Connect with us

March for Our Lives

Parkland Survivors Call Out NRA for Banning Guns at Convention

You get a gun, you get a gun, you all get guns! Unless you’re attending a speech by the VP.

Published

on

Vice President Mike Pence will be speaking at an upcoming National Rifle Association convention in Dallas, and guns will be banned during his appearance to protect his safety.

According to the event page on the NRA’s website, the U.S. Secret service will be in charge of security at the event, and firearms, firearm accessories, and weapons of any kind are prohibited before and during his attendance. Survivors of the Parkland school shooting in Florida were quick to call out the NRA.

Cameron Kasky, the founder of the March for Our Lives movement, posted a photo on Twitter of the NRA notice outlining the rule against firearms during the convention and called the NRA a “hilarious parody of itself.”

Matt Dietsch, the Chief Strategist for March for Our Lives, made a comment on Twitter as well. “You’re telling me to make the VP safe there aren’t any weapons around but when it comes to children they want guns everywhere?” Dietsch wrote.

Fred Guttenberg, the father of 14-year-old Parkland victim Jaime Guttenburg, also had something to say about the convention gun ban. “I thought giving everyone a gun was to enhance safety,” Guttenberg wrote on Twitter. “Am I missing something?”

The criticism likely stems from an idea pushed by NRA’s chief executive Wayne LaPierre: “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” The NRA also urges more guns in schools and suggests that teachers should be armed.

Some argue that the decision is the protocol by the Secret Service and not hypocrisy on the NRA’s part. Some even take it as a stab against the Vice President.

Are you looking for digital journalism training and experience? Are you a journalism major who wants to take your career to the next level? CMN’s Digital Journalism course gives you real-time experience, intense feedback on your writing, exposure to journalism influencers and mentors, and a great place to display your work. You can get academic credit too. Check out the Digital Journalism Course here.

Arianna is College Media Network's Weekend Editor and a student at Penn State University. She has written for various websites, including Thought Catalog and The Odyssey Online. Arianna also runs her own blog called Yoga With Mimosas in which she combines her passion for fitness and writing in hopes of inspiring and empowering others through her work.

Sign up for the Morning Scoop

and wake up with us each day.

CMN Reports

Government2 days ago

Bernie Sanders is Running for President in 2020

The Bern is coming back in 2020.

by , The Catholic American University
Government3 days ago

Utah Congressman Creates an Anti-Socialism Caucus in Congress

Is the Red Scare making a comeback in the 21st century?

by , The Catholic American University
Government1 week ago

Former Astronaut Mark Kelly Will Run for Senate in 2020

If elected in 2020, Kelly will become fourth-ever American astronaut elected to Congress.

by , The Catholic American University
Government3 weeks ago

Gen Z Alongside Millennials Prefer Socialism Than Capitalism

The kids are all left-wing.

by , The Catholic American University
Government2 months ago

New Year, New Laws for 2019

New year means new laws.

by , The Catholic American University
Equality2 months ago

Nancy Pelosi Elected Speaker of the House

Democrats continued to control the House on Thursday by electing Nancy Pelosi who returned to be the first woman to...

by , Mercy College
Government2 months ago

The House to Approve Legislation of Reopening of the Government

Late Thursday night, the new Democratic House passed bills that would reopen the government without paying for Trump’s border wall....

by , Mercy College
Government2 months ago

Elizabeth Warren Announces She is Running for President in 2020

On New Years Eve, Senator Elizabeth Warren, (D) Massachusetts, announced that she will become a candidate to enter the 2020...

by , Mercy College

Top Reads