NRA chief retains the details of the CPAC speech hidden, such as gun control fight heats up

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CPAC organizers appearance on timing Wayne LaPierre

Matt Schlapp, Chairman of the American Conservative Union, says it would be a mistake for CPAC, from conservation laws to the Second Amendment.

With the gun control debate heating up in Washington in the Wake of the parkland shooting, the Executive Director of the National Rifle Association keeps details about his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference under lock and key – apparently as a precautionary measure.

A spokesman for the NRA confirmed to Fox News that Wayne LaPierre speak at the conservative party conference, which started on Wednesday outside Washington.

However, in contrast to the other speakers, information about his appearance was not publicly released.

A time for the speech is not completed, the spokesman said. The Washington Examiner reported that his name working deliberately off the time plan as a precautionary measure due to possible outrage from anti-gun protesters in the Wake of the shooting, which left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

A related discussion, the meeting was also the time to plan.

“Wayne LaPierre speak, he is my friend, he is a leader in this area, and I’m glad he’ll be there”, Matt Schlapp, Chairman of the American Conservative Union, CPAC, said on Fox News’ “The Daily Briefing.”

The shooting has again the long-running debate over the Second Amendment and gun control laws inflamed. President Trump announced late on Tuesday that he has appointed state attorney General Jeff Sessions, craft new regulations for the prohibition of firearm modifiers, such as “bump the floor” in Las Vegas shooting in October.


A White house source told Fox News on Wednesday that Trump is openly shooting for a number of measures to deal with mass, including an increase in the minimum age for the possession of certain firearms-proposals are likely to be groups, some on the resistance of the NRA and other gun-rights.

LaPierre and other high-profile pro-Second Amendment speakers such as Dana Loesch, will be watched closely to see how you react to the proposals from the White house.

Trump himself Friday is speaking, and it is unclear whether he is called the address for the new gun legislation, and how the can be obtained.

The reputation of the gun debate is also on in the tension between the more traditional conservatives who consider the Second Amendment protections of the utmost importance-and National-populists are more focused on immigration and Islamism.

Targeting the latter wing of the appearance on Thursday of the extreme right French former member of Parliament, Marion Maréchal-Le Pen is — the niece of the 2017 French presidential candidates Marine Le Pen and granddaughter of National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen.

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen to speak at CPAC.


The 28-year-old Marion is far worked considered to be more conservative than their aunt Marine — who, in order to distance themselves and “de-toxify” your party, the racist and anti-Semitic views of her father Jean-Marie, who was convicted and fined for comments in which he called the Holocaust a “detail of history”. Navy made it to the run-off in the year 2017, where she lost to now-President Emmanuel Macron.

While both share a Hardliner views expressed on topics such as Islam and immigration, Marion has the desire, the more traditionally conservative views on issues like gay marriage and abortion. According to the French newspaper L’Incorrect, Le Pen is the topic at CPAC “conservativism on both sides.”

Limp defended the invitation, in the face of criticism from conservatives.

“She is her own person, she is a young person, you have broken with your family on these positions and it is a new voice in France, and by the way you a voice in a lot of conservative votes here,” he said on “The Daily Briefing.” “She’s for traditional marriage, is pro-life, they do not believe that the welfare state solves problems and, Yes, she wants to go, that when people immigrate to France, you are French and love the country.”

National Review – Jonah Goldberg was not convinced, calling the move a “bad decision” and asked her if she was a classical liberal, or a “National Front Kardashian with better messaging?”

But you said you took a “classical liberal” and I you at your word. Is this true? Or is it a National Front of Kardashian with better messaging?

— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) February 20, 2018

The tension beats at the heart of the debate in conservative circles over whether the GOP should stick to its free-market Reagan’s conservatism, or lean in the direction of the more European-style nationalist-populist movements — reflected in the 2016-candidacy of Donald Trump.

CPAC has inclined in the rule, the former, and she had a sometimes rocky relationship with the populist orator and legislator. Trump pulled out of a scheduled appearance there in the year 2016 over concerns of a backlash from more traditional conservatives.

With Trump now President, there is evidence of more populism catchment in CPAC. Former UK Independence y leader, Nigel Farage speak, as the former trump consultant and Fox News contributor, Sebastian Gorka-both of which, for the restriction of immigration, and warns of the dangers of Islamism.

Fox News’ Alex Pappas and John Roberts contributed to this report.

Adam Shaw is a political Reporter and occasional opinion writer for He can be reached here or on Twitter: @AdamShawNY.

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