7 May 2013 09:34 PM EST
Pink rifles, concealed carry purses on display at NRA convention
HOUSTON -- At this weekend's National Rifle Association Convention, Carrie Bradshaw met Annie Oakley. On display in the 9-acre firearms expo alongside Civil War-era antique guns, black AR-15 rifles and camouflage-patterned hunting gear? Pink rifles and hand guns, "Concealed Carrie" purses with hidden handgun pockets, and "Flashbang" holsters that attach to the front or side of a bra. "We kinda started this because we didn't want women to have to dress like a man to be able to carry a gun," said Taylor Johnston, a Flashbang Holsters sales representative. "We want them to look feminine, look good, and still feel safe.
LaPierre: NRA, members will never surrender guns
HOUSTON (AP) - Wayne LaPierre, the public face of the National Rifle Association implored members Saturday to never give up their weapons in the wake of recent gun control efforts in Congress that he said will "destroy us and every ounce of our freedom."
NRA official say 'culture war' more than gun rights
HOUSTON (AP) - The National Rifle Association kicked off its annual convention Friday with a warning that its members are engaged in a "culture war" that stretches beyond gun rights, further ramping up emotions surrounding the gun control debate.