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News or Noise: Gun ban at NRA convention

May 02, 2018 11:47 PM

This weekend is the National Rifle Association's annual convention in Dallas, Texas. Thousands of NRA members are expected to attend. 

According to some social media posts, the organization that promotes the Second Amendment is banning guns from its own event.

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One post reads: "Guns: safe enough for our schools, but not an NRA Convention."

The claims stem from a list of items that NRA members have been told they're not allowed to bring to the convention. The list includes: "firearms, gun parts, holsters, magazines," and "weapons of any kind." 

Those rules would essentially make the convention a gun-free zone, leading many to call the NRA and its members, hypocrites.  

News10NBC investigated, and found that it's not the NRA that's banning weapons, and they're not prohibited all weekend.  The U.S. Secret Service implemented the ban because President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will be in attendance.  

According to a press release from the NRA, firearms and firearm accessories, knives or weapons of any kind will be prohibited in the forum prior to and during their attendance.

Even the Associated Press was fooled, and tweeted on Monday: "AP has deleted a tweet that incorrectly said the NRA had banned guns during Trump and Pence speeches at its annual meeting. The ban was put in place by the Secret Service."

As these posts continue to circulate on social media, you may not want to share them because they're mostly noise.  

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