NRA to Hold "Republican Pep Rally" in Houston with Trump, Days After 21 Killed in Texas Shooting



The National Rifle Association still plans to host its annual meeting Friday in Houston, Texas, despite Tuesday’s mass shooting at an elementary school that left 19 children and two adults dead in the state. More than 55,000 people are set to attend and hear speeches by former President Trump and Republican Texas lawmakers including Governor Greg Abbott and Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn. Michael Spies, senior staff writer at The Trace, says the NRA convention will serve as a “Republican pep rally” to uphold “an absolutist vision of the Second Amendment,” and argues the Republican Party’s devotion to unrestricted gun access goes beyond the NRA, whose power he says is slowly weakening. “The machine works on autopilot now,” says Spies, who also discusses a pending Supreme Court case which could do away with a New York law requiring gun owners to hold a permit to carry concealed guns.

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26 comments

  1. notice how the media sanitizes all of these shootings. Never shows blood or dead bodies, just a bunch of cops evacuating schools or standing around outside the building. You want to change gun laws? Show some of the horrors of these shootings. The public opinion will change real fast.

  2. Even gun owners are in danger. These criminals will steal their guns and then target other gun owners with the stolen guns.

  3. We in America have more problems and red tape adopting a cat or getting a drivers license than finding a gun and killing kids. Since a gun is far more dangerous than a cat or driving, we should make the process of having a gun much more secure and difficult. However, just because this makes common sense, I am sure no Republican will support it.

  4. LOVE THE NRA! You can't pick and choose which amendment to keep. ALL of them make up America!

  5. NRA W. L
    SPEWS LIES FOR PROFIT 💲💲💲💲💲💲💲 💲💲
    💯💯💯💯💯💯‼️‼️‼️😡

  6. these people are delusional. if we give our guns up then only the criminals will have total control.thats what they want though

  7. Canada understands that the…Proactive Approach is the best to protect their innocent children.

    Unfortunately, 50 GOP Senators – Continue to use a REACTIVE approach to the killing of children in America.

    How do Americans solve this problem???
    Voters in America must use… Proactive Approach – VOTE to remove 50 GOP Senators deep in NRA bloody money. These GOP Senators are the real parasites in America.
    … Otherwise, our children will continue to be massacred.

  8. I Googled "NRA payments to politicians". Long list and large payments to blame anything but a lack of gun controls when a gun is used to kill someone. The time to talk has passed. It's time to DO something about gun violence. Call your Senator, repeatedly if needed, to tell them to vote for reasonable gun control now. Vote them OUT if they don't

  9. Democracy now!! Haha. Oh my goodness. Save our democracy! 🤣 If you idiots look at the bigger picture, we won't even have a country to form a democracy soon!

  10. You gotta have serious shit for brains if elected officials are surrounded by armed security and your children are soft targets for evil. Hell even those officials millions of dollars are protected by armed security. Their lives and money are worth more than your child's life. Looking to government to solve your problems is like wiping your ass before you shit.

  11. Trump said if he were to return to the White House, he’d take a more aggressive stance toward combatting violent crime like inciting another riot on our nation's capital that left people dead and deep-seated divisions he is famous for encouraging.

  12. These Senators are the real criminals…
    50 GOP Republican Senators are holding parents hostage and killing our innocent children with their guns.
    Parents feel powerless, STOP! YOU have power.
    Parents YOU have more power than any gun Senators Republicans want to point at your children.
    … YOUR Power is in your conviction to VOTE them Out and keep your children safe.
    STOP being the hostage and begin fighting for your children. VOTE them Out!!!

  13. Ok voters, remember next elections, if you want mass shootings to stop, you’re gonna have to vote in pro-gun reform politicians. It’s up to us to effect this solution by how we vote!!

  14. 50 GOP Republican Senators are holding parents hostage and killing our innocent children with their guns.
    Parents feel powerless, STOP! YOU have power.
    Parents YOU have more power than any gun Senators Republicans want to point at your children.
    … YOUR Power is in your conviction to VOTE them Out and keep your children safe.
    STOP being the hostage and begin fighting for your children. VOTE them Out!!!
    .

  15. We shouldn’t let an evil psycho drive the narrative. The attendees heard some rational truth at the convention.

  16. How many AR-15s are used by any military in the world? ZERO

    How much does Communist/Socialist/Fascist know about the military? ZERO

  17. There will never be a meeting of the minds with gun control in any form. The NRA will continue to recruit members and lobby political leaders to back the existing gun laws. The gun manufactures will donate to the politicians that support the products they produce, and round and round it goes. How many AR 15 rifles were sold in the United States of America in fiscal year 2021 ? How many were sold abroad and what was the reason they were purchased ? Was it a) hunting b) target shooting (gun club) or military ? Does the US military use the AR 15 for combat ?

  18. Me and my friends (Europe) are connecting the madness of people's (read: republican voters') refusal of living in reality with the horrible things we have learned about what has been going on in the Southern Baptist Church (and the long history of the same stuff in the catholic church). These people are scared that their own participation in the sexual abuse of their own children is going to be exposed. They are prepared to do whatever it takes to keep it secret, while at the same time trying to change the acceptance of their disgusting behaviour. We find that it is the only thing that explains the war on education, the war on women, the war on children, the war on the first amendment, the pathetic defending of the 2nd amendment. In short the whole republican narrative.

  19. The ones not wanting to change the laws are the ones making the most money from the NRA!! All about the Money! GOP Guns over People

  20. Do you remember Gene, Gene the Dancing Machine from the Gong Show? Well he's back. Did you see Donald J Trumpet Virus dance at the NRA conference? Wow, he rocked the crowd in dance moves and flowing orange hair 🍊 flying about (Rudy Goo-liani is Trumpet Virus's new hair stylist). My poor dog watched. He ended up howling and wetting himself.

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