Published On: Fri, Apr 28th, 2017

The National Rifle Association‬ Wants A Return On Their Investment In ‪Donald Trump

President Donald Trump speaks at the 2016 NRA convention

Not since Ronald Reagan’s appearance at the 112th Annual Members Banquet in May 1983 has a sitting president attended a National Rifle Association convention. President Donald Trump will break that precedent on Friday when he takes to the stage at NRA Leadership Forum in Atlanta.

Just ninety-nine days into Trump’s presidency, and roughly one week before the thirty-fourth anniversary of Reagan’s appearance, the president will address a caucus that was critical to his winning vault into the Oval Office.

Is the NRA going to use their unprecedented support for Trump as leverage for increased power and political influence in Congress? Let’s take a look.

Dennis Henigan, a former VP of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and who wrote “Guns Don’t Kill People, People Kill People,” said that Trump’s commitment to the meeting is a sign that the president is aware of his debt to the National Rifle Association for election support.

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The National Rifle Association‬ Wants A Return On Their Investment In ‪Donald Trump