In 2018, following the shooting at Margary Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead and another 17 injured, Donald Trump promised to take some action on common sense gun law reform. Just like all his other promises – there is no steel wall across the southern border that Mexico paid for, Hillary Clinton is not in prison and never will be, and the Affordable Care Act wasn’t repealed “on day one” – Trump has done nothing to fulfill it.
THANK YOU to the 5 million members of the @NRA for once again entrusting me with your FULL & COMPLETE ENDORSEMENT! As long as I am President, I will ALWAYS protect our Great Second Amendment, and never let the Radical Left take away your Rights, your Guns, or your Police! @NRAPVF https://t.co/8ZhChqxgBI
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2020
So of course, he’s received an endorsement in the 2020 presidential elections from the NRA, a gun lobbyist organization that terrorizes Republican politicians with threats to pull funding and publicly disavow them to their voters. The NRA’s public action committee, as reported by Fox News, said in a statement that:
‘On behalf of America’s 5 million NRA members, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse your reelection as president of the United States of America. You have done more than any president to protect the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. The NRA stands behind you and your administration.’
What Trump has done to “protect” Second Amendment rights so far is to cut Obama-era regulations to deny guns to those with serious mental health issues and encourage intimidation by armed protesters. However, his fanbase is likely to be pleased with the endorsement, although COVID-19 rages outside their door and won’t be defeated by bullets.
Twitter wasn’t impressed with Trump’s new endorsement. Read some of their comments below:
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