NRA Opens Convention In Dallas

May 05, 2018, 13:20
NRA Opens Convention In Dallas

Editor's note: The headline and text for this story were changed to clarify that the NRA says the Secret Service made the decision to ban guns from convention events where Vice President Pence and President Trump are expected to appear.

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.

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Talev, now the association's president, issued an apology after members complained about Wolf's performance. For the second year in a row, Trump skipped the dinner, instead holding a rally in MI .

It just doesn't make any sense!

Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter, Jaime, was among the 17 people killed in the massacre, noted the irony in the policies concerning the vice president's welfare and those of the general public. Several emails were attached to the NRA's filing, including one dated February 28 saying, "Next time I hope it's someone in your family looking down the barrel of a gun or shot in the back trying to flee some great Floridian". Texas is an open-carry state. "Am I missing something?" he asked on Twitter. The more guns you have, the less safe you are. You may disagree...but in my opinion the very people that claim to protect the 2A should never host an event that requires disarming the good guys. Sad.

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Pence will speak at the NRA Institute for Legislative Action leadership forum on May 4. 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. Many pundits took glee in leveling charges of hypocrisy against the NRA, which fervently campaigns against gun-free zones and in favor of the rights of gun owners to legally carry their weapons in public spaces.

A White House official said Monday that Trump will attend Friday.

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This will mark the fourth year in a row Trump speaks at the event.