Trump’s BS Second Article Position

Donald Trump

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 Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that belongs to all law-abiding Americans. The Constitution doesn’t create that right – it ensures that the government can’t take it away. Our Founding Fathers knew, and our Supreme Court has upheld, that the Second Amendment’s purpose is to guarantee our right to defend ourselves and our families. This is about self-defense, plain and simple.  

It’s been said that the Second Amendment is America’s first freedom. That’s because the Right to Keep and Bear Arms protects all our other rights. We are the only country in the world that has a Second Amendment. Protecting that freedom is imperative. Here’s how we will do that:

Enforce The Laws On The Books

We need to get serious about prosecuting violent criminals. The Obama administration’s record on that is abysmal. Violent crime in cities like Baltimore, Chicago and many others is out of control. Drug dealers and gang members are given a slap on the wrist and turned loose on the street. This needs to stop.

Several years ago there was a tremendous program in Richmond, Virginia called Project Exile. It said that if a violent felon uses a gun to commit a crime, you will be prosecuted in federal court and go to prison for five years – no parole or early release. Obama’s former Attorney General, Eric Holder, called that a “cookie cutter” program. That’s ridiculous. I call that program a success. Murders committed with guns in Richmond decreased by over 60% when Project Exile was in place – in the first two years of the program alone, 350 armed felons were taken off the street.

Why does that matter to law-abiding gun owners? Because they’re the ones who anti-gun politicians and the media blame when criminals misuse guns. We need to bring back and expand programs like Project Exile and get gang members and drug dealers off the street. When we do, crime will go down and our cities and communities will be safer places to live.

Here’s another important way to fight crime – empower law-abiding gun owners to defend themselves. Law enforcement is great, they do a tremendous job, but they can’t be everywhere all of the time. Our personal protection is ultimately up to us. That’s why I’m a gun owner, that’s why I have a concealed carry permit, and that’s why tens of millions of Americans have concealed carry permits as well. It’s just common sense. To make America great again, we’re going to go after criminals and put the law back on the side of the law-abiding.

Fix Our Broken Mental Health System

Let’s be clear about this. Our mental health system is broken. It needs to be fixed. Too many politicians have ignored this problem for too long.

All of the tragic mass murders that occurred in the past several years have something in common – there were red flags that were ignored. We can’t allow that to continue. We need to expand treatment programs, because most people with mental health problems aren’t violent, they just need help. But for those who are violent, a danger to themselves or others, we need to get them off the street before they can terrorize our communities. This is just common sense.

And why does this matter to law-abiding gun owners? Once again, because they get blamed by anti-gun politicians, gun control groups and the media for the acts of deranged madmen. When one of these tragedies occurs, we can count on two things: one, that opponents of gun rights will immediately exploit it to push their political agenda; and two, that none of their so-called “solutions” would have prevented the tragedy in the first place. They’ve even admitted it.

We need real solutions to address real problems. Not grandstanding or political agendas.

Defend The Rights of Law-Abiding Gun Owners

GUN AND MAGAZINE BANS. Gun and magazine bans are a total failure. That’s been proven every time it’s been tried. Opponents of gun rights try to come up with scary sounding phrases like “assault weapons”, “military-style weapons” and “high capacity magazines” to confuse people. What they’re really talking about are popular semi-automatic rifles and standard magazines that are owned by tens of millions of Americans. Law-abiding people should be allowed to own the firearm of their choice. The government has no business dictating what types of firearms good, honest people are allowed to own.

BACKGROUND CHECKS. There has been a national background check system in place since 1998. Every time a person buys a gun from a federally licensed gun dealer – which is the overwhelming majority of all gun purchases – they go through a federal background check. Study after study has shown that very few criminals are stupid enough to try and pass a background check – they get their guns from friends/family members or by stealing them. So the overwhelming majority of people who go through background checks are law-abiding gun owners. When the system was created, gun owners were promised that it would be instant, accurate and fair. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case today. Too many states are failing to put criminal and mental health records into the system – and it should go without saying that a system’s only going to be as effective as the records that are put into it. What we need to do is fix the system we have and make it work as intended. What we don’t need to do is expand a broken system.

NATIONAL RIGHT TO CARRY. The right of self-defense doesn’t stop at the end of your driveway. That’s why I have a concealed carry permit and why tens of millions of Americans do too. That permit should be valid in all 50 states. A driver’s license works in every state, so it’s common sense that a concealed carry permit should work in every state. If we can do that for driving – which is a privilege, not a right – then surely we can do that for concealed carry, which is a right, not a privilege.

MILITARY BASES AND RECRUITING CENTERS. Banning our military from carrying firearms on bases and at recruiting centers is ridiculous. We train our military how to safely and responsibly use firearms, but our current policies leave them defenseless. To make America great again, we need a strong military. To have a strong military, we need to allow them to defend themselves.

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/second-amendment-rights

14 thoughts on “Trump’s BS Second Article Position

  1. Hey Trump. I don’t need any background check. already know my background. If I have a gun, it’s none of anybody’s business. The only piece of paper i need to own one is the second article.
    PERIOD!!!! So you can shove your concealed carry papers. 😡

    1. Trump’s a douchebag. There’s no more accurate description. He’s a pig. He’s one of “them”! He would sell his own mother “down the river”. He will c

  2. Regarding drug dealers, the way to deal with them is to LEGALIZE DRUGS for sale to adults. The idiotic “War on Drugs” hasn’t done anything to solve the drug problem, and it never can. Even after all decades of effort, billions of dollars spent, harmless people locked away, and lives lost, even prison inmates can often buy drugs!

