President Trump continued his attendance of the National Rifle Association’s annual convention on Friday. By attending the conference last year, he became the only President to appear before the organization in the last 30 years. Though never shying away from controversy, the pressure to legislate stricter gun control is heavier than ever.
The Push for a Safer America
A February 14th school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida (near Miami) that took the lives of 17 people has sparked national outrage and a renewed call for restricting the sale of semi-automatic weapons. Trump himself has pointed out that it doesn’t make sense for an 18-year old to have the ability to buy a semi-automatic weapon when they have to wait until they’re 21 to be a handgun.
He’s also said that despite the NRA funding his Presidential campaign ($30 million), he’s not afraid to stand up to them for the sake of making America safer.