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182 Palana The convention is scheduled for May, they won't be moving it this year. Besides the fact that it would be extremely hard to find a new venue in that amount of time, it is safe to assume a lot of people already have hotel reservation.
55 Puppers8 Dwaine Caraway is facing questions in relation to corruption charges and his own constituents are calling him out for being a no-show to local political events, so of course he's looking to dodge issues by bringing up another topic.
35 Xatencio00 >One of Dallas' top leaders has urged the National Rifle Association on Monday to find another city to host its annual convention, taking a stand against gun violence in the wake of last week's deadly mass shooting in Florida. How much violence normally occurs at NRA conventions? I'd be interested to know what effect, if any, the mere presence of an NRA convention has on the local gun crime rate.
56 Dronepolice Some grade “A” virtue signaling here.
37 Def_Probably_Not In another article: >Andrew Arulanandam, a spokesperson for the NRA, told WFAA, “No politician anywhere can tell the NRA not to come to their city. We are already there. Dallas, like every American city and community, is populated by NRA members. Our members work in fire stations and police departments. They save lives in local hospitals and own businesses in communities, urban and rural, throughout the country.” This reminds me so much of another quote from Fight Club: >Look, the people you are after are the people you depend on: we cook your meals, we haul your trash, we connect your calls, we drive your ambulances, we guard you while you sleep. Do not fuck with us.
6 TwelfthCycle Ah the Heckler's Veto. So nice to see how often it has reared its head in the last few years.
44 FryoShaggins Someone should remind them just who stopped the Southerland Springs shooing. For all of you that don't know: a NRA member with a rifle.
73 [deleted] Their conventions bring in around 80,000 people from around the country. I am sure your city and local business would LOVE to NOT HAVE that tourism and business.
21 Ryriena So Dallas thinks wasting 40 million to virtue signal is good for the economy? Oh come on
35 iushciuweiush >One of Dallas' top leaders has urged the National Rifle Association on Monday to find another city to host its annual convention, taking a stand against ~~gun violence~~ *contractual obligations* in the wake of last week's deadly mass shooting in Florida. Updated the article for accuracy and also my comment due to the responses I'm getting since this technically isn't a first amendment issue. Either way, trying to make the NRA leave the city and host at another venue is as much a "taking a stand against gun violence" as asking a planned parenthood location to move to another city is "taking a stand against baby murder."
45 iushciuweiush >If the NRA moved its event, that could cost Dallas as much as $40 million, according to some estimates. City official believes $40 million to not offend people is a good way to spend ~~tax money~~ *city revenue*. This is a great example of why libertarians exist.
2 StealYourDucks Why should they have to move?
32 Saudi-A-Labia >One of Dallas' top leaders has urged the National Rifle Association on Monday to find another city to host its annual convention, taking a stand against gun violence in the wake of last week's deadly mass shooting in Florida. The NRA has nothing to do with gun violence.
48 Cardenjs The NRA used to be all about Marksmanship and responsible gun ownership, but now they are, *at best,* a political entity of their own that uses large sums of money to paint their political opponents in the same light as the cruelest of dictators. Edit, Continuing: They recently have shown their cards, endorsing and paying for campaigns that paint their opponents as an **Immediate threat** to their lives. Their hypocrisy has come to light as well when they were silent about a mans wrongful death, a man who was deemed a threat due to being armed, simply because he was black.