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If you love the Second Amendment, the week of the National Rifle Association Leadership Forum is one of the best times of the year. It’s essentially the pro-gun group’s national convention, drawing scores of conservative speakers affirming their commitment to the Second Amendment.
Most of the news from this year’s event centered around President Donald Trump’s keynote speech, in which he announced he would be pulling out of a United Nations treaty on arms trading that the NRA has long maintained could undermine domestic gun rights.
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However, Vice President Mike Pence also gave a rousing speech at the event in Indianapolis on Friday in which he reaffirmed the Trump administration’s commitment to gun rights.
“You know, the President and I stand with the NRA because, like all of you, we stand for freedom. And the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms is a freedom that is at the heart of the American story,” Pence said, according to a transcript of the speech.
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“Our founders won our independence with the power of their ideas and with the powder in their muskets. Our pioneers won the West with their daring, their courage, and their Springfields, Winchesters, and Colts.”
“Our forebears have fought our nation’s wars and defended our way of life with the skills they learned on the rifle range, in a deer stand, at the knee of a father, a mother, or a grandparent back home.
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“And in our own day, there are no greater champions of America’s tradition of responsible gun ownership than all of you and the 5 million proud men and women of the NRA,” he continued. “Thank you for your stand.
“And I’m here today to tell you: We’re with you. President Trump and I are with the NRA today, and tomorrow and always, because the National Rifle Association stands for...
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