Update: Trump suggests the NRA leave New York.
....People are fleeing New York State because of high taxes and yes, even oppression of sorts. They didn’t even put up a fight against SALT - could have won. So much litigation. The NRA should leave and fight from the outside of this very difficult to deal with (unfair) State!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 29, 2019
Shortly after his trip to Indianapolis to address the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting, President Trump is accusing the New York governor of placing the gun rights group under siege.
The NRA is under siege by Cuomo and the New York State A.G., who are illegally using the State’s legal apparatus to take down and destroy this very important organization, & others. It must get its act together quickly, stop the internal fighting, & get back to GREATNESS - FAST!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 29, 2019
Trump's declaration comes a few days after New York Attorney General Letitia James opened an investigation into the NRA.
Cuomo has worked the past several years to cement New York as one of the most anti-gun states in the nation, thanks to legislation like the SAFE Act. This past February, he signed off on another controversial bill, the Red Flag law, which mandates that family members, school administrators, etc. can request someone be stripped of their firearms if they consider them a threat. To many gun owners, the law is tantamount to a lack of due process.
At last week's NRA summit, Trump pledged to protect Americans' Second Amendment rights. The most popular part of his speech was when he announced he'd be requesting the Senate end the ratification process for the UN arms treaty, which Trump said would infringe on gun owners' freedoms.