Following the StudentsMarch.org rally across the street from the NRA this morning, another group, the allegedly celebrity-driven NoRA (geddit?) held a smaller, more anemic get-together a few blocks away. The headliner was Alyssa Milano who at one time was an actress, but appears to spend most of her time these days tweeting and picking fights with gun rights supporters on Twitter.
This “protest” only drew about 100 people, about half of whom appeared to have walked over from the City Hall protest like I did.
On my way to the second event, I spied the billboard trucks that Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety had circling the convention center area to troll the NRA.
I also ran into Open Carry Texas’s C.J. Grisham, with rifle slung, about a block from the protest site.
And while the NoRA protest site was more attractive than the earlier protest, the attendees were much the same.
This was the angry group that chased an InfoWars t-shirt-wearing dude out of the park (he was asked to leave by the police) with chants of “Hey, hey, NRA, how many kids did you kill today?”
But the highlight of the lightly-attended event was clearly “Hollywood star” Alyssa Milano’s reading of a manifesto she calls the “Gun Safety Bill of Rights.” Enjoy.