President Trump has landed the endorsement of the National Rifle Association for his work in protecting the Second Amendment.
According to Fox News:
The National Rifle Association on Thursday endorsed President Trump’s reelection bid, saying that he had “delivered” on his promise to protect Americans’ Second Amendment rights.
“On behalf of America’s 5 million NRA members, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse your reelection as president of the United States of America,” the NRA’s political action committee said in a letter to Trump. “You have done more than any president to protect the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. The NRA stands behind you and your administration.”
Trump secured the gun rights group’s endorsement in his 2016 election, and it is not surprising that the group has backed Trump a second time, considering his administration’s resistance to calls for gun control — although it did impose a ban on bump stocks. Meanwhile, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has promised a number of gun control measures if elected and has bragged about how he has “taken on” the NRA during his time as a senator.
“We were proud to play a leading role in your 2016 election,” the letter to Trump said. “You promised to defend the Second Amendment and stand tall for the constitutional freedoms in which our members believe. You recognize the Second Amendment is about liberties that belong to all Americans. You have delivered on your promise in extraordinary ways.”
The endorsement could help Trump increase the enthusiasm of voters who focus on the Second Amendment. The President regularly makes it a point to point out that Democrats want to take Second Amendment rights away.