Parkland students criticise NRA for gun ban at Pence event

Mike Pence is scheduled to speak at the NRA’s annual meeting on Friday The National Rifle Association (NRA) has drawn the ire of gun-control advocates over a weapons ban at a forum attended by Vice-President Mike Pence. Survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting have criticised the powerful gun lobby for the weapons ban, saying schools deserve the same. The NRA has long been against gun restrictions of any kind, but cites Mr Pence’s safety for the weapons ban. Mr Pence will speak at the NRA’s annual meeting in Dallas, Texas on Friday. President Donald Trump is also expected to make an appearance at the convention, the White House said, which would mark his fourth time speaking to the gun rights group. He is the only president to have done so while in office. “Due to the attendance of the Vice-President of the United States, the US Secret Service […]

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