NRA Spending $3 Million For Pro-Trump Television Ads

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 20: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association's NRA-ILA Leadership Forum during the NRA Convention at the Kentucky Exposition Center on May 20, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. The NRA endorsed Trump at the convention. The convention runs May 22. (Photo by )
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The NRA is spending $3 million for pro-Donald Trump ads that will run in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.

The ads will run from the first week of September through mid-October.

According to Sunshine State News, the NRA was running ads for Trump before Trump was running ads for himself. Its total spending for such ads is expected to hit approximately $8 million.

The money comes from the NRA Political Victory Fund, which is currently running an ad that highlights Hillary Clinton’s pro-gun control stance. It says, “She’s one of the wealthiest women in politics. Combined income: $30 million. Tours the world on private jets. Protected by armed guards for 30 years. But she doesn’t believe in your right to keep a gun at home for self-defense. [She’s] an out-of-touch hypocrite. She’d leave you defenseless.”

NRA Political Victory Fund chairman Chris Cox says:

Hillary Clinton has supported the concept of confiscating firearms from law-abiding citizens. Despite what she says to try and get elected, she would stack the Supreme Court with anti-gun justices who would overturn our fundamental right of self-protection. So it is not an understatement to say that the future of American freedom is at stake in November.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at