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美國來福步槍協會是美國非營利民權組織 也是個典型之利益團體 ,根據美國憲法第二修正案認為,持有槍支用作自我防衛是每個美國公民應該亨受的公民權利 ,號稱有五百萬會員 雖然是非黨派非營利組織, 但是它確積極參加政治活動並且具有巨大之影響力。

步槍協會是美國限槍運動之主要反對者 在六十年代槍支氾濫嚴重 ,美國政府在各方壓力不得不立法管制槍械 ,從那時候開始 該協會從一個普通槍支愛好者協會變成了世界上最大的反槍支管制團體, 更是美國最有影響力的游說組織。

週末在休斯敦之年會 正逢是伊瓦利小學二十一位師生被屠殺事件之後 ,全國民眾都愤慨於青少年攜帶槍支行兇 ,協會之立論基礎是好人持槍防衛自己 ,坯人才拿槍去犯案。

週末年會將邀前總統川普及德州州長艾伯特為主要貴賓出席演說 ,預料反對者也會隨影而行 民主黨籍的市長特納表示 ,雖然許多人建議把年會取消 ,但是我們依法無據, 但希望不要有大的衝突出現。

華府議會殿堂正在熱烈討論限槍法案, 但是許多參眾議員和步槍協會有著千絲萬縷的金錢關係, 更會影響到選區內之選票。

十一月期中選舉即將到來 如果目前之民生經濟及國內外纷爭無法得到有效之改善 ,民主黨可能失去參眾院多數地位, 今後不但政府預算法案難以通過 控槍法案更是免談了。

NRA Convention In Houston, Texas

The National Rifle Association’s annual convention will be held in Houston, Texas, this weekend.

The gathering is slated to begin today at the George R. Brown Convention Center and will run through the weekend. The event has come under intense scrutiny recently following the killing of 19 school children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, by a gunman armed with a rifle.

The convention is expecting around 80,000 people to attend. Police Chief Troy Finner said, “ You will see officers everywhere. We will respect everybody’s right to protest and we will respect their concerns and their voices. But we will not tolerate people assaulting other individuals.”

The NRA convention has drawn significant negative attention following the deadly school shooting in Uvalde. Houston Mayor Turner said that the contract to host the convention has been booked for two years and that canceling it would have exposed the city to civil liability. Former President Donald Trump and Texas Governor Gregg Abbott will be keynote speakers at the convention.

Today there are many political issues facing many elected officials in Washington, D.C. Many members of Congress are backed by the NRA, not only with votes, but also with donations to their campaigns.

This is a very tough time. How can we control the guns in our community? We must tell our elected officials that if we don’t take action now, many tragedies will continue to happen.

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