Mayor Woodfin calls Trump’s support for NRA ‘sickening’

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Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin appeared Sunday on MSNBC to discuss gun violence with Reverend Al Sharpton. During the interview, Sharpton asked Woodfin about former President Trump’s comments at an annual National Rifle Association event and a recent series of shootings in Birmingham that took place over the span of 72 hours that left two children wounded on Mother’s Day.

“I can tell you that it’s been a tough week here in our city,” said Woodfin. “I believe it’s related to gun violence. I’m glad to say that those two children survived, but they shouldn’t haven’t had to go through that type of trauma nor their families, particularly on Mother’s Day.”

“I will say a week later after the shootings, knowing that the former president (Trump) speaking in front of the NRA, the question was how do I feel. Well, it’s sickening,” Mayor Woodfin said. “We need men and women in Congress in both houses to have the fortitude to take on the NRA.”

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Woodfin, who has endorsed Joe Biden for the 2024 presidential race, has always been a firm opponent of Trump and a vocal advocate for banning “military-style and assault weapons.”

At the event in Texas Sharpton referenced, Trump expressed gratitude for the NRA’s continued trust, and urged voters to preserve the second amendment to vote in the upcoming presidential election.

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“The NRA has stood with me from the very beginning, and with your vote, I will stand strong for your rights and liberties,” said Trump. “The endorsement of the proud patriots of the NRA. These are great patriots. These are great people. We’re going to do things like nobody can believe.”

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on X @ShipleyAusten

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