Trump tells NRA: Gun owners' rights 'will never be under siege'

Trump tells NRA: Gun owners' rights 'will never be under siege'

Kerry Wise
May 6, 2018

Speaking at the annual NRA convention in Dallas, President Donald Trump reiterated his call for arming teachers in schools, insisting "98 percent of mass public shootings have occurred in places where guns are banned".

Guttenberg described how she was shot and killed on the school's third floor, a bullet from an AR-15 assault-style weapon piercing her side and severing her spine, killing her instantly.

"They took their time and gunned them down one by one boom, come over here, boom, come over here, boom", Trump said.

Trump though had promised regulation of gun laws in the wake of the Florida shooting though nothing concrete came up. "They want answers right now". The friendship between our two peoples will not be tainted by disrespect and excessiveness. He says the nation was filled with shock and grief upon learning of another attack on a school.

Trump did not elaborate on how the Second Amendment was under siege. "We will live free, and we will die free", Trump said.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders later said "the door isn't closed" for a White House push for raising the age of gun purchases, but added that Trump's focus is "pushing through things we know have broad support" in the Republican-controlled Congress. "We're trying to help government function better".

Actor Rob Delaney, star of Marvel's upcoming blockbuster superhero flick Deadpool 2, called President Trump a "silly cunt". His T-shirt read "NRA, I'm with stupid" with an arrow pointing down.

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During the NRA speech, Trump also took a swipe at the UK's tight gun control, against the backdrop of its soaring knife crime, and painted a nightmarish scene of an unidentified hospital in the country's capital. "If he's in front of families he might say something in support of commonsense gun reform, but then when he's at the NRA he'll say something to get a big cheer". The event is also drawing protests, including by those who lost loved ones to gun violence.

However, some British journalists suspect Trump may have been referring an interview with Mark Griffiths, the lead surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust in East London, that aired on the BBC on Thursday.

At long last, thanks in large part to the strength of the Parkland high school students, some positive steps have been taken to keep firearms out of the hands of the wrong people, and more are under consideration.

The president spoke for about 58 minutes ending his speech to the crowd: "We will never fail and we will always protect your second amendment". Did you notice that nobody ever talks about them? Trump, who is due to visit United Kingdom, also sarcastically questioned whether vans, trucks and cars, which have been used as weapons by terrorists, should also be banned before turning to knives.

NRA spokesman Jason Brown said the group has been aware of the planned demonstrations and is taking security precautions.

NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker said the group's policy is that firearms are permitted in accordance with local law.