After all the rhetoric Donald Trump spewed about Hillary Clinton being beholden to Wall Street interests, I found it interesting that, in response to the Orlando shootings, Trump said that he’d talk to the National Rifle Association about some sort of restrictions on the selling of firearms.
I thought, why should the NRA have anything to do with it? You would think that his initial response would be to talk to the party leaders about it.
I’m a proponent of gun ownership, so this isn’t a diatribe about gun control. I do wonder, though, why the presumptive Republican nominee for president would first consult an outside political group, instead of his own party members, on an issue that more than 70 percent of the country is in favor of.
John Pierce, Richland