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USA: '8-year assault' on gun rights is over Trump tells NRA01:29

USA: '8-year assault' on gun rights is over Trump tells NRA

United States, Atlanta
April 29, 2017 at 01:53 GMT -00:00 · Published

US President Donald Trump spoke at the annual National Rifle Association convention in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday. Trump is the first president to attend the event since Ronald Reagan.

"The eight year assault on your second amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end", Trump announced, as he vowed that he "will never ever infringe on the right of people to keep and bear arms."

The convention sparked protests throughout the city, with demonstrators staging a 'die in' to highlight gun violence and the perils of lax gun control laws.

Over 80,000 people are set to attend the NRA convention, which lasts until Sunday.

USA: '8-year assault' on gun rights is over Trump tells NRA01:29
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US President Donald Trump spoke at the annual National Rifle Association convention in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday. Trump is the first president to attend the event since Ronald Reagan.

"The eight year assault on your second amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end", Trump announced, as he vowed that he "will never ever infringe on the right of people to keep and bear arms."

The convention sparked protests throughout the city, with demonstrators staging a 'die in' to highlight gun violence and the perils of lax gun control laws.

Over 80,000 people are set to attend the NRA convention, which lasts until Sunday.

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