Washington, May 5: US President Donald Trump addressed the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual convention where he reassured his commitment to protect gun owners’ Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms, media reports said. “Your Second Amendment rights are under siege, but they will never ever be under siege as long as I am your President.” On Friday, Trump in a 45-minute speech allied himself with some of the gun group’s biggest priorities.
Trump endorsed a top NRA goal to allow trained teachers to carry concealed weapons and to install more armed security guards in schools. Signs declaring a school a gun-free zone, Trump argued, were essentially invitations to attackers to “come in and take us”. “In America, we trust the people to be wise and good… That is why in America, we’ve always trusted the people to keep and bear arms.”
Friday’s speech was his first appearance before NRA members since the Parkland shooting, which created a new wave of momentum for the gun-control movement nationwide led by the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School themselves. (IANS)