According to multiple reports, the NRA is also under scrutiny from special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election, with investigators probing whether Russian oligarch Alexander Torshin used the NRA to channel funds to Trump's election campaign. In this instance, the definition of weapons even includes selfie sticks and laser pointers, which find themselves on the banned items list.
The NRA posted a notice on its website saying that the arena will be under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Secret Service during the leadership forum. NRA planners have announced guns will not be allowed at the event.
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.
Although Trump addressed the NRA at its convention for the past four years, this year's gathering comes amid new calls for stronger gun control laws in the United States after a rash of mass shootings in the country, according to CNN. But when they put on a convention, the weapons are a concern?
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This year's convention also follows the deadly shooting attack at a Parkland, Fla., high school, and Trump's suggestion that police should be able to take guns away from potentially unsafe people without due process.
The irony was not lost on some Parkland students and parents. I thought giving everyone a gun was to enhance safety. The Secret Service made this reasonable security measure, not the NRA.
"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. Am I missing something?
So, can we drop this idiocy about the NRA banning guns?