Trump Calls Himself 'Best President for Gun Owners' Ahead of Texas NRA Speech

Trump Calls Himself ‘Best President for Gun Owners’ Ahead of Texas NRA Speech

After campaigning in Minnesota the day before his hush money trial began, former President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak to thousands of NRA members in Texas.

As the nation experiences record levels of mass shooting murders, Trump has vowed to uphold the Second Amendment and referred to himself as “the best friend gun owners have ever had in the White House.” With 217 fatalities and 42 mass killings at year’s end, it was one of the worst years ever.

President Joe Biden has attacked the presumed Republican nominee for president, citing in particular comments he made earlier this year following an Iowa school shooting that he described as “very terrible” before adding that “we have to move on.” We must proceed.

At a campaign rally in Minnesota on Friday, Trump stated, “You know, it’s an amazing thing. People that have guns, people that legitimately have guns, they love guns and they use guns for the right purpose, but they tend to vote very little and yet they have to vote for us. There’s nobody else to vote for because the Democrats want to take their guns away and they will take their guns away.”

He continued, “That’s why I’m going to be talking to the NRA tomorrow to say, ‘You gotta get out and vote.'”

There were times when Trump promised to tighten gun regulations while he was president. Following the Parkland, Florida, high school mass shooting that left 17 dead and 17 injured, President Trump pledged to be “very strong on background checks” to survivors and their families.

Read Also: Investigation Launched: Trump’s Oil Executive Dinner Faces Ethics Review

After declaring that he would oppose the NRA, he eventually changed his mind and said that there was “not much political support.”

He is scheduled to deliver the main speech at the influential gun lobby’s forum in Dallas on Saturday. Greg Abbott, the Republican governor of Texas, will also address the convention.

Prominent gun control organizations, who have already endorsed Biden, will to stage a protest close to the conference center where the gun lobby will be gathering.

While Democrats believe they have a chance to pull off an upset in November, former NFL star U.S. Representative Colin Allred is leading an underdog campaign to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, even though Trump enjoys significant support in Texas.

In Texas, no Democrat has won a statewide office in thirty years—the longest such drought in the history of the United States.

Following his attendance at his son Barron’s high school graduation in Florida, Trump launched a campaign in Minnesota on Friday.

Reference

profile
With more than two years of expertise in news and analysis, Eileen Stewart is a seasoned reporter. Eileen is a respected voice in this field, well-known for her sharp reporting and insightful analysis. Her writing covers a wide range of subjects, from politics to culture and more.