For Pittsburgh, the decision to put politics above Second Amendment rights would be a huge pain for the local economy. The last time the Steel City hosted the organizationâ€™s annual meeting, they brought in $15 million to local coffers. The NRA was the first major convention to visit the cityâ€™s new convention center in 2004 and has remained one of the largest events Pittsburgh has ever hosted. Predictions for 2011 showed that gun owners would fill approximate 9,000 room nights and draw just as many visitors to the region as the record breaking 2004 event.
Seems like a lot of money for a cash strapped and job scarce city to be throwing away over something that doesn’t even make any sense.