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Heading to the NRA convention to see Trump, Pence? Leave these items at home

Don't plan on bringing these — or a host of other items — into the NRA-ILA forum Friday at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. That forum is where President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will be among the speakers.
Don't plan on bringing these — or a host of other items — into the NRA-ILA forum Friday at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. That forum is where President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will be among the speakers. Hartford Courant

Heads up National Rifle Association members.

Anyone attending Friday's NRA-Institute for Legislative Action Forum — where President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are scheduled to speak Friday — has a strict list of things to not bring into the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

"Firearms and firearm accessories, knives or weapons of any kind will be prohibited in the forum prior to and during (the officials') attendance," according to a statement from the U.S. Secret Service, which is now in charge of security during this forum.

Here's a look at items those attending the sold-out NRA forum in the convention center arena may not bring:

Backpacks and bags larger than 18 by 13 by 7 inches.

Drones and "other unmanned aircraft systems."

Glass, thermal or metal containers.

Knives, firearms and weapons of any kind including gun parts, ammunition, holsters and magazines.

Aerosols, mace or pepper spray.

Selfie sticks, signs or laser pointers.

Toy guns.

"Any other item determine(d) to be potential safety hazards."

There will be no storage provided for anyone who brings firearms, but Knife Rights will provide free storage near the ticket scanners for knives and other items named as off-limits. The forum is expected to run from noon to 3 p.m. Friday. The NRA annual meeting runs from Thursday through Saturday.

Guns are allowed during the rest of the NRA gathering in Dallas.

Anna Tinsley: 817-390-7610, @annatinsley

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