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Children among the protesters outside NRA convention as gun reform debate flares up up after the Texas school shooting

Three days after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas left 19 children and two adults dead, National Rifle Association kicked out off its annual convention is about 280 miles away in Houston.

Collision with shrinkage membership and income as well as on heels of nationwide gun reform debate, keynote speakers such as former President Donald Trump attended the convention, which will last until Sunday, according to the NRA. website.

Trump slams Republicans during convention who decided not to attend after the shooting in Uvalde, saying: “Unlike some, I did not disappoint you by not showing up.”

He also called latest push for gun reform the politically motivated one.

“They are want total gun confiscation, he said. – It would be first step. As soon as they receive first step second, third and fourth. You look completely different second amendment”.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz echoed Trump’s sentiment, saying, “We know what to keep weapons away from citizens who follow the law does very little to keep them away from criminals.”

Meanwhile, outside conference room, state Democratic leaders, in in addition to the protesters, including children, expressed outrage at the participants in the NRA convention.

NRA protest, Houston
BUT young girl holding sign during the protest outside George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Friday, Houston, Texas, May 27, 2022, as the NRA convention is being held days after the Robb Elementary School shooting. in Uvalde, Texas.

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“They prioritize power and profit over life. I don’t know if you ever find common Earth with somebody who valid like about it,” Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke told CBS News. Formerly O’Rourke in This week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott faced his reaction to the Uvalde shooting. during a press conference.

Activist on Friday evening also bumped into Cruz restaurant in Houston. AT video general on social media Benjamin Hernandez, board member of in group The undivided Houston asked Cruz why he was attending the convention and pleaded with the senator support “stronger gun laws”, including background checks. Cruz begins answer a few times but Hernandez says over his.

Security quickly intervened and stepped between them as Hernandez repeatedly asked Cruz, “Why is this going on?”

As a security removed Hernandez from the restaurant he yelled at Cruz, “Nineteen children died. it on your hands. That is on your hands. Ted Cruz is on your hands!”

Hernandez told CBS News on On Saturday, he confronted Cruz because he believes the senator “should be held accountable.”

Texas Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee told CBS News that months ahead of midterm elections, in her opinion, Washington is not remain divided on gun laws.

“I hope not. I hope my meaning of anxiety and my feeling of anger does not counteract our responsibility of working on compromise and goal achievement.


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