GOP Presidential Presumptive Nominee Donald Trump received a valuable endorsement from the NRA on Friday. Trump called it a "fantastic honor".
Chris Cox, who heads up the NRA’s legislative-lobbying arm, made the announcement in his introduction of Mr. Trump at the NRA-ILA’s “Leadership Forum,” which is part of the gun-rights group’s annual meetings in Louisville.
“We have to unite, and we have to unite right now,” Mr. Cox said. “So on behalf of the thousands of patriots in this room and the 5 million NRA members across this country and the tens of millions who support us, I’m officially announcing the NRA’s endorsement of Donald Trump for president.”
Mr. Cox then introduced Mr. Trump as “the next president of the United States,” which was greeted with resounding applause and cheering from the crowd at the Kentucky Exposition Center. LinkMr. Trump was not shy on pointing out his Democratic rival's position on gun rights, saying "Hillary wants to abolish the Second Amendment".
The NRA's endorsement of Trump comes on the heals of California's sweeping anti-gun legislation passed by the Senate on Thursday and heading to the Assembly. Even the liberal LA Times seemed to sound indignant at the measures moving forward:
Lawmakers approved 11 bills including measures mandating background checks for Californians buying ammunition and outlawing the manufacture and sale of semiautomatic rifles with detachable magazines.
The bills, which next go to the Assembly for consideration, represent the most ambitious effort at gun control in decades in California, which already has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation.
Gun bills have traditionally had a harder time in the Assembly, but Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said this week he is committed to pushing them through. The bills also must pass muster with Gov. Jerry Brown, who has vetoed some gun control measures in the past that he felt were overreaching."Naturally", the California Democrats, (who have a massively controlled count in the state's legislative body), are playing their anti-2nd Amendment cards, praying on the emotions of the tragedies in San Bernardino last December, but there are Californians who are speaking out:
Jim Yost, a retiree in his 70s from Red Bluff, California, said Democrats’ iron grip on his state government — which the party has used to try to strengthen California’s already-tough gun laws — has gotten out of hand.
“Quite frankly, we vote Democratic occasionally, but right now it’s just crazy,” said Mr. Yost, who was with his wife, Judy Oswald.
“We aren’t radical people. We’re very middle-of-the-road,” he said. “Quit laying all these crazy laws on us. It just doesn’t make any sense [because] it doesn’t do anybody in the country any good.”
Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said this week he is committed to pushing these new bills through, (which, in my humble opinion is nothing short of tracking legal gun owners transactions, with the fear of state-run repercussions and more restrictions to follow).
It certainly appears like Hillary Clinton and the California Democrats are well on their way in their all-out assault on 2nd Amendment---another perfect reason to put Mr. Trump in the White House, to select conservative Supreme Court justices, who will put an end to this Stalinistic nonsense. Make no mistake, the Liberal Democrats are coming after your weapons---one piece of legislation at a time.