Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway on Monday called for the NRA to not hold its convention in Dallas this May.
The annual NRA meeting and exhibition is already scheduled for May 4-6 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The event last year in Atlanta had more than 800 exhibitors and drew tens of thousands of gun enthusiasts.
“I am saying to the NRA, reconsider coming to Dallas. There will be marches and demonstrations should they come to Dallas,” Caraway said. Caraway said it’s not appropriate for the NRA to hold its annual convention in Dallas in light of the recent deadly school shooting in South Florida last week and historical events involving deadly gunfire in Dallas. He specifically mentioned the ambush murder of five Dallas police officers in July 2016, the murder of Dollar General clerk Gabrielle Simmons and even invoked the 1963 John F. Kennedy assassination.