The NRA's biggest contribution to gun control is holding its annual convention

07 May, 2018, 06:19 | Author: Eric Barnett
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"France expresses its firm disapproval of President Trump's comments about the Paris attacks on November 13, 2015 and demands that the memory of the victims be respected", the foreign office said in a statement.

In addressing the gun lobbying group's annual convention, the Republican president will emphasize his support for gun rights in political terms, likely claiming again that Democrats want to take away Americans' firearms, a White House official said.

"The problem is not guns", he said, according to the Texas Observer.

"You know what I said?" We will never fail, and we will always protect your Second Amendment!

Trump's NRA speech also drew anger in France on Saturday, after the U.S. president, using his hand in a gun gesture, acted out how a gunman had killed hostages one by one during an attack in Paris in November 2015.

The president was addressing the NRA gathering almost three months after a deadly shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.


Survivors of the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead are leading a massive national gun control movement. "Like it or not, we don't care if you are a Democrat or a Republican, if you are supported by the NRA, you don't stand with kids, you stand with the gun manufacturers and people making money off this fear and tragedy that's perpetrating itself". The NRA has fiercely defended America's gun ownership rights for many years, citing the Second Amendment. Gun control activists generally oppose that idea.

"France expresses its firm disapproval of the comments by President Trump about the attacks of Nov 13, 2015, in Paris and asks for respect of the memory of the victims", foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll said in a statement.

While state lawmakers in Florida adopted a higher age limit for gun buyers, action at the federal level was shunted to a new school safety commission, which has no deadline to report. He did not endorse closing a loophole in existing law that would require background checks for guns bought at guns shows or sales arranged over the internet.

The president did distance himself from one of the NRA's top legislative priorities: a bill to make concealed-carry permits from any state valid nationwide. "But the average members of the NRA, they don't agree with Trump's stance on guns". She said Trump had "ignored the pleas of young people demanding safer gun laws".

Trauma surgeons in London said US President Donald Trump had missed the point after he linked a wave of knife crime in the British capital to a ban on handguns. "And we are doing just that under the leadership of this president".

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