Portland, Oregon 2022-05-27 12:07:25 –
(NEXSTAR) – Daniel Defense, who manufactured the AR-15-style rifle used by archers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, has withdrawn from this week’s NRA competition in Houston.
In a statement shared with Nexstar, manufacturers said they didn’t feel that they were “appropriate” to promote their guns right now.
“Daniel Defense is not attending the National Rifle Association (” NRA “) meeting because of the horrific tragedy in Uvalde, Texas. There, one of our products was criminally abused, “the company writes. “We don’t think this week is the right time to promote our products in Texas at the NRA conference.”
Founded in Savannah, Georgia, the company has previously confirmed the belief that the shooter who killed 19 students and two teachers at Rob Elementary used the Nexstar firearm, the Daniel Defense firearm. I did. WSAV report.
“We will cooperate in the investigation of all federal, state and local law enforcement authorities,” the company said, providing “thoughts and prayers” to the Yuvarde community.
Daniel Defense also closed the social media channel in response to criticism of a recent tweet allegedly showing a boy with the AR-15 style. Washington post report. Just eight days before the tragedy in Yuvarde, Daniel Defense tweeted a photo with a poem of proclamation.according to it Archive version of the tweet Share at outlets.
A representative of Daniel Defense, who shared a company statement with Nexstar on Friday morning, did not respond to inquiries regarding Twitter posts.
In addition to Daniel Defense, some guests and performers at the NRA tournament in Houston have canceled their appearances, including “American Pie” singer Don McLean. “Rude and hurt” to do. It is the singer of “God Breath the USA” who cancels the performance with him. Lee Greenwood, Not only performers Larry Stewart and Larry Stewart. Daniel Peck and T. Graham Brown have also canceled, Billboard Reportedly, he left Jacob Bryant as the only remaining performer as of Friday morning. Billboard reported that NRA was expected to announce the cancellation of all concert activities sometime on Friday, citing sources with knowledge of the event.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott also canceled his plans to attend the tournament after faced criticism of his planned appearance after being shot at school. He will hold a press conference in Yuvarde instead. Hill report.
NRA’s 2022 Annual Meeting and Exhibition will take place May 27-29 in Houston, Texas.
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