During an address at the National Rifle Association event in Dallas on Saturday, President Donald Trump called for “a great restoration of American freedom” and got applauded for it.

Speaking of the coming November election, Trump warned of the implication the election holds.

“Let there be no doubt, the survival of our Second Amendment is very much on the ballot. It’s under siege,” he stated.

“We need the Second Amendment for safety. Forget about going hunting and all the things you do — we need it for safety. Because you know the bad guys are not giving up their guns. The bad ones are not giving up their guns,” he added.

Trump went on to stress the importance of the right to bear arms, explaining that it is needed to flourish as well as to survive. According to him, the amendment needs to “be meaningful” or innocents will not be able to defend their lives and their loved ones.

He then made it clear to the audience that their rights to bear arms and ensure their safety will be stripped away by President Joe Biden if he gets reelected into the White House for a second term.

“If [Biden] gets four more years they are coming for your guns, 100 percent certain,” he stated.

Praising the Republican Party for its stance against gun confiscation and support for gun rights while slamming Biden’s political career for the desire to take away firearms, Trump said, “We’re the party of common sense.”

The GOP presumptive nominee went on to highlight the Biden administration’s weaponization of the federal government. He also pointed to how simple errors in paperwork are leading to the revocation of the licenses of Federal Firearms License holders.

For Trump, all the signs scream is that Biden and his Democrats “want to take away your rights.”

“I know that better than anybody — they want to take away my rights — better than anybody, worse than Al Capone. [He] got indicted twice; I got indicted four times,” he added, causing the crowd to erupt in applause and laughter.

While his speech was well accepted at the event, he would later be criticized by some who followed the event.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom shared a clip of Trump’s speech to X, writing, “Guns are the number one killer of kids. Not cancer. Not car accidents. GUNS. And what’s Trump’s response? A promise to roll back BASIC gun safety laws.”

“He’s willing to sacrifice our kids’ lives to gain the support of the
@NRA. It’s sick,” he added.

Another issue critics took with the former president’s speech has to do with a supposed 30-second pause amid the speech when his teleprompter stopped scrolling. Trump and his campaign has, however, called the news a “Fake Story” pushed by the Biden campaign.