The 142nd Annual Convention in Houston Texas has proved to be a real winner for the supporters of the 2nd amendment. Estimates of attendance put numbers approaching 100,000 members attending. The main conference center sold out tickets for its Leadership forum weeks ahead of the conference.
With the defeat of all major gun legislation proposals in the house and Senate .The leaders of the NRA threw down the gauntlet to the anti constitution legislators . Wayne La Pierre gave a rousing speech in which he told the antis, "We will never give up our guns ,Never."
Pierre also announced NRA membership had passed the 5 million mark and was climbing daily. over 1 million extra members since Obama's re-election. Listening to these patriotic speakers was encouraging,and the 10 to 15 anti gun protesters outside provided some amusement.to the delegates. But with the celebrations came a warning, the anti gun lobby are regrouping and will be back. Keynote speaker Glenn Beck reminded delegates that Texas was the home of The Alamo and that in 1836 Col William Travis drew a line in the sand and said .I stand here Who stands with me ! . The message was not lost on the audience who all signaled they would stand with him, by giving Beck a Standing Ovation. The NRA have called for a massive mobilization of gun owners to join them and push the membership to 10 million member . I for one will Stand and Fight with them, Will You ?