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Protesters Take Aim at NRA Convention After Uvalde Massacre

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The National Rifle Association is once again bearing the brunt of the national narrative as one of their conventions kicks off in The Lone Star State this week, just days after the Robb Elementary School massacre in Uvalde, Texas.

The NRA has long been the left’s punching bag in the wake of any tragedies that happen to have a gun involved with them, belying the one-dimensional nature of the liberal mindset.  Now, as the Houston NRA convention gets rolling, the left is playing their bellicose blame game once again.

Inside the convention hall, a man wearing a “Come And Take It” hat held his young daughter on his shoulders as a vendor showed his son how to hold a semiautomatic rifle. Across the street, hundreds of protesters waved signs and shouted at NRA members as they filtered into the George R. Brown Convention Center.

The gun control activists and firearm enthusiasts were separated by a four-lane road, metal barricades and horse-mounted police. But the gap between their views on what happened in Uvalde this week — and what should be done about it — was far greater.

“Shame on you!” Alicia Holder, a 33-year-old college student, shouted at a pair of convention goers. “Kids are dead, and you’re walking in smiling like nothing happened.”

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The protesters appeared to be taking a high hyperbolic approach:

Alain Cisneros, a 44-year-old community organizer for an immigrant civil rights group, shouted into a bullhorn in Spanish: “Asesinos! Asesinos! Asesinos!”

Murderers! Murderers! Murderers!

“Because that is what these people are,” Cisneros told a reporter. “The policies they support are what make these horrible tragedies possible.”

The NRA was not involved in the Uvalde shooting, and the perpetrator of that massacre has not been identified as an NRA member.


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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.