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2019 APR 26: Trump Stands With The NRA

  • A year ago, Trump told Parkland school shooting victims and their families that he would fight for them, stand up to the NRA, and support a comprehensive gun reform bill.

  • Since then, it has been abundantly clear those were all lies. Instead, Trump chose to side with the NRA over the vast majority of Americans who support common sense gun reforms.

    • Trump has stood in lockstep with the NRA, repeatedly defending them and regurgitating their talking points.

    • Trump abandoned his promise to work for gun control measures opposed by the NRA, and has fully embraced their agenda.

  • Today, Trump once again takes center stage at the NRA’s national convention, yet again proving that he stands in lockstep with the NRA.

  • Americans are sick of this charade. The vast majority of Americans support common-sense gun reforms to ensure a tragedy like the Parkland school shooting never happens again.

  • Democrats understand that responsible gun ownership is part of the fabric of many American communities, but also realize that current laws are not enough to curtail the epidemic of gun violence.

    • House Democrats have already begun working to take action and passed legislation to require background checks for all gun sales. The White House, meanwhile, said it would veto this legislation if it reaches Trump’s desk.

Lucas Acosta

Director of Broadcast Media
Democratic National Committee