington in recent weeks, spoke to friends Saturday night at the National Rifle Association annual convention. "Thank you very much for the warm welcome. I hope the national media saw that," said DeLay, who has been accused of ethics violations and criticized for threatening the federal judges who refused to intervene in the case of a brain-damaged Florida woman whose feeding tube was removed. Speaking to a crowd of about 3,000 NRA members, DeLay said guns are imperative for a free society but...
  • Live Thread: NRA Speech By DeLay On Fox News Coming Up

    04/16/2005 6:51:15 PM PDT · by kingattax · 224 replies · 4,209+ views
    FoxNews | 4-16-2005
    Rep Tom DeLay will be giving the keynote speech at the NRA convention in Houston. FoxNews will be covering it.
  • Tom Delay and Ted Nugent to Appear at NRA Convention

    04/15/2005 9:28:18 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 32 replies · 1,101+ views
    HOUSTON (AP) -- The National Rifle Association is holding its annual convention this weekend in Houston. The event is expected to draw about 60,000 people including Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who will be the convention's keynote speaker tomorrow. There's a session tomorrow called "God, Guns and Rock-n-Roll," featuring rock star Ted Nugent. The NRA's executive vice president says the location for the convention is a good one because, "It's the heartland of the country." He says, "They love us." A spokesman for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence says the NRA's success is because they "have a...
  • NRA carries enormous clout in Washington

    04/15/2005 6:34:49 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 27 replies · 767+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 4-15-05 | Rachel Graves
    NRA carries enormous clout in Washington Respected by allies, feared by enemies By RACHEL GRAVES Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle The guns are not what makes the National Rifle Association formidable in the eyes of politicians. It's the political firepower. With nearly 4 million members and millions of dollars to donate to political campaigns, many lawmakers and other observers say the NRA is the most powerful lobbying group in Washington. Some, including former President Clinton, attribute President Bush's 2000 victory to the NRA's work in several rural states. The NRA boasts of taking revenge on its political enemies, evicting more than...
  • DeLay's a champ to them - Embattled leader finds haven among gun enthusiasts

    04/16/2005 12:34:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies · 486+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | April 16, 2005 | JUSTIN GEST, Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau
    WASHINGTON - With partisan shots fired at him in Washington, embattled House Majority Leader Tom DeLay will find refuge this weekend among thousands of gun enthusiasts. DeLay, as keynote speaker for this weekend's National Rifle Association annual meeting at the George R. Brown Convention Center, will address a crowd he has fervently supported since joining Congress in 1984. "Tom DeLay is a champion on our issue," said Chris Cox, the NRA's chief lobbyist. But the congressman's address tonight comes at a time DeLay is in need of support. And given their shared history, gun rights advocates are the right ones...
  • AS DELAY PACKS FOR NRA CONVENTION, HOUSE PANEL PLANS TO BAR JUDGES FROM CONSIDERING GUN CASES

    04/16/2005 1:22:42 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 8 replies · 506+ views
    AS TOM DELAY PACKS FOR NRA CONVENTION, HOUSE PANEL PLANS ACTION ON BILL TO BAR JUDGES FROM CONSIDERING GUN CASES On Eve of House Judiciary Committee Action, Eight Police Organizations, 62 Individual Law Enforcement Leaders Declare Opposition to Bill Giving Reckless Gun Sellers Legal Immunity For Immediate Release: 04-12-2005 Washington D.C. – On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee is expected to approve a bill that would grant gun sellers unprecedented immunity from legal action in Federal, state or local courts, despite fierce opposition from law enforcement leaders, legal scholars and gun violence victims across America. Because the Committee is packed...
  • NRA Defends Gun Rights at Convention

    04/16/2005 11:34:41 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 34 replies · 679+ views
    The Charleston Post and Courier ^ | 04/16/05 | Wire report
    SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2005 12:00 AM NRA defends gun rights at convention Speakers at 134th annual event critical of Democratic Party, media coverage Associated Press HOUSTON--The National Rifle Association opened its annual convention Friday with a clear and defiant message: Leave our guns alone. Speakers praised the NRA's work in preserving gun rights for Americans while criticizing the Democratic Party and what they described as a liberal media bias. "The American people have sent a strong and loud message to their elected leaders: The Second Amendment is not a loophole. Quit trying to fix it," Republican Gov. Rick Perry told...
  • TRT-DC, FReepers vs. anti-NRA protestors (photo thread) Pittsburgh convention site

