It's the NRA's first gathering since the February 14 school shooting that left 17 dead in Parkland, Florida, sparking student-led protests across the country and opening up a national debate on gun reform.
Other speakers include NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox, NRA Spokesperson Dana Loesch, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, and North Carolina Rep. Richard Hudson but some of those slated to address the gun lobby are more peculiar. "But when they put on a convention, the weapons are a concern?" The Secret Service is telling attendees at the NRA's annual meeting that they do not have a right to carry their guns into the hall when the President or the Vice President are speaking.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Cameron Kasky also weighed in on the matter, writing: "The NRA has evolved into such a hilarious parody of itself". "Can someone explain this to me?" "Am I missing something?" he asked on Twitter. "Because it sounds like the NRA wants to protect people who help them sell guns, not kids". And the agency has "authority to preclude firearms from entering sites visited by our protectees, including those located in open-carry states", it said in a statement.
"If I was a [Democrat], I'd have a field day with this", one member wrote. Trump brought up the possibility of raising the age to buy a long gun from 18 to 21, and the administration is moving to potentially implement a ban on bump stocks.
The restriction on firearms was imposed by the Secret Service, not by the NRA. Many pundits took glee in leveling charges of hypocrisy against the NRA, which fervently campaigns against gun-free zones and in favor of the rights of gun owners to legally carry their weapons in public spaces.
Trump's participation at the NRA gathering was only confirmed on Tuesday, but Vice President Mike Pence's attendance had been previously announced. Last year, in Atlanta, guns were banned during an appearance by President Trump.
"We are aware that the SEC is seeking information on Iconix's financial reporting ", says a representative for Jay-Z. The company, whose retail brands include Joe Boxer and Candie's, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Trump will also attend the convention on Friday, a senior White House aide said but did not give a time. The NRA did not respond to a request for comment. "You can't have it both ways, guys", she wrote.
Uganda recently backtracked on a deal with Israel to absorb several thousand migrants following days of negotiations in Kampala. However, Israel's immigration authorities are still seeking ways to deport migrants voluntarily, it said.
Cases of tick-borne diseases doubled during the study period, from about 22,500 in 2004 to about 48,600 in 2016. Lyle Petersen of the CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.
Several roads have already been closed and drivers have been advised to look for alternative routes towards their destinations. APS said Saturday it was de-energizing about 1,500 customers in the Blue Ridge community as part of fire mitigation efforts.
Britain, France and Germany reaffirmed their backing for the Iran nuclear deal , despite Donald Trump 's threat to walk away. In 2015 the U.S. and other nations struck a deal with Iran to end a 12-year standoff over that country's nuclear program.
Visitors to the park are able to watch animals being fed up close, with at least a dozen big cats living on the property. A graphic video posted on the News24 website on Tuesday shows Hodge running for a gate when the lion runs toward him.
Before the fight, Emelianenko said that 38-year-old rival Frank Mir is the top athlete and one of the best fighters in the world. Sure, Emelianenko still looked vulnerable in the bout, as he has in many of his recent outings.
Hundreds of heartbroken supporters gathered to pay tribute to Alfie Evans, the "warrior" toddler who passed away today. Karen & I are praying for comfort and peace for his parents, Katie & Tom, during this incredibly hard time.
Heavy Israeli gunfire was heard Friday afternoon as the crowd broke away from a larger protest and moved toward the fence. It said troops "had operated in accordance with the rules of engagement" to stop people crossing the border.
Newsome's strategy for the night was to move back twice in order to get enough chips to make the trade with Philadelphia. Joe Flacco is in the last guaranteed year of his deal and hasn't produced his finest seasons the last two years.
Hitting out at the BJP's Karnataka manifesto, Rahul Gandhi said that it had nothing unique to offer voters. Referring to the water problem in Tumakuru, PM accused Siddaramaiah government of ignoring farmers.
The index, published every year by Reporters without Borders , assesses the level of freedom available to journalists. Independent journalism is vital to hold states accountable and to monitor democratic processes.
According to leaks ahead of the announcement, it was clear that something big was going to happen at Facebook's F8 keynote speech. The Oculus Go headset has been officially launched today and it's now available for purchase in 23 countries across the globe.
He started 26 games over the past two seasons, including 10 a year ago at right tackle before being placed on injured reserve. Brown was drafted by the Niners in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of the University of Florida .
The death toll has risen to 23 due to collapse of two coalmines in two separate incidents near Quetta , reported Radio Pakistan . Some died on the spot, while others who were badly injured breathed their last under the rubble", Mr.
Officers in riot gear were seen wading into the crowd in Moscow , grabbing some demonstrators and leading them way. Police made arrests at demonstrations in some other cities, but there was no overall figure immediately available.
In 2015, astronauts in the International Space Station (ISS) celebrated Star Wars Day by watching "Revenge of the Sith". Since his debut in the original Star Wars , Chewbacca has been an immensely beloved character in science fiction.
There's nothing hidden here about the agenda. "It would take the Supreme Court to step in", said pro-life advocate Bryan Gibson. The Iowa House narrowly approved the controversial bill 51-46, and the Senate passed it by a vote of 29-17.
Modi is expected to address a minimum of 16 public rallies at district levels right upto the end of campaign until May 10. Yeddyurappa said BJP's electoral campaign would get a major fillip once Modi begins his electioneering later this week.
Kardashian, 33, hasn't publicly commented on the rumours, but reportedly has forgiven Thompson for cheating. Despite the sad situation, they all rooting for Khloe to come out strong afte this cheating storm.
And the duo already made a first impression to anyone paying attention to the game at Heinz Field on September 16. When Rudolph becomes the starter one day, he will be the Pittsburgh Steelers starter for a very long time.
With the first-round selection, Penny becomes the Aztecs' first such pick since Kyle Turley was chosen eighth overall in 1998. It wasn't a flawless story by any means, but I'm really glad the way it worked out", Dissly said of his position change.
According to Kensho, an analytics company, Caterpillar's stock has had a 0.81 correlation with the Dow over the last six months. On Wednesday Goodyear Tire & Rubber said higher raw materials costs and weaker demand hurt its business in the first quarter.
For their part, however, Cardinals fans should be feeling as fired up about Rosen's comments as he was when he made them. During a post-draft news conference in Dallas , Rosen said " there were nine mistakes ahead of me ".