Americans believe in the right to self-defense. President Trump has stepped forward to prove that he will protect such right of the American people. On the edge of his first 100 days as president, Donald Trump went to give and seek warmth to a more than affinity audience, the all-powerful lobby of guns.

Trump participated on Friday at the convention that the National Rifle Association (NRA) organized in Atlanta and became the guarantor of "the liberties of the Americans." "You have a true friend and champion in the White House," said the Republican, the first US president to take part in this meeting since Ronald Reagan.

The debate on arms in the United States is fought among those who advocate a limitation to avoid violent deaths in the country - resurgent with force every time there is a tragic mass shooting - and those who see the controls as a violation of freedom and The right to self-defense enshrined in the Second Amendment of the Constitution.

Eight years of attacks

Trump promised Friday that his presidency would end "eight years of attacks" against the Second Amendment of the Constitution. "You supported me; I will support you," he added. "Freedom is not a gift from the government; freedom is a gift from God," he said.

The NRA is the largest donor of election campaigns by Republican politicians, but most avoid making large public displays of appreciation.

Trump broke with a tradition of decades and went to the headquarters of the Association.

Trump gives back

During the last election campaign, the lobby earmarked more than 30 million dollars in the Republican bet, which made the group the biggest investor for Trump. Last June, before meeting the outcome, the mogul promised that he would sit down to negotiate with the Association to study policies that favor the proliferation of arms among citizens.

Trump was blunt for maintaining current legal frameworks for possession of weapons and the appointment of a Conservative judge to the Supreme Court (Neil Gorsuch) also gives confidence to his supporters that he will not change the status quo.

In his speech Friday, the Republican president also referred - encouraged by the public that listened to him - to the separation wall he has promised to build on the Mexican border and stressed that the plan would go ahead, despite having to give up for the moment because he did not reach an agreement with Congress to budget him.