Annual Bloomberg Bucket Event 2013

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James W. Porter II, incoming president of the National Rifle... News PhotoGeorge R. Brown Convention Center,Government,Gulf Coast States,Gun,Gun Control,Horizontal,Houston - Texas,National Rifle Association,North America,Politics,President,Talking,Texas,The Americas,USA,Victim,Violence,WeaponPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergJames W. Porter II, incoming president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), speaks during the 2013 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Saturday, May 4, 2013. After the U.S. Senate defeated a proposed expansion of background checks on gun purchases, the NRA's annual conference has a celebratory atmosphere. Yet as the festivities began, gun-control advocates swarmed town halls, organizing petitions and buying local ads to pressure senators from Alaska to New Hampshire to reconsider the measure that failed by six votes on April 17. Photographer: Aaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg via Getty Images