Protests Planned at NRA Convention

9 years 5 months 2 weeks ago April 13, 2007 Apr 13, 2007 Friday, April 13 2007 Friday, April 13, 2007 1:19:43 PM CDT in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - As the National Rifle Association's convention in St. Louis enters its first full day, at least two protests are planned. The Reverend B.T. Rice and other St. Louis civil rights activists are upset in part over NRA ads promising a show featuring, quote, "acres of guns." Organizers say that doesn't sit well in a city deemed by one publication as the nation's most dangerous. An NRA spokesman says the group is only standing up for constitutional rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment. Also planning a protest today are members of the American Hunters and Shooters Association, who are critical of the NRA for what they call the organization's support of politicians who favor privatizing public lands.

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