Donald Trump insisted late Tuesday his gun comments at a North Carolina rally earlier in the day are a non-issue that some have tried to make into a problem for his campaign.
"The NRA, as you know, endorsed me — they're terrific people. Wayne [LaPierre] and Chris [Cox] and all the people over there and they tweeted out, basically they agree 100 percent with what I said. And there can be no other interpretation. Even reporters have told me. I mean, give me a break," Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity Tuesday in a preview of the interview.
Earlier in the day, Trump had told attendees at a North Carolina rally that Clinton wants to abolish the Second Amendment and if she gets to pick appointees to the Supreme Court, "there's nothing you can do, folks." He then added, "although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is." His campaign team issued a statement later saying he was not implying anything violent.
Trump said his message was supposed to stir up even more support among proponents of the Second Amendment.
"This is a strong powerful movement, the Second Amendment. Hillary wants to take your guns away. She wants to leave you unprotected in your home," Trump added.