Trump tells NRA he will never 'infringe' on gun rights

Olive Rios
May 8, 2017

"Freedom is a gift from God", he added. On Friday, when President Donald Trump delivered a message of support to the NRA, about 300 protesters staged a "die-in" before marching to the convention site.

In a short video previewing Trump's speech, the NRA drew a parallel between his address and Reagan's - evidence, if any were necessary, of the lobbying group's close ties to the 45th president.

During his campaign, Mr. Trump promised to protect gun rights as president.

"Freedom is not a gift from government".

Yet despite November's stunning victory and all his accomplishments during the first 100 days of his administration, Trump warned that now is no time to let up in the fight for freedom and our right to keep and bear arms.

"It may be Pochahontas, and she is not big on the NRA", Trump said of Warren, who had once said she had some Native American ancestry. He told the audience that the "eight-year assault" on Second Amendment rights - referring to Obama's presidency - has come to a "crashing end" with his election. "Instead, think about who we are fighting for". "I even went one step further and publicly presented a list of 20 justices from which I would make my selection". Mr. Trump emphasized his support of "responsible" gun ownership.

There was no mention, however, of federal efforts led by the president to repeal Second Amendment-infringing gun restrictions.

"I am running, in 2018, for senator from MA", she said on The Today Show April 18.

The endorsements didn't stop there: Trump praised Singer Lee Greenwood ("We're all very proud, indeed, to be an American."); Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, whose ouster was reported Friday ("Those people have been fantastic, they've been real friends."); Executive Vice President of the Federalist Society Leonard Leo ("They really helped us out."); Govs.

The president was scheduled to speak later in the day at a reception on behalf of Karen Handel, the Republican candidate running to fill Georgia's Atlanta-area 6th congressional district seat formerly held by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. "Do you remember that evening?" he said.

Using the speech to vaunt his record after a string of domestic policy setbacks, Trump highlighted his appointment of a conservative judge, Neil Gorsuch, to the Supreme Court.

After his campaign-style address to the NRA, on Saturday Trump will travel to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to tout his achievements at a rally of supporters.

Ryan McGonigal is an NRA-certified safety instructor in Colorado, who says his workload has stayed consistent into this year, despite expectations it would slow down into spring. "He ran as one of the most unabashed pro-second amendment candidates in my lifetime, and he really has kept his promises and done a lot for people who care about the Second Amendment and the Constitution in his first 100 days".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

Discuss This Article