According to CNN's Political Ticker blog, Sarah Palin will address the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Charlotte, NC May 14:
Gov. Palin, a hunter and gun rights advocate, will be among some of her staunchest supporters when she makes the appearance at the Charlotte Convention Center:
"Governor Palin is one of the most requested speakers in America today," Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's executive director, told CNN in a statement. "She's an outdoorsman, hunter and a steadfast supporter of our Second Amendment freedom. We are pleased to have a fellow NRA member speak at our 139th annual meeting in Charlotte this May."Lodging and travel information is here. The NRA-ILA press release is here.
If the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee is indeed considering a White House bid in 2012, then the visit will also come with a not insignificant perk: the Charlotte media market spills over into heavily-Republican parts of South Carolina, a crucial early primary state.
Related: Read Ron Devito's article here on two unique rifles which were custom built for Sarah Palin.