    04/20/2004 12:52:49 PM PDT · by MagnusMaximus1 · 101 replies · 515+ views
    eyewitnesses ^ | April 20, 2004 | MagnusMaximus!
    First, the "good guys" and gals... "NRA04 FREEDOM'S STEEL" "4 Acres of Guns & Geer!" FReeper Badray displays "Don't Tread On Me" t-shirt TRT member/FReeper GunsareOK with a fan FReeper smokeyb with other "Pat Toomey for Senate" activists Conservative activists pass out "Arlen Specter, TOO LIBERAL FOR TOO LONG" fliers outside the convention center Tyranny Response Team (TRT-DC) observer, on the scene. ;-) And now, pictures of the anti-NRA protestors follow below... "ONE GUN is ONE TOO MANY!" sign behind anti-NRA protestors area border, protected by police Large "STOP GUN VIOLENCE" sign "NRA unwelcome", "The NRA is Dead Wrong"...
  • NRA convention Pittsburgh ...cool picture

    04/20/2004 1:22:52 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 9 replies · 285+ views
    Yahoo/AP pics ^ | 04/18/04 | NA
    A young visitor to the final day of the 133rd National Rifle Association convention wears a shirt expressing his views as he looks at a rack of rifles on display Sunday, April 18, 2004, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
  • Cheney Says Kerry a Threat to Gun Owners

    04/18/2004 5:10:44 AM PDT · by Flavius · 69 replies · 293+ views
    AP ^ | Sun Apr 18, 4:04 AM ET | Cheney Says Kerry a Threat to Gun Owners
    By DAN NEPHIN, Associated Press Writer PITTSBURGH - Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites) portrayed President Bush (news - web sites) and himself as champions of the Second Amendment — and Democratic candidate John Kerry (news - web sites) as a potential threat to gun owners — in a speech at the National Rifle Association's 133rd annual convention Saturday. AP Photo Latest headlines: · Cheney Takes a Shot at Kerry's Gun Ownership Stance Reuters - Sun Apr 18, 4:55 AM ET · Cheney Says Kerry a Threat to Gun Owners AP - Sun Apr 18, 4:04 AM ET...
  • Cheney criticizes Kerry's gun stance

    04/17/2004 8:25:41 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 10 replies · 181+ views
    CNN ^ | 4-17-04
    <p>PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (Reuters) -- Vice President Dick Cheney used a speech to the National Rifle Association Saturday to paint Democrat John Kerry as a firearm industry foe bent on over-regulating gun makers and owners.</p> <p>Playing to conservative voters, Cheney appeared in the election battlefield state of Pennsylvania to pledge the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign's support for gun ownership.</p>
  • Gun Group (NRA) Meets in Pittsburgh, Hopes for Bush Win

    04/17/2004 4:57:14 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 6 replies · 116+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 17, 2004 | Reuters
    PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - More than 50,000 members of the National Rifle Association descended on Pittsburgh on Saturday to shop for guns and proclaim their support for President Bush's reelection campaign. The group's annual convention, dubbed "Freedom's Steel," will feature remarks later on Saturday from Vice President Dick Cheney at a banquet reception for members. The vast majority of those in attendance declared themselves solid Bush supporters.
  • Cheney Takes a Shot at Kerry's Gun Ownership Stance

    04/17/2004 7:54:57 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 28 replies · 248+ views
    PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney used a speech to the National Rifle Association on Saturday to paint Democrat John Kerry as a firearm industry foe bent on over-regulating gun makers and owners. Playing to conservative voters, Cheney appeared in the election battlefield state of Pennsylvania to pledge the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign's support for gun ownership. "John Kerry's approach to the Second Amendment has been to regulate, regulate and regulate some more" Cheney said in a salvo aimed at the Democratic senator running against President Bush in the November election. Kerry's campaign fired back by accusing Bush of ignoring...
  • Cheney Says Kerry a Threat to Gun Owners at NRA Convention (Columbine dad denied entry)

    04/17/2004 7:51:57 PM PDT · by jern · 81 replies · 275+ views
    AP ^ | April 17, 2004 | DAN NEPHIN
    PITTSBURGH - Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites) portrayed President Bush (news - web sites) and himself as champions of the Second Amendment — and Democratic candidate John Kerry (news - web sites) as a potential threat to gun owners — in a speech at the National Rifle Association's 133rd annual convention Saturday. "John Kerry's approach to the Second Amendment has been to regulate, regulate and then regulate some more," Cheney said, citing votes against legislation that would protect gun makers from lawsuits and in favor of allowing federal authorities to randomly inspect gun dealers without notice. Cheney...
  • Columbine Dad Turned Away From NRA Event (Trying to get to Cheney)

    04/17/2004 6:22:08 PM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 74 replies · 269+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 17 April 04 | JOE MANDAK
    PITTSBURGH - A man whose son was killed in the Columbine High School shootings literally walked in his child's shoes to the National Rifle Association convention, where he hoped Vice President Dick Cheney would address the federal assault weapons ban set to expire in September. Tom Mauser, whose son Daniel was killed with an assault weapon in the Littleton, Colo., killings five years ago Tuesday, said continuing the ban is common sense. Assault weapons "are the weapons of gangs, drug lords and sick people," Mauser said before his three-block march to the convention, which runs through Sunday. "It is a...
  • NRA to draw crowds and protesters

