Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump has scored another endorsement, this time from a large nonprofit organization. The endorsement is from none other than the Republican Party supporting National Rifle Association (NRA). After making an appearance and delivering a speech to the 70,000 attendants of the 45th Annual Meeting of the National Rifle Association in Louisville, Kentucky, Trump was given the endorsement in full support. The NRA recognized the critical time of having an open seat in the Supreme Court, stating President Obama or Hillary Clinton could nominate someone that would effectively strip Second Amendment Rights.
“I would like for Hillary Clinton to put a list together also, and I want to see what the list consists of,” Trump said after he released his own list of picks earlier this week. “It will be day and night, it won’t be good for the people in this room and the country. Hillary Clinton wants to abolish the Second Amendment. Crooked Hillary is the most anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment candidate. She wants to take your guns away from you, just remember that. [The Clintons] are heartless hypocrites or having armed bodyguards while calling for gun restrictions.”
For Trump’s endorsement, NRA Executive Director Chris Cox released a statement regarding the organization’s support behind the billionaire. “The stakes in this year’s presidential election could not be higher for gun owners. If Hillary Clinton gets the opportunity to replace Antonin Scalia with an anti-gun Supreme Court justice, we will lose the individual right to keep a gun in the home for self-defense. … So the choice for gun owners in this election is clear. And that choice is Donald Trump.”
The presidential endorsement for Trump comes earlier than usual for NRA officials, since Romney was not endorsed until October 2012, but the officials reported to news outlets a lot of members have a genuine excitement for the presumptive GOP nominee and are willing to give full support.