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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during the NRA annual Meeting and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. (May 3, 2013)

NRA holds 2013 convention in Houston

The 3-day 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston features nearly 550 exhibitors, a gun trade show and a political rally.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during the NRA
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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during the NRA annual Meeting and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. (May 3, 2013)

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during the
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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks 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. (May 3, 2013)

An attendee looks at a handgun during the
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An attendee looks at a handgun during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. More than 70,000 people are expected to attend the NRA's 3-day annual meeting that features nearly 550 exhibitors, gun trade show and a political rally. (May 3, 2013)

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A giant gun safe in the exhibitors' hall
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A giant gun safe in the exhibitors' hall of the 2013 NRA convention in Houston. (May 3, 2013)

A display of handguns in the exhibitors' hall
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A display of handguns in the exhibitors' hall of the 2013 NRA convention in Houston. (May 3, 2013)

Ammunition display in the exhibitors' hall of the
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Ammunition display in the exhibitors' hall of the 2013 NRA convention in Houston. 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. (May 3, 2013)

Ammunition is displayed during the 2013 NRA Annual
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Ammunition is displayed during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. 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. (May 3, 2013)

An attendee inspects a scope during the 2013
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An attendee inspects a scope during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. (May 3, 2013)

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Handguns lined up at a sales booth in
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Handguns lined up at a sales booth in the exhibitors' hall of the 2013 NRA convention in Houston. (May 3, 2013)

An attendee inspects a scope on an assault-style
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An attendee inspects a scope on an assault-style rifle at a sales booth in the exhibitors' hall of the 2013 NRA convention in Houston. (May 3, 2013)

Assault-style rifles are displayed at a sales booth
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Assault-style rifles are displayed at a sales booth in the exhibitors' hall of the 2013 NRA convention in Houston. (May 3, 2013)

Shotguns at a sales booth in the exhibitors'
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Shotguns at a sales booth in the exhibitors' hall of the 2013 NRA convention in Houston. (May 3, 2013)

An attendee looks at a display of shotguns
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An attendee looks at a display of shotguns at a sales booth in the exhibitors' hall of the 2013 NRA convention in Houston. (May 3, 2013)

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An attendee inspects a scope at the 2013
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An attendee inspects a scope at the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits at the Brown Convention Center in Houston. More than 70,000 people are expected to attend the NRA's 3-day annual meeting there. (May 3, 2013)

An attendee walks through the Smith & Wesson
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An attendee walks through the Smith & Wesson booth at the Brown Convention Center in Houston on May 3, 2013.

Assault-style rifles, like this one with pink highlights,
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Assault-style rifles, like this one with pink highlights, are popular among gun enthusiasts because of the many variations and add-ons available. This one is displayed at the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. (May 3, 2013)

Attendees look at a display of tactical shotguns
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Attendees look at a display of tactical shotguns during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting at the Brown Convention Center in Houston. Many conservative Republican politicians are coming in as speakers during the NRA's 3-day annual meeting, which features nearly 550 exhibitors, gun trade show and a political rally. (May 3, 2013)

Revolvers at the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting at
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Revolvers at the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting at the Brown Convention Center in Houston. Many conservative Republican politicians are coming in as speakers during the NRA's 3-day annual meeting, which features nearly 550 exhibitors, gun trade show and a political rally. (May 3, 2013)

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NRA attendee, John Joseph of Sebastian, Fla., waits
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NRA attendee, John Joseph of Sebastian, Fla., waits in line outside the Brown Convention Center before the opening of the National Rifle Association's Annual Meeting in Houston. (May 3, 2013)

Attendees look at a display of assault rifles
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Attendees look at a display of assault rifles during the 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. More than 70,000 people are expected to attend the NRA's three-day annual meeting, which features nearly 550 exhibitors, a gun trade show and a political rally. (May 3, 2013)

An attendee looks at a display of assault
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An attendee looks at a display of assault rifles during the 2013 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. More than 70,000 people are expected to attend the National Rifle Association's three-day annual meeting, which features nearly 550 exhibitors, a gun trade show and a political rally. (May 3, 2013)

Custom targets are displayed at the 2013 National
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Custom targets are displayed at the 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. (May 3, 2013)

An exhibitor sits in his booth at the
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An exhibitor sits in his booth at the 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. (May 3, 2013)

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Exhibitors help attendees in the Walther booth during
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Exhibitors help attendees in the Walther booth during the 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. (May 3, 2013)

Attendees enter the 2013 National Rifle Association Annual
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Attendees enter the 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. (May 3, 2013)

A handgun is displayed at the 2013 National
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A handgun is displayed at the 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. (May 3, 2013)

An attendee looks at a display of National
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An attendee looks at a display of National Rifle Association hats during the 2013 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. (May 3, 2013)

Attendees walk the show floor during the 2013
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Attendees walk the show floor during the 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.(May 3, 2013)

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Attendees walk the show floor during the 2013
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Attendees walk the show floor during the 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. (May 3, 2013)

Attendees look at a handgun at the 2013
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Attendees look at a handgun at the 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. (May 3, 2013)

An attendee uses a gun to play a
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An attendee uses a gun to play a shooting game at the 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. (May 3, 2013)

Barry Bailey, of DeRidder, La., gives his wife
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Barry Bailey, of DeRidder, La., gives his wife Judy a kiss before they have their 1873 Winchester shotgun appraised at the National Rifle Association's Antique Guns and Gold Showcase during the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. (May 2, 2013)

Barry Bailey and his wife, Judy, of DeRidder,
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Barry Bailey and his wife, Judy, of DeRidder, La., walk out hand in hand after having their 1873 Winchester shotgun appraised at the National Rifle Association's Antique Guns and Gold Showcase during the 2013 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. (May 2, 2013)

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Attendee Janet Bero waits to have her German
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Attendee Janet Bero waits to have her German Luger appraised during the National Rifle Association's Antique Guns and Gold Showcase during the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. (May 2, 2013)

Johnny Bass sets up the Henry Repeating Arms
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Johnny Bass sets up the Henry Repeating Arms Co. booth as exhibitors prepare for the National Rifle Association Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. (May 1, 2013)

Exhibitors begin setting up in preparation for the
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Exhibitors begin setting up in preparation for the 2013 National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Houston. (May 1, 2013)

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