Gun ban at Pence-featured NRA convention has Parkland students baffled. Why more guns at schools, but zero at conventions?

As you recall, after the Parkland school shooting in February that killed 17 people including 14 students, the NRA was adamant that schools would be safer if it were staffed with gun-toting faculty members. "To stop a bad guy with a gun, it takes a good guy with a gun," is the mantra of NRA CEO Wayne La Pierre. So it's pretty incredulous that when Mike Pence speaks at the NRA's forum this weekend, all guns will be banned from the event.

According to Politico:

The NRA posted a disclaimer on the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum event page, saying that due to Pence's attendance, Secret Service will be responsible for event security. Therefore, "firearms and firearm accessories, knives or weapons of any kind will be prohibited in the forum prior to and during his attendance."

Needless to say, the Parkland survivors are taken aback.

"The NRA has evolved into such a hilarious parody of itself," Parkland survivor Cameron Kasky tweeted.

Others responded to the tweet with the same astonishment over the NRA's hypocrisy:

And from one of the victim's father:

According to NRA/Secret Service logic, more guns equals safer schools, but no guns equals safer conventions. Makes about as much sense as everyday politics in America.

Via Sacramento Bee

Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr