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On Thursday morning, the National Shooting Sports Foundation announced that the parent company, Gun Owners of America, Inc., is hosting a gun rally in a Las Vegas hotel on April 19.
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When reached, the NRA press office did not respond to a request for comment. Gun Owners of America issued a statement on Thursday, however.
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Gun Owners of America Inc.’s website lists two events the organization plans to host in the days to come바카라사이트, but does not list the dates. Its Facebook page also does not list any events to date. The NRA declined to comment through spokeswoman Niki Drollinger on Friday morning.
“The NRA’s policy against holding fake gun shows has nothing to do with the NRA’s record on protecting law enforcement and every member has the freedom to decide what’s right for their organization,” said Michael Steinbach, a spokesman for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. “But there are more than a few fake gun shows out there. There are people who use the term ‘gun show’ to describe any of the thousands of different events the NRA hosts to promote themselves and buy guns for other organizations they participate in.”
One fake shooting event, for example, runs at a private event center in West Texas called Gun Shop. The center said its owner, Jeff and Janet Graziano, has two firearms training courses he takes his children to each year. The Graziano’s told HuffPost that the Grazianos have tried to block the Grazianos’ efforts to hold a similar event but that the Graziano’s have found other venues.
The Graziano’s said they approached Gun Owners of America in 2014 about hosting a mock gun show in Las Vegas. The Graziano’s told the National Shootin