Trump expected to speak at NRA convention in Dallas

Trump expected to speak at NRA convention in Dallas

Pence had been slated to deliver the convention's keynote speech Friday, which some family and friends of Parkland victims said upset them because he has yet to meet with them, something Trump did shortly after the shooting.

The NRA's statement to attendees says that "Due to the attendance of the Vice President of the United States, the U.S. Secret Service will be responsible for event security at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum".

The President at one point floated raising the age of purchase for certain guns to 21 and proposed expanding background checks, including proposals opposed by the NRA.

Matt Deitsch, an organizer of the March for Our Lives, replied to Kasky's tweet by bashing the gun lobby for wanting to "protect people who help them sell guns, not kids". In a speech, he thanked the group for their support.

This will be the fourth year in a row that Trump has addressed the NRA. It will be the fourth time Trump addresses the NRA - and he is the first president to have spoken to the group while in office. After the Parkland shooting, Trump spoke in favor of arming teachers, a controversial stance nationwide but already a common practice at some schools outside Dallas.

"Obviously even republicans and so called leaders don't trust the 'good guys.' I realize it's the VP, but still makes our whole argument look foolish", a commenter who self-identified as an NRA member said Thursday.

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.

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"Individuals determined to be carrying firearms will not be allowed past a predetermined outer perimeter checkpoint, regardless of whether they possess a ticket to the event, " said Shawn Holtzclaw, a spokesman for the Secret Service.

'It's ironic that they feelthey need to ban guns to protect themselves.'

Fred Guttenberg, father of Jaime Guttenberg, one of many 17 individuals murdered on February 14, additionally went after the NRA.

The weapons ban was mocked on Twitter, including by Fred Guttenberg, father of Jaime Guttenberg, who was killed in the Parkland shooting.

There will be plenty of guns at the National Rifle Convention in Dallas this week, but one room will be completely free of weapons.

DeVos urged the gun organization to rethink its plan and insure that every member of the audience for Pence's speech is fully armed. "Am I missing something?" he tweeted.