President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump

Trump vows to protect gun ownership rights

ANI | Updated: May 05, 2018 04:03 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], May 5 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Friday assured the members of National Rifle Association (NRA), an organisation advocating for gun rights, that he would protect their rights.

In his address at the annual NRA convention of the members, Trump was quoted by CNN as saying, "Thanks to your activism and dedication, you have an administration fighting to protect your Second Amendment and we will protect your Second Amendment."

The Second Amendment of the US Constitution states that the "right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."

Referring to the nation-wide protest against the existing gun laws, Trump said, "Your Second Amendment rights are under siege, but they will never ever be under siege as long as I am your president."

This comes after increased cases of mass shootings in the country, particularly the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people.

At the convention, Trump reiterated his stand in "allowing highly trained teachers to carry concealed weapons."

"They love their students. And they're not going to let anybody hurt their students. But you have to give them a chance," he added.

Trump also touched on the current immigration laws, remarking that these laws were "written by people that truly could not love our country." (ANI)

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