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Not Everyone's On Board With The NRA's Donald Trump Endorsement

Donald Trump used his recent endorsement from the National Rifle Association to criticize his rival Hillary Clinton.

By Melissa Prax | May 22, 2016

"Ladies and gentleman, the next president of the United States, Donald Trump," NRA Executive Director Chris Cox announced

Donald Trump scored the coveted endorsement of the National Rifle Association last week — an endorsement that means tapping into the group's almost 5 million members

But Politico says not everyone in the NRA is sold on the presumptive GOP nominee. On Saturday, several members questioned the NRA's board over the endorsement, and at least one says he's ending his membership over it.

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But other members told the outlet that between Hillary Clinton and Trump — Trump is the obvious choice. 

The NRA has been vocal in the past about Clinton's pro-stance toward increased background checks for potential gun buyers.

"Clinton has made yet another false statement about guns," NRA's Jennifer Zahrn said

"Hillary Clinton wants to abolish the Second Amendment — just remember that," Trump said. 

Shortly after Trump's hit, Clinton responded by saying that unlike Trump, she would "not pander to the gun lobby."

The candidate who's so far been silent amid this back and forth is Bernie Sanders, whose gun stance actually falls along more conservative lines — somewhere between Clinton's and Trump's.

In fact, Clinton's hit at Sanders before for voting against the Brady Bill, which would've mandated federal background checks for all gun purchases. 

We should note that while the NRA is typically viewed as conservative, the organization has endorsed Democrats before. One board member told Politico, "You’ve got to endorse someone that you think will look after your interests."

This video includes clips from NRAMSNBCCNN and images from Getty Images. 

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