“Giorni dopo la sparatoria a Uvalde, l'NRA sarà in Texas per la sua riunione annuale,” Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts ha detto su Twitter. “Guns won’t be allowed in spaces where with Donald Trump and NRA executives are speaking because someone might try to kill them.”
Watts’ comments come the day after a deadly school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, claiming the lives of 19 children and 3 adulti. Il tiratore, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, was killed by police at the school. Over a dozen others were injured in the incident.
The shooting came just days before the NRA is set to host its annual meeting in Houston, where Trump is expected to speak along with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Trump is scheduled to speak at the event on Friday.
Ma gun control advocates took issue with the trio speaking at the event in the same state just days after the deadly shooting.
“On Friday as parents in Uvalde, Texas bury their children, Donald Trump and GOP leaders will celebrate at the NRA convention in Texas,” Dean Obeidallah of Sirus XM’s Dean Obeidallah Show ha detto su Twitter. “Beyond despicable.”
“Read the room,” former Senior Executive at NBC Universal Mike Sington ha detto su Twitter. “The NRA Annual Meeting is still going forward this weekend in Texas, con Trump, Ted Cruz, and Greg Abbott confirmed to appear. NRA calls it ‘a freedom filled weekend for the entire family as we celebrate Freedom, Armi da fuoco, and the Second Amendment!'”
Representatives for Trump, Cruz, and Abbott did not immediately respond to a Fox News request for comment.
L'incontro, which is expected to draw 55,000 persone, is expected to take place as planned.
The NRA did not immediately respond to a Fox News request for comment.