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Trump woos thousands of ‘rebellious’ gun-rights advocates as he accepts 2024 endorsement at NRA convention

Donald Trump on Saturday appealed to “rebellious” gun rights advocates at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Dallas to vote in November’s presidential election.

“With your vote, I will stand up powerfully for your rights and freedoms,” he told the approximately 8,000 people who filled the main hall of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for his 100-minute keynote address. told NRA members.

But he gently chided them for their lazy voting habits as he sought to restore and expand the coalition government he won in 2016.

“You guys are rebellious people, right? Gun owners don’t vote,” he pointed out.

“I think you are a rebellious group,” he continued, accepting the support of this powerful group.
“But now let’s rebel and vote, okay?” he said.

It will be Trump’s ninth appearance in front of an NRA audience and his second this year, a powerful lobbying group that has supported Trump with all his might since he first ran for the White House in 2016. continues to be courted.

His stay in Dallas Launch of “Gun Owners for Trump” The coalition, organized by the Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign, aims to help gun owners register to vote, register to vote absentee and sell lawn signs and other merchandise.

“President Trump believes that all Americans have a God-given right to protect themselves and their families, and he has taken it upon himself to protect law-abiding gun owners,” the group’s website says. “He has proven this through his actions.”

President Trump also took a hard line against independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has alienated voters from both major political parties.

Donald Trump on Saturday appealed to “rebellious” gun rights advocates at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Dallas to vote in November’s presidential election. Reuters

“RFK Jr. is a radical leftist and always has been,” President Trump said.

“He calls you a terrorist group, but I call you the backbone of America.”

He denounced President Biden as a “Manchurian candidate” and a “threat to democracy.”

“Biden wants to disarm our people while flooding our country with violent criminals,” he said, decrying the massive influx of migrants over the past three years.

President Trump has made gun rights advocacy a central pillar of his 2024 election campaign.

“With your vote, I will stand up powerfully for your rights and freedoms,” he told the approximately 8,000 people who filled the main hall of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for his 100-minute keynote address. told NRA members. Reuters

“We need the Second Amendment to be safe,” he told the Dallas crowd.

“Because the bad guys won’t give up their guns,” he said.

“And Crooked Joe has a 40-year history of trying to take guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens.”

In February, President Trump I made a promise to NRA members. Pennsylvania said it would “end” Biden’s restrictions restricting gun ownership and manufacturing “in the first week, possibly the first day, of being in office.”

“My four years… there was a lot of pressure to be involved with guns,” he said at an NRA-sponsored rally at the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg that same month.

It will be Trump’s ninth appearance in front of an NRA audience and his second this year, a powerful lobbying group that has supported Trump with all his might since he first ran for the White House in 2016. continues to be courted. Reuters

“We did nothing and we did not give in.”

During the NRA’s 2023 annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, he jokingly warned the group that they “better support” him as a 2024 presidential candidate — Trump It was right after Mike Pence, a former executive and then-rival for the Republican nomination, was brutally booed. Conference attendees.

“We did a great job. They better support me again, or they’re going to have some explaining to do,” Trump said.

Meanwhile, the Biden campaign attempted to block President Trump from joining the NRA with a series of social media posts highlighting some of the former president’s past pro-Second Amendment statements.

“Donald Trump thinks we all need to ‘get over’ gun violence. That’s unconscionable,” Vice President Harris said. Claim with X.

“Trump will sell out to gun control advocates at the expense of our children and communities,” she charged.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who addressed the NRA crowd just before Trump took the stage, took exception to Harris’ message.

“Donald Trump is the antidote to Joe Biden,” Abbott said.

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