Youngest Member at NRA Convention: A 3-Year-Old Black Girl

Elaih Wagan's grandfather purchased the lifetime membership for her. 

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Elaih Wagan's father holds her at the NRA convention. (Twitter)

The National Rifle Association capped its annual convention in Houston on Sunday by hosting a "Youth Day" event that included free six-month memberships offered to kids, the Daily News reports. It came a day after the organization welcomed the youngest member in attendance, Elaih Wagan. Tweets from the event described her as a "three year old black girl adopted by Texans." (It's safe to assume that her grandfather -- who paid the dues -- also filled out the paperwork for her.)

Given her age (just a few years younger than the Newtown, Conn., school-shooting victims and a year older than the child who was accidentally shot by her 5-year-old brother last week) and her race (which she shares with many of the victims of Chicago's gun-violence epidemic), Elaih could be the poster child for the anti-gun movement. But at least until she's old enough to decide for herself, it looks as if she's destined to be a miniature weapons advocate.

Anti-gun protesters, reading names of gun-violence victims across the street from the George R. Brown Convention Center while the youth event was under way, accused the NRA of "brainwashing these kids to love guns."

Read more at New York's Daily News and Twitchy. 

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