Pres. Donald Trump wows Atlanta NRA crowd

Declaring he is proud to be the first president to address the NRA since Ronald Reagan in 1983, President Donald Trump told the convention of Second Amendment defenders on Friday, “Your activism helps safeguard our freedoms.”

The NRA’s endorsement of Republican candidate Trump in May 2016 was the earliest in the organization’s history.  He was greeted with appreciative applause and cheers throughout his speech, but they reached a crescendo when he reminded the NRA members, “Only one candidate came to speak to you, and that person is the President of the United States, speaking to you today.”

The National Rifle Association has more than 5 million members. Those in the audience at the Leadership Forum heard President Trump pledge, “No longer will the government come after lawful gun owners.”

Trump reaffirmed his support of the Second Amendment and gun rights during his keynote speech. “You came through for me,” Trump said, referencing the strong support he received from the NRA during the presidential election. “And I am going to come through for you.”

“The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end,” Trump said to enthusiastic cheers. “You have a true friend and champion in the White House.”

“To the NRA, I can proudly say: I will never, ever let you down.”

If you missed the convention coverage, we have it here.

4 Responses to Pres. Donald Trump wows Atlanta NRA crowd

  1. MacBeth says:

    Thanks for this. I was unable to watch it live yesterday and saw a brief snippet on the news last night, but this was great!

  2. Villanova says:

    To those who worried that we made a mistake in electing Donald Trump, I hope your fears are now allayed. He’s been making me very happy these last 100 days. Nothing like fulfilling promises and giving us a fine replacement for Justice Scalia.

  3. Saguaro Sam says:

    While President Trump was speaking to the NRA members, First Lady Melania Trump was attending the opening of the Healing Gardens at Children’s Memorial Hosp. in D.C.
    The photos of the First Lady sitting at a child’s-size table doing arts and crafts with the kids was very touching.

    Mrs. Trump was photographed while hugging several of the children who were obviously quite ill. It was apparent, even from a one-dimensional photo, that she is a very caring person who was deeply affected by the battles that these children were fighting.

    Meanwhile, regarding a story out of Sacramento, CA that came to light yesterday.
    I was not sure that we would ever learn the identity of the 18 year old male who has been sexually assaulting and, in some instances, murdering elderly females. Here’s the story. See for yourself.
    His lawyer will be making him out to be the victim any minute now.

  4. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Mark Levin was a Ted Cruz supporter – his fiancé’s son worked for Cruz. Levin was vehemently against Trump even running for president. Well, Ted Cruz didn’t make it through the primary – Trump did. Mark Levin has come around and likes much of what Trump has accomplished. He played parts of Trump’s NRA speech on his radio show and was hootin’ and hollerin’ over what Trump was saying about gun rights. Levin bought a gun when Obama was elected – has five now with lots of ammunition and is a true gun lover. Trump won him over big time. I also thought Trump was fantastic!