Guess Who Will Be In Dallas On Friday

President Trump didn’t think the White House Correspondents’ Dinner was worth attending. From what I heard about it, he was right. However, a number of reports say that he will be attending the Leadership Forum at the NRA Annual Meeting in Dallas on Friday. A number of politicians from VP Mike Pence to Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) had already been scheduled to appear. My thought was that Pence was to be the stand-in for the President Trump at the event.

I’m sure this will guarantee that there will be protesters at the Annual Meeting. I’ve heard that Alyssa Milano will be leading the Holly contingent and I guess Shannon Watts will be there with the Demanding Moms for Illegal Mayors. However, this leaves open the question as to whether everyone’s favorite (sic) David “Camera” Hogg will be there to lead the Children’s Crusade Against Enumerated Rights.

“Large” Group Of Protesters

A group of anti-NRA protesters has gathered in the park across from George Brown Convention Center. Unlike some proposed protests in the past, it has actually come to be.

I’ll have pictures up of all 5 or 6 of them up later today along with the larger number of press taking pictures of them.

I will say that they are being ignored by most people attending the convention.

UPDATE: The number of protesters has multiplied to about 15. There are still as many press and onlookers as there are protesters.

Of course the purpose of this protest isn’t to engage in a discussion with the average NRA member or even the general public. The purposes is to get media attention and it seems that Bloomberg News is attempting to give them that with an article entitled, “Gun Violence Victims Add Emotional Edge to NRA Pep Rally.”

 Erica Lafferty is in a place she never thought she’d be: the National Rifle Association’s annual conference in Houston.

As the nation’s biggest gun lobby gathers inside a convention center to celebrate the defeat of a federal push to expand background checks, the 27-year-old Connecticut resident is at a park across the street. Protesters, some with wavering voices, are quietly reading the names of victims of gun violence, including the 26 killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14.