NRA spokeswoman denies conflict with Trump on guns

National Rifle Association (NRA) spokeswoman Dana Loesch said on Sunday that there isn’t a conflict between the NRA and President TrumpDonald TrumpRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Jake Ellzey defeats Trump-backed candidate in Texas House runoff DOJ declines to back Mo Brooks's defense against Swalwell's Capitol riot lawsuit MORE, despite differences in opinion on the legal age to purchase long guns.

“I know that people are trying to find daylight between President Trump and 5 million law-abiding gun owners," she said on ABC's "This Week." "These are just things that he’s discussing right now.”

Following the Florida school shooting that left 17 dead, Trump said last week that the legal age to purchase a firearm should be raised to 21. The White House later clarified that he was talking about semi-automatic weapons. 


Loesch stressed that the NRA does not support raising the legal age to purchase a gun.

"So the position is you do not want to raise the age?” host George Stephanopoulos asked Loesch.

“That’s what the NRA came out and said. That’s correct,” Loesch said.

“The 5 million members of the NRA have made their position incredibly clear.” 

Advocates calling for gun reform led by the student survivors of the Florida shooting have focused their attention on the NRA and Republican politicians the gun group supports.

The gun rights group has largely defended its positions and focused on mental health and protecting schools.

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