NRA Opens Convention In Dallas

"The U.S. Secret Service will be responsible for event security at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum", the NRA's website explained. "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".

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.

"As we have indicated on many occasions, safety is a big priority, security is a big priority for the administration", Sanders said. Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter, Jaime, was a victim in the Parkland massacre, tweeted.

The move was also criticized by Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jamie was a student killed in the February 14 shooting.

Dallas police are expecting "numerous" protests during the four-day convention, and warn that additional road closures are possible.

"Wait wait wait wait wait wait you're telling me to make the VP safe there aren't any weapons around but when it comes to children they want guns everywhere?" he wrote. The rule was also in effect when President Donald Trump spoke at the annual meetings past year.

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The NRA has meanwhile distanced itself from the Secret Service's directive, saying it had no choice in the matter. "Don't complain about your eroding credibility and people calling you "fake news" when you publish things like this", she wrote. "This is the Secret Service".

Parkland student David Hogg started a petition asking Pence to drop out of his speaking slot at the NRA convention 2018. The petition has 45,739 signatures towards it 50,000 goal.

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.

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

Alex Wind, a Marjory Stoneman student and a founding member of the Never Again movement, responded to reports that the president also will speak at the NRA meeting. The people will soon be voting.


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