President Donald Trump is heading to Atlanta, Georgia today in order to deliver a speech at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Trump’s speech will be part of the NRA’s opening day Leadership Forum, and it is expected to focus on issues of gun rights and ownership. The visit will make Trump the first sitting president to address the convention since Ronald Reagan did in 1983.
The event is dedicated to gun rights, but the Secret Service said in a statement that they will be working with law enforcement to make sure attendees leave their guns outside during Trump’s speech. NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre and Texas Senator Ted Cruz are among those expected to speak throughout today’s events.
Once Trump is finished speaking, he is expected to appear at a fundraising event in support of Karen Handel, the Republican candidate running against Jon Ossoff in a run-off election for the 6th District seat in the Georgia House of Representatives.
The speech is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. EST.
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