*”You might be a redneck if…” Sarah Palin headlined at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention Friday in Charlotte, North Carolina, cracking jokes about being a “redneck” but defending the Tea Party movement.

While the former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate is “fine” with being labeled a redneck, she denies the conservative Tea Party movement is “violence or racist.”

Cracking a bunch of redneck jokes from what appeared to be her BlackBerry, Palin also called out the “lamestream media” for spreading propaganda that guns are dangerous. “Criminals, of course, are to blame for crime,” she said.

Other speakers at the convention included other frontrunner GOP presidential hopefuls such as Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and Sen. John Thune (R-SD).

Around 70,000 people are expected to attend the NRA convention this weekend.

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