NRA Publicly Rebukes Trump: His Ideas on Guns "Def[y] Common Sense"

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the price for getting in bed with Trump is that you have to spend every interview between now and November answering for the latest dumb thing Trump has said or done.


Let’s review what’s happened since the NRA endorsed Trump for President a couple weeks ago. First Trump publicly called out the organization while parroting an unconstitutional (and stupid) Democrat talking point. This caused Chris Cox and Wayne LaPierre to spend several days trying to explain how Trump was on their side of this issue instead of the Democrats’.

Then Trump suggested that the best way to have solved the Orlando massacre would have been for all the drunk (and possibly high) patrons of Pulse to have been strapping weapons to their waists or their ankles, or wherever. So when Cox and LaPierre made the rounds on the Sunday shows today at one of the highest pressure moments of the NRA’s history, instead of talking about the Cornyn bill that the Democrats insanely filibustered, they instead got to explain their thoughts on, you guessed it, some idiotic remarks from Trump.

WASHINGTON — Two top National Rifle Association officials took aim at Donald Trump on Sunday, blasting his suggestion that armed clubgoers could have prevented the deadliest mass shooting in US history as one that “defies common sense.”

“No one thinks that people should go into a nightclub drinking and carrying firearms,” said Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action told ABC’s “This Week.” “That defies common sense. It also defies the law.”

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But Wayne LaPiere, NRA’s CEO, said Sunday that pistol-packing revelers are not a realistic solution.

“I don’t think you should have firearms where people are drinking,” LaPiere told CBS’s “Face the Nation.”


This is the only thing I’ll say about this – if the NRA thinks this is the last time they’ll be performing this same song and dance, they are sadly mistaken. I’m curious as to how willing the NRA is to stand by their endorsement of Trump if he’s going to continue to make the problem worse virtually every time he opens his mouth.


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