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Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association's convention in May 2016 in Louisville, Ky. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Pledged To Take On The NRA; Now He's Speaking At Group's Annual Convention

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Tim Harmsen says he's dissatisfied with the NRA's recent compromises, but he still plans to attend the annual convention. Military Arms Channel hide caption

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Ahead Of Annual NRA Convention, A Member Says It's Sacrificing His Rights

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Wayne LaPierre, left, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, speaks at the NRA convention in 2015. A Russian politician who claims to know President Trump through the group says he saw him at that convention. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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Vice President Pence will deliver the keynote address at the annual NRA convention in Dallas on Friday in front of an audience that won't be carrying any guns. Chuck Burton/AP hide caption

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The National Rifle Association is responding to a request from a top congressional Democrat over foreign funding amid questions about its possible role in Russia's 2016 election meddling. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton speaks during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting in Houston, the same year he recorded a promotional video for a Russian gun rights group with ties to the NRA. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian politician Alexander Torshin, standing next to then-Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, attends a ceremony at the Kremlin in 2011. Torshin is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and says he met Donald Trump through the group in 2015. Konstantin Zavrazhin/Getty Images hide caption

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Depth Of Russian Politician's Cultivation Of NRA Ties Revealed

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The National Rifle Association's executive vice president and CEO, Wayne LaPierre, speaks during the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor in Oxen Hill, Md., on Thursday. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pro-public lands messages are projected on the McNichols Civic Center in Denver. The Outdoor Retailer and Snow Show moved to Colorado because of a public land use dispute with Utah government leaders. Grace Hood/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Country music stars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood co-hosted the 51st annual CMA Awards. Rick Diamond/Getty Images hide caption

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For Country Music Industry And Artists, Gun Politics Presents A Minefield

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the audience during a campaign event at Trask Coliseum in Wilmington, N.C., on Tuesday. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Campaign Says 'Dishonest Media' Misinterpreted His Second Amendment Comment

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A marksman sights in on a target during a class for an Illinois concealed carry permit in February 2014. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Handguns In America And The Rise Of The 'Concealed-Carry Lifestyle'

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Former Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., and her husband Mark Kelly at Wednesday's Senate hearing about gun violence. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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