Trump to attend the NRA convention in Dallas
- Author: Rogelio Becker May 06, 2018,
May 06, 2018, 18:44
"Mr. Trump may be a businessman, and the USA does see guns as big business and money is important to them, but we are mothers and have lost our children to violence", Bhupinder Iffat Rizvi told the Daily Telegraph. He explained Saturday he was referring to the NRA's decision to ban firearms during speeches to the group by Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
In the past, some have cast doubt on the anecdotes he has used to tell disparaging stories about European capitals - for example, the identity of his friend "Jim", a wealthy American who apparently refuses to travel to Paris because of crime fears of whom the USA president has spoken of several times, remains a mystery.
"Our gun rights are in danger, but I do think that Trump is on our side", a Texas resident clad in an NRA hat, said. Never", Trump said. "And you have never stopped fighting for our beloved Constitution.
But he pledges that those rights "will never, ever be under siege as long as I'm your president".
After the Second Amendment rally, Van Dyke said he wanted to "go check out the new guns", at the NRA convention and "have fun".
He voted for Donald Trump and said the president's Friday address, when Trump told conventioneers the Second Amendment was under siege, was "a nice speech".
Cameron Kasky, a survivor and gun rights activist, called Trump a "professional liar" who will say anything to appease whatever crowd he's at.
"Don't be complacent. Don't be complacent", Trump he told the crowd at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.
When it comes to events that included the presence of the President or the Vice President, the Secret Service takes over jurisdiction; and their rules supersede state laws, city ordinances or the rules of a convention.
At another rally at City Hall, supporters of the student-led "Rally4Reform" gathered at City Hall to protest what they said was the "NRA leadership's risky agenda".
It was not immediately clear which "story" Trump had read about London, but a strong contender is a Mail Online article published last month.
He later backpedaled on that tough talk.
Trump's appearance comes after he temporarily strayed from NRA dogma opposing stronger gun control after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, earlier this year only to return to the fold.
He initially expressed support for measures that would extend the background check system to all gun purchases, raise the age limit for buying rifles, and seize guns temporarily from people reported to be unsafe.
At a White House meeting with lawmakers, Trump even criticized his fellow Republicans for their timid approach to gun control legislation, suggesting they were "afraid of the NRA".
The study was created to test the hypothesis that there would be reductions in firearm injuries consistent with the NRA demographic: amongst men, who are the vast majority of NRA members, and members of the state and the area where the convention was held, assuming more people would travel to the event from there.