Donald Trump to speak at gun rights event in Atlanta

President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak in Atlanta this month at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention. He will be the first president to address the group since Ronald Reagan.

The April 28 visit is to the NRA’s Leadership Forum and spokeswoman Jennifer Baker told Bloomberg the organization is “excited to once again have a president who respects the Second Amendment.”

The NRA endorsed Trump in May after he promised to appoint judges who would support gun rights expansions. More than 80,000 people and hundreds of exhibitors are expected to attend the gathering, which stretches from April 27-30.

Other speakers include Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. So will U.S. Sen. David Perdue of Georgia. Trump’s visit comes on the last day of federal funding on the current budget bill, and there could be at least a partial shutdown if Congress doesn’t pass a new spending bill by then.

 

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Joni Regier
Joni Regier

Traffic is gonna be a mess. Should have waited till 85 is fixed.

Rusty Burnham
Rusty Burnham

Come on up there snowflakes, we will be waiting on ya...........

Judy Cornwell
Judy Cornwell

Looks like we need to turn out on the 28th, RESIST.

Gunluvr
Gunluvr

The first President since Ronald Reagan to address the oldest civil rights organization in the country, WOW. And it's happening here!!

Robert Douglas
Robert Douglas

How about he pick a town that actually adheres to gun rights? Atlanta is a city full of corruption and crooked cops all hell bent on suppressing 2A Rights.

Thomas Meduri
Thomas Meduri

democratic Party should be deemed a terrorist organization. Along with those diseased liberals.

Thomas Meduri
Thomas Meduri

The kkk is owned and operated by the democrats look it up . I know liberals hate taking the time to do research

Thomas Meduri
Thomas Meduri

The kkk is owned and operated by the democrats look it up . I know liberals hate taking the time to do research

Howard Smith
Howard Smith

We need to protest his visit in a big way. We need to let him know we RESIST.

Matt Steffney
Matt Steffney

Learn more about your gun rights at GeorgiaCarry.Org.

Dave Gundersen
Dave Gundersen

going to kiss some NRA butt. The GOP is worried about 2018 elections.

Andy Young
Andy Young

Next frontier for the NRA? Getting guns into the hands of elementary and middle-school kids. Where does it end?

Kevin Thomas
Kevin Thomas

Other than causing even worst traffic this will only give trump a chubby. Cheers for allowing mentally ill the rights to carry. Remember trump said the gangs in Chicago shouldn't have guns. Bet they will not allow guns in the room where trump is speaking. Nor in the room the president of NRA speaks. I know they will not allow guns in the buildings cafeteria or restaurants. Demand to allow guns in the room when trump is speaking or you have given up your second amendment rights already. trump has taken them away. Sad that you cannot see this. If I'm wrong please post pics of you listening to trump while holding your AR and carrying your 1911. I really hope someday the AARP and ACLU have the money to buy the GOP so human rights and dignity will be as important as the right to kill. Remember to post your pics.

Katherine Davis
Katherine Davis

Kevin, seriously???? He is the President...you don't make any sense...

Lee Peterson
Lee Peterson

You need to read right to carry laws Kevin. It clearly states where you can and can't carry. Has nothing to do with who he is rather the venue he is in.

Kevin Thomas
Kevin Thomas

Again second amendment does not limit where you have the rights to guns. If it's the venue the NRA should have picked a second amendment friendly venue.

Linda Miller
Linda Miller

Keep this cheating Cheeto poser President out of my state

Jackie Lovett
Jackie Lovett

Blah blah guns blah blah guns. ❌🔫 needed .... ☮️📢

Tlynn Daws
Tlynn Daws

He said bad things about Atlanta. Watch violence errupt. Happens wherever he goes.

Brenda Addison
Brenda Addison

No. It happens because libs/dems won't get a job or a life! Bimbos needing attention .

Katherine Erwin Bailey
Katherine Erwin Bailey

The cheeto is the only common denominator when there is violence. A white supremacist punched a woman in the face at the Berkeley protests. Guarantee you he's not liberal...

Katherine Erwin Bailey
Katherine Erwin Bailey

After someone points out a trumpeter for punching a woman in the face, Jane says 'no you did it, not me.'

Steve Morris
Steve Morris

Trump will be the greatest President in history after the failed Obama

Phil Woodhall
Phil Woodhall

Ugh. This will also be an anti-Democrat harangue for sixth district purposes.

Monte Poitevint
Monte Poitevint

Defending our right to personal protection. This is a commonsense approach, especially after his predecessor worked to disarm us while flooding the country with criminals, murderers, rapists and terrorists.

Keo Blaise
Keo Blaise

Wow... Obama was the best thing to ever happen to the gun industry... He was all about 2nd amendment.... Guess what??? He didnt take my families guns.

Dorothy M. Tate
Dorothy M. Tate

President Obama never tried to disarm anyone of their 2nd Amendment Rights stop with the Lies..

Matt Lawless
Matt Lawless

I see you are flying the official flag of meth-addled inbreds. It's the ultimate participation trophy. Goes nicely with a pointy white hood and matching robe.

Patricia Rathbun
Patricia Rathbun

Sadly were probably going to need some kind of protection with the cheese cake as president. We're going to end up with 3rd world war. All you freaking supporters of him better run to sign up cause mine are not.

Lisa L Kent Vann
Lisa L Kent Vann

Matt Lawless.. For your info.. There is no meth heads in my family. And they've all been carrying that flag for years. Every last one of my family have been to college,been in the army,own their own homes and cars. They dont receive any goverment assistant. So sick of people automatically thinking someones is a bad person or drug addict because of a flag or their beilefs.. I have family who have lost their lives in all wars including civil war.. Just like the NAACP.. Ironically i have good friends who support that. And guess what we all get along just fine. Because we dont judge each other.

Roxy Pinson
Roxy Pinson

Where the tornadoes when you need them. \U0001f602\U0001f602

Saye Atkinson
Saye Atkinson

I'm assuming he will be speaking in a venue that, ironically, will not allow guns.