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Top Stories: NRA Convention Brings Gun Advocates, Protesters And Politicians To Dallas

May 4, 2018

The top local stories this evening from KERA News: 

The National Rifle Association took center stage in downtown Dallas on Friday. Fans at the NRA's annual meeting and opponents outside had something in common: sharp memories of mass shootings in a small-town Texas church and a suburban Florida school.

Immediately after the Parkland shooting, President Trump spoke of tightening some gun regulations. But today, as KERA's Stella Chavez reports, he and Vice President Mike Pence came to town to reassure the faithful.

Other stories this evening:

  • Across the street from the convention center this morning, advocates for gun reform gathered in the rain for a press conference by Texas Gun Sense. A little more than a dozen people huddled under a tent on Dallas City Hall Plaza. KERA's Stephanie Kuo talked to a few of them.
  • More than 70,000 people are expected to show up at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas for the National Rifle Association’s convention. The NRA bills itself as the largest celebration of the right to bear arms replete with speeches from President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. But KERA’s Christopher Connelly stopped by to see the other big focus of the event: commerce.

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