Sarah Palin, Rick Perry to speak at NRA convention

05/03/2013 03:00 EDT | Updated 07/03/2013 05:12 EDT
Top Republicans, including Sarah Palin and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, will address the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association as the three-day "Stand and Fight"-themed convention opens in Houston.

More than 70,000 are expected to attend the event, which includes a gun trade show, political rally and strategy meeting

- Watch for the NRA opening convention beginning at 2:15 p.m. ET

Other speakers scheduled to speak at the power gun lobby's annual meeting on Friday include presidential candidate Rick Santorum and Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas who has become one of the Tea Party's top voices.