President Donald Trump addressed the NRA Leadership Forum on Friday, cautioning that Biden’s gun control agenda seeks to turn the government into a weapon against law-abiding citizens. Trump criticized the left-wing agenda for infringing on the Second Amendment rights of Americans while enabling criminals to roam freely without consequence.
During his speech, Trump emphasized the need for concealed carry permits to be valid in all 50 states. Drawing a comparison between driving and gun ownership, Trump argued that if driving, a privilege, is recognized nationwide, the fundamental Constitutional rights protected by the Second Amendment should be protected everywhere in the nation. The former president also pledged to advocate for national concealed carry reciprocity in a potential second term.
BREAKING: Donald Trump calls for national concealed carry reciprocity at the NRA Convention: “Just like your driver's license or your marriage license, your Second Amendment must apply across state lines.”
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Additionally, Trump announced his plan to introduce a tax credit for teachers who undergo firearms training for classroom defense. By arming and training a small percentage of teachers, Trump believes that potential attackers would be deterred, effectively ending school shootings. To further protect schools, Trump called for repealing ineffective legislation and funding for armed security guards at school entrances. By allocating resources to train and arm teachers, the former president is confident that American children will be safer in their educational environments.
Throughout his speech, Trump made it clear that he strongly advocates for the Second Amendment, vowing to protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners. As a candidate in 2016, Trump had promised to save the Second Amendment from destruction. He took measures to ensure its continued existence during his time in office.
In addition to supporting the Second Amendment, Trump addressed other issues plaguing the nation. He criticized the Biden administration’s handling of the border crisis, foreign policy failures, crime waves, and the weaponization of the Department of Justice against political opponents. He reaffirmed his commitment to dismantling the deep state and restoring law and order in the country.
Trump further condemned the government’s targeting of law-abiding citizens and businesses, insisting that resources should be focused on arresting and prosecuting violent criminals instead. The former president maintained that the issue is not the number of guns but the number of dangerous individuals committing crimes on American streets.
Lastly, Trump expressed solidarity with the NRA in their fight against New York Attorney General Letitia James. He underscored the importance of this American institution advocating for gun rights since 1871.
With an unwavering commitment to defending the Second Amendment, Trump’s message at the NRA Leadership Forum highlighted his continued support for the rights of law-abiding Americans, promoting their safety and security.