Will Donald Trump change the conversation about guns?
Donald Trump--the presumptive GOP nominee--will meet with the NRA to discuss blocking suspected terrorists from getting guns.
I will be meeting with the NRA, who has endorsed me, about not allowing people on the terrorist watch list, or the no fly list, to buy guns.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2016
Trump's hope is to change the conversation on guns and ban people on the terror watch list or no-fly list from obtaining firearms. This is one area he agrees with many Democrats with.
The NRA said they were glad to meet with him, and that they agree (and always have) that terrorists shouldn't have guns.
Happy to meet @realdonaldtrump. Our position is no guns for terrorists—period. Due process & right to self-defense for law-abiding Americans
— NRA (@NRA) June 15, 2016
— The Hill (@thehill) June 15, 2016
There's a bit of a twist, though. The NRA also thinks banning people on the watchlist from buying guns takes away their right to bear arms. People on the FBI watchlist may not have been charged with crimes, so they think banning everyone on the list may prevent an innocent person from toting a gun.
This measure failed in the Senate in December, because Republicans think any additional gun laws violate the Second Amendment. Actually, Trump himself previously said he was opposed to any further gun restrictions.
Could Trump's switch-up on his gun stance change the conversation and make waves with the NRA? Stay tuned.
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Christina is a freelance writer from a tiny town in Southern Maryland who just can't seem to figure out whether others are being sarcastic or not. She has a degree in business communication, with a focus in writing, from Stevenson University, and has written things for Severna Park Voice, Maryland Film Festival, The Villager, and Hello Giggles. Follow her on twitter @tinaBUFF where she constantly overthinks her tweets, or read her medley of musings at touchinfinity.wordpress.com.