NRA convention bans weapons to Protect Mike Pence. Parkland Survivors point out HYPOCRISY.
Sweet mother of irony! Guns will be banned in a National Rifle Association conference in which the Vice President of the United States Mike Pence is set to appear. It enabled Parkland school shooting survivors to wonder that if banning weapons from the convention means the enhanced security for Pence, then why won’t they agree to restrict guns elsewhere to protect the innocent children.
To those who will be attending the ‘leadership’ conference which is taking place in Dallas the NRA has issued a notice that bars the visitors from bringing any kind of weapons or ammunition in the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention ‘prior to and during’ VP’s appearance. The appearance is set to take place in 4th of May.
These restrictions are displayed on the NRA’s official website, where they also claimed that these restrictions are required by the Secret Service.
Moreover, there will be no storage facilities for the firearms, however, there will be a ‘complimentary storage’ for knifes.
Teens who survived the school attack on 14th of Feburary at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where 17 people lost their lives, are questioning why the NRA won’t agree to enable same standards of security for the children.
A tweet by Matt Deitsch, a Parkland shooting student survivor who organized March for Our Lives, stated from the office Twitter handle @MattxRed: ‘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.’
When it comes to schools’ security the NRA’s reply is always more guns, they called for arming the teachers with guns in the past which was supported by President Donald Trump.
Cameron Kasky, another Parkland shooting survivor, tweed from @cameron_kasky: ‘The NRA has evolved into such a hilarious parody of itself.’
Fred Guttenberg, who lost his 14-year-old in the shooting tweed from his official Twitter handle @fred_guttenberg: ‘On so many levels, this is enlightening. According to the NRA, we should want everyone to have weapons when we are in public. But when they put on a convention, the weapons are a concern? I thought giving everyone a gun was to enhance safety. Am I missing something?’