Dwaine Caraway

Dallas City Council member Dwaine Caraway has asked the National Rifle Association to hold its scheduled gun convention in another city. Caraway, a Democrat who works under Mayor Mike Rawlings, made the announcement on Monday.

Caraway, who was the 60th mayor of Dallas, stopped short of saying his city should cancel the NRA convention which will take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas May 3-6.

Caraway is a gun enthusiast who boasts owning a gun "in every room" of his home. But he asked the NRA to "step up to the plate" and call for the ban of assault rifles or hold their convention in another city.

He made the statement in the wake of the Florida shooting tragedy after 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz gunned down 17 of his former classmates and faculty at a Parkland, Florida high school last week.

"It is a tough call when you ask the NRA to reconsider coming to Dallas, but it is putting all citizens first, and getting them to come to the table and elected officials to come to the table and to address this madness now," Caraway said.

"I have five guns, one in my car, one in every room of my house," said Caraway, 65. "I am saddened at the fact that every time that we turn around is some type of gun violence."

Caraway called on the NRA to "stop the madness" now before more children are killed.

George W. Bush, a Republican, famously refused to renew the ban on assault rifles enacted in 1994.

"The president doesn't set the Congressional timetable. Congress sets the timetable," said then-White House spokesman Scott McClellan, when asked if Bush would renew the ban in 2004.

The legislation previously banned firearms like AK-47s, Uzis and TEC-9s from being sold legally in the United States.

Congress declined to step up and renew the 1994 assault weapons ban when it expired, and no president has proposed a similar bill.

  • JV

    "George W. Bush, a Republican, famously refused to renew the ban on assault rifles enacted in 1994."
    That was a bill Bill (ha) Clinton pushed through. Democrats got slaughtered for it the following election year, losing both the house and senate I believe. Crazy that the majority of Americans blame "mental health" versus weapons designed to kill the maximum amount of people possible.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    (White) America lives in fear.

    Just listen to any gun nut and you will hear their paranoid fantasies.
    I wanted to be white when I was growing up but then I realized they live very sad fear-filled lives because they know they live undeserved white privilege.

  • JRock

    People are dead. Innocent people will continue to die at the hands of mentally unhinged crazy people with guns and rifles in their hands. Democrats and Republicans have their own NRA agenda. We know that. But please put that aside and quit acting like 2 year olds that are not potty trained. Yes we know it may result in losing the personal funds in your bank accounts from the NRA for both parties but you need to put a stop to these killings by abandoning rifles and institute a "damn near impossible to purchase a gun" type law. Do something adult-like and think of someone else other than your bank account.

  • MsPam

    Like Black America doesn’t lives in fear?! They can’t even go outside of their house without fear of other black folks trying to kill them!

  • datjerk

    I don't know where YOU live, but I don't have those issues in my neighborhood. Contrary to popular belief, all blk neighborhoods aren't drug infested or riddled with violence. #themoreyouknow

  • Blaque Mahogany
  • Simone

    Some of the deadliest shootings, school or otherwise, involved pistols. Why are ignorant people acting like NRA members killed those 17 students? A monster named Nikolas Cruz did. We banned illegal drugs but the drug trade still exist. If someone wants to kill you, they will whether it's a gun, knife, truck, with their bare hands by choking or a bomb. No gun law would have prevented that school massacre at Douglas High School. What could have prevented it was the FBI following through on reports about this monster and then alerting guns stores and gun shows and Douglas High School securing their school and arming certain school personnel. All this gun control talk is just to trash President Trump, the NRA and Republican politicians. Planned Parenthood kills thousands of innocent babies every year and yet Democrat politicians accept their money and they are not banned in any city.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    1. Planned Parenthood kills thousands of innocent babies every year and yet Democrat politicians accept their money and they are not banned in any city.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    False equivalent and ignorant.

  • We Can Do This

    Perfect diagram!

  • You Could Never

    I live in a historic all black neighborhood and I do not have that fear.

    You hate it when others "speak for everyone". So...try not to be that person you run up on everyone elses comment with (dont speak for me yadda yadda YIP)

  • Simone

    So it should be "damn near impossible to purchase a gun" for rape victims or victims of domestic abuse who want to protect and defend themselves? You can report predators or danger to 911 but it takes minutes for the police to come. What do you in the meantime to protect yourself and your family? If you are a law-abiding and mentally stable person, you should be able to buy a gun without difficulty or delay. We should not all be punished because an evil monster shot up a school.

  • You Could Never

    I don't know where YOU live
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Under a rock. She lives under a rock.

  • puppylove

    You do not need an assault rifle to ward off an assailant. A simple handgun will suffice.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    I lived in E.St Louis, Illinois across from St. Louis..walked 45 min. to school everyday, school was IN the hood right smack dab in the middle of the projects..never seen a shoot out, nor did we have metal detectors when we walked into school. Never had a school mass shooting. Never had any one being shot nor stabbed for that matter at school. The most you saw was a grade a fist fight, but what school doesn't have that. Every city has a hood not all hoods are bad not all people in the hood come out bad..or haven't you seen Black Panther? Reginald Hudlin was born and raised in my city...so your right Datjerk not everything is bad in the hood

  • Ryan

    Even if they didn't hold it there , plenty of southern cities and towns in Arizona would love to host them. Money over morals every time. Simple-minded fools.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    A lot of their paranoia is the result of guilt. If you go through life doing everything you possibly can to to oppress, marginalize, and eradicate an entire race of people, it kinda makes sense that you would believe those same people were out to kill you and r.pe your wives.

