As almost every lib on Twitter is pointing out right now, the NRA is hosting its annual meeting in Houston this weekend with former President Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Greg Abbott, and other prominent Republicans set to speak:
The NRA conference is THIS Friday. In Houston, Texas. Nice timing, a**holes. Speakers include Ted Cruz and Gov. Greg Abbott, who boasts an A+ rating from the same NRA. Are they worried? No. The conference area is a "no gun" zone. They're brazen, greedy, and shameless, not stupid.
— Duty To Warn 🔉 (@duty2warn) May 25, 2022
Yes, we expect there will be protests:
PEOPLE SHOULD SHOW UP AND PROTEST AT THIS CONFERENCE
— MD WTH I Stand With Ukraine (@maryderrickart) May 25, 2022
And Bill Kristol wants a “peaceful demonstration/protest/counter-rally that could highlight the true extremism of the GOP”:
With the NRA’s annual meeting later this week in Houston, and with Trump, Abbott, et al speaking, could the opponents of accepting mass murders stage a peaceful demonstration/protest/counter-rally that could highlight the true extremism of the GOP, and not just in TX, on guns?
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) May 25, 2022
Peaceful protest = GOOD. Now, here’s Bette Midler’s suggestion for the NRA gathering. . .
“Come armed,” she says:
AT THE GEORGE R BROWN CONVENTION CENTER IN HOUSTON TEXAS, THIS WEEKEND. Come armed. https://t.co/QNUJkLGEqh
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) May 25, 2022
Sigh. As for former President Trump, he confirmed his attendance over on Truth Socia:
“America needs real solutions and real leadership in this moment, not politicians and partisanship. That’s why I will keep my longtime commitment to speak in Texas at the NRA Convention and deliver an important address to America. In the meantime, we all continue to pray for the victims, their families, and for our entire nation–we are all in this together!”
TRUMP confirms he still plans to speak at NRA convention in Texas. => pic.twitter.com/HWZFXnaDt4
— David M. Drucker (@DavidMDrucker) May 25, 2022
Oh, and if you see this story saying that guns and knives are not permitted at the NRA site. . .
From the event info for Trump’s speech in the NRA site: “Firearms, firearm accessories, knives, and other items WILL NOT BE PERMITTED in the General Assembly Hall.” https://t.co/jDdUcejgX7
— Mariana Alfaro (@marianaa_alfaro) May 25, 2022
. . .that’s a ruling from the Secret Service, not the NRA:
NPR: Guns are banned during Trump's speech at the NRA conference this week
“Secret Service is taking control of the hall during Trump's speech and is prohibiting attendees from having firearms, firearms accessories and knives” https://t.co/Y302Py3qET
— Meridith McGraw (@meridithmcgraw) May 25, 2022