>> You have a true friend and champion in the White House.>> Donald Trump not letting the first 100 days of his presidency close out without a speech to the National Rifle Association, a critical block of voters who spent big to help him win the White House.
>> But you came through for me and I am going to come through for you. The eight year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end.>> The NRA surprised many by endorsing Trump soon after he sewed up the GOP nomination.>> So to get the endorsement, believe me, is a fantastic honor.
>> Seemingly electrified by Trump's claim a Hillary Clinton presidency would endanger the Second Amendment. But until Friday, Trump as President has been mainly silent on the issue of guns, focusing instead on healthcare, tax reform, and most recently, foreign policy. Before running for the White House, Trump made statements supporting some restrictions on guns and longer waiting periods to buy one.
All of that swept aside as Trump courted conservative voters. His speech to the NRA's annual meeting in Atlanta coming as Georgia's Republican governor considers whether to sign a bill letting registered gun owners carry guns on public college campuses. Trump, the first US President to speak at the NRA event since Ronald Regan in 1983.