NRA under fire for banning firearms at forum

Trump to speak at NRA meeting in Dallas

The organization is slated to have a convention Friday in Dallas and both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are expected to speak.

NRA members are also to hear from Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, the pro-Trump black social media propagandists known as Diamond & Silk, who have accepted money from white nationalist Paul Nehlen, a neo-Nazi candidate running to replace Speaker Paul Ryan in the Wisconsin congressional election.

Matt Deitsch, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who has helped organize many protests including "March for Our Lives" took to Twitter asking for an explanation as to why the "NRA wants to protect people who help them sell guns, not kids".

It just doesn't make any sense!

The move was also criticized by Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jamie was a student killed in the February 14 shooting. "But when they put on a convention, the weapons are a concern?" tweeted Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter, Jaime, was killed in the Parkland shooting. I thought giving everyone a gun was to enhance safety. The more guns you have, the less safe you are. "Am I missing something?"

Trump's participation at the NRA gathering was only confirmed on Tuesday, but Vice President Mike Pence's attendance had been previously announced.

Texas allows licensed open carry of handguns and open carry of long rifles. You may disagree...but in my opinion the very people that claim to protect the 2A should never host an event that requires disarming the good guys. Sad.

NRA banned nothing. The media does this every year.

The FBI is investigating whether Alexander Torshin, the deputy governor of the Bank of Russian Federation, illegally funneled money to the NRA, of which he is a paid lifetime member, to assist the Trump campaign in 2016.

But the irony of a gun ban during a convention about firearms was not lost.

As Liasson reported, the NRA spent more than any other outside group on Trump's presidential campaign - more than $30 million.

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