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Donald Carder wears his handgun in a holster as he pushes his son, Waylon, in a stroller at the National Rifle Association convention Saturday, May 21, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. Attendees at the convention are permitted to carry firearms under Kentucky's open carry law. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

The Secret Service has banned guns from Trump's NRA speech


The US Secret Service said attendees at President Donald Trump's speech Friday at the National Rifle Association's annual meetings in Atlanta will have to leave their firearms outside.

"Individuals determined to be carrying firearms will not be allowed past a predetermined outer perimeter checkpoint, regardless of whether they possess a ticket to the event," the Secret Service said in a statement to CNN.

Federal law allows the Secret Service to prevent guns from entering sites visited by protectees, even in states that allow open carry of firearms. Law enforcement officials are allowed to bring guns into the secure areas.

Guns are allowed at the rest of the conference held this year at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety announced Thursday that Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) will help it lead a protest against the NRA this Saturday.

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