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NRA Responds To Trump’s Gun Control

National Rifle Association leaders reacted with calm this week after President Trump expressed support for gun control measures — like “take the guns first, go through due process second” — that put gun rights advocates and lawmakers on edge.

NRA’s head lobbyist Chris Cox turned to Twitter on Friday to reaffirm Trump’s commitment to a pro-gun agenda. Cox said he “had a great meeting” with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, who both “support the Second Amendment, support due process and don’t want gun control.”

Trump echoed that sentiment on Friday when he also tweeted: “Good (Great) meeting in the Oval Office tonight with the NRA!”

Trump’s comments came as he spoke to a bipartisan group of lawmakers this week in which they discussed solutions for preventing future mass shootings like the one in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead and 15 injured.

Besides excusing due process in the name of public safety, Trump also advocated for strengthening background checks, raising the age for buying long guns to 21, and even suggested he’d be willing to buck the NRA to pass such legislation.

His comments left supporters wondering if he was serious or simply thinking out loud. But NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch characterized the situation as a simple disagreement and said the gun lobby hasn’t attacked Trump because he hasn’t tried to make those ideas policy.

“I don’t think NRA members can react to something that hasn’t happened yet,” Loesch said during an interview Wednesday with CNN’s Anderson Cooper. She added, “I think he’s just entertaining both sides. I think he’s listening to see what both sides have to say.”

On the flip side, the NRA has already issued statements condemning certain policy proposals the president has supported, like raising the age to buy a long gun.

“We’ll wait and see what else comes out,” she said. “Remember, there are more of these listening sessions, so this is just the first one. Let’s see what else is said.”

During his first year in office, the NRA touted that it was Trump’s greatest ally. The organization, which spent more than $30 million in support of his campaign, was one of the few mainstream groups to endorse Trump.

source: guns.com

9 Comments

  • Jerry

    Oh but wait, did ya hear about the mass murder of our children that happneed yesterday? 17 of our children died in Florida, this truly is sad but hundreds of our children died yesterday and crickets from the media, hundreds of children, not 17 but hundreds died yesterday and our government supports it, the left supports murdering children, it’s planned parenthood that’s responsible, check how many homicides in Chicago yesterday, did the media report on any mass murders in Chicago? No, why not I ask? Because it don’t go against the lefts agenda, the Democrats control Chicago, they have some very strict gun control but yet mass murders happen everyday, isnt a mass murder more then 2 people in the same incident?

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  • METhomas102

    Through coercion by the Federal Government, the state run school systems are forced to a hands off
    in disciplining minority students, or The Federal Gov, will withhold Federal funding; and even if you comply, Feds can still sue for discrimination. BS! If minorities want to be left alone by authorities,
    then behave yourself. If the majority of the rules / laws are broken by the minorities it’s their OWN fault they get disciplined or arrested.
    Seventeen people are dead because of this inaction pacification in the PROMISE program. Liberals knew this Promise program crap was going to be exposed when this tragedy occurred and that’s why they rushed in to provide scripted anti-gun, anti-NRA and anti-2nd Amendment dialog to the Browder School kids.

    Problem is, they’ve been caught red handed, because of their own PROMISE program. Every single person that had anything to do with implementing this program should be held accountable and subject to civil action by the parents of the victims in this avoidable mass shooting. An avoidable shooting that had nothing to do with the availability of a gun and no gun control law would have prevented this. Planned Parenthood aborts / murders over 880 children everyday. Shouldn’t there
    be more abortion death control? Where is the liberal outrage on this issue?
    These are just 2 more reasons there is absolutely no reason to ever vote for another democrat to hold public office.

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    • garfy2008

      Part of the problem is that the elites and rich/powerful get away with everything, like the Clintons, Bloombergs, Soros, et al. They NEVER get prosecuted. The hypocrisy of liberals and progressives (socialists) never ends. They scream against violence yet say nothing when the Berkeley riots damaged public property or Black Lives Matter commit assaults on innocent bystanders. It’s OK if violence is used against conservatives or ANYONE who disagrees with them; of course, then they call those who disagree with them RACISTS. They’re stupid idiotic foolish morons who should’ve been aborted by their mothers since they love abortion so much. Then we’d have a more peaceful, united country once again.

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  • George

    Wake up people.

    When all privately owned guns are confiscated then due process will cease to exist, as well as the Bill of Rights.

    Founding Fathers’ Quotes

    “A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined…”
    – George Washington

    “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”
    – Thomas Jefferson

    “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
    – Benjamin Franklin

    “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”
    – Thomas Jefferson

    “To disarm the people…….is the most effectual way to enslave them.”
    – George Mason

    “The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things
    worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”
    – Thomas Jefferson

    “Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”
    – William Pitt (the Younger)

    “The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”
    – Samuel Adams

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    • garfy2008

      We all know that liberals and progressives want nothing more than to destroy our Constitutional Republic and what better way than to make the Constitution irrelevant. President Obama started it all with his divisive racist agenda to split the country racially. Then, though he admitted that DACA was UNCONSTITUTIONAL, he went ahead and did it anyway. Talk about law-breakers. Yet, not a peep from the liberals. But, when President Trump wants to correct the error by letting Congress draft legislation to help those affected by DACA, they left calls him RACIST and other such vile names. THEY’RE the RACISTS!

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  • gary

    if you want the shootings to stop? first the socialist hate cultural revolution must be stopped!!! why? because these shooters all think they are hero’s of the socialist anti-gun movement. the same way the young socialist thought they were hero’s of the legalize marijuana movement back in the 60’s and 70’s. they would say help legalize marijuana by getting arrested for smoking pot!!! now these same type say be a hero’s of the ban guns movement. go on a shooting spree at your school and kill as many as possible. even though your dead!! some day you’ll be venerated as a hero of the anti-gun movement. just like Lennon, Mao, Castro and Stalin are hero’s of the socialist/ communist world wide globalization movement now!!!!! socialism is the weave of the future!! that’s there motto !!!!
    IT ALL MUST BE STOPPED. NOW!!!! IN ORDER TO SAVE THE COUNTRY FROM THE EVILS OF SOCIALISM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF NOT YOU’LL EXPERIENCE IT IN YOUR LIFE TIME!!! BELIEVE ME !! YOU WON’T LIKE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Mike

    I simply vote for civil war. Why wait, it will happen sooner or later. The nation will go to war with itself again. Why? Because the people, and i do mean the people will revoke over a dictatorship government who wants to destroy the constitution. PERIOD! I do not understand why this is hard to understand. I want to know, who will come after our guns? Will the crazy left come door to door to confiscate the weapons, the police? The left will be hiding in the closet peeing in their pants when the shooting starts. Does the police actually think the people will go quietly like sheep? I am talking about the reality of what they are wanting to do. Not if or some other scenario they think will happen. There are like 100-s of militia groups and 10 of thousand preppers. Hmmmm—–lets get real, most of these people have been waiting in the mist quietly getting ready. You think this will be fought some other place, nope, it will come to your street, to your door, your children will see it with their eyes. NO ONE, NO ONE, will be exempt. Funny, The Hill did not like my post, i was banned. Guess i spoke the truth. So, to the Hill—-go screw yourself! People like you will be the ones hiding, but there will not be a place for you to hide.

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  • voltage737

    Look at how many Dads take their kids out hunting. It sounds like the idiots that want to raise the age to buy a long gun would rather have their kids in a gang instead of hunting with their parents. What a stupid way of thinking.

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  • goyaathle

    The same people that want to ban guns to save the children, are the ones that killing of millions by abortion is their right.

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