An NBC reporter tried to deliver a ‘gotcha’ gun question to Trump during his trip through Asia. It did not go as planned.
The Left-o-sphere bloggers are (obviously) framing it as a dodge, but Trump made a really solid point.
Trump was asked if he would consider “extreme vetting” for gun owners following a speech focused on North Korea’s growing nuclear arsenal in South Korea. He responded by suggesting the question was inappropriate for the setting before launching into a traditional second amendment defense. He emphasized the role of the bystander who retrieved a rifle from his truck and “neutralized” the gunman that killed 26 people in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
“If you did what you’re suggesting, there would have been no difference three days ago,” Trump said. “You might not have had that very brave person who happened to have a gun or a rifle in his truck, go out and shoot him and hit him and neutralize him.”
“I can only say this. If [the neighbor] didn’t have a gun, instead of 26 dead, you would have had hundreds more dead. So that’s the way I feel about it, not going to help,” he added.
Our own Doug Giles weighed in on the issue, in his usual no-holds-batted way.
You might also remember when Trump weighed on the Second Amendment during the Campaign.
“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 position paper began.
Trump went on to explain that the right to keep and bear arms is a right that pre-exists both the government and the Constitution, noting that government didn’t create the right, nor can it take it away.
He also rightly denoted the Second Amendment as “America’s first freedom,” pointing out that it helps protect all of the other rights we hold dear.
In order to protect and defend that right, Trump proposed tougher enforcement of laws that are already on the books, rather than adding new gun control laws.
Citing a successful program in Richmond, Virginia, that sentenced gun criminals to mandatory minimum five-year sentences in federal prison, Trump noted that crime rates will fall dramatically when criminals are taken off the streets for lengthy periods of time.
Trump also proposed strengthening and expanding laws allowing law-abiding gun owners to defend themselves from criminals using their own guns, without fear of repercussion from the government.
Source: Conservative Tribune
And here he was in the debate.
“I have a permit, which is very unusual in New York,” Trump said. “It’s a permit to carry. I carry on occasion, sometimes a lot. I like to be unpredictable.”
Trump said gun-free zones are “target practice for the sickos” and a “feeding frenzy for sickos.”
Of course, CNN took issue with it, as you can tell by their headline. “Donald Trump literally just made the ‘good guy with a gun’ argument”
(CNN’s column will fail to mention one detail. For all their bluster, had CNN interviewed him the day before the shooting, they would have mocked any argument he’d have made in favor of owning a gun that ‘exists only to kill people’. Jimmy Kimmel would have been happy to publicly insult him, by name because he was ‘paranoid’ — or whatever the latest popular insult is — for thinking he should possibly need such a weapon.)
For all the accusations he took about being a closet leftist, Trump is upholding the traditional conservative position on gun rights.
Now that there is an ongoing rush to grab guns, what do you think of his consistent defense of lawful gun ownership?
The men and women in law enforcement that serve and protect us are commendable, but the response time means that they don’t get there when the bullets are flying.
Are you willing to wait 20 minutes for the police to show up?
It’s an issue that needs to be discussed within our churches and addressed by our church leaders.
We need some righteous badassery in the church to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our brothers and sisters in Christ from the preventable evil in this world.
We need to Obey Jesus.
Including what he said in Luke 22:36.
He [Jesus] said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one.
– The Holy Bible, English Standard Version
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