I was so afraid that the ne'er do wells from the lesser gun prohibitionist groups would not show up in Houston to the NRA Annual Meeting. They are always amusing in their sad pathetic way.
My prayers have been answered and there is joy in Mudville.
From today's Houston Chronicle:
Opponents gatherOf course, they never would have you believe that lives are saved and rapes prevented through the use or even mere presence of a firearm.
Outside the convention center, an array of gun-control advocates is expected to demonstrate opposition to the NRA and its lobbying prowess.
"I don't think it's a losing battle at all," said Heather Ross, an organizer for the "Occupy the NRA" group that plans to lead the reading of names of 4,000 gun-violence victims under a #NoMoreNames banner at Discovery Green, across from the convention center. The list will start with the 26 victims of gunman Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last December.
Texas is not as uniformly pro-gun as most people believe, Ross insisted.
"The concept that we're all a bunch of gun-toting crazies is inaccurate," she said. "That's largely pushed by people elected to office."