Thousands attend NRA Convention despite shooting

Thousands attend NRA Convention despite shooting

(27 May 2022)

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Houston – 27 May 2022
1. Wide of exhibit booths at NRA Convention
HEADLINE: Thousands attend NRA Convention
2. Man picks up prop gun
ANNOTATION: Thousands of people attended the annual NRA Convention in Houston Friday, despite the mass school shooting  in Uvalde, Texas, just three days earlier.
3. Exhibitor shows man items
4. Close-up of handguns
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeremy Britto, NRA member:
“How is gun control going to help mass shootings stop? How? That’s the question everybody wants to know, right? The gun didn’t do it. Guns don’t shoot by themselves. You need somebody behind the trigger to pull it, so, no, I don’t believe it’s any firearms problem. I think it’s a mental health problem in this country that no one wants to address.”
6. Gun display booth
ANNOTATION: Several speakers, such as Senator Ted Cruz, denounced the massacre in Uvalde, but insisted that restricting firearms is not the answer.
7. Exhibitor shows ammo bag
ANNOTATION: Some members agree
8. Close of ammo bag
9. Smith and Wesson gun
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10. SOUNDBITE (English) Katherine Manyai, NRA Member:
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“The nation with our nation hurting, and the issue with these mass shootings is a mindset issue. It’s a mental health issue, but, more importantly, it’s mindset.”
13. Various of members looking at guns
ANNOTATION: President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress have renewed calls for stricter gun laws after the Uvalde shooting.
14. NRA attendees walk down hallway
ANNOTATION: NRA board members and others attending the conference have dismissed talk of banning or limiting access to guns.
STORYLINE:
Thousands of NRA members attended the annual NRA Convention in Houston on Frida despite the mass shooting massacre at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, just three days earlier.
The convention was last held in 2019.
While some speakers, like Governor Greg Abbott, pulled out of the convention, others, such as Senator Ted Cruz, attended.
Speakers like Cruz denounced the mass shooting in Uvalde, but insisted that restricting firearms is not the answer.
Many members agree.
“The gun didn’t do it. Guns don’t shoot by themselves. You need somebody behind the trigger to pull it, so, no, I don’t believe it’s any firearms problem. I think it’s a mental health problem in this country that no one wants to address,” said member Jeremy Britto.
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5 Comments

  1. JOe DeLeon on August 24, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    As it should be!…



  2. Christian ANDRE on August 24, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    On May 24 in Uvalde, Texas, 19 children and two of their teachers died at the hands of an over-armed young man. This is an abominable fact; it is not, in the United States, an isolated fact. "Why do we live voluntarily with this carnage?" , asked the American president in a speech, the day after the tragedy. The question should be: why have the Americans not yet found the answer to this question?
    Read also: The Buffalo Racist Massacre: Biden Denounces the “Poison” of White Supremacism
    The Americans are doing very little to regulate access to firearms that cause violence that is not found in any other developed country, with nearly 11 times more firearm deaths per 100,000 population than in Australia; five times more than in Canada; four times more than in France [according to data collected by the Pew Research Center]. Living in the United States means being confronted in a direct or relatively close way with this type of violence.



  3. Anthony Lovavto on August 24, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Guns don’t kill people,people kill people,like the mentally ill and those who feel powerful behind a weopen or those who are rascist and bigoted. As a veteran who saw the mess weopens create, you certainly should aknowledge we need to control weopens of war!



  4. Payton20ADZ on August 24, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    mental illness programs were not approved by republicans/conservatives in US senate



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