As the NRA convention heads to Dallas, city becomes ground zero of gun debate

This week, Dallas will become ground zero in the debate over guns and gun ownership in America. More than 80,000 people, including Vice President Mike Pence, will descend on the city for the National Rifle Association’s annual convention. The gathering, billed as "one of the most politically significant and popular events" in the nation will likely draw some opposition this year. Gun control advocates argue that recent mass shootings, marches for gun control and our overheated political environment make for a toxic mix that could attract some volatile players. Gun rights supporters insist that nearly every effort to limit access to them — like the 1993 Brady Bill —has only increased demand. “It’s just the first step; their intent is to ban all guns,” one gun store owner warned in 1993. "And I think the intent is there.” In fact, he continued, “I find the ironic part being that […]

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