For the third straight year, President Trump will address the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meeting, held later this month in Indianapolis.
“President Trump’s Supreme Court appointments ensure that the Second Amendment will be respected for generations to come,”said Chris Cox, NRA-ILA Executive Director. “Our members are excited to hear him speak and thank him for his support for our right to keep and bear arms.”
Trump’s past two speeches to the group’s annual convention have been warmly received, even if Trump tends to talk about whatever is on his mind that day, with a few lines about the Second Amendment thrown in.
The NRA spent about $35 million on the 2016 elections, focusing on television advertisements aimed at suburban women, warning that their right to defend themselves with firearms would be endangered by the election of Hillary Clinton and if she appointed the replacement for the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia.
On election night 2016, NBC’s Chuck Todd observed, “Donald Trump did not get a lot of help from a lot of Republican institutions, but he did from the NRA and they came through big, and this is a big night for the NRA.”