The NRA convention in Houston celebrates Second Amendment rights, but it’s sort of a paradox because you aren’t allowed to bring a gun..?
News outlets are calling attention to the glaring irony of America’s largest gun rights group blocks legal firearm owners from exercising their second amendment rights, in light of Tuesday’s elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
The NRA posted an announcement on its website explaining that Secret Service barred carrying firearms into the convention because several prominent Republicans (including a former jackass POTUS) will speak there.
WTF?! When it comes to their own safety, do they think guns are a danger or something..?
- Attendees are also asked to leave their selfie sticks, toy guns, umbrellas and drones at home
- The George R. Brown Convention Center itself doesn’t allow weapons of any kind on site (that includes pepper spray and mace…)
- Several of the hotels recommended by the NRA have similar restrictions (Some allow guns in the room but not in the lobby or at the bar)
- At least two of the hotels did not allow anyone but law enforcement to carry firearms on their premises at all
Texas is one of the easiest states to buy and carry a gun. The Uvalde shooter bought two AR-15s legally, after turning 18.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill last year that allows people to carry concealed handguns without passing a background check and proficiency test that is required for a license. Abbott was scheduled to speak in person at the convention but will now do so remotely.
Private Texas businesses can choose whether to allow customers to bring guns into their establishments. Most businesses that restrict guns post signs out front to make customers aware of their policy.