Skip to comments.Trump vows to 'always uphold the Second Amendment' amid ongoing talks on gun laws
Posted on 08/15/2019 6:06:17 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
President Trump on Thursday told supporters in New Hampshire that he would "always uphold the Second Amendment" and suggested that the construction of new mental health facilities would help curb gun violence.
The president lamented the lack of mental health institutions as he spoke about the need to keep guns away from people with mental illnesses. The comments come as the White House and Congress examine new gun laws in the wake of recent mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas.
"It's not the gun that pulls the trigger. It's the person that pulls the trigger," Trump said, earning a roar of approval from the crowd in Manchester.
He suggested that the closure of mental institutions led to an influx of sick individuals on the streets. Trump proposed building new facilities to get those individuals help, and implied that it would assist in the fight against gun violence.
But the president, wary of upsetting his base supporters, assured the crowd that he would not allow new laws to infringe on their access to guns.
"We cant make it harder for good, solid, law-abiding citizens to protect themselves," he said. "We will always uphold the right to self-defense, and we will always uphold the Second Amendment."
Trump's comments on Thursday night underscore the complicated nature of ongoing talks on background checks, so-called "red flag" laws and other measures to reduce gun violence after the latest spate of mass shootings.
The president has in recent days insisted that he favors stronger background checks. But he has voiced support for similar measures in the past only to back off amid pressure from the National Rifle Association (NRA).
The NRA has opposed the gun measures being floated by lawmakers in recent weeks, and it's unclear whether a background check bill co-sponsored by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has enough GOP support to pass the Senate.
The Press at the Rally must have peed their pants when he said that
I hope that he does. Now that he said that watch for the Democrats to stage another shooting or shootings. They have an endless supply of zombies that all they have to do is give them a gun and drop them off at the nearest mall.
Then issue an executive order allowing Selective Service registrants the right to buy an M4.
And yes, all it would take is an EO, acting on the exemption clause of 922(O).
You realize that would make libtards’ heads come off and spin around.
This still wont shut up the Never Trumpers on FR who kept bitching for a few days now they think Trump will betray them on guns LOL. Oh lil’ faith..
So Mr. President, are you still calling for Red Flag Laws?
I knew we can trust him to protect our rights and not allow the Dems to take them away.
Turning on the Second would end the GOP.
I hope they know it.
Flimsey Grahamnesty already deserved to be Cantorized for his THREE amnesty attempts.
Red Flag his butt out.
Let's hope he stays on point regardless what Democrats demand.
He also said that he is expecting the Democrats to add something else to the bill once they get close to an agreement.
Like the Chinese (my interpretation).
There is going to be no agreement, just as I and countless other Freepers said from the beginning, the Dems are committed to keeping things the way they are.
“...So Mr. President, are you still calling for Red Flag Laws?...”
He HASN’T called for any “Red Flag” laws....
Mr. Trump is urging Congress to back efforts to encourage states to adopt red flag laws, which give family members, and in some cases police officers, the power to obtain a swift court order from a judge to confiscate firearms from someone deemed a danger to themselves or others.
But has he stopped beating his wife?
That’s a helluva idea.
In todays American culture, this crap will not stop until there are SEVERE consequences. Instead of outlawing inanimate objects, lawmakers should use common sense and develop human make prison life uncomfortable instead of providing hot meals, porn and air conditioning. Water-boarding is tame compared to what SHOULD be administered to these animals. Cartel justice will stop mass killings in a heartbeat.
Amen to that! Keep praying, Brother!
I have not seen this....Source???
Said by someone familiar with the thoughts and deeds of the president.
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