Donald Trump to speak at annual NRA Convention in Dallas

Donald Trump to speak at annual NRA Convention in Dallas

Former President Donald Trump is set to speak at the National Rifle Association‘s (NRA) annual meeting in Dallas later this month.

He will deliver the keynote speech on May 18 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center downtown.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is also scheduled to speak at the NRA leadership forum on May 18 during the event.

According to the association, this will be Trump’s ninth time speaking at the NRA’s event, showing his ongoing support for the organization, the Second Amendment, and the American tradition of firearm ownership.

Trump first spoke to NRA members in Nashville in 2015 and has remained a steadfast supporter since then. In 2016, he pledged to always stand by NRA members and their rights.

NRA Interim Executive Vice President & CEO Andrew Arulanandam said, “President Trump is under relentless attacks because he is not afraid to fight for those who share his American values.”

He further added, “He is uniquely qualified to address our members who know what it’s like to stand for something, even when it’s hard. The NRA and our millions of members around the country have President Trump’s back, and we know he has ours.”

The annual event spans three days and features free seminars, special events, and a large exhibit hall displaying the newest firearms and outdoor gear from leading companies in the industry.

Officials describe it as the largest gathering of NRA members and supporters of the Second Amendment in the country.

Attendees have the opportunity to attend educational seminars, participate in special activities, and explore a wide array of products related to firearms and outdoor activities.

Donald Trump to speak at annual NRA Convention in Dallas
Donald Trump to speak at annual NRA Convention in Dallas

Randy Kozuch, the executive director of NRA-ILA, also said that “President Trump’s presence at the NRA Annual Meeting is a powerful sign of his ongoing commitment to our constitutional freedoms and the Association’s efforts to protect and advance the Second Amendment rights of every law-abiding American.”

He further added, “His fellow NRA members can’t wait to hear from him at this pivotal moment in our Nation’s history.”

In February, Trump reassured NRA members at an event in Pennsylvania, promising to protect gun owners’ rights if he returns to the White House.

He emphasized that during his presidency, he resisted pressure to change gun policies.

The meeting occurs amid legal troubles for the NRA. Former CEO Wayne LaPierre was found liable in a lawsuit for misusing millions of dollars of the organization’s funds.

He was ordered to pay restitution and resigned in January.

Trump himself is facing legal challenges, including a hush money trial in New York. He is accused of falsifying business records to suppress damaging stories during his 2016 presidential campaign.

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