The NRA is OK with gun control to protect POTUS and Veep
06 May, 2018, 22:17 | Author: Sheri Evans
A note has been posted on the NRA-ILA's website saying that due to the Secret Service, guns will not be allowed on the floor prior to and during the President's and Vice President's speeches.
It will be the fourth year in a row that Trump addresses the NRA, one of his strongest and most loyal supporters. Fla., shooting, immediately ripped into the NRA for becoming what he said was "a hilarious parody of itself".
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In 2017 the NRA's lobbying efforts focused on a number of bills including the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which would allow people to carry concealed weapons across state lines as long as they are registered in their home state, and the Hearing Protection Act of 2017, which would eliminate restrictions on silencers for guns.
Fred Guttenberg, father of Jaime Guttenberg, one of the 17 people murdered on February 14, also went after the NRA.
Dallas police are expecting "numerous" protests during the four-day convention, and warn that additional road closures are possible. A virulent recruitment video by the NRA suggests joining the group is the best defense against political opponents such as Barack Obama, Hollywood actors, the news media, school teachers and liberals. It's Secret Service SOP and they supersede all start and local control.
"The NRA meeting was booked in 2012", said Stephanie Faulk, Director of Communications for Vist Dallas. "This is the Secret Service". The petition has 45,739 signatures towards it 50,000 goal. The organization spent around $30 million on Trump's 2016 presidential campaign: $11 million in support of Trump and around twice that in opposition to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Alex Wind speaks onstage at March For Our Lives, March 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C. The people are watching.
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This is the first time they had the president and vice president at the same time come out to the annual convention for the NRA. Trump also urged the crowd not to become "complacent" heading into the midterm elections as he sought to galvanize the base.
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Even gun enthusiasts and apparent NRA members are displeased at the prohibition. "You can't have it both ways, guys", she wrote. He said Trump's decision to attend was not a sign that he's afraid gun control advocates are gaining support.