If the betrayals we've seen from Trump so far are indicative of a willingness to infringe even further, we're entering frog in heating pot territory.
"We did it once and now we will do it again, and this time we’re going to finish the job, and this time should be a lot easier because we have done so much with our military, with our vets, with the Second Amendment," President Donald Trump told wildly enthusiastic supporters at his 2020 campaign kickoff rally in Orlando. "In the face of new threats, we will defend privacy, free speech, religious liberty, and the right to keep and bear arms. We will protect our Second Amendment."
Those are great words, aren’t they? When was the last time you heard a president say them? That alone is a refreshing change.
President Trump Pushes Congressional Action for ‘Background Checks’
AWR Hawkins, 7 Aug 2019
President Trump voiced support for bipartisan background check legislation while speaking to reporters Wednesday morning.
The U.S. has had background checks on retail sales since 1998, but in February the Democrat-controlled House passed legislation to expand those checks to cover private gun sales as well. That background check expansion has been sitting in the Senate without a vote ever since.
On August 5, 2019, Breitbart News reported that Trump floated the idea of “strong background checks.” He said, “Republicans and Democrats must come together and get strong background checks, perhaps marrying this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform. We must have something good, if not GREAT, come out of these two tragic events!”
Red Flag Laws Send Up a Red Flag to 2A Supporters Lindsey Graham may be about to launch the most un-American legislation yet.
By: Scott D. Cosenza, Esq. August 06, 2019
Is Donald J. Trump anti-gun rights? Some might say “yes,” because the president has joined with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to support “red-flag” laws that allow government agents to take guns temporarily from those deemed too dangerous or unfit to possess a weapon. Such laws may be a major threat to the Second Amendment unless great care is taken to ensure due process is observed strictly and fully.
“Graham, in a statement, said he has reached a deal with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) on a bill that would start a federal grant program to help and encourage states to create ‘”red flag” protection order’ laws, which are meant to make it easier for law enforcement to identify mentally ill people who should be banned from purchasing guns.”
Trump announced his support for the red-flag laws from the White House on Aug. 5, stating that “those judged to pose a great risk to public safety (should) not have access to firearms and that if they do, those firearms can be taken through rapid due process.”
Trump isn't doing his stand on 'Red Flag' legislation any good with the following tweet... Sooner or later the law would be abused.
Would Chris Cuomo be given a Red Flag for his recent rant? Filthy language and a total loss of control. He shouldn’t be allowed to have any weapon. He’s nuts! — Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) August 13, 2019
Pass 'Red Flag' laws and you can be assured the government WILL expand the definition and scope of the 'Law', while using them constantly. Your government and the 'media' already refer to you as a white supremacists, racists, potential domestic terrorists, and you would give them this kind of power.
‘Red Flag’ Laws Are the Wrong Solution to Mass Shootings
By Thomas Massie & John R. Lott Jr., August 12, 2019 4:08 PM
They haven’t reduced crimes, and the potential for misuse is great
Everyone is sick of mass public shootings in the United States. Enough is enough. Everyone, including us, is incredibly frustrated.
But let’s do something that doesn’t make the problem worse.
With President Trump’s endorsement, Senate Republicans are moving forward with one law that they hope will help — a so-called “red-flag” law, advancing on the federal level what are known as “extreme risk protection orders.” Ohio’s governor also came out and endorsed such a law for his state after the attack.
Depending upon the state, anyone from a family member, intimate partner, or ex to house- or apartment-mates or a police officer can file a complaint. Under Colorado’s recent law, anyone at all can make a phone call to the police. They don’t even have to be living in the state. There is no hearing. All the judge has before him is the statement of concern.
While Trump emphasized mental health in last week’s speech about the Texas and Ohio shootings, red-flag laws are not specifically about mental illness. Indeed, only one state law even mentions the term. It’s about figuring out who is going to commit a crime (or suicide). This is the realm of science fiction, and is the theme of the Tom Cruise movie Minority Report. At least the Future Crime division in the movie had the help of psychics.
Saw a quick one with Trump earlier where he is trying to publicly back out of the 2A firestorm he has brought on himself, claiming that it will be up to Congress to get him a bill. ANY gun control legislation passes with Trumps signature and I'll sit my ass on the couch and watch the 2020 election slide right by...
Trump faces crucial decisions on economy, guns
By Morgan Chalfant and Brett Samuels - 08/19/19 06:00 AM EDT
On guns, the president, a lifetime New Yorker, has given mixed signals over how far he is willing to go.
Over the last week, Trump has said he supports background checks and has fielded calls from key senators on potential gun control legislation, but the conversations have not yielded firm proposals. Trump has not signaled a willingness to press congressional Republicans hard to get background check legislation done.
Trump on Thursday told supporters at the New Hampshire rally that he would “always uphold the Second Amendment" and spoke of the need to build new mental health facilities, suggesting that would lead to a decline in gun violence.
The comments raised questions about whether Trump is having second thoughts about backing stronger gun laws in the wake of recent mass shootings.
Looks like Trump is starting to see the light... Hopefully.
