In what was certainly little more than a formality, the National Rifle Association convened on Friday to announce the organization’s official endorsement of Republican nominee Donald Trump.

“I’m official announcing the NRA’s endorsement of Donald Trump for President,” says NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox in Kentucky.

As Trump took the stage, he wholeheartedly declared to the audience of gun-lovers that he would do his best to make them proud.

“I will not let you down.”

Trump also bragged that his sons are card-carrying members of the NRA before he launched into his attack against gun-free zones using the Paris Massacre as his launching point.

“If you would’ve had guns on the other side . . . there wouldn’t have been 130 people dead and hundreds more in the hospital . . . you would have had bullets going in the other direction, and believe me, the carnage would not have been the same.”

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com