NRA issues rallying cry for midterm elections

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Posted: Saturday, May 4, 2013 12:00 am

HOUSTON — In speech after speech at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention this weekend, its top leaders and political allies blasted President Barack Obama and other gun control advocates, warned against “all-out, historic attacks” on the constitutional right to possess firearms and issued a rallying cry to members to become a political force in next year’s midterm elections and the 2016 presidential race.

“We are in the midst of a once-in-a-generation fight for everything we care about,” Wayne LaPierre, the association’s executive vice president and principal spokesman, told a cheering throng of members at the convention center here Saturday. “We have a chance to secure our freedom for a generation, or to lose it forever.

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