In a speech at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Atlanta, Donald Trump advocated gun rights and pledged to honour the Second Amendment.
“Let me make a simple promise to every one of the freedom-loving Americans in the audience,” Trump said to the crowd. “As your president, I will never, ever infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Never, ever. Freedom is not a gift from government. Freedom is a gift from God.”
“The NRA protects the freedoms our service members have won on the battlefields, and it’s been a tough fight against those who want to ban private gun ownership entirely, but I am here to deliver good news. We have news you have been waiting for a long time. The eight-year assault on your freedoms has come to a crashing end. You have a true friend and champion in the White House. No longer will federal agencies be coming after law-abiding gun owners. No longer will the government be trying to undermine your rights and your freedoms as Americans.”
According to the Daily Caller:
On his 99th day in office, he became the first sitting president since Ronald Reagan to address the NRA. He thanked gun owners for their support in the election and promised to “never, ever let them down.”
The group spent more than $30 million on Trump in the general election.
Trump finished by saying that his administration would go after drug cartels and criminals entering the country with the construction of his promised border wall, to cheers from the crowd.