The National Rifle Association endorsed Donald Trump for president at its convention today. Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, made the endorsement immediately before Trump walked on stage. “Now is the time to unite. If your preferred candidate dropped out of the race, it’s time to get over it,” Cox said earlier in his remarks.
The news of the endorsement came shortly before Trump addressed the group at their convention in Kentucky. Trump almost immediately pounced on Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, saying “crooked Hillary” is “anti-gun” and “wants to take your guns away” if elected. He also said deadly mass shootings like the recent one in San Bernardino, California, could be avoided if more people were armed. READ MORE