NRA Spokesperson Dana Loesch Highlights Key Disagreements With President Trump in Gun Debate

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Posted: Feb 25, 2018 4:30 PM
NRA Spokesperson Dana Loesch Highlights Key Disagreements With President Trump in Gun Debate

If you think the NRA and Donald Trump see eye-to-eye on every issue, you might want to pay a little closer attention. 

National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch was interviewed today by George Stephanopoulos on ABC News' This Week to discuss recent suggestions in limits on the Second Amendment. She highlighted key areas of disagreements between the guns rights organization and the commander-in-chief.

Loesch stressed that President Trump has "had all of these individuals, all of these constituents come into the White House" and that he is "really looking for solutions." Yet, of potential solutions suggested, Loesch says the NRA does not support raising the age requirement to 21 in order to buy a gun.  Nor do the millions of members of the NRA. 

"The NRA has made their position incredibly clear. The five million members of the NRA have made their position incredibly clear, and I do want to caution people," Loesch began saying. 

"So that's a no, then?" the host asked.

"Well I do want to caution people, because I know that people are trying to find daylight between President Trump and five million law abiding gun owners and law abiding gun owners all across the United States," Loesch responded. 

 Stephanopoulos pushed further, asking for clarification that the NRA does not support raising the age requirement to 21. 

"That’s what the NRA came out and said. That’s correct," Loesch answered. 

When pressed on the NRA's official stance on banning bump stocks, it appeared both the president and the NRA were more in agreement. 

"The president has also talked about banning these bump stocks, is the NRA prepared to back that?" asked Stephanoplous.

"Well the NRA already called for -- they already made it clear, the ATF needs to do their job and they need to make sure that their definitions are consistent," reminded the guest. 

But moments later, the host rebutted Loesch and said, "The ATF says they don’t have the authority right now to ban bump stocks. The president has now said he wants those to be banned. Will the NRA back that?

"The NRA doesn’t back any ban. The NRA has asked the ATF to do its job and make sure that these classifications are consistent," she said in reply. 

Liberals across the country have lambasted Donald Trump and Republicans for supposedly being in the pocket of the NRA, but even amongst conservatives there are various nuances in the gun control debate.