The National Rifle Association has worked overtime in recent years trying to convince Americans that gun-free zones are the least safe spaces in the country – only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun.
But this logic only applies in public spaces, like schools and theaters; when it comes to protecting the life of Vice President Mike Pence at an NRA conference, all good guys must check their guns at the door.
Survivors of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting are wondering why – given the NRA’s logic when it comes to protecting America’s youth – a room full of weapons is deemed unsafe for Pence.
Those attending the NRA Leadership Conference in Dallas are on notice that no firearms or “weapons of any kind,” or ammunition, will be allowed in the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center “prior to and during” Pence’s appearance on May 4. The NRA posted the restrictions ― a requirement of the Secret Service ― on a website announcing the conference. …
Teens who survived the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where 17 people were killed, are wondering why the NRA fiercely resists extending the same safety considerations to other areas to safeguard children. The NRA wants “guns everywhere” when it comes to kids, tweeted Matt Deitsch, a Parkland student who helped organize the March for Our Lives rally for stricter gun laws in Washington.
Parkland survivor Cameron Kasky also noted the NRA’s hypocrisy: