As if there was any doubt about the differences between President Trump and his predecessor regarding the 2nd Amendment, The Donald made sure to reiterate them in Atlanta today.
The President, who is the first Commander in Chief to address the National Rifle Association in three decades, did so from a massive NRA gathering in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday. While many have already understood the peculiar position that Trump was in, following Barack Obama’s administration is no simple task. Undoing 8 years’ worth of liberal rampaging is no simple task, especially given the former President’s penchant for tearing at the very fabric of American liberty.
And sure, Donald Trump is no conventional politician, and he has his share of detractors and doubters, even in his own republican party. There is, however, no doubt in anyone’s mind regarding Trump’s feelings on the 2nd Amendment after his speech at the NRA event today.
“‘The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end,’ Trump told the members of the National Rifle Association, assuring them that they now ‘have a true friend and champion in the White House.’
“‘I will never, ever infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms,’ Trump said. ‘Never ever.’
“White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer called the speech to the NRA’s leadership forum, which comes on the 99th day of Trump’s presidency, a ‘good way to end an incredible week.’
“The influential lobbying group endorsed Trump early on during the Republican 2016 primaries — a backing he often reminded his crowds about during his long shot bid for office. He drew cheers from supporters amid frequent promises to ‘save’ the Second Amendment, which he said was under siege from opponents, like Hillary Clinton.”
Hillary Clinton’s possible presidency was a grave concern for the National Rifle Association, given the former first lady’s palpable disdain for gun rights in America. The democratic candidate was often considered to be a mere extension of Barack Obama on issues relating to the 2nd Amendment, with that fact certainly contributing to her embarrassing electoral loss in November’s general election.
Now, with Trump in the White House, it seems as though the nation will have at least 4 years of pro-gun policies to install, leading America back to greatness as it pertains to the 2nd Amendment.