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Donald Trump is set to meet with the National Rifle Association to talk about banning people on the terror watch list from legally purchasing guns.

Trump has said in the past that he is against further gun restrictions. But, he announced, Monday, that he’d planned to meet with the NRA. The official confirmation came in a tweet, Wednesday morning.

Just last month, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre endorsed Trump at the organization’s national convention in Kentucky.

The Orlando massacre has renewed the gun rights debate, particularly as it relates to the terror watch list. The Orlando gunman, Omar Mateen, had reportedly been on a federal watch list in 2013 and 2015. He was removed after the FBI finished its investigation.

For its part, the NRA tweeted that the U.S. does not have an “assault-weapons problem” and that restrictions on gun sales by people on “watch lists” are “ineffective.”

Those tweets could signal that the conversation between Trump and the NRA could be difficult.

It’s not clear exactly when the meeting will take place.

Yolanda R. Arrington |