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Trump will be first sitting president since Reagan to address National Rifle Association convention

Posted at 10:17 AM, Apr 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 10:20:59-04

President Donald Trump will say thank you to the National Rifle Association Friday at the group’s annual convention in Atlanta, The New York Times reported.

Trump is the first sitting president since Ronald Reagan to address the group, which spent more than $30 million to help Trump get elected during the general election campaign.

He received the NRA’s endorsement in May, months before he accepted the Republican nomination.

Trump has already made some strides in support of firearms. He signed legislation that reversed a rule that would have required the Social Security Administration to provide information about those who are mentally ill for background checks when guns are purchased.

Gun control organizations said Trump supports the “extremist” agenda of the NRA, The New York Times reported.

Trump will be the keynote speaker at the convention Friday. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Senator Ted Cruz are also expected at the convention.