Are you heading to Hotlanta this year for the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits?
Well, if you weren’t planning on it, you might change your mind once you realize who’s speaking at this year’s NRA-ILA Leadership Forum.
I’ll give you a clue, He’s very, very important. Like super important, like so important your head will spin.
I’ll give you another clue… actually, why am I even giving you clues? The answer is in the title of this article and posted in that lovely picture up top. Yeah, it’s the Trumpster himself!
It’s kinda big deal because it’ll be the first time a sitting president visits the NRA meetings since Ronald Reagan! Booyah! (BTW, How come Bush Jr. and Sr. didn’t attend during their respective stints in the Oval Office? Too cool for school or what?)
There are also a bunch of other speakers attending the event, including Sen. Rob Portman, Gov. Rick Scott, Sen. Ted Cruz (Good ole “Lyin’ Ted.” LOL. I loved that nickname.), Ryan Zinke, among many, many notables, unnotables and fun-loving, gun-toting patriots too numerous to list (#TeamGunsAmerica will be in attendance). So it should be a blast!
Of course the party wouldn’t be complete without the sign-waiving, gun-grabbing, protesters from the Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety. Yes, like a wet blanket on a cold night, they’ll be there to try to dampen the fun. They won’t be on site, they’ll be across the way in an impressive throng of about 12 people, maybe 13 if you count the nearby park vendor peddling tubular street meat.
The mainstream media will cover the Everytown demonstration like it’s a massive disturbance to the NRA festivities when all it really is is a tiny bunch of misguided folk caterwauling over a Constitutionally-protected right they don’t understand (Why would any enlightened individual propose gutting the one right that safeguards freedom?).
“Right now, the NRA leadership is pushing legislation that would make Americans less safe by forcing states to recognize the concealed carry standards of all other states, no matter how low – or nonexistent—the standards,” said Shannon Watts in a press release obtained by GunsAmerica.
“Degrading our nation’s laws is a dream for NRA lobbyists and a nightmare for public safety. That’s why our volunteers will be in Atlanta during the NRA’s annual meeting, just as we have been showing up at town halls and in statehouses across the country to stand up for the safety of our families and communities,” continued Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns makes up Everytown for Gun Safety.
“We will not be silenced. We’ve always known this is a marathon, not a sprint—but it’s a race we will win,” she concluded.
A race that they will “win”? Hahaha! Shannon, have you checked the scoreboard lately? Have you seen who the NRA put in the White House (Remember, the NRA supported Trump even during his toughest times on the campaign trail, e.g. the hot mic “Grab em by the…” incident. As LaPierre said in a recent speech, “We are Donald Trump’s strongest, most unflinching ally.”)?
Anyways, we’ll see you all in Atlanta!