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Trump prepares to address NRA at war with itself


Added 04-26-19 01:22:02am EST - “The nation's largest gun rights organization played a pivotal role in President Donald Trump's victory in 2016.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Trump prepares to address NRA at war with itself”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation’s largest gun rights organization played a pivotal role in President Donald Trump’s victory in 2016.

Three years later, the National Rifle Association is limping toward the next election divided and diminished.

It’s a reversal that has stunned longtime observers and that is raising questions about the one-time kingmaker’s potential firepower heading into 2020 as Trump and Vice President Mike Pence prepare to headline the group’s annual convention in Indianapolis on Friday.

“I’ve never seen the NRA this vulnerable” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit that advocates for gun control measures.

In the months after Trump’s election, the NRA seemed on top of the world. After pouring tens of millions of dollars into the presidential race, their dark horse candidate occupied the desk in the Oval Office. Republicans controlled both branches of Congress. And the emboldened group had ambitious plans afoot for easing state and national gun regulations.

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