Don’t retreat, reload? Obviously, even after all of the fallout over violent imagery and rhetoric in the aftermath of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Palin is continuing on as a cross-hair defending, second amendment pushing political figure, now agreeing to headline a gun rights convention in Nevada.
Via Huffington Post:
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin recently announced plans to deliver a keynote speech later this month at a marquee gun rights event in Reno, Nevada.
Palin is set to speak at a Safari Club International convention on January 29, a gathering put on by a group that calls itself “the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and promoting wildlife conservation worldwide.”
With the recent rise of criticism of Palin’s rhetoric and imagery in the wake of the shootings in Arizona, the timing of her appearance at the function wouldn’t appear to be ideal, though Palin has certainly made an effort to prove herself an unabashed Second Amendment advocate.
The convention plans makes it clear that Palin has no desire to change her image as the firebrand of the Tea Party in the wake of the Arizona shooting, not even after her disastrous public statement that a “blood libel” had been declared on her.