Pres. Trump and economy soar & NRA Update

NRA meeting showcases Pres. Trump and V.P. Pence

Friday was a booming day for the stock market, as both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite indexes closed at record highs. The economy, exceeding expectations, grew at a 3.2% annual rate in the first quarter. 

It was also a winning day for President Trump, as he and Vice President Mike Pence rallied Second Amendment supporters at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum / Convention held this year in Indianapolis, Indiana, where they were repeatedly greeted with cheers from the massive crowd. Billed as “America’s largest freedom celebration,” the convention draws tens of thousands of firearm enthusiasts each year.

Trump used the occasion to announce the withdrawal of the U.S. signature from the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty, in response to concerns from gun owners that it could impinge on Americans’ Second Amendment rights. It was signed in 2013 by Barack Obama, but never ratified.

“Under my administration we will never surrender American sovereignty to anyone, we will never allow foreign bureaucrats to trample on your Second Amendment freedom and that is why my administration will never ratify the U.N. trade treaty,” President Trump unequivocally stated.

Among the speakers addressing the gathering was U.S. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), who survived a June 2017 assassination attempt on the lives of Republican members and staffers practicing for the annual ‘Congressional Baseball Game for Charity,’ scheduled for the following day. Before opening fire, in the vicious act that nearly killed Congressman Scalise, the left-wing assailant specifically asked if it was the Republican team practicing. Watch Steve Scalise’s speech here.

Like President Ronald Reagan, who was shot and seriously wounded along with press secretary James Brady, a Secret Service Officer, and a D.C. Police Officer, Rep. Scalise continues to defend our constitutionally protected Second Amendment freedoms.

Scalise has said the experience reinforced his support for gun rights. “I was a strong supporter of the Second Amendment before the shooting,” he said, “and frankly, as ardent as ever after the shooting in part because I was saved by people who had guns.

“They saved my life. But they also saved the lives of every other member. There were over a dozen members of Congress and staffers who would have been executed. That was the intention of the shooter.”

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Fox News reports Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president and public face of the National Rifle Association, alleges the organization’s board president, Oliver North, is trying to extort him into stepping down.

This is the 3-page letter Wayne LaPierre sent to the Members of the NRA Board.

For longtime members of the Second Amendment protection organization, LaPierre is the organization. We wish him well in this unfortunate internecine feud.

5 Responses to Pres. Trump and economy soar & NRA Update

  1. Saguaro Sam says:

    In case you missed it:
    Just as President Trump was coming to the podium yesterday at the NRA convention, a man approached the stage and threw what appeared to be a cell phone in his direction. At no time was there any action from security or USSS or the NRA attendees. The man just stood there in front of the stage, sipping what appeared to be a Mountain Dew until USSS finally showed up and hauled him off.

    Disturbing, to say the least.

    The President’s speech was awesome—the gloves are Off, clearly. During the second half of the speech, the President called forward 3 very brave people who used their legally-owned gun to protect themselves and/or stop a crime in progress.
    Harrowing accounts.

    Here’s a link, with video and transcript. The transcript is just as powerful as watching the vid.

    Important to note that the PM of Japan, upon hearing the Mueller report was a bag of feathers, hauled his ass to Washington as fast as he could get here to pander. The Japanese emperor is abdicating his throne at the end of April, and his son will take over.

    You see how the world governments follow what’s going on in US politics, and align themselves accordingly.

  2. State Delegate says:

    How good it is to have Second Amendment supporting leadership again. Barack Obama sent his daughters to an upscale, private school with armed guards and he and his family, including Michelle’s live -in mother, were all provided the best security in the country, but he wanted to strip us of our ability to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

  3. Army Of One says:

    Viewed from hindsight, this intra-NRA battle could have been predicted. Oliver North regards himself as a celebrity rather than a former military officer. He obviously didn’t like playing second fiddle to the very capable Wayne LaPierre. It’s North, not LaPierre, who needs to go!!

  4. East Valley Conservative says:

    I’m disgusted by the actions of Oliver North. How dare he think he is more important to the organization than Wayne LaPierre. I have my first NRA membership card back when my dad signed me up and it has a replica of LaPierre’s signature..

  5. Saguaro Sam says:

    This happened at the NRA convention on Friday.
    In the President’s speech:

    “. . . Chris Cox, Wayne LaPierre, Oliver North — I’ve been following Oliver for a long time. Great guy. . . .”

    You have to learn to understand that President Trump sends many messages when he talks and when he uses Twitter.

    When he said that he’s been following Oliver North for a long time, he means he knows things. . . .

    Thus, what happened today.

    He knows Everything.