National Rifle Association Executive Director Chris Cox spoke about the Oval Office meeting with Donald Trump on Thursday. He said that neither Trump, nor Vice President Mike Pence “don’t want gun control.”
Cox defended the president, despite many Republicans breaking with him. Cox said that Trump supports a “strong due process” when it comes to guns.
“I had a great meeting tonight with @realDonaldTrump & @VP. We all want safe schools, mental health reform and to keep guns away from dangerous people,” Cox tweeted, “POTUS & VPOTUS support the Second Amendment, support strong due process and don’t want gun control.”
— Chris Cox (@ChrisCoxNRA) March 2, 2018
The president stunned Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Wednesday during a meeting at the White House when he endorsed a Democratic “wish list” of gun control proposals, including raising the age to purchase a firearm from 18 to 21 and confiscating guns from individuals deemed dangerous without following due process.
The NRA and its lobbying arm have faced massive criticism for its opposition to gun control in the days following last month’s shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla.
The confessed gunman, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, legally obtained the AR-15 rifle allegedly used in the attack that left 17 students and faculty dead and more than a dozen others wounded.
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