Dallas Mayor Pro Tem demands NRA cancel convention, cites JFK assassination

On Monday, Breitbart’s AWR Hawkins reported that Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway, a Democrat, is demanding that the National Rifle Association (NRA) cancel an upcoming convention set to take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.  Part of his justification included the 1963 assassination of former President John F. Kennedy.

According to Hawkins:

Mayor Pro Tem Caraway spoke Monday about the scheduled NRA convention. Fox 4 reported that he framed his demand that the NRA pull out by pointing to JFK’s assassination, then pivoting to the July 7, 2016, fatal ambush of five Dallas police officers, the Florida school shooting, and November 2017 murder of a 27-year-old mother of six in the city, allegedly at the hands of a 15-year-old.

“Gun violence has played a significant part in Dallas’ historical past from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to the five Dallas Police officers gunned down in July 2016 to the brutal murder of a mother of six children in District 4 this past Christmas. It is time to put the heat on the NRA and demand that they work with elected officials in our country to establish gun laws that protect our children and keep our communities safe. We have got to take on the NRA,” Caraway said.

“We have got to take on the NRA. I am all for the protection of the 2nd Amendment but I am also for protecting the children and a safer Dallas. We must get rid of these assault weapons to protect the children and we must do something now,” he told CBS DFW.

Caraway, by the way, admitted to CBS that he has five guns — one in his car and one in every room of his house.

According to CBS, the annual event is set to take place in Dallas on May 4-6.

“This is where the group’s national elected officials take part in their leadership meetings. But the event also includes exhibits and the legal sale of guns,” CBS fretted.

Hawkins added:

The NRA held its Annual Meetings and Exposition convention in Louisville, Kentucky, in 2016. The Courier-Journal reported that the city enjoyed a “$53 million economic impact” from the convention and 80,000 attendees.

But this has nothing to do with economics.  It has everything to do with the propaganda effort to ultimately strip the Second Amendment from the Constitution and confiscate all guns from law-abiding gun owners.

As it turns out, Dallas signed a contract with the NRA to hold the convention in the city, something Mayor Mike Rawlings pointed out:

“We’re always working to be a welcoming city for people and organizations of diverse backgrounds and beliefs. But of course I’m concerned about the image of Dallas as the host of this convention. I know I’m one of many Dallasites who doesn’t agree with the NRA’s viewpoints or tactics. However, they have a legal contract that was signed in 2012 and I’m not advocating that we violate that agreement. Hopefully we will take the opportunity in Dallas to engage in meaningful dialogue about how we work together to end mass killings in America.”


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