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At NRA forum, Trump mocks GOP leaders who didn’t attend
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At NRA forum, Trump mocks GOP leaders who didn’t attend

The National Rifle Association Convention is holding its annual convention in Houston — in the same state where 19 children and two adults were killed when a gunman opened fire at an elementary school on Tuesday.An estimated 80,000 people are expected to attend the NRA forum, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said. This week's conference marks the first time in two years it's taking place, after the COVID-19 pandemic caused its cancellation. In the wake of the shooting in Uvalde, attendees told CBS News' Robert Costa that "guns are never responsible" and that "a gun is a tool.""We have a problem — people who are mentally ill are falling through the cracks," said attendee Steve Speck.A slew of Texas lawmakers were expected to be there, including Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, although Abbott ann...