Donald Trump accepted the endorsement of the National Rifle Association Friday afternoon.
"If she gets to appoint her judges, she will abolish the Second Amendment," Trump told an enthusiastic crowd in Louisville. "In my opinion, that's what she's going to go for."
"We're not going to let that happen," Trump said. "We're going to preserve it, we're going to cherish it."
National Rifle Association's Chris Cox announces the endorsement of Donald Trump for President of the United States.
Louisville, Kentucky (CNN)Donald Trump on Friday told the National Rifle Association that Hillary Clinton would take away the right to bear arms, moments after the gun group endorsed the presumptive GOP nominee at its annual meeting here...
Trump's claim reiterated a statement he made earlier in the month, though on Friday, he suggested that Clinton would take away gun rights via the Supreme Court.
"If she gets to appoint her judges, she will abolish the Second Amendment," Trump told an enthusiastic crowd. "In my opinion, that's what she's going to go for."
Clinton has never argued for abolishing the Second Amendment but has called for universal background checks and stricter controls on firearms.
While Trump has consistently argued throughout his presidential campaign that he is "very strong" on the Second Amendment, Trump supported some gun control measures years before his decision to run for president.
Trump supported a ban on assault weapons in the 1990s and argued in favor of longer waiting periods for consumers seeking to purchase guns.