Georgia is an open-carry state, and it's expected that many attendees will bring guns to the conference. It's like the gun prom. People are gonna want to show off.
Unfortunately for attendees who were hoping to cheer Trump on in person instead of their living room, they'll have to choose between their warrior and their weapon: guns won't be allowed at his speech.
CNN reported that precautions like banning guns from public speaking events are standard procedure, along with "closely with... local law enforcement partners." Law enforcement and secret security will be armed.
People can't help but notice the irony of it all— the NRA loves to claim that the only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun... unless it's the President's life on the line, then there's no such thing as a good thing with a gun, we guess.
— B R Mom (@BRMom1) April 28, 2017
With all these good guys toting guns, you'd think Trump would be well protected.
@thedailybeast Why? What do they have to fear? Should be the safest place in America.
— Bennie (@Clemfield2622) April 28, 2017
Some pointed out that Trump has kind of done this kind of thing before, but angering a different group of people.
@RealDonaldTrFan That's hilarious.. is that like banning women from a women's health conference?
— bmaya (@bmaya8) April 28, 2017
Extremely valid question: what if there are bears??
— Danforth P. Chudson (@danforthchudson) April 28, 2017
But at the end of the day, it's like, what are you so afraid of, NRA?
If the NRA really believed its own bullshit, its leadership would insist that all guns be allowed at Trump's speech. https://t.co/olUSDtPMYs
— Erik Larson (@exlarson) April 28, 2017
Please join us in a collective sigh and go about your day.