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Houston Mayor Says NRA Should Cancel Convention This Weekend

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Sylvester Turner
Sylvester TurnerPhotographer: Aaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the National Rifle Association should postpone its convention in the city this weekend out of respect for the victims of the nation’s second deadliest school shooting this week in Uvalde, Texas. 

“There comes a point in time when people have to recognize it’s disrespectful to be talking about guns when 19 kids have been killed,” Turner said at a press conference Thursday. “It would be disrespectful for the governor, former presidents and elected officials to show up. No one should have to tell them not to.”