We're at this again.
In remarks before Trump spoke, Chris Cox, the NRA's chief lobbyist, recalled the group's endorsement of Trump a year earlier and said that Trump was "the most proudly Second Amendment nominee in American history".
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. "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.
The Washington Post's takedown began: "The National Rifle Association has championed the idea of a 'good guy with a gun, ' but no firearms will be allowed when Vice President Pence speaks at its annual meeting - sparking criticism from Parkland, Fla., students who say schools should be afforded the same protection".
When Vice President Mike Pence takes the stage at the National Rifle Association's Annual Meetings in Dallas this week, the organization is asking attendees to leave their guns at home. The organization explained that the rules were put into effect because the U.S. Secret Service is in charge of the event's security.
"It's ironic that they feel they need to ban guns to protect themselves especially after their main philosophy has been more guns equals more protection yet they don't think they need to protect our kids in the same way", David Hogg, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas who has pushed for stricter gun control since the shooting.
So, there you have it.
"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?"
Other users chimed in, saying the Secret Service is simply carrying out the law.
But the NRA has also been critical of so-called "gun free zones" - including schools where Floridians with concealed carry permits are not allowed to bring their firearms.
So, can we drop this idiocy about the NRA banning guns? Keep it up, folks.