One place you won't be able to find firearms in Texas after the Robb Elementary School massacre in Uvalde is, surprisingly, the National Rifle Association's (NRA) upcoming convention in Houston starting Friday, Yahoo News reports. A memo on the group's website says NRA members will not be able to bring their firearms to the Houston meeting. The leadership forum is described as "one of the most politically significant and popular events in the country, featuring our nation's top Second Amendment leaders in government, the media, and the entertainment industry." Confirmed speakers include former President Trump and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
The group's listing flags "IMPORTANT" security information that all attendees must abide by, given that the former president will be in attendance. Per U.S. Secret Service guidelines, "firearms, accessories, knives, and other items WILL NOT BE PERMITTED in the General Assembly Hall." Attendees will be subject to a search of themselves and their belongings on entry. The NRA informed its members that there would be "no storage available for firearms." to this event. Guns have previously been prohibited by the Secret Service at events concerning the Service, even in open-carry states.