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