Former President Trump traveled to Houston on Friday to offer support for the National Rifle Association and echo the group's mission as it faces pushback from gun control advocates following a deadly school shooting in Texas this week.
Speaking from the George R. Brown Convention Center, Trump addressed NRA members and touted the work his administration did to preserve the Second Amendment during his tenure in the White House.
Trump's remarks at the 2022 NRA convention came days after a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, that left 19 children and two adults dead.
"The existence of evil is one of the very best reasons to arm law-abiding citizens and that is why one of the core missions of the NRA is to train, prepare and equip responsible American men and women with the knowledge and tools they need to defend themselves," Trump said, highlighting efforts from the NRA to enhance gun safety measures.
"The NRA has 125,000 certified instructors," he added. "These are highly trained, very, very capable people. They train an incredible 1,000,000 Americans to be safer. Gun owners ready to act when the situation calls… incredible job."
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