Donald Trump: Abolish Gun Free Zones On Military Bases

By AWR Hawkins

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Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- Donald Trump says that if elected president, he will abolish the gun free zones currently imposed on U.S. troops by “[mandating] that soldiers remain armed and on alert at our military bases.”

In an interview with Ammoland he said: “President Clinton never should have passed a ban on soldiers being able to protect themselves on bases. America’s Armed Forces will be armed.”

Trump went on to decry gun free zones on military bases as a product of “political correctness” and said removing those zones “will… [enable soldiers] to defend themselves against terrorists.” He added, “Our brave soldiers should not be at risk because of policy created by civilian leadership.”

Trump’s opposition to military gun free zones is in line with his opposition to other gun control measures currently being pushed by gun control proponents like President Obama, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Gabby Giffords, and Sandy Hook Promise. Chief among these is his opposition to expanding background checks.

Trump explicitly stated that he does “not support expanding background checks” because our current background check system proves such checks do not work.

He added:

They make it more difficult for law abiding citizens to acquire firearms while consistently failing to stop criminals from getting guns. We should re-examine our policy to make sure that these prohibitions do not impede law abiding citizens from exercising their Second Amendment rights

Breitbart News has previously reported that the most prominent of public attackers over the last 15 years all passed background checks to acquire the guns they used to commit their crimes. These attackers include Dylann Roof (Charleston), Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi (Garland), Jared and Amanda Miller (Las Vegas), Elliot Rodger (Santa Barabara), Ivan Lopez (Fort Hood 2014), Darion Marcus Aguilar (Maryland mall), Karl Halverson Pierson (Arapahoe High School), Paul Ciancia (LAX), Andrew John Engeldinger (Minneapolis), Aaron Alexis (DC Navy Yard), Tennis Melvin Maynard (West Virginia), Wade Michael Page (Sinkh Temple), James Holmes (Aurora theater), Jared Loughner (Tucson), Nidal Hasan (Fort Hood 2009), Jiverly Wong (Binghamton), Seung-Hui Cho (Virginia Tech), Naveed Haq (Seattle), and Mark Barton (Atlanta).

Background checks proved impotent to prevent any of these attackers from carrying out their heinous deeds but served well to make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to get the guns they need for self-defense.

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    When I first hit the FMF in ’63 ALL weapons were secured, mostly in the Company Armory. All personally owned weapons, mostly handguns, had to be registered with the Base Provost Marshall and secured in the Armory as well. No live ammunition was allowed in the possession of individuals. It was a very different world in those days. I agree totally with “The Donald” as to Gun-Free zones on military installations of all sizes. My belief is that All Officers and Non Commisioned Officers be required to carry their TO&E side arm, loaded. Maybe not in Condition 1, but with… Read more »

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    At the very least, authorize all commissioned officers and NCOs to be armed 24/7/365 EVERYWHERE THEY GO. After all, they are on duty 24/7/365.

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    When I first hit the FMF in ’63 ALL weapons were secured, mostly in the Company Armory. All personally owned weapons, mostly handguns, had to be registered with the Base Provost Marshall and secured in the Armory as well. No live ammunition was allowed in the possession of individuals. It was a very different world in those days. I agree totally with “The Donald” as to Gun-Free zones on military installations of all sizes. My belief is that All Officers and Non Commissioned Officers be required to carry their TO&E side arm, loaded. Maybe not in Condition 1, but with… Read more »

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    Yes soldiers should be allowed to defend themselves anywhere on or off base. Hell if you can’t trust soldiers with guns on base what message are you sending. Go Donald

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    God bless Donald Trump! The more I hear from him, the more I’m shocked that he still thinks like a true American and wants our country to be as it once was…his running for President may be our last hope, I can’t see the younger generations even knowing/caring how great the USA truly was.

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    Eric J Nelson

    Go Donny, At first I was just discounted Trump as a reasonable candidate. What the heck, what are our options? We already have a Hollywood butt kisser and America cares less about politics then the Kardashians and Bruce’s transition…..at least Trump is not as worried about political correctness. He must be doing something right, the establishment Repubs are bristling!! I listened to him bust back on a CNBC reporter the other day, name 1 republican who would sit down and do an interview. I’m gonna watch this guy, plus who is our other options to this point. Its entertaining at… Read more »