In a move that signals a reversal of current gun control measures, former President Donald Trump has expressed his intentions to undo the gun restrictions implemented by President Joe Biden, should he be re-elected. These restrictions came into effect under Biden’s presidency following a gun law reform that was passed in 2022. This law represents a cautious compromise between the Democrats and Republicans, both of whom have differing views on the issue.
“Every single Biden attack on gun owners and manufacturers will be ended in my very first week in office, perhaps even my first day,” Trump declared in a speech delivered to a crowd of thousands of supporters. This event took place on Friday (local time) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The event was orchestrated by the National Rifle Association (NRA), a group that has been a longtime supporter of Trump.
The NRA’s support for Trump is not a recent development. The organization threw its full weight behind Trump during the 2016 election campaign and continued to back him throughout his term as US president.
As we approach the 2024 presidential election campaign, Trump emerges as the Republicans’ leading candidate. He clearly views conservative gun owners as a key demographic and believes that their support could be instrumental in his re-election.