Transcript for Annual NRA Rally in Houston
tonight and that showdown at an nra rally. Some of them with a message for the families from newtown. Stay home. Angry that republicans have been the target of heated questions. Here's abc's senior washington correspondent jeff zeleny tonight. Reporter: It's a victory lap. We will never back away from our resolve to defend our rights and the rights of all law-abiding american gun owners. Reporter: Five months after newtown, not a single new law has passed. And that had nra members celebrating. I believe they are stronger than ever. Effective. It's growing. Reporter: And a parade of conservative members rallied the crowd. This is a fight for the future of freedom. Reporter: But the battle over guns is not over for newtown families and others. Three times this week, senator kelly ayotte was pressed to explain her no vote on gun control. Ultimately, mental health is an area that, particularly in these mass violence situations, we should, I think, be able to come to some improvements on. Reporter: Sitting in the front row was a grieving father whose daughter, a first grade teacher at sandy hook, was slain. And tonight, top senate aides tell abc news they plan to bring up the legislation for another vote. But the nra leaders inside this hall say the power and momentum is on their side. Jeff zeleny, abc news, washington.
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