NRA kicks off gun convention in Texas days after school massacre
HOUSTON, Texas (AP) — The National Rifle Association is beginning its annual convention in Houston.
Leaders of the powerful gun rights lobbying group are gearing up to “reflect on” and deflect any blame for this week’s deadly shooting of 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
Former President Donald Trump and other leading Republicans are scheduled to address the three-day gun industry marketing and advocacy event, which begins Friday and is expected to draw protesters.
Some scheduled speakers and performers have backed out, including two Texas lawmakers and “American Pie” singer Don McLean, who says “it would be disrespectful” to go ahead with his act.
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