Protecting Our Second Amendment Rights Will Make America Great Again by Donald Trump

Donald J. Trump on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

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Protecting Our Second Amendment Rights Will Make America Great Again
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New York, NY – -(Ammoland.com)- 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.

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f.t.
f.t.
6 years ago

Trump has some reasonable ideas.Having said that,I think he is not emotionally suited to be President. He will not admit that he doesn’t know what he should already have for knowledge on things like national security. He won’t say in any detail at all HOW he will accomplish some of the things he says he can do,like make Mexico pay for the will of deport millions of illegals. He just says he will do it. Not good enough. I want to hear his plans, except I never will because he doesn’t have any plans that are realistic. Plus he is… Read more »

TEX
TEX
6 years ago
Reply to  f.t.

Trump isn’t suitable to be President ? Are you kidding ? What criteria are you using as suitability to be President ? Obama type suitability ? I don’t care for Trump ar all,but it’s not because I don’t think he’s suitable to be President.

Ed
Ed
6 years ago
Reply to  f.t.

>”Trump has some reasonable ideas.Having said that,I think he is not emotionally suited to be President. “He will not admit that he doesn’t know what he should already have for knowledge on things like national security. He won’t say in any detail at all HOW he will accomplish some of the things he says he can do,like make Mexico pay for the will of deport millions of illegals. He just says he will do it. Not good enough. I want to hear his plans, except I never will because he doesn’t have any plans that are realistic.” Those who know… Read more »

john carr
john carr
6 years ago

I never really liked Trump, but I think he will be a great President. Anything other than Hag-Hillary.

Bob Shell+
Bob Shell+
6 years ago

Hopefully Trump has really changed his views on gun rights. We need a leader who is an A + in fighting for gun rights. Many give lip service but cave in or don’t fight the fight. If Trump is sincere then I could support him

Gary
Gary
6 years ago

now, what was so hard about that? Trump gets it, why can’t
the people in Washington get it. He actually makes sense.

Rick Rosado
Rick Rosado
6 years ago

my state of South Carolina just passed a law that every gun owner are members of this states militia .

TEX
TEX
6 years ago
Reply to  Rick Rosado

Anyone can be part of a militia by just saying they are in a militia. You can be a one man militia if need be.

Vanns40
Vanns40
6 years ago

You previously endorsed expanded waiting periods. Why?

You stated that semi-auto rifles are not assault rifles and shouldn’t be restricted. Does that mean you do believe there are some firearms that law-abiding citizens should not be allowed to own?

Vanns40
Vanns40
6 years ago

Nope, no support for you unless or until you fully explain: Your position on waiting periods – you said previously that you support expanded waiting periods. “Assault Weapons”, you said current semi-automatic rifles weren’t “assault weapons” and you wouldn’t ban ownership. Does that mean there are “some” firearms you don’t believe law abiding citizens should be able to own if they want to? Answer these and a few other questions and we’ll go from there.