At NRA Meeting, Cruz and Perry Blast Gun Control Effort

HOUSTON — Members of the National Rifle Association gathered in Houston on Friday at their annual convention to listen to a wide array of national figures — but it was Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz who got the warmest welcomes.

While Perry used his time at the George R. Brown Convention Center to talk up Texas' gun-friendly nature and again call for weapons manufacturers to come to Texas, Cruz let loose on his critics with both barrels. He even challenged Vice President Joe Biden to an hour-long debate on gun control.

In his introduction, Chris Cox, the e ...

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