‘just knowing he’s here makes me feel good’: women at nra convention cheer trump

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atlanta — among the tens of thousands of people who took part in the national rifle association convention here, women were an obvious minority. the thing that seemed to unite them was an overwhelming enthusiasm for president trump. “look at what he’s putting his family through for us,” said anne jansen, an artist selling jewelry handcrafted out of bullet casings and shotgun shells. “it’s for us. right? he’s doing nothing but things for us. . . . to the resistance, it’s like, follow him. take a chance. follow him. he’s your leader. are you an idiot?” jansen had never voted for president before supporting trump in november. at 53, the self-proclaimed bohemian from quincy, ill., had only cast a ballot once before in her life, when she wrote in mickey mouse for president. (the washington post)that was 10 or 15 years ago. now, from her booth on the vast nra exhibition floor, jansen laments she can’t take a break to see trump speak. “i’ve always liked him,” she said. “just knowing he’s here makes me feel good.” trump’s presence at the nra convention friday electrified the mostly male, mostly white crowd. but his choice to become the first sittin......

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