Guns banned during VP Pence's appearance at NRA convention

03 May, 2018, 15:58 | Author: Jeffery Armstrong
  • NRA Convention Bans Guns To Protect Mike Pence. Parkland Survivors' Jaws Drop.

The NRA-ILA Leadership Forum will begin Thursday in Dallas, Texas.

Whereas it is a Secret Service safety protocol, the transfer triggered criticism of the NRA from their loudest opponents of late - college students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty and their households.

He said Trump's decision to attend was not a sign that he's afraid gun control advocates are gaining support.

The jurisdictional technicalities didn't matter to survivors or family members impacted by the February 14 massacre that left 17 people dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

A Politico article Monday covered Parkland students' complaints about the NRA, to include a freakish take on how people are not allowed to carry guns to speeches by the president or vice-president. In a speech, he thanked the group for their support.

Meanwhile, since the Parkland shooting, the "NRA posts biggest fundraising haul in almost 20 years".

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It would be the President's third consecutive address at the NRA's annual meeting. Because it sounds like the NRA wants to protect people who help them sell guns, not kids.

During the 2018 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, lawfully carried firearms will be permitted in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Centerand the Omni Dallas Hotel in accordance with Texas law.

The NRA has said on its website that due to Pence's attendance, the U.S. Secret Service is responsible for security then. "Now more than ever we need principled people in public office who will fight to defend the Constitution".

'It's ironic that they feelthey need to ban guns to protect themselves.'

Fred Guttenberg, father of 14-year-old Jaime Guttenberg, who died in the Parkland attack, decried the gun rights group's stance at this week's Dallas event. "Am I missing something?" he tweeted.

Matt Deitsch, who graduated from the Parkland school in 2016 and is the chief strategist for the March for Our Lives protest, expressed similar skepticism.

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They will also have to hand over knives and any other weapons. Deitsch wrote. "Can someone explain this to me?"

Shooting survivor David Hogg also took the Trump appearance as a chance to hit both the president and the NRA for connections to Russian Federation.

Even gun enthusiasts and apparent NRA members are displeased at the prohibition. "You can't have it both ways, guys", she wrote. No excuses for this. "No excuses for makes us look stupid", the commenter said.

With Republicans facing potentially dire setbacks in the November elections, and the prospect of losing the House and possibly the Senate, Trump's efforts to keep NRA members energized could be critical.

Although Trump addressed the NRA at its convention for the past four years, this year's gathering comes amid new calls for stronger gun control laws in the United States after a rash of mass shootings in the country, according to CNN.

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