Chris W. Cox took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. Before introducing the vice president of the United States, NRA's chief lobbyist noted that it was just six days before CPAC a year ago that Justice Antonin Scalia passed away. That turned the 2016 presidential election into not just a fight for the next four years, but one for the next 40 years. That's why, said Cox, the NRA made the earliest endorsement they've ever made in standing with Donald Trump. Cox then went on to introduce Pence and he awarded him with the Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award.