Tomorrow Rudy and Thompson will address the NRA gathering in person and Romney by videotape. For Rudy, I think this is analagous to Hillary at the Daily Kos gathering: the goal is to prevent them from hating you, earn some respect for showing up(why would Romney miss this?) and show some deference to their views. I suspect Rudy will express his agreement with the DC Circuit ruling in the Parker case striking down the DC gun ban and talk about NY solutions not working elsewhere. Thompson surely has a “in” with the crowd as a real NRA member(not just since he was running for President) and is likely to get a very warm reception.