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Sarah Palin Will Headline Annual NRA Meeting In Charlotte

04/27/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will headline the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina this May, CNN reported on Thursday.

"Governor Palin is one of the most requested speakers in America today," Wayne LaPierre, NRA's executive director, told CNN. "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."

Sarah Palin's May 14 appearance will kick off a weekend filled with Second Amendment fun. The convention will include a prayer breakfast, a sportsmen's brunch and auction, a firearms law seminar and a seminar with conservative rocker champion Ted Nugent.

In May of 2009, the NRA planned to present then-governor Palin with a .50-caliber, Alaska-themed, civilian version of a modified assault rifle at a fundraiser. After Palin declined, however, the offer was rescinded.

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