In the wake of the mass school shooting at a Florida high school last week, Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway is now demanding that the NRA find another home for their annual convention, scheduled to be held in Dallas in May.
“I am saying to the NRA: reconsider yourselves coming to Dallas. There will be marches and demonstrations!” Caraway declared.
A local gun store owner asks, if the mayor feels that way, why didn’t he say something when the NRA booked the convention center to hold their event?
ABC13 News reported:
Caraway also points to the past tragedies in Dallas, including the 2016 ambush that killed five Dallas officers, and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
“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 said.
The NRA’s annual meeting is set to take place in Dallas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center from May 4 through May 6.
The meeting is supposed to include firearms exhibits where ammunition sales are permitted, but firearm sales are not.