New video campaign debuts at NRA Convention in Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana - NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre was greeted with a standing ovation in the Indiana Convention Center as he rose to speak at Saturday's Annual Meeting of Members. It was the moment most made the trip to Indianapolis for — to hear from the man himself. Where is the NRA headed? What are plans for the off-year election? How will we continue to grow as an organization?
Standing at the podium, LaPierre first thanked the members for their continued commitment and support.
"There is no other organization in the world quite like the NRA. No other institution so alert and vigilant, so unafraid to take a stand for what is good and right.
"History’s toughest tests have revealed that we, the people of the NRA, represent the very best of America’s character and strength. We tell the truth about what we believe and stand up for the values we all hold dear. We are — and, throughout history, have always been — the good guys."
*Acknowledging NRA members as good guys first hit the American lexicon following the announcement of NRA's School Shield Program.
Concerned about the continued eroding of the rights enjoyed by all Americans, LaPierre vowed to keep supporting the good guys in their struggle.
"We are the good guys who will not stand idly by as the dishonest political and media elites strip our values away."
Part of that effort come by way of a new video campaign unveiled during LaPierre's address (see below).
"I thought the video was great," said Jim, an NRA member attending the convention with his wife from Massachusetts. "It sends the message that NRA members are just like everyone else out there. Sure we own guns, but we're also doctors, soccer coaches, PTA members ... people who work in and care about the community."
More than 75,000 people attended the NRA Convention in Indianapolis. Next year's Annual Meeting is schedule for April 10-12 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Find out more about the speakers, seminars and events at the 2014 NRA Annual Meeting at nraam.org