Party and NRA's Victory Dance On The Graves Of Gun Violence
The National Rifle Association kicked off its
annual convention Friday with a warning to its members they are
engaged in a "culture war" that stretches beyond gun
rights, further ramping up emotions surrounding the gun control
NRA First Vice President James Porter, a Birmingham, Ala.,
attorney who will assume the organization's presidency Monday,
issued a full-throated challenge to President Barack Obama in the
wake of a major victory regarding gun control and called on
members to dig in for a long fight that will stretch into the
More than 70,000 NRA members are expected to attend the three-day
convention amid the backdrop of the national debate over gun
control and the defeat of a U.S. Senate bill introduced after
December's mass shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school.
A small gathering of gun control supporters were outside of the
convention in Houston.