Donald Trump tells NRA lack of guns behind European terrorism

Donald Trump tells NRA lack of guns behind European terrorism

Trump says the strongest deterrent to would-be gun attackers is "the knowledge that their attack will end their life and end in total failure".

President Donald Trump rallied his base at the National Rifle Association convention on Friday, telling thousands of gun rights supporters that he would fight for the Second Amendment while also offering his thoughts on the midterm elections, immigration laws and the Russian Federation investigation.

"Let me tell you folks, we're all fighting battles, but I love fighting these battles", Trump said. This was not the first time Trump spoke at the event - he's given speeches since 2015 - but his address previous year marked the first time a sitting President addressed the convention since Ronald Reagan, an indication of his strong relationship with the organization.

President Donald Trump is reflecting on the February shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people.

During the speech, Trump also took aim at Chicago, saying it has tough gun laws but a problem with gun violence.

He made it clear that NRA members need to vote for conservative Republicans in the mid-term election in order to ensure their second amendment rights remain secure.

"The world is watching and we're going to come up with a solution", Trump assured a group of people affected by the nation's deadliest school shootings during an emotional White House listening session one week after the attack.

Taking a break from the escalating pressures of the Russian Federation probe and the Stormy Daniels case, Trump returned to the NRA's annual convention, his fourth consecutive appearance.

During a televised gun meeting with lawmakers in late February, Trump wagged his finger at a Republican senator and scolded him for being "afraid of the NRA", declaring that he would stand up to the group and finally get results in quelling gun violence. He talked about raising the age for legal purchases of assault-style AR-15s from 18 to 21, banning bump stocks boosting the firepower of AR-15s, and tightening up background checks on gun buyers.

It was the second time Mr Trump has spoken at the conference as a sitting president.

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Trump endorsed a top NRA goal to allow trained teachers to carry concealed weapons and to install more armed security guards in schools. When they know that, they're not going in.

On billboards across North Texas, the NRA promoted the convention as 15 acres of guns and gear.

As rank-and-file members gather, board member Tom King says the NRA will once again make the case that firearms aren't the real public safety issue.

He lauded the Texan Revolution (1835 - 1836) and the values conveyed by the Texan motto "Come take it" and promised the audience in attendance their rights to bear arms will never be altered.

A longtime supporter of the NRA, Trump said during the flight Friday that it was a "truly great organization".

Trump did not elaborate on how the Second Amendment is under siege.

Tonya Duerr, who traveled to the convention with her family from Knoxville, Tennessee, was "concerned, but hopeful" about Trump's rhetoric following the shooting.

The NRA's relationship with the president was further complicated after a McClatchy report in January that USA authorities are investigating whether the group funneled Russian money into the 2016 presidential election.

The Fix NICS Act, a modest strengthening of the existing federal background check system that wasn't opposed by the NRA, was included in a government spending bill Trump signed in March.