    Drug prohibition has had exactly the same effects on this country as alcohol prohibition had a century ago: greatly increased gang violence, lost civil liberties, millions of lives ruined, and not a dent in the number of users. The more you suppress the supply of a product that a lot of people want, the higher the price of that product gets, and the more profitable it becomes to sell on the black market. That leads to violence as gangs compete for those profits. Then the government and its enforcers use that violence as an excuse to grow the police state.

    Apart from all that, grown adults have the RIGHT to do as they please with their own health. If they want to smoke pot, snort coke, or drink gasoline, that’s no more government’s business than if they want to drink alcohol. It only becomes government’s business (if we must have a government) when someone who’s intoxicated goes out in public and starts recklessly endangering other people. That can happen just as easily due to legal drugs as illegal drugs.

    As for Trump’s claim that “we need a strong military,” that applies only to the “big” weapons that are the true basis of national security. That means missiles, anti-ICBM systems, submarines, etc. We do NOT need standing ground forces to defend the country; those have no purpose in the modern age except to occupy foreign countries and endanger the freedom of American citizens by serving as reinforcements to the pigs. No one is going to invade a nuclear power. Even if they could, the US is too big and too well-armed for any foreign occupation to succeed. The US has the most powerful military in the world, and even it had to struggle in Afghanistan while spending a fortune!

    No one can claim to support the spirit of the Second Amendment while supporting a strong standing infantry. The entire purpose of the Second Amendment was to ensure that the people of this country had the ability to overthrow the government. The stronger the standing infantry, the less effective an obstacle the Second Amendment presents against tyranny. Keep most of the Navy and Air Force, but get rid of the Army, Marines, and nearly all other ground/invasion forces.

    1. I gave a nice jar of weed to one of the local inmates mother and I heard it went straight into the jail! I should have provided vaporizers too!

  3. It is the legal drugs which are the problem — the ones prescribed by the licensed medical professionals. We did not used to have such “mental health problems” in our country. Nor did we have such debilitating health problems. Most health (including mental health) problems are due to things we ingest which are not good for us (prescription drugs, OTC drugs, topical creams etc. which contain harmful chemicals, foods which are contaminated or grown in contaminated or otherwise “dead” soils and lack nutrients). We have a government program of aerial spraying of known toxins which get into our air soils and thus into us. We are dying of malnutrition and one of the symptoms of that is our emotional and nervous system going haywire. One cause of this is damaged nerve sheaths. Statins will do this and so will other drugs. Anyone becoming mentally unhinged, the first question I would ask is, what food are you eating, and what drugs are you taking? I wouldn’t go in the direction we are being led to go, to say we have a mental health epidemic and what we need is MORE mental health care. Nope — not if it includes more psychopharmaceuticals.

    Our doctors have been indoctrinated and many of them do not know. Others come to know, but feel locked into their AMA-controlled system and either do not deviate out of fear, or denial. Holistic doctors are being killed off. Information about true health-giving substances such as herbs is being suppressed, and the government agencies actively prosecute those who employ those substances to heal. And now we have Obamacare which applies even more coercive (financial etc) pressure to conform, to go to the doctor and get that screening test (which leads to prescriptions), to get that flu shot (which leads to immune system damage among other things). We have a new adult “recommended” (for now) vaccine schedule by the CDC. We have the media feeding all this disinfo and fear about illness to us. We have electronic medical records which track our compliance with the system. We have essentially “Real ID” forms of tracking through our driver’s licenses. And other forms of covert and overt surveillance. Our purchases are noted. Our online browsing is noted. I’m sure I’ve left a few things out.

    If any candidate spoke any truth to any of this, I would have a listen. But it is abundantly clear that we do have an election system — we have a “selection” system where all of this is decided elsewhere, and is just a sideshow for us. Meanwhile, ask yourselves what else may be happening in the world that we ought to pay attention to, instead of being so distracted.

    1. Big Medicine, Big Pharma, and the whores from Big Insurance have a stranglehold on everyone’s checkbook. What a “gig” they got goin’. It’s win, win, win, all the way to the bank, trainloads of government grants to develop drugs that they profit from, laws in place to prevent liability, lawmakers bought and paid for, and this “Trilateral Commission” of medical delivery is so vast in wealth and entrenched in academia, it will require a joo-ectomy to remove this cancerous puss from the human race.
      All of the current pillars of the medical establishment have been infected with the greed inherent in these dirty, god-forsaken, Satan worshipping, self-proclaimed “Chosen Ones.”

  4. Please stop watching the circus. We have real problems to deal with in this country, and the election process, and everyone involved with it is only a distraction from the work we need to do.

  5. ENFORCE THE LAWS ON THE BOOKS?

    Thats mother-f*ck!ng treason D#ckfore!!!
    “…shall not be in fringed.” means su@k a d*ck with your “laws on the books”

    IM getting perturbed. Can anyone tell?

    breathing and counting to 10.
    actually my mags hold 30 so…..
    controlling my breathing and counting to 28…mag change!

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