In an appearance Thursday on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends,” NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox praised the Trump administration’s efforts to prosecute illegal gun activity. With the Department of Justice announcing that prosecutions are up almost 23 percent over last year, Cox applauded President Trump’s leadership that is changing the culture of how America deals with criminals and is working to make cities safer and save lives.
In contrast, prosecutions for certain federal gun crimes dropped 40 percent while President Barack Obama was in office, yet his administration tried to take away Second Amendment rights from law-abiding gun owners.
“The sad truth is that nearly 4,000 people were murdered in [Obama’s] hometown during his presidency,” Cox said. Had he followed the leadership example being shown by President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, there would be people alive today who aren’t, he noted. “That’s a real tragedy and it should forever stain his legacy.”