Just got this email from NRA regarding security for John McCain’s speech at Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum on Friday the 16:
By mandate of the U. S. Secret Service, no firearms will be allowed in Hall A of the Kentucky Exposition Center, the location of the Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum, on Friday, May 16. Please be prepared to go through security screening to enter the venue. We look forward to seeing you at this outstanding event!
This wasn’t NRA’s decision, or Sen. McCain’s decision – it seems that the Secret Service is pretty intractable on this issue.
You can still carry on the convention hall floor, just not if you’re going to be attending the Leadership Forum on May 16th.