President Trump: We Won’t Sacrifice Gun Rights to ‘Slippery Slope’
AWR Hawkins, 20 Aug 2019
President Trump suggested Democrats have given up any defense of the Second Amendment and pledged that he will not allow Americans’ gun rights to be swept away on the “slippery slope” of gun control.
Trump made the comments while speaking to reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday.
He said, “We have very, very strong background checks right now. But we have, sort of, missing areas and areas that don’t complete the whole circle. And we’re looking at different things.”
He added, “And I have to tell you that it is a mental problem. And I’ve said it a hundred times: It’s not the gun that pulls the trigger; it’s the person that pulls the trigger. These are sick people, and it is also that kind of a problem.”
Trump was then asked point blank if he wanted to see Senate passage of gun control bills passed in the Democrat-controlled House. He responded:
Now we just have to beat down the Socialists Dems & the GOP Liberty Leeches...
GOP Rep. Pete King Backing Assault Weapons Ban Bill
By Sandy Fitzgerald, Monday, 19 August 2019 08:55 PM
Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., said Monday he is backing a bill in the House to ban assault weapons because he does not "see any need for them in everyday society."
"They are weapons of mass slaughter," King told the New York Daily News after he became the first GOP representative to back the measure first rolled out in February by Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I.
The bill has 200 Democratic co-sponsors and seeks to ban semi-automatic firearms and large-capacity magazines. The measure has drawn renewed attention after the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio earlier this month.
In the morning Trump swears up and down it's a slippery slope and no more background checks are needed... Then in the evening he says he wants "Meaningful Background Checks"... 2A cred once lost, is lost forever.
WH Spox Gidley: Trump Told the NRA He Wants ‘Meaningful Background Checks’
Ian Hanchett, 21 Aug 2019
On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley stated that President Trump “was very clear” that he wants “meaningful background checks” during his discussion with the NRA.
Gidley said, “I was in that meeting where the president spoke with Wayne LaPierre, and the president was very clear about what he wanted moving forward, and that is meaningful background checks.”
Trump said today that he still has an appetite for background checks and that he didn’t talk to Wayne LaPierre yesterday about background checks:
Pres. Trump says he did not discuss background checks with NRA head Wayne LaPierre: "We…didn't say anything about that. We just talked about concepts. Wayne agrees things have to be done, also." t.co/6kRHtHS1rh pic.twitter.com/yhH409tAtH
— ABC News (@abc) August 21, 2019
Trump indicated that he wants to fix the weaknesses in the background check system, emphasizing once again that we already have a lot of background checks.
The Republican's have been partially shoved back in their corner by the citizens. Keep a close eye on their hands though, 'cause they are some serious back-stabbing scumbags...
Gun Legislation Stalls as Leaders Trade Barbs
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 10:36 PM
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that Democrats are engaging in "theatrics" over gun control legislation, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned that "people are dying" because the Senate leader refuses to act.
After a summer of devastating mass shootings, Congress appears no closer to approving legislation to curb gun violence as President Donald Trump wavers on what kind of bill he wants the lawmakers to send for his signature.
By Brian Freeman, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 01:30 PM
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, fearing Republican support could fall in suburbs nationwide, is trying to come up with a formula for gun control legislation that could help stem this tide before next year's election, The Hill reported on Tuesday.
Expanded background checks, for example, have strong support among swing voters in the suburbs, whom McConnell views as crucial to maintaining control of GOP-held swing seats in the Senate.
You Republicans better get on top of this, the red lights are flashing and the bells are ringing...
Report: President Trump Weighing a Universal Background Check App
AWR Hawkins, 14 Sep 2019
A report on the current state of gun control talks says President Trump and some lawmakers are considering the creation of an app to conduct background checks on private gun sales.
The Hill points to a Washington Post report and says the app “would be connected to the National Instant Criminal Background Checks system that could be used to complete background checks on private gun sales.”
Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) did not like the idea, saying he worries it makes gun owners’ personal data available and/or accessible. Moreover, Thune said he believes the app “would kind of be a de facto registry.”
The leftists have been prepping the battlefield for years, painting conservatives as violent anti-government radicals that must be disarmed...
Conservatives: We’ll Spill Blood to Keep Our Guns The right-wing commentariat keeps warning America that if lawmakers intercede, gun owners will have no choice but to kill cops.
By Matt Ford, September 5, 2019
It’s debatable whether even the most stringent gun-control measures would prevent mass shootings, and it’s doubtful that those measures would survive the Roberts Court’s scrutiny. But time and time again, these proposals reveal a troubling window into the mindset of the gun-rights activists who oppose them. That, in turn, only makes the case for enacting such measures much stronger. If the main reason you need an AR-15 is to murder civil servants and elected officials, you shouldn’t have it in the first place.
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iprazhm: “I absolutely believe that in this country if you are 18 years of age, you should not be able to buy a rifle, and I will support a law that takes that right away,” U.S Senator Marco Rubio Fl qz.com/1213296/parkland-florida-shooting-fou
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avordvet: If a citizen is old enough to carry a rifle in the military service, then they are old enough to buy/own a weapon and exercise their god-given natural right to self-defense.
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iprazhm: I have come to believe that God placed Trump in office to help Israel, and nothing else. He is clearly not there to secure the republic or promote decency. Only when the people return to serving Christ, will our country return to being great again.
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