NRA enters 2020 campaign early, Virginia gun ban push the 'biggest wake-up call’

NRA enters 2020 campaign early, Virginia gun ban push the ‘biggest wake-up call’

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Julio Cortez/AP A demonstrator stands outside a court house during a pro-gun rally, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Thousands of pro-gun supporters rallied to oppose gun control legislation being pushed by the newly elected Democratic legislature. The 2020 general election is still months off, but at every Friends of the NRA event that First Vice President Charles Cotton attends around the country, members are rushing up to him to urge that the National Rifle Association get involved early. “We’re hearing it now,” he told me at the NRA-sponsored Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Cotton said members are “always” coming up to him to ask, “Are you guys on top of this? We want to help." "That’s what we’re constantly hearing,” he said. With liberal, anti-gun Democrats taking the top spots in presidential polls, fans of the Second Amendment are getting the jitters early. Last night during #SOTU , @realDonaldTrump promised always to protect the 2nd Amendment. He also honored many exceptional Americans! At the end, Pelosi tore up his speech. Make no mistake: That is exactly what she and her anti-gun colleagues want to do to the Constitution too! pic.twitter.com/fvoaqSQRtl — NRA (@NRA) February 6, 2020 They recognize that President Trump won by a hair over Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016 when she advocated a new “assault weapons ban.” And they are fearful that if the NRA doesn’t wake up gun owners, complacency will take over as it did in the 2019 Virginia state elections […]

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