  • puppylove

    Could you educate me on the "deadliest shootings, school or otherwise," that "involved" pistols.

  • Simone

    It's not a false equivalency? A life is a life. The NRA supports and protects our nation's 2nd Amendment (the right to keep and bear arms) and Planned Parenthood supports pro-choice (the right to kill your baby).

  • Ryan

    Trolls try to throw anything on the wall just to see what sticks. Of course the intelligent know that one thing has nothing to do with their made up b.s.

  • You Could Never

    Gun control talk is to trash TRUMP? Girl you must live up underneath the same rock as Ms. Pam. Gun control talk happens EVERY mass school shooting. Every single one. Since Columbine. 1999. And even prior but we gonna start with THAT one.

    Back when Trump was still married to his 2nd wife...while fukkin his current one behind her back. Get you some facts.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Or a massacre that involved a single knife.

    *pulls up a chair and waits*

  • We Can Do This

    Most are fearful, but mostly around black people. Not realizing their biggest threat of mass casualties is more likely to happen by the hands of a white person.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    OFF TOPIC
    So since Black Panther was filmed mostly in Atlanta..is it safe to say I live in Wakanda? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9eb2b76e506e38d5072dd1cf3ad262774eb5ffcb7856de93eefa3205f33fbcb1.gif

  • puppylove

    Well, i believe it was in China dude went into a hospital ward where people were mostly invalid and stabbed i believe 20 or so people.

  • Kemi

    And that fear can be traced down to the slavery era to desegregation to this day. They’re threatened/afraid by our black men due to their own acts of injustice/racism.

  • You Could Never

    We gone let the Chinese worry about their own guns and knives tho

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol. (not laughing at the incident).

    Thanks for the info. But none where one individual with a knife killed dozens of able bodied moving targets. I wonder how many crazy Asian man would have killed with an assault rifle.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    if someone wants to kill you, they will whether it's a gun, knife, truck or with their bare hands by choking or a bomb.
    1) you would have to get close to a person to stab with a knife. The kid was slight so he could have been restrained easily and most knife wounds aren't lethal
    2) Using a vehicle to harm someone can only be done in a limited environment and the driver risks injury.
    3) Most kids don't know how to fight any more and again one person against an entire school of 3000 students not including the adults this little boy wouldn't have had a chance
    4) A bomb would pose quite a risk to the maker and he would have risked being spotted by security.
    Even if the FBI had interviewed him they would not have been able to detain him or take away his weapons.
    The school had an armed deputy and only one entrance/exit. Try again.

  • We Can Do This

    Nail on the head.

    This is why they call for their children to stay close inside stores when a black person enters.

    There could be a white guy looking like Charles Manson and Sandusky but they would never look at those two twice.

  • puppylove

    Nope, and I laughed when I initially heard about the incident, cuz no way i would have been stabbed after the 1st 5. When I learned the victims were bedridden it was less funny. (I still giggle though. Judge me if you must, the Lord knows my heart.)

  • You Could Never
  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL. Give it up white man troll and stop putting up that picture of the black female because we see you.

  • You Could Never

    the right to protect yourself. THAT is what the law is for. Not the right to kill folks at will bc you are having a bad day. Or life. She said what she said. False equivalency.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    1. The NRA does not protect the 2nd amendment.

    2. The 2nd amendment does not give you the right to own an assault rifle. In fact, when the 2nd amendment was drafted it took about 30 seconds to load the available weapon. (e.g. musket). Imagine that.

    3. How can you compare a woman terminating a pregnancy, with an individual murdering dozens of people? Even if you believe the baby is alive and human, it is still the woman taking agency over HER body. She isn't out here forcing other women to kill their babies. Not the same at all.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    You are a white troll and a idiot.

  • puppylove

    You are posting lies, falsehoods, "alternative facts" whatever you want to call them.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    True it's a circular thing and it's sad.

    White people fear that if a black person gets power that person will do to whites what whites did to blacks and so they oppress black people which causes more fear and guilt which turns into paranoia.

    It was funny to see white folks buying guns right before the grand jury in Ferguson came down because their crooked a$$ed knew the fix was in and they knew that Wilson had been no billed.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    I am sure if it were your own family that has been touched by such mass violence that you would change your tune.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Not sure. I haven't seen the movie yet. Did Wakanda have a lot of down low men and credit card scammers? If so, you may be on to something...

  • bella28498 .

    lmao

  • gro$$

    theres been a few terrorist attacks with knives, yes maam, of moving targets abled bodied both male and female
    but you stay defending your stats

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Dewaine Caraway receiving death threats in 5...4...3...2...1

  • Blaque Mahogany

    That killed dozens of people. Because I'm pretty sure I said massacre. Feel free to post some links...admittedly, I am in no mood to use google.

