May 02, 2011 4:15 pm ET - by Chris Brown
Recently a group of families of gun crime victims
requested to meet with National Rifle Association (NRA) executive vice
president Wayne LaPierre after he refused to meet with President Obama. So far
they're still waiting for a response.
It's not for lack of trying. During the NRA's annual convention they drove an ad truck with the request around the downtown Pittsburgh convention center where the meeting was held and also placed two full page ads in the city's biggest newspapers. Political Correction caught up with LaPierre and asked him if he was willing to meet with the group. LaPierre wasn't interested in hearing about the request and made a quick exit.
We contacted the NRA's public affairs office and asked
if LaPierre would be honoring the request. At the time of publishing the NRA
has not responded.
LaPierre appears to have enjoyed his time in Pittsburgh this weekend. The NRA collected a series of checks totaling $115,000 from Glock. LaPierre's chief lobbyist Chris Cox gave him two shotguns to mark his 20th year with the NRA. He even got to hang out with some of his favorite would-be Republican presidential candidates.
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