The Senate Majority Leader said that any Supreme Court nominee would have to pass the NRA leadership's muster -- and last summer, Trump swore never to let the NRA down.
We shouldn't be so surprised that Trump is cozying up to Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s extremist leader, and other gun lobby cronies. The NRA was one of the first organizations to back Trump's divisive campaign, and they poured over $30 million into the race to get him elected. They'll be expecting to get what they paid for.
Needless to say, there are some serious concerns about Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.
While Gorsuch's record on guns isn't long, it does suggest that he's open to making it easier for some felons to have guns. The vast majority of Americans -- including gun owners and NRA members -- agree that we need to enforce the gun laws on our books. But if his record is any clue, Gorsuch could make it harder for us to enforce public safety laws -- laws that have been on our books for centuries.
We need a Supreme Court justice who will uphold our strong laws -- not enable the gun lobby's extreme and perverted vision of the Constitution. That's why we need Gorsuch to answer some tough questions on where he stands when it comes to guns.
Tell your senator to demand answers from Trump's Supreme Court nominee about where he stands on guns.