Two recent stories comparing President Donald Trump to Ronald Reagan bear a little careful observation.
The National Rifle Association is celebrating that President Donald Trump will be the first sitting commander-in-chief to attend its annual convention since Ronald Reagan.
That’s great. But, as Guns.com pointed out, it’s also worth noting that Reagan wasn’t a fan of the type of 2nd Amendment rights most conservatives expect today.
“The gun group put out a video Monday touting the comparison. Conservatives love to talk about Reagan. The only problem could lie in the fact that while Reagan was a Second Amendment supporter, he also backed background checks and an assault weapons ban, items the NRA vehemently opposes,” writes the website’s Jared Morgan.
Before he ran for president, so did Trump.
Here’s a little more on the complicated history of gun control, including some information on Reagan’s relationship with the NRA: