In just a few months, Dallas will play host the nation’s most powerful gun rights group.
The NRA is coming to town for its annual convention, despite push back from the city’s mayor, who reportedly said the NRA will be “met with opposition” should they carry on with the scheduled event from May 4-6 in downtown Dallas.
Dallas Mayor Dwaine Caraway said, “there will be marches and demonstrations should they come to Dallas.”
Mayor Caraway knows, however, that asking the NRA to find another city for the convention means a substantial loss in revenue from the expected 80,000 attendees, who generate an estimated $40 million for the city in just 3 days.
“It is a tough call when you ask the NRA to reconsider coming to Dallas,” Caraway said. (Be sure to unmute or turn up the volume on the Facebook video below.)
In turn, the NRA is pushing forward as planned.
Andrew Arulanandam of the NRA reportedly stated the following to WFAA News 8:
“No politician anywhere can tell the NRA not to come to their city, we are already there. Dallas, like every American city and community, is populated by NRA members. Our members work in fire stations and police departments. They save lives in local hospitals and own businesses in communities urban and rural throughout this country.”
The Annual NRA Convention is planned to be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention on May 4 – 6.