–Dave Maccar

Reality star and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin delivered the keynote address to the Safari Club International 2011 Convention in Reno, Nevada, Saturday night, allowing her to hit one of the key early presidential primary states.

From this story on, it seems her 40-minute speech, delivered to about 2,500 people, hit the big talking points, from responsible wildlife conservation to the importance of local governments in setting policy.

Palin said, “The best (management) is local” not “bureaucrats thousand of miles away” in Washington making the decisions.”

Then she moved on to the topic of second amendment rights.

Later in her speech, she would address some of those decisions, mentioning “this recent talk coming from the White House,” as she put it, “about President Obama’s attempts to perhaps infringe further upon our Second Amendment rights.” As boos erupted to that infringement, Palin added, “Here’s how I figure it. Remember that weird guy in Wisconsin was so angry, so upset, watching a Palin win slot after slot each week on Dancing with the Stars that he shot Bristol through his TV? He blasted his Panasonic? Well, I’m thinking, ‘Imagine more gun control. Then he’d have to attack his Panasonic with a butter knife.'”