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  • 'I think you're afraid of the NRA': Trump blasts Republican lawmakers in bipartisan meeting (tr)

    02/28/2018 1:25:32 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 120 replies
    businessinsider ^ | February 28, 2018 | Michelle Mark
    President Donald Trump held a freewheeling White House meeting on Wednesday to discuss various gun-control measures, at one point jabbing a Republican senator over his reluctance to raise the age of all gun purchases to 21 from 18. "I think you're afraid of the NRA," Trump said to Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, arguing that raising the age limit was "something we have to think about." "A lot of people are afraid to bring it up," Trump said, referring to the National Rifle Association's vehement opposition to the proposal. Some Democrats, such as Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, smiled and...
  • NRA officials split with Trump on wisdom of armed club-goers

    06/19/2016 8:52:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 113 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19, 2016 | Tom LoBianco, CNN
    Top National Rifle Association officials split Sunday with Donald Trump's position that armed club-goers are a good idea. "I don't think you should have firearms where people are drinking," said Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's chief executive officer said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "But I will tell you this. Everybody, every American starts to have -- needs to start having a security plan. We need to be able to protect ourselves, because they're coming. And they're going for vulnerable spots, and this country needs to realize it." NRA lobbyist Chris Cox told ABC's "This Week": "No one thinks that people...