HOUSTON — The National Rifle Association kicked off its annual convention Friday with a warning to its members they are engaged in a “culture war” that stretches beyond gun rights, further ramping up emotions surrounding the gun control debate.
Triplets Benjamin, left, Casey and Mitchell Brose, 26-year-old brothers from Phoenix, posed for a portrait at the second annual Wild West Steampunk Convention II at Old Tucson Studios on Friday. More than 1,000 people registered for the event.
The eerie eyes of Natalia Lopez shine during her demonstration of special-effects makeup techniques at the second annual Wild West Steampunk Convention II.
Lady Ember Brennen Sparks wore a bowler hat with a plaid green ribbon that matched her jacket, a corset, a skirt with black lace, and thigh-high black boots.
The Rev. Billy Graham,center, at the podium of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago on August 27, 1968. (AP Photo)
Jimmy Carter hugs his eight-year-old daughter, Amy, as he makes his way to the podium to begin his acceptance speech as the Democratic presidential candidatey, July 15, 1976 in New York. (AP Photo)
Sen. John F. Kennedy makes his way through a crowd of supporters and journalists as he arrives in Los Angeles, July 9, 1960 for the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo)
New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt, arriving on July 2, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois for Democratic national convention. The governor's son James Roosevelt stands beside him at right. (AP Photo)
John F. Kennedy, at right, stands with Lyndon Baines Johnson before the Texas delegation caucus in Los Angeles July 12, 1960 prior to the Democratic Convention. Both Senators are Democratic contenders for the Presidential nomination. Behind Senator Kennedy is his brother Robert F. Kennedy, h…
President George H W Bush gets a hug from a granddaughter after appearing at the conclusion of his wife, Barbara's address to the Republican National Convention on Aug. 19, 1992 in the Houston Astrodome. After Barbara Bush told an adoring audience about the virtues of her husband, Bush strod…
Helen Taft, widow of William H. Taft attends the Republican Convention on June 24, 1940 at Convention Hall, Philadelphia. Mrs. Taft sits with her daughter Helen, at right, Mrs. F.J. Manning of Philadelphia. Other people in photo are not identified. (AP Photo/Joe Caneva)