NRA Convention Bans Guns To Protect Mike Pence. Parkland Survivors' Jaws Drop

NRA Convention Bans Guns To Protect Mike Pence. Parkland Survivors' Jaws Drop.

The NRA has said on its website that due to Pence's attendance, the U.S. Secret Service is responsible for security then. "Management Discussion board", the NRA mentioned in a press release.

Those attending the NRA Leadership Conference in Dallas are on notice that no firearms or "weapons of any kind", or ammunition, will be allowed in the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center "prior to and during" Pence's appearance on May 4. "Because it sounds like the NRA wants to protect people who help them sell guns, not kids", wrote survivor Matt Deitsch. He was not one of the politicians rated on the NRA's most-recent grades in 2010. County Judge Clay Jenkins is hosting a forum Thursday for local students to "voice their concerns" about the convention.

The weapons ban has drawn criticism on social media, in particular from survivors and families connected to the Parkland High School shooting in February.

"On so many levels, this is enlightening", Guttenberg wrote. "However once they placed on a conference, the weapons are a priority?" One user noted that the NRA was complying with laws that prohibit the carrying of guns where Secret Service protectees visit; user mloamiller said, "Just add it to the list of laws that need to be changed, since it very clearly sends a double-message".

But this year, Trump is set to speak to the gun lobby just two months after he drew concerns from conservatives after urging lawmakers to not fear the NRA and suggesting law enforcement officials should take guns away from risky individuals without due process. The Secret Service made this reasonable security measure, not the NRA.

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Nationwide Rifle Affiliation spokeswoman Dana Loesch speaks on the Conservative Political Motion Convention at Nationwide Harbor, Md., Feb. 22, 2018.

Jennifer Baker, an NRA spokesperson, reiterated to ABC News that this is "standard protocol" for an event featuring the vice president. Attendees are "not below NRA jurisdiction" throughout Pence's speech, she mentioned.

Stoneman Douglas student David Hogg responded Sunday by posting a link to a MoveOn.org petition calling for the vice president to cancel his speech entirely, which is set for Friday. It had more than 45,000 signatures by Monday afternoon.

AP has deleted a tweet that incorrectly said the NRA had banned guns during Trump and Pence speeches at its annual meeting.

Texas had the most guns registered of any state previous year, more than 580,000, and the state's Republican-dominated Legislature is particularly gun friendly.

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