No guns allowed at NRA convention when president, VP speak

No guns allowed at NRA convention when president, VP speak

The Secret Service routinely bars firearms from being carried into places visited by the people they protect, regardless of state laws.

"As a result, firearms and firearm accessories, knives or weapons of any kind will be prohibited in the forum prior to and during attendance", the NRA said in a statement. In this instance, the definition of weapons even includes selfie sticks and laser pointers, which find themselves on the banned items list.

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 state has adopted laws in recent years allowing not only more people to carry concealed handguns, but also the "open carry" of handguns in plain sight and "campus carry" of handguns at colleges.

"NRA banned nothing. The media does this every year". More than 80,000 people are expected to attend.

"On so many levels, this is enlightening", tweeted Fred Guttenberg, who has become a gun safety advocate since his daughter Jaime was killed in the February 14 massacre.

"According to the NRA, we should want everyone to have weapons when we are in public, " Guttenberg said. County Judge Clay Jenkins is hosting a forum Thursday for local students to "voice their concerns" about the convention.

He added, "I wish my daughter and others murdered by guns had the same protection". Am I missing something?

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Alex Wind, a Marjory Stoneman pupil and a founding member of the By no means Once more motion, responded to experiences that the president additionally will communicate on the NRA assembly. Deitsch wrote. "Can someone explain this to me?" Deitsch said Saturday on Twitter.

"We continue to see our president whenever the NRA comes, he stands with them and that's problematic to us", Alexander said, calling the NRA's decision to come to Dallas "a slap in the face".

Parkland student Cameron Kasky simply said: "The NRA has evolved into such a hilarious parody of itself".

Even gun enthusiasts and apparent NRA members are displeased at the prohibition.

The rules are not those of the NRA, of course, leaders of which have long maintained that, as NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre has put it, "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun". "No excuses for makes us look stupid", the commenter said.

Pence will speak at the NRA Institute for Legislative Action leadership forum on Friday. I won't be going anywhere that I cant carry my firearm.

The NRA has said on its website that due to Pence's attendance, the U.S. Secret Service is responsible for security then.

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