Elisabeth Meinecke

This is purely my estimation of the audience, but it seems like Newt Gingrich got more frequent, enthusiastic applause at the NRA convention than the person who spoke directly before him--Mitt Romney.

Gingrich covered several topics, including opening offshore space and federal land to development of oil and gas. But he challenged the NRA to go more on the offense in protecting gun rights, and the climax of his speech was a proposal of international recognition that the right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental human right.

A Gingrich administration, the former speaker asserted, would submit such a proposal to the U.N.

 


Elisabeth Meinecke

Elisabeth Meinecke is TOWNHALL MAGAZINE Managing Editor. Follow her on Twitter @lismeinecke.