About four and a half hours. I'm sorry for the lack of posts. The hotel business center has SSI blocked as a "dangerous content" website so I can't use their computer to update or post and the pad I am using refuses to cut and paste. Why I haven't a clue. There is much to tell and hopefully I'll get a chance to post later from the convention press room but yesterday the signal strength was crap, the system overloaded and some folks couldn't even use their cell phones.
I am going to be short right now because I must get in to get a parking place. Insofar as David's story of yesterday, I am still working on my own piece and have had some trouble in tracking down people who will go on or off the record about the Congressional-NRA-ATF machinations regarding the "sporting purposes tweak." I CAN tell you that I have found more confirmation of that story and NO contradictory testimony. Something IS going on and I've been told the folks who are part of it are "shocked and pissed" about it. We will continue to seek corroboration today and I will have more later from the meeting when I have time, signal permitting.