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FACT CHECK: No, the NRA did not ban guns at their own event

Gun control advocates attacked The National Rifle Association on social media Monday after The Associated Press reported that the gun-group had banned firearms at their own leadership forum in Dallas, which will feature Vice President Pence and possibly President Donald Trump.

Turns out, the restriction on firearms was actually imposed by the Secret Service, not the NRA, and applies only to the portion of the event which involves the president or vice president.

"Not true at all," Stu Burguiere said on "The News and Why it Matters." He added, "The Secret Service has something to say when it comes to the security of the president and vice president of the United States, so they get to make the rules."

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