August 3rd, 2009
12:04 PM ET
14 years ago

Palin gives 'stirring' gun rights speech at NRA dinner, says group

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" Palin's fans have been clamoring for her to re-launch her Twitter feed."](CNN) - She’s gone Twitter-silent since leaving office last week – but former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has spoken out publicly for the first time since her resignation, according to the nation’s largest gun rights group.

Palin addressed a National Rifle Association dinner in Anchorage Saturday, the group reported on its blog. The NRA did not reveal the content of her remarks, but described them as “a stirring speech on 2nd Amendment rights.” Reporters were not invited to observe the event.

The former Republican vice presidential candidate was also given lifetime memberships in several local gun clubs, and the NRA’s Gold Medal Award of Merit for the Promotion of Gun Collecting.

Palin has not yet given a media interview since leaving officen and has yet to re-launch her Twitter feed after leaving her goubernatorial account behind. Last week, her spokeswoman said that she had never committed to, and would not be attending, a GOP event at the Reagan library at which organizers had expected her to appear.

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soundoff (305 Responses)
  1. Robert

    Do all gun owners belong to "a well regulated militia" like the 2nd Amendment specifies? If not, why do they think they are entitled to guns?

    August 3, 2009 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  2. Candy West Virginia

    Republicans = pro life yet support the death penalty, gun rights and war. claim to be small gov yet tell you what to do and not to do with your body and whom you can and cannot marry.

    August 3, 2009 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  3. Kate in San Diego

    We have guns in the house – my husband is retired military. But they aren't laying around loaded and ready to go – they are locked up, not loaded, and the ammo is stored elsewhere. IF someone broke in, I'd be dead way before I got a gun out, found the ammo, loaded it, and threatened the intruder. But is the solution to have loaded guns laying around? I think not. Anyway, why is this article called Palin Breaks Silence? The woman is never silent.

    August 3, 2009 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
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