MSNBC Thinks It’s Being Cavalier With This Ambiguous NRA Headline
The NRA convention is going down today. Beforehand, there was a bunch of chit-chat about the convention’s rules on firearms. Liberals thought they had ’em good.
The NRA has evolved into such a hilarious parody of itself. pic.twitter.com/6Pw6NTQAe6
— Cameron Kasky (@cameron_kasky) April 28, 2018
That would be WRONG. That wasn’t NRA policy. That was Secret Service doing its job. Secret Service told the Daily Wire:
Title 18 United States Code Sections 3056 and 1752, provides the Secret Service authority to preclude firearms from entering sites visited by our protectees, including those located in open-carry states. Only authorized law enforcement personnel working in conjunction with the Secret Service for a particular event may carry a firearm inside of the protected site.
The Secret Service works closely with our local law enforcement partners in each state to ensure a safe environment for our protectees and the public. Individuals determined to be carrying firearms will not be allowed past a predetermined outer perimeter checkpoint, regardless of whether they possess a ticket to the event.
The NRA added:
When the Vice President or President is on site that venue is no longer under NRA jurisdiction, it is under the control of the United States Secret Service.
After the President and Vice President have left the venue NRA rules apply and people will be permitted to carry in accordance with local laws. To be clear the USSS rules are in effect until the President and Vice President leave the venue. This only applies to the exact venue where they will speak and inside that security perimeter. Other NRAAM events taking place in other areas at the same time are not subject to the USSS policy.
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) May 4, 2018
Unbelievable. NRA or NOT did anyone really think people could carry firearms where the US President is speaking?
BBC had the same headline. Talking point went out.
— Lee Doren (@LDoren) May 4, 2018
MSNBC understands their audience doesn’t employ critical thinking skills and will therefore not seek additional information as to why this is the case.
— stephen parker (@sjboilers2) May 4, 2018
BREAKING: Secret Service does its job.
— JWF (@JammieWF) May 4, 2018
Fake news. There are plenty of guns in that crowd. Some of them may even be select fire. They belong to the Secret Service.
— zymurgeist (@Xymurgeist) May 4, 2018
They crack themselves up
— Happy Gorilla (@revs_west) May 4, 2018
Pretty flippin' sure the Secret Service agents there are armed.
— Chuck Vipperman (@ChuckVipperman) May 4, 2018
As MSNBC broadcasts to a brain-free audience.
— JasperSpeaks (@JasperTheAkbash) May 4, 2018