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Friday, April 29, 2016

Trump Releases His Plan for 2nd Amendment... Leaves Millions Furious

One common criticism of billionaire businessman and presidential candidate Donald Trump is that he far too often speaks in vague generalities and rarely offers specifics about where he stands on the issues.

That is no longer the case, at least regarding his stance on gun rights and the Second Amendment, as Trump just released his official policy position on his campaign website.

“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 position paper began.

Trump went on to explain that the right to keep and bear arms is a right that pre-exists both the government and the Constitution, noting that government didn’t create the right, nor can it take it away.

He also rightly denoted the Second Amendment as “America’s first freedom,” pointing out that it helps protect all of the other rights we hold dear.

In order to protect and defend that right, Trump proposed tougher enforcement of laws that are already on the books, rather than adding new gun control laws.



Steve said...

Thank you, Donald! Make the tenth amendment knock down all these state "laws"!

Gerald said...

There are already over 50,000 laws on the books covering firearms. Most of these laws are only obeyed by law abiding citizens. If criminals obeyed the laws, then places like Chicago would be very safe. More and more laws don't do anything but make idiots feel think they did something.

Anonymous said...

Project Exile was once a tool in Wicomico County's legal arsenal to address gun crime. Five-year minimum sentence for using a gun in a crime. It was successful.
But what happened to it? I've asked the State's Attorney. The money dried up. Was it because of the Obama take on law enforcement and sentencing? I don't know, but the timing seems about right.

Anonymous said...

The State's Attorney fired the prosecutor - while he was out on medical leave, believe it or not - and with Dan Daughterty's departure, all the organization combating gang crime in Wicomico County (and the corresponding gun prosecutions) crumbled. It wasn't about money - it was about egos and protecting other's turf. Sad.

Anonymous said...

834 and 843, you are myopic. The 2A makes all your mindless worrisome pining absolutely inconsequential.
Get a life, and celebrate a 2A day!