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President Trump, "The War on Americans Gun Rights is Over"

14 Mai 2017

For the first time in 34 years Friday, a sitting US president attended and addressed the annual convention of the National Rifle Association in Atlanta.

About 10,000 people were in attendance to hear President Trump - but as many as 80,000 are expected at the convention this weekend.

Today, President Trump became the first president since Ronald Reagan to speak to the National Rifle Association.

One of the biggest rounds of applause came when Trump assured the crowd that his record on guns will not be like his predecessors. He said, "The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end".

United States president thanks gun lobbyists for support on the campaign trail, saying they have a "friend" in the White House.

"To the NRA, I can proudly say: I will never, ever let you down", the president added.

"So far, I think he's done better than he's been given credit for in the media", said Kathleen Mahn, 45, a stay-at-home mom and fitness instructor in Peachtree City, Ga., after cheering Trump's remarks. "Wasn't that a great evening?" he declared - he offered strong support for Georgia House candidate Karen Handel, who's in a tough race in a reliably Republican district whose voters aren't big fans of Trump's.

The backing of an organization as formidable as the NRA is critical to Trump, and he promised on Friday that, "You came through for me, and I'm going to come through for you".

The group's efforts may have proved the tipping point in more rural, gun-heavy states like Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania - handing Trump the presidency.

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AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast.

Before talking about gun rights, though, a boastful Trump again - as he has done a number of times in the last six months - spent the first seven minutes talking up his election night victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

The president's speech touched on familiar themes - his vow to root out radical Islamic terrorists and build a border wall with Mexico.

"He likely also won't stop in to visit John Lewis, the congressman who represents much of Atlanta, and whose district, our city, Trump claimed was falling apart and awful", said Mitchell.

For their part, NRA officials also defended Trump's 100-day progress and denounced his critics.

"We need powerful people in this country".

"A driver's license works in every state, so it's common sense that a concealed carry permit should work in every state".

President Trump said he was "proud" to be the 1st to speak to the convention since Ronald Reagan did almost 35 years ago in Phoenix, AZ.

"We can't be complacent", he said. "They know that even Trump could turn on you". "He ran as one of the most unabashed pro-second amendment candidates in my lifetime, and he really has kept his promises and done a lot for people who care about the Second Amendment and the Constitution in his first 100 days".

President Trump,