WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will address the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association, one of his most loyal constituencies.
Trump’s April 26 appearance in Indianapolis comes about a month after his administration pushed a ban on bump stocks, the device used by the gunman in the 2017 Las Vegas massacre to make his weapons fire rapidly like machine guns.
Trump has been a strong supporter of the NRA, which spent millions helping to elect him in 2016.
Nevertheless, the NRA’s top priorities – allowing gun owners with a state-issued concealed-carry permit to carry a handgun in any state and easing restrictions on the sales of suppressors – remain unfulfilled.
The speech to the NRA will be Trump’s third consecutive appearance at the group’s annual meeting.
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