Donald Trump to address NRA in Texas
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He’s called himself the best president for gun owners.

Former President Donald Trump is expected to address thousands of members of the National Rifle Association in Texas a day after campaigning in Minnesota in the midst of his hush money trial.

Trump has pledged to continue to defend the Second Amendment and has called himself “the best friend gun owners have ever had in the White House” as the United States faces record numbers of deaths due to mass shootings. Last year ended with 42 mass killings and 217 deaths, making it one of the deadliest years on record.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has been criticized by Democratic President Joe Biden, specifically for remarks that Trump made this year after a school shooting in Iowa. Trump called the incident “very terrible” only to later say that “we have to get over it. We have to move forward.”

Speaking Friday in Minnesota, Trump said: “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.”

Vice President Kamala Harris said in a statement before Trump’s NRA appearance that “at a time when guns are the number one cause of death for children and teens in America, Donald Trump is catering to the gun lobby and threatening to make the crisis worse if reelected.” She said she and Biden “will continue to take on the gun lobby to keep Americans safe, while Donald Trump will continue to sacrifice our kids’ and communities’ safety to keep these special interests happy.”

When Trump was president, there were moments when he pledged to strengthen gun laws. After a high school mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people and wounded 17 others, Trump told survivors and family members that he would be “very strong on background checks.” He claimed he would stand up to the NRA but later he backpedaled, saying there was “not much political support.”

On Saturday, he is expected to give the keynote address as the powerful gun lobby holds a forum in Dallas. Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will also speak. Prominent gun safety groups that have endorsed Biden are planning to demonstrate near the convention center where the gun lobby plans to meet.


Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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  • Dont Say FLA

    May 18, 2024 at 10:11 am

    The No Relevance Angry Grandpa is going to address the No Relevance Association. Where else could that happen but Texas?

    Hopefully there won’t be yet another Uvalde complementing yet another NRA convention in Texas.

    I still no comprendo why 2A types are fans of the guy who says he wants to call a Constitutional Convention and shit can the US Constitution.

    There is no shorter path to losing 2A rights than Trump’s planned path of losing the US Constitution.

    • Impeach Biden

      May 18, 2024 at 10:23 am

      Exactly how will Trump lose the Constitution? Do tell. Is that what Joy Behar and Whoopi are telling you?

      • Dont Say FLA

        May 18, 2024 at 3:52 pm

        I”m not sure how his plan would work but I read the Dec 6, 2022 article by Howard Kurtz headlined as “Why Trump’s ‘termination’ of Constitution, demanding reinstatement or do-over, has set off alarms”

        Trump posted it on Truth Social but I don’t have that. Since you probably do, look back to Dec 2022 for whatever it was exactly that Trump proposed doing.

      • Dont Say FLA

        May 19, 2024 at 1:26 pm

        Did you get a chance to read that Howard Kurtz article on Fox News yet, IBS?

        Did you read Trump’s own post about it from his so-called Truth website?

        Or No? Would you rather not read that? So you can continue pretending the worst things Trump says are all made up by the liberal media?

        I can see why you’d avoid reading the two items I reference.

        Not reading Trump makes a Trump vote easier when you can claim you believe negative reporting about what he promises to do is all just liberal media nonsense that isn’t true.

        Not so easy to dismiss when you read it from Trump himself, contained within its entire original context where you can’t claim it was cherry picked and/or taken out of context.

        But you do you. Ignore Truth as you will, if you feel you do not want to swallow that bitter, bitter pill.

      • Dont Say FLA

        May 20, 2024 at 11:46 am

        Yo’ IBS, what say you now that you’ve learned Donald J Trump evidently sounds to your ears just like Boy Jehar and Whoopi?

        DJT did always identify as a Democrat. Right up till he didn’t. The MFLs are slamming Katie Blaxberg for identifying as Democrat during the USA’s most unfortunate Trump Presidency.

        Why does Trump get a pass on being a Democrat for 65 years before flip flopping to run as a Republican when Blaxberg is, as repoted by MFLs, the devil incarnate for 3 or 4 years of Democratness?

        Why does Trump get a pass sounding like Joy Behar and Whoopi?

        IOW, why don’t today’s G0Ps make any damn sense at all?

  • Dee Jay Tee

    May 18, 2024 at 10:15 am

    “We have to get over it, Uvalde. We have to move forward, to the next big school shooting”

    I am the best friend gun owners ever had in the White House. Because gun owners are WAY more likely to die from gun violence with that violence blasting from their own guns.

    Once I end the 2A along with the rest of the Bill of RIghts and US Constitution, I will collect the guns to help keep gun owners safe from the guns they’ve been told keep them safe. I will do that for their own good. Not for my own good when I refuse to leave office January 6th, 2029, of course. Definitely not for my own good. I’m an excellent driver. Time for Wapner.

  • KathrynA

    May 18, 2024 at 10:36 am

    The very essence of fraud and corruption will be speaking to a convention rife with the same. How surprising and how insanely people worship him and their guns. Shows how empty their lives are of real meaning.

  • My Take

    May 18, 2024 at 10:37 am

    Are they dumb enough to believe anything from America’s biggest liar?

    • Impeach Biden

      May 18, 2024 at 11:04 am

      Hunter Biden speaking at the NRA convention?

      • Tom

        May 18, 2024 at 1:38 pm

        No but I’ll bet trump junior is given his penchant for slaughtering endangered animals. The other kid, who’s a slow learner, isn’t allowed near guns so he probably won’t be speaking.
        As an aside, what exactly do presidents and ex-presidents kids have to do with the article?

      • Dont Say FLA

        May 19, 2024 at 1:32 pm

        Hunter Biden does like guns, and he’s being persecuted by whom for guns? Oh yeah, the G0P are the ones going after Hunter for his gun! G0P is coming for Hunter’s gun. (As usual, accusations from G0Ps are confessions. Is anyone at all surprised it’s the G0P going after a guy for a gun?)

        Hunter probably would be a better speaker than Trump at an NRA convention. He’s got more experience with guns, for sure.

        Having grown up and lived in NYC till retirement age, Donald J Trump has likely never fired a gun. Not one. He’s probably never even held one. Don Jr goes on Africa safaris where he’s driven to a relatively domesticated elephant or whatever that was placed there by the local 20 minutes prior and then gets to murder it and feel like he’s a big guy, like he has the power like the G0P’s true He Man, Kristi Noem

        But Don Sr? He can’t use guns. His hands only fit pink guns and that makes for a bad photo op.

  • KathrynA

    May 18, 2024 at 10:41 am

    It seems pretty evident that they embrace it! Sadly!

  • Gunner

    May 18, 2024 at 10:48 am

    Of course .. load up. They need guns to keep women in line. White men are as afraid of women as engine else that doesn’t look like them. Force births then let them die by mass shootings and gun suicides. And don’t forget the statistics support Red states death rates from guns are higher !!

  • My Take

    May 18, 2024 at 11:20 am

    They are gunfondlers.
    Their lives are empty without their “friend,” not rarely their only friend.(

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