Trump, who nears his 100-day mark on Saturday, was the first sitting president to address the NRA since Ronald Reagan in 1983.
"I have a feeling that in the next election you're going to be swamped with candidates but you're not going to be wasting your time". On Friday, when President Donald Trump delivered a message of support to the NRA, about 300 protesters staged a "die-in" before marching to the convention site. "Freedom is not a gift from government, freedom is a gift from God", he added.
Trump urged his audience to be "vigilant" toward those who attack the right to bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the US Constitution. Lewis did not attend the inauguration and said he did not see Trump as a "legitimate president".
He signed a law repealing an Obama-era rule that barred people that Social Security Administration had deemed unable to manage their own finances from buying guns.
The NRA spokesperson said the Campus Carry law is very popular among college students as a means to defend themselves from potential acts of violence. I even went one step further and publicly presented a list of 20 judges from which I would make my selection, and that's exactly what we did.
Georgia is among 17 states that have banned concealed weapons on college campuses. Trump noted the impending election early in his remarks.
Since the Revolutionary War, Americans have fought for the right to govern themselves, Trump said, promising that was the same guiding principle for both his administration and the NRA.
Some of the gathered gun advocates were also strong supporters of Trump's plan to build a wall along the Mexican border.
But Trump remained undeterred, insisting that sooner or later one of his signature campaign issues will be realized.
"The Second Amendment is on the ballot in November", Mr. Trump said shortly after the NRA gave its backing to the GOP nominee.
The NRA spent $30.3 million to support Trump, the majority of the $50.2 million it spent on federal races during the 2016 election, the Center for Responsive Politics reported. "Don't watch... Instead, think about who we are fighting for".
"Wasn't that a great evening?"
In a 2012 interview with The Associated Press, Warren said she and her brothers were told of the family's heritage by their parents, the late Don and Pauline Herring. While Trump praised Handel for keeping Democrat Jon Ossoff from winning the all-party primary outright, Trump complained that too many Republicans had run in that contest and hurt one other's chances.