The Annual Meeting of Members was the gathering point for scores of NRA supporters to be brought up to date on the status of our gun rights and to conduct the business of their Association. A particular highlight of this historic meeting was the speeches of NRA leaders Wayne LaPierre, Chris Cox and James Porter, who are on the front line every day in our battle to defend our Second Amendment rights.
If you were unable to join us in Indianapolis, you don't want to miss their messages of America's vision and values, what you can do to help "take back" our Country and the legacy that we have inherited and must leave for others. Check out the quotes and links below for a first-hand account of the state of the Second Amendment, speeches that captured the hearts of minds of those in attendance.
"No other institution in the world but NRA is so unafraid to take a stand for what is good and right. The NRA is, and has been, the good guys. As good guys, 'we will stand together and fight for all of our values'." Wayne LaPierre, NRA Executive Vice President
"Right now, we face the most well-coordinated and well-funded attack in the history of the Second Amendment. Our opponents want to shame Americans into giving up their guns and permanently change the culture of our country. They want to make it socially unacceptable for anyone to own a gun for any reason. No matter what they say their agenda doesn't prevent gun violence. We have the truth on our side. But it's up to us to make sure the truth wins. And that requires political action." Chris Cox, Executive Director, NRA Institute for Legislative Action
"Because of those that came before us, our NRA is larger, stronger, and more politically savvy than ever before... at a time when freedom needs our defense like never before. Winning is everything. There's no second place when it comes to the fight for freedom. It's our job to pass on an NRA that is mightier than today. That's how we ensure that the next generation of NRA members and all Americans are freer than generations before them." James Porter, NRA President
Paraphrasing Wayne LaPierre: Ours is a national movement, sweeping the country in homes and churches and coffee houses and PTA meetings. It's building toward the coming November elections and will be fought on every street and corner of this country where good Americans live, work, volunteer and campaign. Our struggle has already begun and will continue through this November and beyond, until we have taken back the White House!
On another note, next year's Annual Meetings & Exhibits will take place in Nashville, Tennessee. You can sign up for room reservations for Nashville starting on June 3, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. EST. Then, be sure to check www.NRAAM.org frequently for updates on all of the exciting events, speaker confirmations and everything related to next year's massive get-together in Music City USA. We look forward to seeing you there!