This evening at 9pm EST, Jake Tapper and CNN are hosting a town hall meeting with students and family members who were victims of the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida, as well as politicians and public figures, on the subject of guns. The controversial town hall will include Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, as we reported yesterday.
But in a major move, and for the first time participating in this sort of discussion so close after a shooting, the NRA will have an official spokesperson present on their behalf. Dana Loesch, National Spokesperson for the NRA, will be there at the townhall, facing the families and America, discussing the issues of gun control, tragedy, safety and more.
The National Rifle Association will participate in CNN’s nationally televised town hall Wednesday with students, parents and community members who were affected by last week’s school shooting.
After a gunman took the lives of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, lawmakers are facing renewed calls for legislation on gun reform.The NRA accepted CNN’s invitation to participate in the town hall and national spokeswoman Dana Loesch will represent the organization.
This will be fascinating and hopefully civil and productive but tensions are high and tempers could flare as many proponents of stricter gun regulations have singled out the NRA, with some going so far as to commission billboards that say, “Kill the NRA.”
— Courier Journal (@courierjournal) February 20, 2018
People have been screaming that a national discussion is vital. Guess we’ll see if they mean it tonight at 9pm.