Chris W. Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action, is among the star-studded group of speakers set to address the crowd at this week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
Cox, also NRA’s chief lobbyist, will speak Tuesday evening at the convention, the theme of which is “Make America Great Again.”
“On behalf of the 5 million men and women of the National Rifle Association, it's an honor to be asked to speak at the Republican Convention,” Cox said. “Donald Trump strongly believes in our fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms. Hillary Clinton does not—she said the Supreme Court was wrong when it said law-abiding Americans have the right to keep a firearm in our homes for self-protection. For voters who believe in their constitutional freedoms, the choice in this presidential election is clear—that choice is Donald Trump."
Armed Tennessee Homeowner Fights Off Intruder
A Louisville, Tenn., homeowner on Friday used his firearm to stop two men who were trying to break into his house.
According to local media reports, a man, woman and child were in the house when two men tried to break in. The man grabbed his gun and shot one of the suspects, stopping the break-in. The wounded intruder was arrested and is expected to survive.
Neighbors said they believe the homeowner just did what he had to do to protect his home. "He's not dead. The house is protected. [The suspect] is incapacitated,” neighbor B.J. Lovins told WLKY.com. “I can't say anything negative about that. He was protecting his home, which he had every reason to believe that was going to be dangerous."