Trump vs the NRA…and the Constitution

Posted by Troy on 28th February 2018 in Current Events, Political

I’ll give the guy credit, when he decides to do something, he decides to do something.  However, I now officially disagree with a lot of what he is trying to do regarding guns.

I cannot advocate for an age restriction on all guns.  I might be willing to do so for “assault weapons,” but that really won’t change anything.  How many school shooters are over twenty-one?  How many bought their guns vs used their parents?  Even if you take that off the table, couldn’t they just use other guns?  I do not like the idea of an age restriction for all guns.  I’m sorry, once you are off on your own, you should be able to buy a gun for your own protection.  This is especially important for teen girls as a gun levels the playing field against rapists and other predators.

I do like the ability for someone to be flagged due to exposure to law enforcement or if multiple people petition the court due to concerns about safety.  However, under no circumstance can the government take the guns and then apply due process.  Due process must come first in a free society.

Trump is a solution oriented guy.  Honestly, these and his other suggestions shows that he is trying to come up with solutions.  He shoots from the hip, and there is a “common sense” aspect to taking someone’s guns immediately if you think they are an immediate threat.  However, I fear the government way more than the random crazy person.

I suspect that his base is letting Trump know how they feel about this issue.  Trump realizes that his base is the one calling the shots, not him.  I am sure that he will realize the error of his ways and walk it back.

Long Live the Constitution!

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