Nearly 35 years ago, President Ronald Reagan was the last chief executive to address the annual NRA convention.
At end of this month President Trump will be first president this century to address the group, which comes after weeks of quiet rollbacks of Obama’s anti-Second Amendment agenda.
It was just weeks ago that Trump signed the executive order removing Obama’s Social Security gun ban which denied retirees of benefits if they owned a firearm.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
President Donald Trump will be the first President to speak at the NRA Annual Meetings since Ronald Reagan did it in 1983. He will speak to the NRA’s 2017 Leadership Forum in Atlanta on April 28.
Breitbart News reported that the NRA endorsed Trump on May 20, 2016, during the 2016 Annual Meetings in Louisville, Kentucky. Thereafter, the NRA campaigned for Trump, and Trump reminded voters again and again that he would work with the NRA to save the Second Amendment if elected.
Trump will now return to speak to the gun rights group that cheered him to victory last year. Bloomberg reports that this will make him “the first U.S. president to address the gun-rights group since Ronald Reagan in 1983.”
Trump’s speech to the NRA will occur two months to the day after he signed a repeal of Barack Obama’s Social Security gun ban which would have allowed the Social Security Administration to strip beneficiaries of the Second Amendment rights without due process. The speech also comes nearly two months after his Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, ended an Obama-era ban against using lead ammunition on federal lands.