Tuesday, August 20, 2019

President Trump Shifts Away from Background Check Push

 Mark O'Connor fills out his Federal background check paperwork as he purchases a handgun at the K&W Gunworks store on the day that U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, DC announced his executive action on guns on January 5, 2016 in Delray Beach, Florida.

Trump also said, “I don’t want people to forget that this is a mental health problem. I don’t want them to forget that, because it is. It’s a mental health problem.”
During an August 15, 2019, “Keep America Great” rally in New Hampshire, Trump said, “It’s not the gun that pulls the trigger.”
He added: “We can’t make it harder for good, solid, law-abiding citizens to protect themselves. We will always uphold the right to self-defense, and we will always uphold the Second Amendment. We will.”

President Trump appears to be shifting away from the background check push he undertook in the immediate aftermath of the attacks in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

On August 5, 2019, Trump floated the idea of “strong background checks,” saying, “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!”

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  1. I'm not happy with president Trump these day, Talk is cheap..

  2. MAYBE all of us questioning what the "strong background checks" would consist of penetrated. Agreed that talk is cheap but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt on this. NOT forgetting the bump stock debacle..............

    1. NOT forgetting the bump stock debacle..............

      Buy stock in heavy duty rubber bands. :)

  3. How would "universal background checks" be enforced without violating the 4th and 5th Amendment rights of a seller and a buyer? --Ron W

    1. OH, they care, which is why they EXEMPT THEMSELVES from their laws. But their "useful idiot" supporters and even the, "I don't own a gun, I don't care" crowd, don't think that "what goes around, comes around"... gunowners and 2nd Amendment people are being treated just like the Jews in Nazi Germany.
      --Ron W

      "The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened." --John F. Kennedy

    2. Just think, JFK would be considered a right wing radical today.

    3. Yes, he would for many reasons, among them, he was a supporter of the 2nd Amendment for its historical reason according to the founders' Republicso that the People could resist any imposition of a tyrannical government. --Ron W

  4. Key words from article:
    Appears to be shifting...
    Floated the idea...
    ...must come together and get...
    ...perhaps marrying this legislation. ..
    Meanwhile, the statist has his daughter working behind the scenes craft gin control.
    He's a statist behind his facade.