United States: the NRA, the main pro-arms lobby, opens its annual meeting in Texas

This event is organized only a few hours drive from the primary school of Uvalde, where an 18-year-old teenager killed nineteen children and two teachers, on May 24.

The powerful American pro-arms lobby (NRA) is organizing its annual high mass on Friday May 27 in Texas and for four days, just three days after the killing at a school in this American state which left twenty-one dead, including nineteen children. and two teachers. After this massacre perpetrated by an 18-year-old teenager, the NRA contented itself with denouncing, on Thursday, the act “of an isolated and disturbed criminal”, while clearing itself of all responsibility for the killing.

Former White House tenant Donald Trump confirmed his presence on Wednesday, saying that the United States needed “real solutions and real leadership in this period, not politicians and partisan considerations” . “That’s why I will honor my long-standing commitment to speak at the NRA convention in Texas,” he said, promising “an important speech to the American people.”

In the United States, school shootings are a recurring scourge that successive governments have so far been powerless to stem. The debate over gun regulation in the country is largely on hold, given the lack of hope for Congress to pass an ambitious national law on the issue. The “March for Our Lives” movement, created after the Parkland shootings in February 2018, called for a large rally on June 11 in Washington to demand tougher gun regulations.

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