Sarah Palin in Charlotte for NRA? You Betcha!
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The NRA’s annual convention is underway in Uptown. Almost 10,000 people gathered to hear from an all-star conservative cast.
Friday’s big draw – former Alaska Governor and Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
“I think Sarah, I think Sarah, that’s mainly why we came today, my wife and I came to see Sarah Palin,” says Young Harris, Georgia resident George Piere.
And the hockey mom from Wasilla didn’t disappoint.
“There are many causes for violent crime, but destroying the 2nd Amendment is no answer,” Palin said.
In her speech, she took aim at the Obama administration, the media, and Hollywood.
“They hate guns, and yet have no problem starring in shoot ‘em up action films with bullets flying, and blood splattering, and daintily little starlets carrying their AK-47’s and big ole machine guns,” she said.
The event seemed more like a political rally at times. The speakers didn’t just talk about gun rights, but also issues like the War on Terror and Healthcare.
That was the atmosphere, frustration with the current political climate.
“We're going to take the government back this November, with principled men and women who fear God and love freedom,” said Clemson, SC resident Jack Campbell.
Campbell is a shooting instructor who says threats to the 2nd Amendment are increasing.
“We are always finding threats, especially from overseas, especially from this administration,” Campbell says.
He says this event, and guests like Chuck Norris, help keep the pressure on lawmakers.
“The constitution means what it says and says what it means,” Norris says.