    04/13/2004 4:43:41 PM PDT · by MissTargets · 12 replies · 139+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | April 12, 2004 | Michael A. Fuoco
    NRA to draw crowds and protesters Vice President Cheney expected to speak at this week's convention Monday, April 12, 2004 By Michael A. Fuoco, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The National Rifle Association annual convention, beginning Friday at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, will offer an array of events and activities to an expected 60,000 attendees, the largest turnout in the organization's 133 years. Among the events for the convention itself, which runs from Friday through Sunday -- the NRA board of directors also will meet here April 19-20 -- are the annual member meeting; sessions on carrying concealed weapons, gun collecting,...
  • Have a little fun at the NRA convention

    04/08/2004 11:24:40 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 43 replies · 206+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Thursday, April 8, 2004 | Mike Seate
    Next weekend should prove to be one of much hilarity and light-hearted shenanigans for the 50,000 firearms enthusiasts who will pour into the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown, for the National Rifle Association's 133rd annual convention. There probably won't be this many white men packing heat in our city since the 1918 Armistice Day parade.
  • Pittsburgh and NRA 2004 - Cheney Keynoter

    12/29/2003 2:25:56 PM PST · by doosee · 9 replies · 146+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 12/29/2003 | AP
    <p>The National Rifle Association will have its annual convention at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in April.</p> <p>It's the first time the NRA has selected Pittsburgh for its annual convention.</p> <p>The association selected Pittsburgh because it has a large concentration of members within driving distance of the city, spokeswoman Kelly Hobbs said.</p>
  • NRA national convention coming to The 'Burgh

    02/10/2004 9:33:47 AM PST · by Willie Green · 24 replies · 202+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Tuesday, February 10, 2004 | David M. Brown
    <p>The National Rifle Association has yet to name the main speaker for its national convention in Pittsburgh this spring, but the organization is touting that "a special keynote speaker" will be there.</p> <p>As many as 50,000 people are expected to participate in the April conference -- the NRA's first Pittsburgh convention. The NRA, which lobbies for gun owners' rights, has 4 million members nationally.</p>
  • Pittsburgh Groups Lead Effort to Oppose the NRA (needs Counterfreep)

    04/08/2004 6:30:49 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 7 replies · 168+ views
    Join Together ^ | 4-8-04 | Nathaniael Glosser
    Pittsburgh Groups Lead Effort to Oppose the NRA 4/8/2004 Press Release Confluence Against Gun Violence Pittsburgh, PA www.GoodByeNRA.org Contact: Nathaniel Glosser Phone: 412-322-1330 The Confluence Against Gun Violence, a coalition of Pittsburgh organizations, is mobilizing to oppose the National Rifle Association (NRA) leadership and its annual convention and gun show which will be held in Pittsburgh on April 16-18. The Confluence will sponsor broad-based events designed to educate the public and NRA membership about how the NRA leadership's racist, bigoted attitudes promote hate and violence and contribute to widespread fear and violence. According to Nathaniel Glosser, president of the Rosenberg...
  • Marchers deliver message to NRA (Yeah, sure!)

    04/28/2003 7:16:55 PM PDT · by Joe Brower · 36 replies · 218+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 4/27/2003 | Sandra Mathers, Sentinel Staff Writer
    Marchers deliver message to NRA Orlando SentinelSandra Mathers, Sentinel Staff WriterApril 27, 2003 They gathered quietly under a chilly, gray sky near a remote parking lot on International Drive, knowing they would never be known for parting the Red Sea -- not even on a movie set. They were, after all, just a small group of moms and dads, friends and relatives eager to participate in the Million Mom March to the Orange County Convention Center on Saturday. About 50 people organized by the Million Mom March organization marched to the convention site. They said they came to send a...
  • Join MMM FL Rally in Opposing the NRA on April 26th (UUURP!)

    04/17/2003 7:07:57 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 52 replies · 461+ views
    Join Together (GAG!!) ^ | 4/15/2003 | Some Marixst twerp hiding in a closet somewhere...
    Join MMM FL Rally in Opposing the NRA on April 26th 4/15/2003 Action Alert MMM Florida State Council Brady Campaign united with the Million Mom March Orlando, FL Phone: 407-872-2221 www.millionmommarchflorida.org All Million Mom March members and supporters who want to show America that Florida and others are united against gun violence and for kids, and oppose the extremists who run the NRA are cordially invited to join us at the Orlando Convention Center on April 26th. The convention center is the site of the National Rifle Association's annual convention where Jeb Bush will be the Keynote Speaker on Saturday...