Published: Sat, May 06, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Gun-friendly Trump may be slowing gun sales

Donald Trump is going to be the first president to speak at the NRA since Ronald Reagan addressed the group in 1983.

"During his speech to National Rifle Association members gathered for the organization's annual leadership forum, President Donald Trump vowed that he will never, ever infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms".

"The NRA protects in our capitals and legislative houses the freedoms that our service members have won for us on those incredible battlefields", Trump said. Several sources are reporting that the White House still has no way of explaining how to fund the huge project that might cost over $20 billion Dollars.

But Trump remained undeterred, insisting that sooner or later one of his signature campaign issues will be realized. "Obviously, where you have these massive physical structures you don't need, and we have certain big rivers ... but we need a wall, and we're going to get that wall".

Before Trump's speech, one of the signs that flashed on a video board in the hall said that "even after the election, the anti-gun left still has us in their cross-hairs". "Get 'em out", Trump said.

Speculating on who might run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, Trump brought up the name of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of MA and used a derogatory nickname he had adopted for her previous year. The latter was often used by Trump to remind his crowds that he had such strong support. "To the NRA, I can proudly say I will never, ever let you down". When Warren was pressed on her political future in a recent NBC interview, the senator brushed off speculation about any presidential aspirations.

"We've also moved very quickly to restore something gun owners care about very, very much".

The insult also came up multiple times during the election, when Trump once said, "I'm doing such a disservice to Pocahontas, it's so unfair to Pocahontas", the Washington Post reports.

He then went on to explain why he feels President Trump is just the person to bring us all together and called on all citizens to work with each other to Make America Great Again.

"The Second Amendment is on the ballot in November", Mr. Trump said shortly after the NRA gave its backing to the GOP nominee.

Notably absent from the president's NRA convention speech was any mention of progress toward fulfilling his campaign promise to implement national concealed carry reciprocity.

"If 10 states made it a felony to read The New York Times, the media would run the story 24/7 until Congress fixed the assault on the First Amendment", the gun lobby said in a recent advertisement.

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