Hundreds rally for gun rights, Trump and Lisa Scheller in North Whitehall

Hundreds rally for gun rights, Trump and Lisa Scheller in North Whitehall

In support of the Second Amendment, President Donald Trump and Republican congressional candidate Lisa Scheller, about 200 people rallied at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays Tuesday, the same North Whitehall Township business where Donald Trump Jr. addressed an enthusiastic crowd of his father’s backers last month. Sporting Clays’ owner Bill Bachenberg told the cheering crowd that the National Rifle Association helped Trump win in 2016 and that, "We are going to do it again.” A collective gasp was heard when he noted that 150,000 hunters and 450,000 anglers didn’t vote four years ago. “If they vote,” he said, "game over.” The “Defending Your Freedoms” rally was organized by Scheller’s campaign and Trump Victory, a joint fundraising committee for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, the Republican National Committee and numerous state GOP organizations. Speakers included Jonathan Goldstein, a Montgomery County attorney who has represented the National Rifle Association in numerous Pennsylvania lawsuits. Goldstein pinpointed which gun laws that he said may be threatened and told the crowd that Scheller would work to establish nationwide concealed carry reciprocity, which would require all states to recognize permits to carry a concealed weapon that were granted by other states. Scheller, 61 of Allentown, is challenging Democratic U.S. Rep. Susan Wild for the 7th Congressional District seat, which represents Lehigh and Northampton counties and part of Monroe County. Wild became the first woman to represent the Lehigh Valley in Congress in 2018 after defeating Republican nominee Marty Nothstein in a race that drew national attention. […]

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