One week after 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz went on a killing rampage at his former high school in Parkland, Florida with his legally purchased AR-15 rifle, the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) CEO and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre will speak at the American Conservative Union’s CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference). The NRA is a “presenting sponsor” of CPAC 2018.
Other speakers include Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and Senator Ted Cruz, among other Republican politicians who receive donations from the NRA. The CPAC will take place February 21-24 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor, Maryland. All four men spoke at CPAC last year.
Also speaking will be anti-LGBT French fascist Marion Le Pen who will appear on the main stage immediately after Mike Pence. Marion’s grandfather, Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of the National Front, is perhaps Europe’s most notorious living fascist, having been convicted multiple times for inciting racial hatred and denying the Holocaust.