President Trump looked toward the midterm elections during his May 29 speech in Nashville, Tennessee, and warned, “You won’t have a Second Amendment if Democrats take over.”
The Tennessean quoted Trump’s appeal for support for Republican candidates in the midterms: “The other thing is, we are going to protect your Second Amendment.”
He added, “You won’t have a Second Amendment if the Democrats take over.” He paused as the crowd applauded, then reiterated, “You won’t have a Second Amendment”:
On May 10, 2018, Breitbart News reported that Trump spoke to a rally in Elkhart, Indiana, and said of himself and Republicans, “We defend the right to self-defense.”
This built on his May 4 comments at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, where he said, “We believe that our liberty is a gift from our Creator, that no government can ever take it away.”
Trump also uttered four words to gun controllers during his NRA-ILA speech: “Come and take it.”
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