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Top Stories: North Texas Readies For NRA Conference

May 2, 2018

The top local stories this evening from KERA News: 

The National Rifle Association's annual meeting starts Thursday night in downtown Dallas. Thousands of members will be at the convention center for the four-day event. On Friday, they'll hear from President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

KERA’s Christopher Connelly talked with two people making plans for the NRA’s visit.

Other stories this evening:

  • The Dallas Police Department says it's ready for the NRA convention, and the protests planned for Friday and Saturday in downtown. Dallas assistant police chief Paul Stokes and he says protesters' First Amendment rights will be respected. Stokes says the Dallas police department is working with officers from area cities: Richardson, Garland, Grand Prairie, Mesquite and Irving.
  • As the NRA prepares for its national conference, we're going to take a look at how it became the organization it is today. David Tarrant is a reporter with The Dallas Morning News, and he talked with Texas Standard host David Brown about how two Texans changed the NRA.

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