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NRA's Dana Loesch wasn't a fan of Trump's 'due process' comments

During a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers on Wednesday, President Trump made several comments that irked NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch, who told Fox News host Martha MacCallum it made for "very good TV," but "very bad policy."

Trump said that when it comes to people who are dangers to themselves or others, "take the firearms first, and then go to court," later adding, "Take the guns first, go through due process second." This amounts to "punishing innocent Americans and stripping from them their Constitutional rights without due process and making them pay for what the political class has done," Loesch said. Due process "must be respected," she said, as it's "a foundational principle of this country."

Loesch also said the NRA is in "lockstep with the president on protecting children," but his idea of possibly raising the age to purchase a rifle from 18 to 21 is a "punishment" that is "going to affect the 19-year-old, law-abiding American who just wants to deer hunt." Watch the video below. Catherine Garcia