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US President Donald Trump became the first sitting commander-in-chief in more than 30 years to speak to the National Rifle Association, promising the guns-rights activists that he would “never, ever infringe” on the Second Amendment to the Constitution.

“The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end,” Trump said during his speech to the NRA’s leadership forum in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday.

‘8-yr assault’ on gun rights ‘has come to a crashing end,’ Trump tells NRA

Trump began his speech by praising Karen Handel, the Republican candidate in the June special election runoff for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. He listed all the problems with her opponent without naming him, but then joked that “other than that he’s doing a tremendous job!”

The president also took a moment to remember the deceased former NRA president and actor Charlton Heston, whom he called a “beloved patriot” and “a great guy” who fought for gun rights “when maybe a lot of people didn’t want to be fighting” during his five terms at the helm of the NRA.

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