Trump Flip-Flopped On The NRA & Gun Control More Times Than You Think

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This weekend, the NRA will be holding a major conference in Dallas, Texas, and none other than President Donald Trump will be in attendance. And although he's currently positioned more or less in line with all of the pro-gun lobbying organization's views, it hasn't always been that way. To the contrary, Trump flip-flopped on gun control and the NRA more than you might expect for a right-wing Republican president.

Whether comparing his currently stated views to some of the stances he laid out prior to becoming a politician, or even comparing his rhetoric immediately following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, to what it is now, Trump has pulled a few gun-related switch-ups in his day.

This is noteworthy, because there aren't very many special interest lobbies in American life that wield more power, and enjoy more uniform support from the GOP, than the NRA does. It's widely considered one of the most powerful and influential lobbying groups in the country, and certainly as far as the gun rights movement in America is concerned, it has no serious rivals.

It's worth mentioning, however, that despite Trump's slightly back-and-forth wobbliness on guns since becoming president, as his attendance at the upcoming NRA rally shows, he seems back on-board with the organization now. That said, here are some of his shifts over time.