Report: Trump to Speak at First National Rifle Association Meeting Since Pandemic

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Former President Trump will deliver a speech at the National Rifle Association’s first annual meeting since a hiatus during the pandemic.

Fox News reports:

“It is truly an honor to have President Trump address NRA members for the sixth time at our 2022 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Houston,” NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre told Fox News Digital on Thursday. “President Trump delivered on his promises by appointing judges who respect and value the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and in doing so helped ensure the freedom of generations of Americans.”

NRA-ILA executive director Jason Ouimet told Fox News Digital that NRA members are “thrilled” Trump will speak at this year’s meeting and encouraged people to make the trip to Houston for the “celebration of American freedom.”

“President Trump has always stood tall for the constitutional freedoms in which his fellow NRA members believe,” Ouimet said. “During COVID-19, President Trump declared firearms and ammunition retailers to be “critical infrastructure,” prompting states to reopen gun stores that had been forcibly closed. President Trump recognizes the Second Amendment is about liberties that belong to all Americans and knows that our right to self-defense is non-negotiable.”

The NRA anticipates tens of thousands of people will attend the annual meeting this year. It is the first mass gathering of NRA members in three years following a hiatus during the pandemic and follows decades of holding the annual event.

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