Protesters show up at Trump’s NRA speech, but for once, media SILENT; here’s why…

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President Donald Trump’s speech before the NRA was two days ago, making him the first president since Ronald Reagan to give an address at the annual convention.

Some highlights of the speech involved Trump ripping on Elizabeth Warren, again making reference to her as “Pocahontas,” which outraged liberals more than the fact that Warren lied about her alleged Native American heritage to better her odds of employment, and Trump declaring that “The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end.”

As he spoke, a protest raged outside, but you probably didn’t hear about it in the mainstream media… because they would’ve embarrassed themselves by reporting on it.

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As Townahll reported, A Friday press release from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America promised “hundreds” of gun safety advocates would rally with Shannon Watts, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) in Atlanta, protesting the NRA’s “extremist” agenda. As Bob Owens at Bearing Arms reported, the crowd was almost nonexistent.

Unwilling to admit defeat, Watts tweeted a picture designed to show a much larger crowd.

Owens reports that they even tried to get homeless people in the park to wear their t-shirts.

Groups like “Moms Demand Action” love to bemoan the influence of the NRA on public policy, but without massive support from the public, the NRA would have no power. They’re not pushing their own interests, they’re pushing the interests of most Americans.

If they weren’t, maybe someone would’ve showed up to Watts’ protest.

[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]

 

 

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