Donald Trump bragged to NRA members that he “did nothing” about guns during his term in the White House despite “great pressure.”
“You have a right to self-defense, you’ve always had that right, and during my four years, nothing happened, and there was great pressure on me having to do with guns. We did nothing. We didn’t yield. And once you yield a little bit, that’s just the beginning. That’s the avalanche begins,” Trump said at the NRA Presidential Forum at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex Friday.
More than 100,000 Americans were killed by guns during Trump’s one term in the White House, according to Everytown.
Trump banned bump stocks after the Las Vegas shooting, but a majority of his actions in office were to loosen gun laws such as reversing an Obama-era policy, thus making it possible for people suffering from severe mental health issues to buy guns.
On Friday, Trump demanded that the NRA endorse him promising them that “no one will ever lay a finger on your firearms” if he’s re-elected.