President Trump will address the NRA convention today for the third year in a row.
Some people associated with other, more strident gun-rights groups have criticized Mr. Trump over the bump-stock ban and some NRA members canceled their booths at this year’s convention because the organization didn’t fight against it.
But with Democrats now in control of the House and many of the party’s presidential candidates advocating more gun restrictions, most of the expected 80,000 attendees at the NRA convention will likely be on the president’s side, experts said.
“There will be a group that will be mad at the bump-stock ban and they may be vocal about it, but overall he will receive a very enthusiastic greeting,” said Richard Feldman, a former NRA official and author of “Ricochet: Confessions of a Gun Lobbyist.” “Compared to what’s facing gun owners in a Democratic House and with any of the Democratic presidential candidates, on the gun issue he’s a wonderful guy.”
– Zusha Elinson in Trump Heads to NRA Convention as Disagreements Over His Gun Policies Simmer