NRA Opens Gun Convention in Texas After School Massacre—Some Speakers and Performers Have Backed Out

From an AP story by Juan Lozano and David A. Lieb headlined “NRA opens gun convention in Texas after school massacre”:

The National Rifle Association begins its annual convention in Houston on Friday, and leaders of the powerful gun-rights lobbying group are gearing up to “reflect on” — and deflect any blame for — the deadly shooting earlier this week of 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

Former President Donald Trump and other leading Republicans are scheduled to address the three-day firearms marketing and advocacy event, which is expected to draw protesters fed up with gun violence.