Skip to comments.Five Fast Gun Reforms President Trump Will Sign Into Law
Posted on 11/14/2016 4:23:48 AM PST by 11th_VA
President-Elect Donald Trump stunned the world last night with a commanding upset victory over the heavy favorite, Democrat Hillary Clinton. In addition to Trumps victory in the contest to be the 45th President of the United States, the National Rifle Associations five million members helped retain control of the Senate by backing victorious GOP contenders in Florida, Missouri, Indiana, North Carolina, and Wisconsin (at this time, New Hampshires Senate contest between Kelly Ayotte (R) and Maggie Hassan (D) remains too close to call). The House also remains comfortably under the control of the GOP.
The NRA pumped more money into Trumps election than any super-PAC, and Trump has a reputation for standing by his allies.
Here are five fast gun law reforms President Trump and his Republican House and Senate can make.
Ending Gun-Free Zones On Military Bases
President Trump will have the authority to executive authority to pass an executive order allowing the United States military to carry firearms on duty. Our domestic military bases and facilities have been the site of numerous terror attacks and mass shootings. Trump can reverse that with the stroke of a pen. He would also apparently have the authority to end firearm bans on other federal property, but there are so many laws and regulations that I dont want to make that claim prematurely.
National Concealed Carry Reciprocity
There is significant momentum towards establishing national concealed carry reciprocity in all 50 states. President Trump, working with a Republican-controlled House and Senate, should be able to get this passed into law within the first 90 days. There are four different bills to choose from in the House and Senate.
Making a hearing safety device criminal was one of the dumbest things ever done under the Administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt and thats saying a lot. The Hearing Protection Act is already written and has co-sponsors. It should be passed within the first 60 days of President Trumps administration, which is a blessing to high-volume shooters such as myself who would like to better protect our hearing.
NICS Background Check Reform
Gun control supporters want a universal background checks on all gun purchases in order to create a de facto gun registry and thats just not going to happen. What is going to happen is that President Trump, the House, and Senate are going to work on legislation to close the gaping holes in the existing background check system so that it is more effective, ensuring better and more accurate updating of prohibited persons. This will likely run in conjunction with mental health reform to both help people in crisis obtain the help they need, and ensure that fears of losing their Second Amendment rights wont keep people from seeking help for a temporary but important mental health crisis.
Allow Importation of Collectable Historical Firearms
President Obama has stymied the importation of historically significant firearms provided to allies after the Second World War and the Korean War through executive orders. The Collectible Firearms Protection Act will allow the reimportation of hundreds of thousand of M1 Garands, M1 Carbines, and M1911 pistols.
These are five laws that a Republican Congress and President Trump can pass within the first 90-180 days, but they are not the only laws being considered.
Already legal. Just pay the stupid tax.
Good ideas, every one.
“Will” sign into law??? Or the NRA wants them to? Seems the headline is BS.
You know, in a sick demented way, electing Trump has been bad for the gun industry. Their stocks have gone down and I’m guessing we won’t have the record sales that top gun salesman Obama was able to generate.
Oh well, they’re patriots and won’t mind!!!
I’m hoping the prices will go way down also.
There should be no tax.
In fact it seems Trump has already got more done in 6 days after getting elected with no power yet.Imagine 8 years of Trump
No one here voiced anything about the Ayotte mess in New Hampshire that the article briefly mentions. I love it that the stupid wench is going down...she is a democrat anyway. I am going to call all of her offices and laugh out loud at her demise. Just because she has an R next to her name doesn’t mean a blessed thing. The voters in New hampshire realize this and see no difference between the two. Screw Ayotte go to a job you lined up for yourself (I’m sure) you disgusting wench.
“President-Elect Donald Trump stunned the world last night with a commanding upset victory over the heavy favorite, Democrat Hillary Clinton.”
Creator beats heavy favorite Exaggerator (2016 Belmont)...
HOORAY Mr. Donald J. Trump
"... shall not be infringed."
I was reading in Germany if you go to the range without a silencer it is considered rather rude to do so, this tax/asking permission should be removed IMHO..
Since the soldiers' place of duty is often either in, or involves frequently entering these federal buildings, and DoD civilians place of duty is almost exclusively in said buildings, this would look good on paper but you would find yourself in a situation where no one could carry in the workplace where an active shooter scenario might occur. If Trump passes such a law it would be great, but make sure to lift these restrictions so that only exceptional locations (federal courthouse) are exempt to carry.
The other problem, for bases in NJ, MD, DC, etc. is saying you can carry on base is one thing, but if you cannot legally carry in the state in which the base is located it buys you nothing. So if I have a PA carry permit, but have to travel to Fort Meade, Fort Detrick, or APG I'm still screwed. Having this PLUS national Constitutional Carry would solve this problem.
Thank you ! Yes!!
Non-violent felons should also get their gun rights back. Originally, a felon was a pretty bad dude. Now it is surmised every American commits at least three felonies a day due to the excessive regulations. If a non-violent felon has done their time, they should be given every single one of their civil right back.
In 42 states.
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