Sitting in the peanut gallery for the NRA Board Meeting. NRA people are among the best people to be around celebrating something like Osama Bin Laden meeting an untimely demise at the business end of an American rifle. I was in the hotel bar when it happened.
Watching R. Lee Ermy be sworn in as a new Board Member as I’m typing this. I’m not against celebrity board members who can bring something to the table, and who at least try to show up for board meetings. The fact that Ermey is here is a good sign.
I’m told there will be an interesting speaker at this meeting. Stay tuned for updates.
UPDATE: George Morris lost his wife in the Tucson mass shooting, and is addressing the NRA Board.
“I will be your spokesman, as my wife would wish, to be your spokesman, to tell everyone that it wasn’t a gun that killed my wife.”
“I will be your spokesperson in protecting the Second Amendment going forward.”
UPDATE: Major Land is giving his report. The store set a new record $449,947 of merchandise. That’s 8% more than last year. Membership sold $558,711 worth of memberships or upgrades. We did not set a record this year, but came close. This year 71,139 members attended Annual Meeting. That’s only 989 people short of the record in Charlotte.
Remember folks, NRA are just shills for the gun industry.
UPDATE: David Keene is now NRA president. James Porter is now First Vice President.
UPDATE: Removed previous update. There was a misunderstanding on my part.