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Video || Trump to Senators: “You’re Afraid of the NRA”

I don’t think that President Trump’s apparent support for raising the age at which you can buy a long gun to 21 is going to hurt him with his base.

I think there’s a rational case for it, and unlike with Hillary, his base trusts him not to head down the path toward the type of gun control that jeopardizes the Second Amendment. I think people are going to like that he takes on the NRA even while embracing it.

5 Responses to Video || Trump to Senators: “You’re Afraid of the NRA”

  1. I found this earlier version of the 2nd Amendment

    “…the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed unless you are not yet 3 years past the age of majority.”

    All we have to do is go to that one…. and for consistency… I also think we should update the 1st Amendment..

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances unless of course you are not yet 3 years past the age of majority.

    To demand that 18, 19, 20 year olds share all the same responsibilities of citizenship and then not to share in the same protections in the Bill of Rights is not something — regardless of the heartfelt motives — that I can buy into.

    Freedom is binary.. Liberty is binary…either you have them or not…. and as such… move the age of majority back up to 21 (so repeal the 26th Amendment first)… then it is consistent.

    If you love the Bill of Rights you have to defend all of them.

  2. Three hundred million firearms – that’s what we hear all the time.
    The pros and the cons all use the 300mm figure as if they know for sure.
    They’re wrong, they might know about 300mm, but the figure is so much higher.
    People who have firearms don’t stop with only one – they might have a shotgun, a rifle, maybe a handgun, maybe two of them.
    No one really knows, but American citizens are armed in a massive amount. If the authorities are counting firearm permits they are being fooled – no gun owner admits to how many or what kind of firearm is in the home, or the garage, or tucked away in the cellar.
    When they compare our country with the European nations whose citizens are not accustomed to owning firearms, or who have a much smaller population than we do, the argument is off kilter.
    The disarming of America is a dream of all the libs who want us dependent on government for our safety, but Americans don’t trust the government to do anything.

    There’s also the stories of immigrants who came to the US to escape government tyranny that are passed down and not forgotten.

  3. The 2nd Amendment is going nowhere. You need 38 states to pass (or repeal, in this case) an amendment.

    Let’s see…Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, both Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina…that’s 18 “nays” right there, five more than needed, and arguably not all that it would get.

    It’s all in the interpretation. And Trump is very quietly taking care of that, with all his judicial noms.

    And hey, didn’t the guy cave on immigration, live and on national TV? How’d that work out? You’d think that DiFi, after getting rolled like the dice in a Yahtzee set on that, would be yelling, “It’s a trap!” at the top of her lungs, but nooooooo.

  4. I don’t know what’s in Trump’s mind, but I have seen that he throws opinions into the air to keep the discussion going or to observe reactions.

    The big discussion should be about mental health facilities and why they were closed in the 1980s and how we can open them up.

    It’s tough for Trump that he is having to repair so many stupid cost-saving or pc-serving moves by predecessors even as we need desperately to address our national debt.

    Deporting all the illegals would create jobs by opening them up for citizens and would also place them back in the tax-paying arena.