As first reported by Politico, Palin will deliver the keynote address for the hunting enthusiast organization on Jan. 29. More than 20,000 people from all over the world are expected to attend, and tickets are already sold out. Palin is set to speak about her hunting experiences and “how politics affect the current state of hunting and fishing,” the Safari Club International’s website states.
Since Saturday’s Tucson, Ariz. shooting that sent Rep. Gabrielle Giffords into critical condition, Palin has received ample condemnation for creating a map during midterm elections 2010 that depicted rifle crosshairs over vulnerable districts, including Giffords’s. During elections, Palin also instructed her followers, “don’t retreat, reload.” In response to Saturday’s massacre and all the criticism, Palin released a public statement in which she told viewers not to point fingers and attribute any blame to her for what happened in Tucson. Palin has since received an influx of online death threats.