In a rather surprising turn of event, President Donald Trump has come out and made his stance against the NRA clear. President Trump has admitted that he is willing to take on the National Rifle Association over gun legislation but the rest of the Republicans in Congress don’t necessarily agree with him on this.
I will be meeting with the NRA, who has endorsed me, about not allowing people on the terrorist watch list, or the no fly list, to buy guns.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2016
Naturally, President Trump has changed how he views the NRA and its policies after the horrendous mass shooting at a Florida high school. Since the shooting, President Trump has finally decided to do something to make Guns safer for the American people but unfortunately, most Republicans are only in favor of modest changes rather than any stricter actions against the National Rifle Association. Even after the massive call for stricter gun regulations from the people, Congress has done little to nothing with the sole exception being a ban on Bump stocks.
I will be strongly pushing Comprehensive Background Checks with an emphasis on Mental Health. Raise age to 21 and end sale of Bump Stocks! Congress is in a mood to finally do something on this issue – I hope!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 22, 2018
Over the weekend, President Trump spent quite a bit of time talking to Republican Party leaders including Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as well as inviting Lawmakers for both parties to the White House for meetings this week. President trump already has proposed some ideas to control gun violence which have more than a few flaws. These included lifting the minimum age for purchasing guns, arming teachers in schools with firearms and imposing stricter background checks which mostly fell flat but at least someone is finally doing something about it.
“You guys, half of you are so afraid of the NRA,” the president said Monday at a meeting with the nation’s governors. “There’s nothing to be afraid of. And you know what? If they’re not with you, we have to fight them every once in a while. That’s OK.”
— ENOUGH IS ENOUGH™ (@22Avengers) February 22, 2018
On Monday, Trump hit hard on the NRA and insisted that sometimes political leaders from both sides need to take a firmer stand against the NRA. The BRA is known for increasing its political power by lobbying, running major ad campaigns and motivating gun rights supporters to vote which has kept it almost untouchable even during the Obama Administration. While President Trump isn’t completely onboard with making guns harder to purchase but he does want to toughen the Cornyn bill with stricter background checks which could serve as a major blow to the NRA.
Delta is reaching out to the NRA to let them know we will be ending their contract for discounted rates through our group travel program. We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website.
— Delta (@Delta) February 24, 2018
“We’re going to strengthen it,” Trump said. “We’re going to make it more pertinent to what we’re discussing.”