The Secret Service on Thursday said no guns will be allowed at President Trump’s speech at the National Rifle Association on Friday in Atlanta. “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 agency said in a statement.
While open-carry is legal in Georgia with a permit, the Secret Service has the right to ban guns from sites visited by the president under federal law, and it’s common for guns to be prohibited at events where the president is speaking. It remains to be seen whether the avid gun lovers due to attend will welcome the move, however. At other events held for the NRA’s annual conference, “lawfully carried firearms” will be allowed, the NRA said on its website.