Sister Toldjah debuts at NRA convention (OPEN THREAD)

Posted by: ST on May 14, 2010 at 1:28 am

NRA Convention 2010Well, sorta ;)

The NRA convention is in Charlotte this year, and thanks to some prodding by ST reader and gun enthusiast (and fellow NC resident) XRLQ, and Bitter B, also a passionate gun rights activist, I decided to go. This in spite of the fact that I do not own a gun, have never touched a firearm outside of a rifle my dad used to keep around years ago to hunt – and later scare boyfriends with, and probably never will own a gun. But none of that really matters, because in spite of all of that I strongly support our 2nd amendment rights and was willing to try to learn some new things this weekend about gun rights and gun rights activists.

Met some good folks today including XRLQ, Bitter, Cam Edwards, Dave Kopel, and Say Uncle. That’s the short list (sorry – can’t remember everyone’s names and blogs!). This is just a great group who are staunchly protective of your right to bear arms and who know how to make legal arguments in favor of keeping things that way. Hope to meet up with fellow Charlottean Gay Patriot and some others later this week. Heard Jim Geraghty is in attendance but have not seen/met him yet.

There will be a lot of NRA activities tomorrow (Friday) outside of the main floor show, but I’ll be hauling my bootie over to Time Warner Cable Arena to watch speeches by Rep. Mike Pence, Lt. Col. Olllie North, and Gov. Sarah Palin (among many others?). I can’t wait! Hope to get some good photos. The speeches will go on til 4:30 and I think after that I’ll probably head back here to the house and take a breather for the evening, post a few pictures, get a good night’s sleep, and possibly walk the floor of the Convention Center Sat. afternoon to get the full-scale feel for what an NRA convention is like.

I’ll be there as a member of the media so hopefully I’ll be able to blog some from the TWC arena event. Whether I can or not, ST reader Anthony has graciously agreed to hold down the fort here and make sure comments stuck in moderation are released, and maybe even guestblog a little bit (thank you kindly, sir!). If I’m able to utilize the laptop, the best way to follow my activities tomorrow afternoon will be via Twitter. I will try to check in here as well. If you want to check out what others who are there are saying about the convention, make sure to visit here or use the Twitter hashtag #nraam.

Have a great Friday, y’all, and wish me luck :D

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10 Responses to “Sister Toldjah debuts at NRA convention (OPEN THREAD)”

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  1. camojack says:

    Have a great Friday, y’all, and wish me luck“. :d

    Good luck! Have fun… ;)

  2. Carol says:

    Where will you be? I would love to meet you. I’ll be there during the speeches today, too.

  3. CZ says:

    I’m so jealous. IF the NRA held the event in Indianapolis or Chicago I would definitely be there.

    Think Mayor Dick Daily would allow the NRA to hold a convention in Chicago? Would their money be green enough for that greedy little gun grabber?

  4. Kate says:

    Hope you wear your walking shoes for the convention floor! Have a great day!

  5. Tom TB says:

    I’m a life member, and sadly couldn’t make it to this one; keep us posted!

  6. Dana says:

    Our esteemed hostess wrote:

    This in spite of the fact that I do not own a gun, have never touched a firearm outside of a rifle my dad used to keep around years ago to hunt – and later scare boyfriends with, and probably never will own a gun.

    The right to keep and bear arms also includes the right to choose not to keep and bear arms; you have exercised your constitutional rights just as much as the guy who owns guns.

    We also want pics from the convention!

  7. Tango says:

    ST, tell Ollie that SierraTango sez hi.

    It will also be interesting to hear the buzz about BarryO’s nominee to the Supremes. Kagan is clearly anti-Second Amendment. b-)

  8. Paul says:

    Enjoy !! And promote the 2nd Amendment ! :d

  9. proof says:

    ST: I’m also a Life Member and glad you are there upholding Second Amendment rights. Hope you have a good time, too!

  10. Carol – emailed you!