Trump's official stance on gun rights

On May 20, 2016, the National Rifle Association (NRA) endorsed Donald Trump for the presidency. NRA Executive Director Chris Cox said:

“The stakes in this year’s presidential election could not be higher for gun owners. If Hillary Clinton gets the opportunity to replace Antonin Scalia with an anti-gun Supreme Court justice, we will lose the individual right to keep a gun in the home for self-defense. …  So the choice for gun owners in this election is clear. And that choice is Donald Trump.”

Hillary Clinton gun-control hypocriteCertainly, for gun-owners and all who value our Second Amendment Constitutional right to bear arms, the choice in the November election cannot be starker: Hillary is an avid gun-control proponent and hypocrite, as she spouts gun-control while surrounded by armed Secret Service agents whom she disdains. See “Hillary Clinton is a monster, say Secret Service agents“.
In contrast, Donald Trump’s position on gun rights is clearly in defense of the Second Amendment. Here is his official position:
(1) Clear understanding of and firm commitment to the Second Amendment:

“The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period.
The Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that belongs to all law-abiding Americans. The Constitution doesn’t create that right – it ensures that the government can’t take it away. Our Founding Fathers knew, and our Supreme Court has upheld, that the Second Amendment’s purpose is to guarantee our right to defend ourselves and our families. This is about self-defense, plain and simple.
It’s been said that the Second Amendment is America’s first freedom. That’s because the Right to Keep and Bear Arms protects all our other rights. We are the only country in the world that has a Second Amendment.”

(2) How to protect our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms:
Given his unequivocal commitment to the Second Amendment, the rest of Trump’s policy statement on gun rights is about how he, as President of the United States of America, would protect our right to keep and bear arms, including:

  • Enforce the laws on the books by:
    • Punishing violent criminals via expanding Project Exile, a program in Richmond, VA, whereby if a violent felon uses a gun to commit a crime, you will be prosecuted in federal court and go to prison for five years – no parole or early release.
    • Empowering law-abiding gun owners to defend themselves: “Our personal protection is ultimately up to us. That’s why I’m a gun owner, that’s why I have a concealed carry permit, and that’s why tens of millions of Americans have concealed carry permits as well. It’s just common sense.”
  • Fix America’s broken mental health system by:
    • expanding treatment programs;
    • getting the violent mentally-ill off the street before they can terrorize our communities.
  • Defend the rights of law-abiding gun-owners:
    • Eliminate gun and magazine bans: “Gun and magazine bans are a total failure…. Law-abiding people should be allowed to own the firearm of their choice. The government has no business dictating what types of firearms good, honest people are allowed to own.”
    • Fix, not expand, the national background check system that’s been in place since 1998.
    • National right to carry: “a concealed carry permit should work in every state. If we can do that for driving – which is a privilege, not a right – then surely we can do that for concealed carry.”
    • Allow our military to carry firearms on military bases and recruiting centers.

Gun-control Hillary Clinton surrounded by armed Secret Service agentsH/t FOTM‘s maziel and Conservative Tribune.
~Eowyn

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japoa
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Why do we need a permit to exercise a constitutional right ? Do we need a permit to go from state to state to exercise our freedom of speech , religion ? Don’t think so ( not yet , anyway )……….It’ll be a cold day in hell when I let the gov’t know that I have a weapon . If you do that , you might as well paint a bulls-eye on your chest .

Christian Zionist
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Reblogged this on Exposing Modern Mugwumps.

M. Wilk
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M. Wilk

Trump 2016!

Steven Broiles
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The choice is obvious: Trump—and everyone else in his or her right mind—clearly favors anything that will raise the stakes for the criminal. Nationwide concealed carry a big part of the solution to that problem, and the Loony Left knows that. (Or rather, those who steer and control that Loony Left).
GO TRUMP!

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

In no way does our Constitution imply that the second amendment right of U.S. citizens to keep and bear arms applies to “law abiding citizens” only. In fact the “Bill of Attainder” clause of our Constitution makes clear that no U.S. citizen is to be deprived of any civil right as a punishment for any act of outlawry. If one ponders this fact they may realize that is exactly why our legislators and highway departments insist on declaring driving a motor vehicle is a privilege rather than a right. Even the most minor of violations are now used as excuse… Read more »

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

I’m still not finding anything in the Second Amendment that says we can only carry our weapons in a concealed fashion if we get a special permit. Must be just a typo…..

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

BTW-IF the PTB can make a Constitutional case for requiring CCW Permits,they should be free of charge,I hardly think it fair that we should have to “buy” a permission to practice our Constitutional Right as we see fit.

Lana
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Lana

Japoa asked, “Why do we need a permit to exercise a constitutional right ?” Because the leftist filth want to make sure Americans can’t fight back when the their tyranny unfolds. Here in his latest speech Obama announces the end of the Republic, and refers to killing conservatives in with a red wedding for the republicans. He actually said lock the doors for a red wedding, referring to slitting all their throats after listing the republicans by name who were present. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=NO51lAX5uec&app=desktop …..or the whole speech if you can stomach it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxFkEj7KPC0&app=desktop The audience laughed and later the press apologized… Read more »

Joe
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Joe

Any gun owner that votes for Hillary Clinton is a traitor!

upaces88
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upaces88

Texas:
Yes- I said a criminal act. Police and Sheriffs in TX have stated, quite succinctly, that if ‪#‎LaddEveritt‬‘s fanbois SWAT gun owners- it is the caller who will be going to jail.
​”Q​uestion: Some organizations that are in opposition to open carry, have said that if they see someone openly carrying a handgun, they will call 911 and say that person is being aggressive and threatening people with the weapon. How will the police handle situations like this.
​Keep Reading:
https://hcstx.org/2015/12/31/texas-were-going-to-arrest-people-who-call-the-cops-to-report-legal-gun-carry/​

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY,AMERICA!!!

Catherine
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Trump’s stance in incorrect in one extremely important point: It is NOT about self-defense. The purpose of the 2nd Amendment is to ensure that the people will be able to take arms against the government, should it turn to tyranny.
Many of the points folks have been making are true – about former prisoners, about concealed carry, about permits in general. But the salient point is protection, in extremis, of self, family, town, and state against the federal government.

michaelwilliams851
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Why does anyone listen to people who can’t protect themselves nor their own families ?