HOUSTON (AP) -- The incoming president of the National Rifle Association is warning its members they are fighting a culture war that goes beyond gun rights.
James Porter, currently the organization s first vice president, will take over the top job on Monday. He spoke Friday at the NRA s national convention in Houston.
In a short speech to a grass-roots organizing meeting, Porter said NRA members are the nation s fighters for freedom.
The NRA s convention comes just two weeks after its major victory over President Barack Obama in defeating a U.S. Senate vote over a major gun control bill.
Friday s lineup has a political rally in the afternoon with conservative leaders from Texas and around the country, including former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum.