Presidential aspirant and former U.S. senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) is scheduled to address about 70,000 National Rifle Association members at the group’s annual meeting in Pittsburgh today, says the Associated Press. The meeting began yesterday. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and freshman U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, another Pennsylvania Republican, are also scheduled to speak as part of Friday’s Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will be the convention’s keynote speaker on Saturday night. The public portion of the convention runs through Sunday; the NRA’s board of directors will meet through Tuesday.