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NRA, Palin in Charlotte Friday

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The National Rifle Association is in Charlotte for its annual convention this weekend. Some 70,000 gun owners and enthusiasts are expected to attend. Charlotte officials say it's the largest convention the city's ever hosted. The last time the NRA came to Charlotte was in 2000, and Moses led their charge. Well, the man made famous playing Moses - Charleton Heston. In his somber, God-like voice, the actor held a rifle high above his head and declared, "From my cold, dead hands!" Today, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will rally gun rights advocates in Charlotte. The NRA is back holding its convention here a second time. Actor Chuck Norris and talk show host Glenn Beck are also on the weekend's agenda. The newly-opened NASCAR Hall of Fame was reportedly a big factor in the NRA's decision to come back to Charlotte. Meeting attendees will also have a chance to check out the latest in gun technology and learn how to organize grassroots political movements. Tune to All Things Considered on WFAE from 4:00 to 6:30 Friday afternoon for more on the NRA convention.