Trump Joins NRA Event 3 Days After Mass Shooting

( Last Friday, former President Donald Trump addressed the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Houston, Texas.

Earlier in the week, after a mass murderer killed 19 children and 2 adults in Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, the media was outraged that the NRA wasn’t canceling its convention in response.

But why should the NRA cancel its annual convention? The NRA had nothing to do with last Tuesday’s mass murder.

Before he began, the former president called for a moment of silence for the 22 dead in Uvalde, reading their names as a recorded bell tolled. Trump was unequivocal in his condemnation of the mass murderer, calling him “pure evil, pure cruelty, pure hatred” and adding that the murderer “will be damned to burn in the fires of hell” for eternity.

During his speech, the former president made note that, unlike Governor Greg Abbott who canceled his appearance at the convention, Trump “did not disappoint you by not showing up.”

Trump called for more funding to increase security in American schools, arguing that if the United States can send $40 billion to Ukraine, “we should be able to do whatever it takes to keep our children safe at home.”

Trump condemned the “now familiar parade of cynical politicians” who wasted no time standing on the bodies of the dead to use the tragedy as a way to increase their power and deprive Americans of their constitutional rights.

Trump slammed the “repulsive” Democrats including President Joe Biden for trying to shift the blame away from the murderer onto legal gun owners. When Biden blamed the “gun lobby,” Trump explained, “he was talking about Americans like you.”

The former president warned that Democrats who claim they want to ban a single type of weapon or a specific kind of ammunition are lying, adding “we all know they want total gun confiscation.”

Defending the Second Amendment, Trump said shootings like the one in Uvalde are proof that American citizens should have the right to defend themselves, saying “The existence of evil is one of the very best reasons to arm law-abiding citizens.”