Former President Donald Trump has voiced his intention to roll back the gun restrictions implemented by President Joe Biden if he secures re-election. President Biden had enacted gun law reforms in 2022, representing a modest compromise between Democrats and Republicans.
Speaking to thousands of supporters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, during an event organized by the National Rifle Association (NRA), Trump pledged to overturn every gun-related restriction imposed by Biden in his first week in office, possibly even on his first day.
Gun violence remains a significant issue in the United States, with an average of 55 people being shot every day, as reported by the media in 2023, citing the Gun Violence Archive. The USA stands out globally for having the highest number of privately owned weapons.
The National Rifle Association (NRA), known for its staunch support of Trump during the 2016 election campaign and throughout his presidency, played a key role in organizing the event.
As the leading candidate for the Republican Party in the 2024 presidential election campaign, Trump sees conservative gun owners as crucial to his potential re-election. The NRA’s enthusiastic backing in the past underscores the significance of this demographic in shaping political outcomes.
In the context of the upcoming elections, Trump’s stance on gun rights positions him as a candidate catering to the preferences of conservative gun owners, emphasizing his commitment to rolling back gun restrictions if he returns to office.