During the reign of Barack Obama, gun control proponents grew more and more confident and vocal after every mass shooting. Even though Donald Trump is a strong 2nd Amendment advocate, gun control proponents remain hopeful that their cause has not been lost.
As mourners marked the six-month anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, the leader of a top gun reform group said Monday the election of Donald Trump did not spell doom for the movement.
John Feinblatt, the president of Everytown for Gun Safety, noted that voters in three states approved ballot initiatives strengthening gun control. The initiatives in Nevada, Washington and California — which were strongly opposed by the NRA — prevailed on the same day that Americans elected Trump, who has vowed to pass gun-friendly laws at the federal level.
“State by state is the way we’re going to win it,” Feinblatt said.
NRA boss Wayne LaPierre called Trump’s victory “our historic moment to go on offense.”