In a speech to a large crowd of supporters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, former President Donald Trump expressed his intentions to reverse gun restrictions implemented by President Joe Biden if he were to be re-elected. During Biden’s presidency, gun reform laws were passed in 2022, signifying a minor compromise between Democrats and Republicans. Trump made these statements while speaking at an event organized by the National Rifle Association (NRA), which staunchly supported him during his 2016 election campaign and throughout his presidency.
Trump sees conservative gun owners as a critical voting bloc for his re-election. The NRA has been instrumental in mobilizing conservative voters for Trump in past elections and is expected to do the same in the 2024 presidential election. Trump’s comments are likely intended to appease his base of supporters who are fiercely pro-gun rights and see any attempt at gun control as an infringement on their constitutional rights.