Donald Trump announced Wednesday morning that he will be meeting with the National Rifle Association to discuss preventing individuals on either the terror watch list or no fly list from purchasing guns.
I will be meeting with the NRA, who has endorsed me, about not allowing people on the terrorist watch list, or the no fly list, to buy guns.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2016
Trump did not make it clear when the meeting will take place, or where he currently stands on the issue. In a November interview he said, “If somebody is on a watch list and an enemy of state and we know it’s an enemy of state, I would keep them away, absolutely.”
On Monday, his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was asked by Bloomberg if Trump still held that view. “I don’t think it’s changed,” Lewandowski said. He added, “I haven’t seen anything contrary to it.”
President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Democratic lawmakers have all come out in favor of prohibiting individuals on either the no fly list or the terror watch list from buying guns. Many Republicans–as well as the NRA–have come out against such proposals over due process concerns.