Anti-gun group to picket Trump NRA speech

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Dave Boyer

Pres­i­dent Trump’s at­ten­dance at an an­nual Na­tional Ri­fle As­so­ci­a­tion con­ven­tion later this month is draw­ing vows of street protests by gun con­trol groups.

Shan­non Watts, founder of Moms De­mand Ac­tion for Gun Sense in Amer­ica, said the group’s “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.”

“We will not be si­lenced,” she said.

Mr. Trump is ex­pected to be­come the first sitting pres­i­dent since Ron­ald Rea­gan in 1983 to ad­dress the NRA-ILA Lead­er­ship fo­rum on April 28. He re­ceived en­thu­si­as­tic sup­port from gun rights groups and gun own­ers dur­ing the cam­paign last year.

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