They’ll have to lay down their arms for the president. National Rifle Association members must leave their guns at the door if they want to…
They’ll have to lay down their arms for the president.
National Rifle Association members must leave their guns at the door if they want to see President Trump and Vice President Pence speak at the NRA’s annual meeting in Dallas on Friday.
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 cannot 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.
“Due to the attendance of the Vice President of the United States, the U. S. Secret Service will be responsible for event security at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum. As a result, firearms and firearm accessories, knives or weapons of any kind will be prohibited in the forum prior to and during his attendance,” the NRA said in a statement posted to its website.
Parkland shooting survivors and their families, who have been battling the NRA over gun-safety reforms, blasted the NRA for not sticking to its guns when it comes to its own events.
“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 Feb. 14 massacre. “According to the NRA, we should want everyone to have weapons when we are in public. But when they put on a convention, the weapons are a concern? I thought giving everyone a gun was to enhance safety. Am I missing something?”
“The NRA should be true to its values and ask the President and VP not to come if they cannot protect them with all of those armed citizens.”
But NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch said on Twitter that disarming members is OK because they are just following the law.
“Also, it’s funny how anti-gun advocates are infuriated that law-abiding NRA members would follow the law. You can’t have it both ways, guys,” she wrote.
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