Aimee Patton

A pleasantly eccentric take on politics

The NRA is holding their annual convention May 3-5 deep in the heart of Texas. I was thinking about  a big trip this summer.  It’s between this and an Indigo Girls concert out West.  I checked out the NRA website to see what fun might be in store for me.

http://www.nraam.org/

Hundreds of exhibitors, celebrities and fun for the whole family!  What’s not to love?

Sarah Palin is attending.  Hell, if Sarah Palin’s going to be there, you know it’s going to be a Grizzly Mama good time.

They are having a special prayer breakfast.  It will probably go something like this, “Dear Lord,  may I never have to shoot anyone unless it is an animal or in self-defense.  Amen.”

There is a Stand and Fight Rally.  Note to the NRA – you are an organization with guns and 50% of America wants to “control” your guns.  How about something a little less violent than the word  fight?  Maybe renaming it a Stand and Peacefully Protest Rally?  

At the seminars, there is the, “Handgun Retention: Protecting Yourself and your Firearm” also known as the “Holy crap, the bad guy got my gun!” seminar.

There is the 7th annual women’s leadership forum luncheon.  This is the NRA’s smartest and brightest women coming together to share ideas about the organization and how women can inspire each other through the common bond of gun ownership and killing things.  This year’s keynote speaker is none other than a female that has shown proven leadership in the areas of 2nd amendment rights and has championed the cause of gun ownership for many women.

The NRA keynote speaker for 2013 is Mrs…..Sean Hannity!

Wait a minute.  Sean Hannity?  That’s a dude.  Seriously NRA?  You couldn’t find a female available for the WOMEN’S Leadership Forum Luncheon?

Might I suggest that mental health background checks be required to attend the conference? Not to buy guns at the conference, but just to attend.  After all, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity and Ted Nugent will be there. There will be lots of guns and ammo.  I think you should have to prove you are sane just to get in.  This conference is for gun nuts – with emphasis on nuts.

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2 thoughts on “The NRA’s 2013 Convention – should I go?

  1. bobarmi says:

    Maybe we can find you nice NOW Abortion conference that you can attend. You could hang out with some really great people like Doctor Kermit Gosnell. Note to Aimee: For someone that labels herself as pleasantly eccentric to call people nuts is kind of a Catch 22.

  2. lacithedog says:

    The problem with the NRA is that they changed their by-laws after the Dayton Revolt in the 1970s. That was when the radical gun rights crowd took over the organisation and changed its character.

    The hard liners aren’t going to let people who aren’t “pro-Second Amendment” take over: no matter how many join the group.

    http://www.vpc.org/nrainfo/chapter2.html

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