  • Kemi

    As soon as they saw us migrating into the neighborhoods, they start buying guns!

  • MsPam

    Goody Goody for you! There are black folks that live in fear! We all can’t be from Jack and Jill uppity negro community!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    True this country will never be right or free of violence until the sin of slavery is confessed.

  • puppylove

    You neighborhood does not have to be uppity to not be in fear of your life. You know they have medication that will help with your anxiety and agoraphobia.

  • MsPam

    Good for you! Saditty Knee Grow!

  • You Could Never

    You have some sort of issue with perception.

  • MsPam

    I live in a gated diverse community! I don’t have anxiety!

  • puppylove

    "I live in a gated diverse community"

    What does this mean?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    There are over 300 million guns in circulation.
    If you want one for protection you can buy one.

    If you need more than one gun then you're probably up to no good.

  • FOR COMMENT

    and yet the former mayor has guns and leave in a gated community. --

  • Dreadboi

    Speaking truths to people who are mental slaves to liberal talking points will get you attacked here..Nothing you say will be heard because noone wants to think for themselves.

    Everyone knows new gun laws wont work like the current laws work if they wont be enforced like drug laws,immigration laws etc..

    Attacking the NRA and semi assaulte rifles make people feel good to have a villian to attack instead of the real people i most of these situations which is the pharm drugs they pump kids with for a variety of mental issues real or unreal..

  • JRock

    LMAO! ION. Maybe it's Walmart Wakanda.

    Hey, I've got a joke. Not funny at all but here it goes.

    A Wakandan native was visiting an Atlanta Walmart and he runs into Lupita in the Walmart and he says:

    "Lupita. Wa kan da weave is dat.

    I'm sorry. I'm headed to stand in the corner now. LOL.

  • Renee26

    IMO they should stop using the gunman's name and making him famous...that's what he wants. Just like the networks are doing with "The Assassination of Versace" shows...all they are doing is giving the nut jobs the fame they desired when they carried out these cowardly acts.

  • Renee26

    He probably has already been getting them if he has to be armed like that

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • Renee26

    Lol ...lightly taps your hand

  • JRock

    Thanks for the light tap. I knew I was wrong that's why I put myself in the corner. LOL.

  • JRock

    Guess I should have clarified that I meant make it damn near impossible to purchase a gun for the crazy unhinged folks. I have one gun. It's only for any unauthorized person(s) coming through my front door or bedroom door.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You live in a fantasy world, troll while the rest of us live in reality.

    Can you honestly tell us why a gun like assault rifles should exist in a civilized society?

  • You Could Never

    All of black Raleigh was founded by freed slaves. Oberlin. Method. St. Augustines (Delaney Sisters) etc.

    Slavery my dear is as far from SADDITY as it fukkin GETS.

    http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/wake-county/article160525064.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Having_Our_Say:_The_Delany_Sisters%27_First_100_Years

    http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/wake-county/article170684472.html

  • You Could Never

    Oh you have anxiety alright.

  • ShWa

    Hehehe.

  • You Could Never

    Sounds like a mental ward dont it sis? gated diverse community.

  • ShWa

    Hehehe!

  • ShWa

    LOL

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Damn! That pretty much summed it all up. Funny because it's true but not funny because it's true.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Right?! I can see duck/deer/etc.. hunters needing to own multiple types of firearms. But just regular people who don't hunt and aren't in the military/police dept? What would the purpose be to own so many firearms if it's not for a bad cause?

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    NRA money + Greedy/No moral compass lawmakers = Death.

  • Misslaydj

    That is a great series btw. Makes me want to see the one with OJ that missed. Why guy who plays Andrew does an amazing job, hell everyone is great

  • puppylove

    Some people enjoy collecting guns. Nothing wrong with that, but automatic rifles are unnecessary.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Yes, I have to agree with you on that as well.

  • ???TheRider???

    The OJ story was awsome!

  • Cannelle
  • puppylove

    This is so me. That is why i try to be kind to balance it out.

  • Cannelle

    Ask some of those Right to Life people how they feel about the death penalty, and you'd go deaf from the screeching "FRY 'EM"... innocent or not. They'd be ready to give a black person the death penalty over a stolen TV. Right to life my ashy heel.

    At least they could be consistent.

  • Cannelle

    Me too, ha ha.

  • Solstice

    I was just thinking, I know the politicians here in Phoenix would love to have it. Smh ????? But hey, we are a part of the Wild West.…

  • WutizstillHERE!
  • jazzysmith12

    lol,i live here.That's too funny.The bathroom gym use to be private, now you got to worry about someone starring at your azs!!!

  • zero options

    Michael Corleone said it best,
    keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
    Let them come to dallas and observe the attendees, donors, politicians, etc...

  • Jamal Warner

    There is no such thing as an assault rifle?

  • Wayup!

    ?Why do James from Good Times need a gun in every room???

  • Renee26

    I've watched it too ...he plays crazy very well. I wouldn't be surprised if he really was cray cray

  • Dowoop

    Lol lol....With all the gays/closeted in Atlanta that wasn't represented in the movie?

    And before anyone has a cow it was a joke!!