President Trump to attend NRA convention in Dallas

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The NRA's leadership forum at the gun group's annual meeting this week in Dallas will feature Vice President Pence, but it won't feature guns.

With the announcement that President Donald Trump will also make an appearance, that's two speakers that attendees who cling to their guns will be unable to hear in person. Therefore, "firearms and firearm accessories, knives or weapons of any kind will be prohibited in the forum prior to and during his attendance".

The NRA posted a notice on its website saying that the arena will be under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Secret Service during the leadership forum. That includes events in open-carry states such as Texas, he said.

"You came through big for me, and I am going to come through for you", Trump told thousands of members attending the NRA's annual convention a year ago in Atlanta.

"On so many levels, this is enlightening".

Fred Guttenberg's daughter, Jaime, didn't survive the Parkland massacre.

NRA signs supporting the 2 Amendment are in place outside the convention center, but as the city prepares to welcome for thousands of convention-goers it is also bracing for the protestors that will come along with them.

Another Parkland student, Matt Deitsch, questioned why guns must be kept away from the vice president for his safety when the same doesn't apply to children, according to USA Today. Can someone explain this to me? Activists have accused the NRA of hypocrisy for banning guns during the president and vice president's appearance.

March for Our Lives did not respond to a request for comment.

The irony wasn't lost on some of the most outspoken survivors of the deadly February school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

Milano launched a petition demanding that VP Pence cancel his speech at the convention.

Even gun enthusiasts and apparent NRA members are displeased at the prohibition. The Secret Service made this reasonable security measure, not the NRA.

"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".

"All it would take is one angry bear to ruin what otherwise promises to be a really nice gun event", she said.

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