The National Rifle Association Foundation will not present an assault weapon to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at an upcoming banquet despite media reports about the event, including one from its own magazine.
.... Several newspapers picked up a story published in the May issue of the NRA's American Rifleman magazine that said the governor would be given a custom AR-15 at the foundation's May 16 banquet.
A deflated NRA spokesman on the invited, but declined Sarah Palin:
"The event is not happening. Sarah Palin will not be attending. She was invited, but declined due to a family commitment. This happened weeks ago."
No word on whether Palin will still get the customized gun, described in detail here.
[Hat tip: Conservatives4Palin]