NRA boss offers same solutions to school shootings as Donald Trump

NRA boss offers same solutions to school shootings as Donald Trump

"They just want to get more laws to get more control over people".

Professor Eric Schickler, Chair Of The UC Berkeley Political Science Department, says the NRA transitioned from a hunting and gun enthusiasts club to a powerful political lobbying group in the 1970's and 80's.

In recent days, Trump has notably broken with the NRA in being open to raising the legal age to purchase certain firearms.

"It should all be at 21", Trump said at an event at the White House. "And notice I said "crying white mothers" because there are thousands of grieving black mothers in Chicago every weekend, and you don't see town halls for them, do you?" "The only way to save our Second Amendment is to vote for someone you know named Donald Trump", he told NRA members during their annual gathering in 2016, shortly after the NRA endorsed him. "I mean, really, where was the systemic resistance?" Among other things, the group lobbied for bills to repeal bans on gun silencers, reduce the amount of information available for background checks, and make concealed-carry permits valid across the country. "And thats particularly interesting because of all the sacred cows he's gored as President, the 2nd amendment and the NRA are not one of them".

And then in his next sentence, he may have given away the reason he and the NRA seem to be using similar, and sometimes the exact same, language.

"They're very close to me".

"What many people don't understand, or don't want to understand, is that Wayne, Chris and the folks who work so hard at the @NRA are Great People and Great American Patriots", Trump tweeted. But Trump has made several conflicting statements on the controversial issue over the course of less than 24 hours beginning Wednesday.

The Feb. 14 rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was the latest in a series of deadly shootings at US schools and has spurred unprecedented youth-led protests in cities across the country.

Sheriff Israel said stricter gun control needed to be introduced. External Link Donald Trump tweet: History shows that a school shooting lasts, on average, 3 minutes. The American people, the teachers, don't want that.

"I'm qualified on the M16 rifle and on the 45 pistol and there's absolutely no way a teacher should have a gun in a classroom".

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The other guest on stage, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel - whose police force had to deal with the massacre - eventually jumped in and issued a scathing slapdown.

"I am devastated. Sick to my stomach".

Trump raised the idea on Wednesday of arming teachers, drawing a mixed reaction in a country where there are fierce divisions on how to curb mass shootings and everyday gun violence.

"Bringing more guns into our schools does nothing to protect our students and educators from gun violence".

NRATV host Grant Stinchfield suggested editors and reporters hoped for another shooting just so they could push their gun control agenda.

"Even a person who has severe mental health problems could get their hands on a gun legally", he added. However, Mr Trump has come under pressure to act.

"I hear a lot of quiet in this room, and I sense your anxiety", LaPierre said.

"If you are just going to sit there and spread lies and say someone like me who is an NRA member is a baby killer or a mass murderer, or I have blood on my hands, that's offensive to me", said a CPAC attendee from OH named Amy, who asked that her last name not be published.


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