Trump at NRA: ‘Biden Gun Control Agenda’ Weaponizes Government Against the People

Former President Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association Convention in Indianapolis, Friday, April 14, 2023. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
AP Photo/Michael Conroy

While speaking to the NRA’s Leadership Forum on Friday, former president — and current presidential candidate — Donald Trump warned that “Biden’s gun control agenda” will result in a government that is weaponized against law-abiding people.

Trump said, “The Biden gun control agenda is part and parcel of the left-wing crusade to weaponize government against law-abiding citizens.”

He noted that while Biden’s gun controls suppress the law-abiding citizen’s ability to exercise the Second Amendment, criminals are allowed to roam free and the controls do not prevent them from acting on their criminal desires.

Trump observed, “[The left is] letting criminals roam free, they’re all over the place. I’ve never seen anything like it. You’re afraid to walk through one of these Democrat cities, you go out for a loaf of bread and you end up getting shot.”

He added, “As president, I will end the weaponization of our government.”

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During Friday’s speech, Trump also pledged to create a tax credit for teachers who take the training to carry concealed for classroom defense.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. AWR Hawkins holds a PhD in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at


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