Kennedy: Trump and NRA Members Both Feel 'Unfairly Demonized'
Lisa Kennedy Montgomery said on "Outnumbered" Friday that many gun owners feel "unfairly demonized" after February's school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
The "Fox Business Network" anchor reacted to President Trump's upcoming address to the National Rifle Association in Dallas. Kennedy said Trump may feel the same way in general.
"Both President Trump and the NRA feel they have been inappropriately demonized. ... The NRA lost control of the narrative after Parkland," she said, arguing that many Second Amendment supporters were angered at the overall criticism toward the organization.
Lisa Boothe cautioned Democrats against making gun control a big issue in the midterms, arguing that it "mobilizes" Second Amendment supporters to vote.
Democrat Marie Harf said the conversation could start to change in favor of stricter gun control over time.
"These policies change over time and it feels like this may be a moment that's starting to shift," she argued.
Some of the survivors of the Parkland high school massacre have kept up the anti-NRA rhetoric since the attack, calling for strict new gun laws. They've also pushed a new campaign calling on lawmakers to reject funding from the NRA.
Future generations will look back on the injury and deaths of millions of Americans due to gun violance and ask why we let it happen for so long. We will have no answer other than a our lack of voting lead to the growth of corruption. #USAoverNRA
The young people will win
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 3, 2018
America is too strong to be bullied and intimidated by the gun manufacturer-funded NRA.
— Cameron Kasky (@cameron_kasky) May 3, 2018
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