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NRA Criticizes Trump for ‘Great TV,’ But ‘Bad Policy’

A spokesperson for the NRA said Trump’s policies were more focused punishing “law abiding gun owners” than enacting meaningful reforms.

By NTK Staff | 03.01.2018 @2:00pm
NRA Criticizes Trump for ‘Great TV,’ But ‘Bad Policy’

Did President Trump go too far yesterday during a bipartisan meeting with members of Congress? The National Rifle Association (NRA) thinks so.

During the White House summit with Republicans and Democrats Wednesday, Trump advocated for expanded background checks for gun purchases, a ban on all assault weapons, seizing firearms without due process, and other measures. Previously, Trump had already publicly stated his support for increasing the minimum age to buy a firearm to 21.

The meeting, which was broadcast on cable news channels, did not sit well with the NRA. A spokesperson for the organization called it “great TV” but “bad policy”:

“While today’s meeting made for great TV, the gun-control proposals discussed would make for bad policy that would not keep our children safe,” NRA public affairs director Jennifer Baker said. “Instead of punishing law-abiding gun owners for the acts of a deranged lunatic, our leaders should pass meaningful reforms that would actually prevent future tragedies.”

Trump, for his part, did not seem concerned with any fallout from the gun advocate organization. He called himself a “fan” of the NRA, but claimed some Republicans are “petrified” of the group.

“They have great power over you people,” he told the bipartisan group Wednesday. “They have less power over me.”

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