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Friday, June 9, 2017

NRA-ILA’s Chris Cox In National Journal

In a Wednesday Q&A in the National Journal, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox said having President Donald Trump in the White House has completely changed the landscape for America’s gun owners.

“You’ve changed the fun­da­ment­al ap­proach to the Second Amend­ment at the top with the pres­id­ent,” he said. “Pres­id­ent Trump is an un­apo­lo­get­ic sup­port­er, and the first sit­ting pres­id­ent since Re­agan in 1983 to ad­dress our an­nu­al meet­ing.”

Cox also said that widespread support for gun rights among Americans puts NRA in a very strong position.

“Our data shows [sup­port for] the goals of the NRA, the rights of law-abid­ing people to keep and own fire­arms for self-de­fense, from a voter’s stand­point, is over­whelm­ing,” he said. “That’s why you have every­one from Barack Obama to Mi­chael Bloomberg to Chuck Schu­mer say­ing they sup­port the Second Amend­ment, even though they work tire­lessly to un­der­mine it.”

To read the entire interview, click here.