Trump reaffirms plan to speak at NRA amid attacks on Second Amendment rights

FILE - President Donald Trump arrives at the White House in Washington, on Dec. 31, 2020. Mark Pomerantz, a prosecutor who had been leading a criminal investigation into Donald Trump before quitting last month, said in his resignation letter that he believes the former president is "guilty of numerous felony violations" and he disagreed with the Manhattan district attorney's decision not to seek an indictment. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

FILE – President Donald Trump arrives at the White House in Washington, on Dec. 31, 2020. Mark Pomerantz, a prosecutor who had been leading a criminal investigation into Donald Trump before quitting last month, said in his resignation letter that he believes the former president is “guilty of numerous felony violations” and he disagreed with the Manhattan district attorney’s decision not to seek an indictment. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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Donald Trump reaffirmed his plan to speak at the upcoming National Rifle Association of America convention as some Democrats indicate they will target Second Amendment rights.

In a Truth Social post Wednesday, the 45th president said “America needs real leadership right now due to a security crisis sweeping the nation.” Trump added, he will deliver an important address at the NRA’s annual meeting in Texas on Friday.

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This comes as some Democrats are ramping up calls to seize guns from law abiding citizens while citing the tragic school shooting in the Lone Star State. Trump stressed that, in his opinion, America does not need partisanship at this moment, but it needs real solutions instead.

His comments came after at least 19 students and two adults were killed Tuesday when a gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in the city Uvalde, which is located West of San Antonio. The 18-year-old gunman was reportedly a high school drop out who may have had a juvenile record.

Some, such as former congressman Ron Paul, have argued that calls to limit or abolish the Second Amendment in response to the recent tragedy are misguided. He suggested that putting the focus on firearms is hypocrisy as soft crime policies remain in place under the Biden administration.

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