Trump assures gun owners
22 May, 2016, 12:00 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump assured gun owners on Friday he would protect their constitutional right to bear arms and eliminate gun-free zones if elected, accusing Democrat Hillary Clinton of wanting to weaken gun rights.
Mr Trump, who will almost certainly be the Republican presidential nominee, picked up the endorsement of the National Rifle Association, a politically powerful lobbying group which claims more than four million members.
Mr Trump’s remarks at the NRA’s national convention in Louisville, Kentucky, were not a surprise, but they could solidify his status among conservatives who see protecting the US Constitution’s Second Amendment as a top priority.
Mr Trump also planned to meet US Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee tomorrow, a source close to the Trump campaign said.
The two are expected to consult on foreign policy. The source said Corker remains on Trump’s list of potential vice presidential running mates.
Ms Clinton, who is close to clinching the Democratic Party’s nomination for the Nov. 8 election, has vowed to take on the gun lobby and expand gun control measures.