A White House official confirmed Monday morning that President Trump will indeed attend the NRA’s Annual Meeting this week in Dallas, TX. While the official says Trump will be at the convention on Friday, NRA-ILA has not confirmed if he will be speaking at the Leadership Forum.
Last week, the NRA announced Vice President Mike Pence would be a speaker at the Forum which, of course, caused a stir regarding firearms at the venue.
As is standard Secret Service protocol, no firearms or weapons of any kind will be allowed at the NRA Leadership Conference at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, TX. during Pence’s appearance. This announcement prompted the survivors of the Parkland, FL. school shooting and ignorant media outlets to shift into fake news overdrive.
The NRA has evolved into such a hilarious parody of itself. pic.twitter.com/6Pw6NTQAe6
— Cameron Kasky (@cameron_kasky) April 28, 2018
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? Can someone explain this to me? Because it sounds like the NRA wants to protect people who help them sell guns, not kids.
— Matt Deitsch (@MattxRed) April 28, 2018
Apparently, @cameron_kasky and @CBS don't understand how @SecretService protocols work 😅The ignorance on display as they continue to drive @NRA record membership is astonishing. #MondayMotivation https://t.co/mjiHvBFARE #NRAAM #NRAAM2018 @ChrisLoesch @DLoesch @AWRHawkins
— Mark Walters (@aarmark) April 30, 2018
Wait — doesn't the @NRA & @DLoesch believe that more armed people means more safety??? So why would they disarm their audience? What if one "bad hombre" sneaks a weapon in and no armed "good guys" are there to shoot him/her dead?#NRAAM2018 #Hypocrisy https://t.co/nIx6KuZZ6V
— Morgan J. Freeman (@mjfree) April 30, 2018
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) April 30, 2018
NRA banned nothing. The media does this every year. It’s Secret Service SOP and they supersede all start and local control. Don’t complain about your eroding credibility and people calling you “fake news” when you publish things like this. https://t.co/feeLigkSIM
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) April 30, 2018
Regardless of how they choose to spin it, the NRA hasn’t banned guns from their annual meetings and with both the President and Vice President now attending, the convention could see record attendance this year.
Also in attendance will be Stephen Willeford, one of the thousands of good guys who successfully ended a shooting, protecting his community.
Last year, a mentally disturbed man entered a Baptist church in my hometown of Sutherland Springs and opened fire. I live across the street, and when my daughter told me there was a shooter and I heard the shots myself, I fell back on my years of NRA training, grabbed my AR-15, and ran across the street to engage the shooter. People say I saved lives that day. I hope that’s true. I did what the Lord called me to do.
"I personally want to welcome the visitors expected for the @AnnualMeetings This is a time for all of us to come together to celebrate our nation's freedom.They will come with one anthem: we are the NRA!" – Stephen Willeford, Sutherland Springs Hero #2A https://t.co/2M1hnxDgp7
— NRA (@NRA) April 30, 2018
Kyle Kashuv, an outspoken Second Amendment supporter and Parkland student, will also be attending the conference:
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) April 30, 2018
The NRA Annual Meetings start this week – Are you planning to attend?