Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has been the target of several left-wing accusations following the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson, Ariz., but the controversy is not keeping the Tea Party favorite from advocating for 2nd Amendment rights.
According to Politico.com, Palin will be the keynote speaker at the Safari Club International (SCI) convention on Jan. 29 in Nevada. The annual event sponsored by SCI, a pro-hunting group, is expected to draw approximately 20,000 spectators. The organization's website said that Palin will talk about her past hunting experiences, as well as how politics affects hunting and fishing industries.
Palin was the subject of liberal ire in the wake of the Tucson shooting, which left six people dead and 14 wounded, including Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.). In response, the former vice presidential candidate said that pundits and commentators were committing "blood libel" by blaming her for the tragic shooting.
Meanwhile, the shooting has not deterred gun-rights lawmakers in Arizona, according to The Associated Press. Last week, state legislators proposed a bill that would allow college and university faculty to carry concealed weapons on campus. It follows several other pro-gun proposals this year, including a law that would bar landlords and homeowner groups from restricting the right to bear arms in self defense, the news provider reported.