By Micah Rate
Every year the National Rifle Association (NRA) holds an annual convention for gun enthusiasts and Second Amendment supporters. The 147th NRA Meetings and Exhibits will take place at the beginning of May in Dallas, Texas. But the NRA may now have a problem on its hands as a Dallas official is asking the organization to move the convention elsewhere.
The mayor pro tem of Dallas, Dwaine Caraway, is requesting the NRA move its event for fear of protests and demonstrations.
From ABC News:
Dwaine Caraway, mayor pro tem of Dallas, said that the NRA, the nation’s largest gun lobby, would be met with “marches and demonstrations” if it went ahead with plans to host the three-day meeting scheduled for May 4-6.
“It is a tough call when you ask the NRA to reconsider coming to Dallas, but it is putting all citizens first, and getting them to come to the table and elected officials to come to the table and to address this madness now,” Caraway told reporters on Monday. “At the end of the day, we need to connect the dots. The NRA needs to step up to the plate, and they need to show leadership.”
“I am saddened the fact that every time that we turn around is some type of gun violence,” he added.
If the NRA moved its event, that could cost Dallas as much as $40 million, according to some estimates.
Caraway, a self-proclaimed strong “believer” in the second amendment, said the NRA has a national responsibility “to address this madness now” as he called on the group to help establish better gun laws.
“We should not allow people to possess assault rifles and weapons,” he said. “While we are worrying about terrorists, we’re living in a terrorist society amongst us Americans today.”
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