Wednesday, April 25, 2018

VP Pence to speak at NRA in Dallas

VP Mike Pence,
Official White House photo

In a previous post, I noted that handguns will be allowed at the NRA Annual Meeting in Dallas this year.


I learned from Jenn Jacques this morning at TTAG, that VP Mike Pence will be speaking at Friday's Leadership Forum.


I contacted the NRA and asked if that event (the Leadership Forum) would be a Secret Service weapons exclusion zone.

YES, it will be. Here is the reply I got from NRA:


Matteo, Jack 
10:55 AM (12 minutes ago)
to me 
Good morning,

The ILA-Leadership Forum will be a Secret Service secured event. Firearms will be strictly prohibited in the hall.* Please make the necessary arrangements with your firearms prior to the event.

 Firearms will be allowed in the exhibit hall in accordance with state law and proper documentation.

Thank you,
So, please be sure to not attempt to go there with your gun.  

I then contacted KnifeRights and asked,

" Will you be providing knife checks at the Leadership Forum, like you did at Louisville. VP Pence is speaking, therefore it will be a no weapons zone."


I got a quick reply from Doug Ritter:

Doug Ritter 
11:22 AM (10 minutes ago)
to me 


Doug Ritter
Chairman and Executive Director
Knife Rights, Inc.
Knife Rights Foundation, Inc.
*emphasis added


littlemike said...

Same drill as the 3 preceding years, where Donald Trump was speaking, the auditorium becomes controlled by the Secret Service. Don't even try to bring in a ham sandwich (literally), let alone umbrellas and other such gear. The rest of the convention, carry on unmolested, concealed or open, you will be in good company.

Liston Matthews said...

Littlemike - not at Nashville; I spoke to POTUS there, and their was no Secret Service security since he was not officially a candidate at that time.