A top official with the National Rifle Association’s lobbying arm, the NRA-ILA, said Thursday following an Oval Office meeting with President Trump and Vice President Pence that the pair “don’t want gun control.”
In a tweet, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox also defended Trump as supporting “strong due process” a day after the president raised eyebrows among gun rights advocates with his call to “take the guns first, go through due process second.”
“I had a great meeting tonight with @realDonaldTrump & @VP. We all want safe schools, mental health reform and to keep guns away from dangerous people. POTUS & VPOTUS support the Second Amendment, support strong due process and don’t want gun control,” Cox tweeted Thursday night.