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The NRA came to town, Trump made ‘breathtaking’ comments and its supporters promised to boycott Ellen’s restaurant when it began including a message on the bottom of its receipts on Friday morning, ahead of the weekend gathering. “Thanks for visiting Ellen’s!” read the receipt, which went on to explain that some of the proceeds earned that week would be donated to organizations “dedicated to implementing reasonable and effective gun regulations … Welcome to Dallas!” it added.

Trump, Pence and the NRA weren’t the only ones in town shouting out various opinions on gun control. Little Sam from “Who’s the Boss” was Downtown too this weekend (Alyssa Milano is 45 now-what; the politically active actress, who “supports commonsense gun reform,” attended an anti-NRA rally organized by No Rifle Association (NoRA) in Dallas. Not far from the NRA convention in the city the actress peacefully protested. She helped launch NoRA after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and over the weekend she said, “I do not think that it should be as easy to buy an AR-15 as it is to get a caramel macchiato at a Starbucks.”


We are a really big deal, y’all—this mightily informed, super analytical Texas Tribune Columnist says Dallas is the most important battleground of the 2018 general election.