During his speech at the 2017 NRA convention on Friday, President Donald Trump promised that the Obama’s administration’s “assault” on the Second Amendment “has come to a crashing end.”
“You have a true friend and champion in the White House,” Trump said. “To the NRA, I can proudly say: I will never, ever let you down.”
On “Fox & Friends Weekend” this morning, Dana Loesch, a national NRA spokesperson and host of “Dana” on TheBlazeTV, said she is “very confident and encouraged” that Trump will live up to his campaign promises on gun rights.
She noted that he’s already done away with one Obama era regulation, which allowed bureaucrats to infringe on the Second Amendment rights of Social Security beneficiaries deemed “mentally incompetent or mentally deficient.”
Loesch said she was glad to see Trump push back on that, since there’s already a legal process in place for those situations.
She added that Congress is considering national reciprocity legislation, which would treat concealed-carry permits like a driver’s license, making a permit from one state valid in the other 49.
She said the Hearing Protection Act, which would remove silencers from items listed on the National Firearms Act, is also on the to-do list.
“It’s still early, 100 days in,” Loesch said. “But we still have several years left, so I’m very confident and encouraged.”
“We feel like for the first time in eight years … you have the White House that’s prioritizing liberty. You have the White House that’s prioritizing our Second Amendment rights.”