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Why Trump’s Visit to the NRA Matters So Much for Conservatives

President Trump Friday became the first president since Ronald Reagan to address the NRA. Neither of the two Bushes made their way over there, let alone Clinton or Obama.

This means something. It goes straight to why a lot of conservatives cast their lot with Trump. They weren’t completely sure he was a conservative, but they suspected he might be and knew he wasn’t afraid. The reason this made him a better choice than more consistent conservatives, many figured, is that those others would in the end just cave to the Washington establishment and political correctness, like most politicians do.

Trump represented a chance to elect someone who would stand strong. That he went straight to the NRA meeting his first year in office suggests that this thinking was correct.

It takes guts to endure the wrath of those who hate the NRA. Trump has steel in him. And being a conservative president — and remaining a conservative president — requires a constitution comprised of just such an alloy.

From the White House transcript of Trump’s remarks:

We have news that you’ve been waiting for for a long time: The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end. (Applause.) You have a true friend and champion in the White House. No longer will federal agencies be coming after law-abiding gun owners. (Applause.) No longer will the government be trying to undermine your rights and your freedoms as Americans. Instead, we will work with you, by your side. We will work with the NRA to promote responsible gun ownership, to protect our wonderful hunters and their access to the very beautiful outdoors. You met my son — I can tell you, both sons, they love the outdoors. Frankly, I think they love the outdoors more than they love, by a long shot, Fifth Avenue. But that’s okay. And we want to ensure you of the sacred right of self-defense for all of our citizens.

Senate Votes to Roll Back Obama Gun Regulation

There were many competent older people who would have been denied their right to self-defense by some bureaucrat’s determination under this rule.

From the Washington Examiner:

The Senate voted Wednesday to roll back an Obama administration rule that Republicans have said is a threat to people’s right to own firearms, following a similar House vote last week.

The Senate voted 57-43 to kill the rule following a similar party-line vote in the House this month.

The Obama rule holds that the Social Security Administration must report anyone who requires third-party assistance to manage their Social Security benefits is placed on the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS. Placement on that list prevents them from buying a gun.

House Votes to Quash Obama Gun Regulation

In Obama’s ideal world, everyone will have a “mental disability,” according to a bureaucrat, and nobody will have a gun.

From the Washington Examiner.

The House on Thursday voted to undo an Obama-era rule blocking certain people from buying guns.

The resolution of disapproval passed 235-180. Under the Congressional Review Act, lawmakers can negate regulations if a joint resolution passes both chambers. However, it requires the president’s signature. While Obama was still president, Republicans needed a veto-proof majority to overturn any of his administration’s regulations.

The rule, approved in the wake of the 2012 massacre of kindergartners in Newtown, Conn., expanded whose names must automatically be entered into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, thereby preventing them from buying a gun.

Anyone with a mental disability receiving Social Security Administration benefits and requiring third-party assistance with their finances is barred from purchasing firearms. If the Senate approves the resolution and President Trump signs it, that will no longer be the case.

Obama Takes One Final Shot at Gun Owners

Because he doesn’t want you clinging too hard to those guns. From the Washington Examiner: In its final attack on gun owners, the Obama administration moved to ban traditional lead ammo on federal grounds and waterways on its last full day in office. The ban, which includes cheap bullets and common fishing tackle, can be… Continue Reading

Democrat Sit-In Hypocrisy

Well, at one lawmaker decided to confront the Democratic 1960s nostalgia ride. Rep. Louis Gohmert, R-Texas, tried to remind the Democrats staging Occupy House FLoor what the real issue was, saying “Radical Islam killed these poor people.” It’s not a gun issue. The free speech advocates sitting on the House floor shouted him down. Of… Continue Reading

Video || Obama May Not be Welcome in Roseburg

President Obama Friday will ravel to Roseburg, Oregon to “comfort” victims of last week’s shooting there, but many residents don’t seem to particularly want him around. The White House said Tuesday that Obama will not hold any public events, and that his intent is strictly to meet with the bereaved. But people in the town are… Continue Reading

The Gunman’s Christian Martyrs

President Barack Obama likes to tout his religious passion. Today, we will find out if it equals his passion for gun control. According to multiple reports, the gunman who killed 10 people and wounded seven Thursday at a rural college in Oregon methodically asked his victims whether they were Christians before he killed them, one by… Continue Reading

Video || Obama Immediately Politicizes the Shooting

President Obama marched directly to the podium of the White House briefing room Thursday and specifically turned the tragic shooting at an Oregon college into a political issue. “This is something that should be politicized,” Obama said. I wonder. Guns have always been available. And yet these shootings are occurring more than ever. What else… Continue Reading