Parkland students brand firearm ban during Pence speech as NRA hypocrisy

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Gun owners may pack heat in accordance with state law throughout most of the three-day pow-wow inside the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, but they can not bring guns into a leadership forum from noon to 3 p.m. Friday featuring the POTUS and VP, because secret service won't allow it.

There will be plenty of guns at the National Rifle Convention in Dallas this week, but one room will be completely free of weapons.

"Look at it this way, imagine what a prime opportunity it would be for some rabid gun hater to take a pot shot at the VP AT the NRA Annual Convention", one commenter who self-identified as an NRA instructor said Saturday.

Trump has ordered the Justice Department to ban bump stocks, the accessory used in the Las Vegas massacre previous year that allows near-automatic rates of fire.

Because it sounds like the NRA wants to protect people who help them sell guns, not kids.

"Also, it's amusing how anti-gun advocates are infuriated that law-abiding NRA members would follow the law". It's Secret Service SOP and they supersede all start and local control. "In effect, firearms and firearm equipment, knives or weapons of any variety can be prohibited within the discussion board previous to and through his attendance".

The president's record of picking federal judges who support a broad interpretation of Second Amendment rights has kept him in the good graces of the powerful gun lobby.

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DeVos urged the gun organization to rethink its plan and insure that every member of the audience for Pence's speech is fully armed. Deitsch wrote. "Can someone explain this to me?"

"On so many levels, this is enlightening, " Fred Guttenberg, father of slain student Jaime Guttenberg, said Sunday on Twitter. "Am I missing something?" he tweeted.

"The NRA has evolved into such a hilarious parody of itself", tweeted Cameron Kasky, who was identified in the piece as a survivor of the attack in Parkland, Fla. Another user, Grundy1133 said, "I've decided not to attend".

John Cornyn are also among the speakers scheduled to attend the event.

"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".

Pence had been slated to deliver the convention's keynote speech Friday, which some family and friends of Parkland victims said upset them because he has yet to meet with them, something Trump did shortly after the shooting. It makes us look stupid, " the commenter said.

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