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.”