WASHINGTON TIMES — Donald Trump heads this month to the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Kentucky riding a wave of strong support from the country’s gun owners, who say he’s just what they’re looking for in November.
While pro-lifers, tax-cutters and others in the conservative coalition are struggling with Mr. Trump as the likely GOP presidential nominee, gun rights leaders say there’s no hurdle for them.
“I have not seen anything on the issue of guns that’s caused me to hesitate with him,” said Philip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League.
“He seems to be the real deal on guns,” Mr. Van Cleave said. “I’ve not seen anything where he’s done anything but [be] very much in line with what gun owners want.”
Mr. Trump has frequently touted his pro-gun bona fides on the campaign trail, and will bring his positions with him to Louisville later this month when he speaks at the NRA Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum at the gun group’s annual gathering.
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