In the wake of a school shooting that left 17 students and staff dead in Florida, the National Rifle Association is taking the brunt of criticism by those demanding action on gun-control legislation.
According to KTRK, that backlash is unavoidable even in the heart of Texas, where Dallas Mayor Pro Tempore Dwaine Caraway is urging the NRA to relocate an annual convention scheduled for May.
“I am saying to the NRA: Reconsider yourselves coming to Dallas,” Caraway said. “There will be marches and demonstrations.”
He cited recent national events, as well as local tragedies including the 2016 shooting death of five police officers and the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, in making his case that an NRA meeting as planned would be inappropriate.
“It is a tough call when you ask the NRA to reconsider coming to Dallas,” Caraway said. “But it is putting all citizens first and getting them to come to the table and elected officials to come to the table, and to address this madness now.”
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