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Monday, April 16, 2012

NRA 2012- All In

The National Rifle Association held it's 141st annual convention here in St. Louis this past weekend. An estimated 65,000 people attended what was a great celebration of American values and our 2nd amendment rights. The theme of this year's convention being "All In" for this year's Presidential election.
 On Friday afternoon the American Values Leadership Forum was held with speakers like Presidential front runner Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Texas Governor Rick Perry, and Lt. Col. Oliver North among many others.
 Mitt Romney not only addressed the rights of gun-owners, but that on election night, Americans will not just be choosing a President, but also between two very distinct paths for our nation. He quoted President Harry S. Truman, who warned that, "Liberty can be lost when our most precious documents are not regarded as the supreme expression of our profound belief, but merely as curiosities in glass cases."
 Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich suggested that perhaps the NRA has been too "timid" and should promote it's agenda beyond American borders. He said that, "A Gingrich Presidency will submit to the U.N. a treaty that extends the right to bear arms as a human right to every person on the planet." Rick Santorum praised the NRA for doing a better job than any other group of promoting American freedom. He lauded the NRA as a "vital beacon for individual liberties." He said that it is "essential" to beat Barack Obama in November, speaking of Obama's ability to turn the Supreme Court in a much more liberal direction with any possible future appointments.
 Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, the son of Indian immigrants who came to the United States so his Mother could attend LSU. He spoke of his Father telling him and his brother that they were not owed anything, and whatever they wanted to achieve in life they could because they were Americans, but they would have to be willing to work hard.
 Lt. Col. Oliver North gave an emotional presentation of pictures and stories of our brave fighting men and women on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan. There surely was not a dry eye in the auditorium when he was done. The sacrifices of our soldiers and their families ensure that not just the second amendment, but all of our rights and freedoms are protected. How do we begin to thank them?
 The Exhibit Hall was a vast display of every kind of firearm, knives, and ammunition gun-owners might need. Outside the Convention Center were a handful of protesters voicing their opposition to gun ownership. How ironic that inside the Convention Hall were no doubt thousands of current and former law enforcement officers, and current and former members of the Military who, at one time or another had risked their lives so that anti gun rights protesters just like them could stand outside an NRA Convention in the rain to protest.

From The Campaign Trail...
  Join Martin Baker, Candidate for Congress in Missouri's 1st District for a very important event.
    A Cardiac and Stroke Screening at the office of Dr. Helen Gelhot, MD
 Wed., April 18 from 8:00am to 5:00pm
  inside the MIGUN Smart Spa
   11455 Olive Blvd.
  Creve Coeur, MO in the Dierberg's West Oak Shopping Center between I-270 and I-170, next to Great Southern Travel
   Pre-registration is required
   For information or to register, call 314-576-0094
   Hope to see you there
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