- Associated Press - Friday, February 23, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is encouraging the National Rifle Association to hold its annual convention in his state after one of Dallas’ top elected officials urged the group to find another location.

Ricketts said in a tweet Friday that he and other Nebraska residents “love our constitutional rights” and want the convention in the state.

The Republican governor’s comments came after Dallas’ mayor pro tem said the NRA would face marches and demonstrations if it proceeded with plans to host the three-day meeting set for May 4-6. An NRA spokesman had said it wouldn’t consider moving the convention.

Ricketts‘ tweet also followed news Thursday that the Nebraska-based First National Bank of Omaha would stop issuing NRA-branded credit cards in the wake of last week’s deadly mass school shooting in Florida.

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