According to reports, the NRA warned President Trump over his signal that he supports gun control measures in the wake of two mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.
In the wake of last weekend’s mass shootings, President Trump told lawmakers and aides privately that he is open to endorsing background checks — but the NRA chief warned him that a bill would be unpopular among his supporters, according to a report.
“I think background checks are important,” the president told reporters before trips to Ohio and Texas to meet with survivors of the shootings.
National Rifle Association chief executive Wayne LaPierre spoke with Trump on Tuesday after the president expressed support for the measure — and told him it would be unpopular with his voter base, sources told the Washington Post on condition of anonymity.
NRA spokeswoman Catherine Mortensen told The Post in an email: “It is long-standing policy that we do not comment on private meetings.”
This is the exact reason the NRA is so important. Who exactly would be standing up for gun rights if the NRA didn’t exist?
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