February 25th, 2010
03:09 PM ET
13 years ago

First on the Ticker: Palin to headline annual NRA meeting

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/02/07/art.palincu0207.gi.jpg caption="Palin will address the gun rights group on May 14."]Washington (CNN) - Sarah Palin will headline the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina in May, the gun rights group told CNN on Thursday.

Her May 14 appearance at the Charlotte Convention Center will offer Palin, a hunter and fierce advocate of gun rights, an opportunity to appeal to one of the conservative movement's most prominent interest groups.

"Governor Palin is one of the most requested speakers in America today," Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's executive director, told CNN in a statement. "She's an outdoorsman, hunter and a steadfast supporter of our Second Amendment freedom. We are pleased to have a fellow NRA member speak at our 139th annual meeting in Charlotte this May."

If the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee is indeed considering a White House bid in 2012, then the visit will also come with a not insignificant perk: the Charlotte media market spills over into heavily-Republican parts of South Carolina, a crucial early primary state.

Filed under: North Carolina • Sarah Palin • South Carolina
soundoff (127 Responses)
  1. diridi

    I do not know why this idiotic junk on spot light. She is just like John Bohner...and Mich McConnlol....

    February 25, 2010 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  2. Marcus

    Ahhhh.....wasn't it just Monday when the ban was lifted on carrying guns into National Forests? Under who's watch was that?

    So much for "Taking my guns away" as had been preached each and every day since Obama was elected.

    Still hasn't happened.

    What fools thou art.

    February 25, 2010 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
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