Politico, Slate Give Parkland Students Megaphone for NRA 'Hypocrisy'

Politico, Slate Give Parkland Students Megaphone for NRA 'Hypocrisy'

Today, a few anti-gun organizations (and the Associated Press) sent out tweets claiming that the National Rifle Association (NRA) had supposedly banned firearms and ammunition from its annual meeting.

The NRA has evolved into such a hilarious parody of itself.

"It's ironic that they feel they need to ban guns to protect themselves especially after their main philosophy has been more guns equals more protection yet they don't think they need to protect our kids in the same way", said David Hogg, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas who has pushed for stricter gun control since the shooting.

"On so many levels, this is enlightening", tweeted Fred Guttenberg, who has become a gun safety advocate since his daughter Jaime was killed in the February 14 massacre. In other words: the event is a giant gun free zone - the very kind of zones @NRA wants to eliminate b/c they lie and say that they are targets for shooters.

Matt Deitsch, an organizer of the March for Our Lives, replied to Kasky's tweet by bashing the gun foyer for desirous to "defend individuals who assist them promote weapons, not children". Am I missing something? Can someone explain this to me?

Students and their supporters called on the Trump administration and the NRA to offer the same protection to the American public as they do to the president.

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Parkland shooting survivors and their families, who have been battling the NRA over gun-safety reforms, blasted the NRA for not sticking to its guns when it comes to its own events.

Even gun enthusiasts and apparent NRA members are displeased at the prohibition. Instead, the Secret Service, which will provide armed security for the speech, will not allow civilian gun carry at the venue where Pence will speak during his speech on May 4. At Texas CHL Forum, a message board for gun owners, people aired their frustrations.

The NRA-ILA Management Discussion board will start Thursday in Dallas, Texas. "Don't complain about your eroding credibility and people calling you "fake news" when you publish things like this". It makes us look stupid, " the commenter said.

Even some former NRA members are confused at the organization's decision to allow Pence to speak, despite its stance on restrictions.

But this year, Trump is set to speak to the gun lobby just two months after he drew concerns from conservatives after urging lawmakers to not fear the NRA and suggesting law enforcement officials should take guns away from unsafe individuals without due process.

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