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Donald Trump to meet with the NRA about curtailing 2nd Amendment rights of those on no fly list

The outcome of this tête-à-tête would be impossible to predict if it weren't for the existence of Twitter



Scott Eric Kaufman
June 15, 2016 6:46PM (UTC)

In an attempt to appear as if he's a thoughtful, empathetic candidate, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump issued the following statement on Twitter indicating that he could be considering softening some of his views on the easy availability of military-grade weaponry to people identified by the government as potential terrorists:

In the wake of the Orlando massacre, that seems like a reasonable position for the standard-bearer of the party of Lincoln to take. Or would, if the NRA hadn't already made it abundantly clear where it stands on that particular issue:

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This will, no doubt, be a very insightful conversation between Trump and the organization that already endorsed him.


Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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