NRA Chief: It’s a Culture War

    HOUSTON, TX - MAY 03:  An attendee inspects a scope during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center on May 3, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  More than 70,000 peope are expected to attend the NRA's 3-day annual meeting that features nearly 550 exhibitors, gun trade show and a political rally. The Show runs from May 3-5.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    During a raucous Friday rally at the NRA’s Houston headquarters, the organization’s soon-to-be head touted the importance of their fight. “This is not a battle about gun rights,” said James Porter, whose father headed the NRA from 1959 to 1960. “[It’s] a culture war.” Porter, who says he’s hungry to strike down anyone trying to “go after our guns,” applauded the group’s recent win over President Obama and Congress. “[You] here in this room are the fighters for freedom. We are the protectors,” he said.


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