The NRA conference will not allow attendees to bring their weapons
- One place you won’t be able to find guns in Texas is at the NRA conference in Houston this week.
- Attendees are not permitted to bring their firearms to the event, per Secret Service guidelines.
- This is because former President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak at the forum.
One place you won’t be able to find guns in Texas after the Robb Elementary School massacre is, surprisingly, the National Rifle Association’s upcoming forum in Houston on May 27.
According to a note on the ANR websiteNRA members will not be able to bring their firearms to the Houston meeting.
The leaders’ forum is describe as “one of the nation’s most politically significant and popular events, featuring our nation’s top Second Amendment leaders in government, media, and the entertainment industry.”
Confirmed speakers for the event include former President Donald Trump and Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Other scheduled speakers include Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Texas Representative Dan Crenshaw and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem.
However, the listing for the event, which is due to start Friday at 2 p.m., flags “IMPORTANT” safety information that all attendees must follow.
“With the announcement that President Donald J. Trump will speak at the Forum, the U.S. Secret Service will take control of the General Assembly Hall and set up magnetometers before entry. You will be subject to a search of your person and property,” Read the note.
The memo explains how, in accordance with US Secret Service guidelines, “Firearms, firearm accessories, knives, and other items WILL NOT be permitted in the General Assembly Hall.”
The NRA also advised its members to “carefully read the list of prohibited items before attending the event”.
“You will not be permitted to enter the General Assembly Hall with any of the items on this list,” read the NRA’s event guidelines. “There is no storage available for firearms.”
It is not particular to this event. Firearms have already been banned by the Secret Service at service-related events, even in open-carry states.
The conference comes three days after at least 19 children and two adults were killed in a mass shooting in Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, about 277 miles west of Houston. The tragedy is the deadliest elementary school shooting since the Sandy Hook Elementary massacrewhich killed 27 people in 2012.