President Donald Trump told the NRA’s annual conference Friday that “the eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end,” part of a a speech that was light on policy but heavy on conservative shout-outs and campaign rhetoric.
"Limber up them trigger fingers y'all, bullets is gonna fly!"
Trump also did a little campaigning for Georgia congressional candidate Karen Handel, who essentially believes that every fetus should be carried to term and then armed as soon as possible.
“She’s totally for the NRA and she’s totally for the Second Amendment, so get out and vote,” he said of Handel. “You know, she’s running against someone who’s going to raise your taxes to the sky, destroy your health care and he’s for open borders — lots of crime — and he’s not even able to vote in the district that he’s running in, other than that, I think he’s doing a fantastic job. Right? So get out and vote for Karen.”
Trump then went after the woman who makes HIM pee the bed, Elizabeth Warren:
“I have a feeling that in the next election you’re going to be swamped with candidates, but you’re not going to be wasting your time,” he told the group. “You’ll have plenty of those Democrats coming over and you’re going to say, ‘No, sir, no thank you, no, ma’am,’”
“It may be Pocahontas, remember that,” Trump said.
Apparently after all of this time that Pocahontas attack is still all Trump can come up with, which certainly bodes well for Warren if she DOES decide to run.
Of course a Trump speech would not be a Trump speech if it were not peppered with lies and misinformation.
“The NRA protects in our capitals and legislative houses the freedoms that our service members have won for us on those incredible battlefields,” Trump said. “And it’s been a tough fight against those who would go so far as to ban private gun ownership entirely.”
So no, Democrats are not trying to ban private gun ownership. They would just like to see stricter background checks and tougher gun registration laws.
It should also be noted that Trump himself is not entirely against stricter gun laws either. Especially when it is about his own safety.
Well THAT doesn't seem terribly pro-2nd Amendment now does it?From @kevinliptak: Secret Service says attendees at President Trump's speech Friday to the NRA will have to leave their guns outside.— Katie Hinman (@khinman) April 27, 2017