Rifles will not be allowed when Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a meeting of the National Rifle Association in Dallas on Friday to protect his safety.
The NRA says the Intelligence Service has ordered the ban, but parkland survivors, Fla., School Shooting call the movement hypocritical and point to the organization's fierce opposition to banning weapons in schools or other public places out.
No firearms or weapons of any kind may be used at the Kaybailey Hutchinson Convention's NRA Leadership Conference Center in Dallas, Texas, while Pence is performing, according to an NRA website. The Notice emphasizes that the US Secret Service is responsible for security at the conference when Pence is present.
The judicial distinction did not impress some survivors of the Marjorie Stoneman Douglass High School who died in Parkland, Florida, or some families of the 1
The NRA wants "weapons everywhere" when it comes to kids, Matt Deitsch, a Parkland student who helped organize the March for Our Lives raid in Washington, wrote on Twitter
The NRA has called along with President Donald Trump (19659002) Cameron Kasky, also a survivor of the shooting, called the NRA "a funny parody on itself even".
Fred Guttenberg, father of Jaime Guttenberg, 14, who was in the attack, also expressed disbelief in the weapons ban.
Others also explained confusion in deciding to ban weapons from speech.
Some NRA members who want to attend the conference expressed concerns about the ban, according to a post on Twitter.
But others called the outrage over the gun prohibiting a silly publicity stunt.