Patriots everywhere are celebrating this week after GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump announced that he will be giving a speech to the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action leadership forum in Nashville on May 20.
According to Conservative Tribune, the annual meeting is one of the biggest gatherings of pro-Second Amendment individuals, and many conservative power players will be there.
Breitbart reported that in addition to NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre and NRA-ILA executive director Chris Cox, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan will all be in attendance as well.
Trump also spoke at the gathering in 2015, just before announcing his bid for the presidency.
“It is so important that we maintain the Second Amendment and that we maintain it strongly,” Trump told Breitbart after that speech.“And one of the main reasons is because the good people, the upstanding people, follow laws and norms but the bad ones don’t. So if the Second Amendment weren’t there to protect our rights and someone tampered with them, the good people would be affected but the bad people wouldn’t care — they couldn’t care less.”
“It is absolutely imperative that we maintain the Second Amendment in its strongest form,” he continued, adding that gun control has been debunked when looking at how it works in American cities.
“You look at our country, and you look at certain areas like Chicago, and New York, and various other places, the areas with the most restrictive gun laws are the ones with the most crime,” Trump said. “It’s a very interesting phenomenon. Chicago probably has the most restrictive gun laws in the United States and they have massive amounts of shootings and killings.”
“It just seems that when you look at what’s going on, the areas that are most heavily restricted have the most crime,” he concluded. “This is something people should notice and look at very strongly.”
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