Donald Trump Jr.: ‘We Believe In The Right To Carry,’ The Right To Shoot Back’

By AWR Hawkins

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Donald Trump Jr and Donald Trump
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Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- Donald Trump Jr. says he shares his personal commitment to the Second Amendment and pro-gun policies with his father, presidential candidate Donald J. Trump.

Don Jr. is a competitive high power shooter and a hunter. He talked of how traveling to shoot in competition, particularly entering California with an AR-15, has taught him firsthand the mess that law-abiding citizens face in trying to exercise their right to keep and bear arms.

He then said:

The Second Amendment was not a random after-thought 150 years after the constitution was written. It was the second thing after freedom of speech and religion. The fact that that’s even up for interpretation by the left these days is candidly mind boggling.

Don Jr. then spoke of his father, saying:

If you recall San Bernardino, if you recall Paris, he’s the only one of these pro-Second Amendment candidates that said the next day, when things were still a little bit sensitive, when things were still understandably a little bit touchy, he was the only to say, “Hey, California, France, toughest gun laws in the world, if there were bullets going the other way maybe this would be a game changer. Maybe something different would happen.” What kind of a outcomes do you expect when you’re essentially setting up a system where it’s fish in a barrel because we know these gun laws only affect people who are actually willing to play by the rules? They do not affect people who are willing to kill people for their ideology.

We asked Don Jr. about his father’s position that concealed carry is a right, not a privilege, Don Jr. said, “Between myself, my brother, my father, and my wife, we have four of the 1,500 concealed carry permits for New York City, which is one of the most difficult carry licenses to get anywhere in the world and certainly in the United States. It is something we believe in fundamentally.”

He criticized the anti-gun stance of certain lawmakers, whereby they equate honoring the Second Amendment with allowing citizens to keep a “sporting rifle in their home.” Don Jr. made clear such a scenario in unacceptable because it does not allow citizens to protect themselves where they are as they move about their day.

Speaking for himself and his father he said, “We believe in the right to carry.

Don Jr. also spoke to the need for reciprocity between the states, saying, “Why can you get a driver’s license that is recognized state-to-state but a concealed weapons permit is not treated the same? There is a process to do that in a Trump administration because it makes sense.”

This is right in line with what Donald J. Trump said via a policy paper on guns released September 18, 2015. Trump said,

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.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins.

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Yes, I am with Mr. Trump, soon to be President Trump. I want my guns!! Tired of the corrupt 1% running this country
and telling us Americans what to do to stay safe!!

God Bless Mr. Trump!!! Get us back our country!!!!

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If you judge a man by his enemies then it is fascinating to see who is going after Trump & why. It is the establishment republicans and some money democrats who are leading this. I predict that it is going to backfire because we the people are sick & tired of the do nothings in the government which includes both sides. If Trump governs like he talks then he will be a great president as he will clean up some of this corruption. The do nothings feel threatened by Trump & that is why they want to take him down.

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Go Trump we need a man like you for president someone who has a back bone and Tell’s it like it is, I’ll back you all the way.

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oldshooter

Perhaps it was his son’s getting into the shooting sports that changed Trump’s attitude about guns and gun rights. If you take a chance, and make no mistake you are taking a big chance, and vote for Trump, he may behave differently than he has in the past. Nonetheless, in the past, he has never been a supporter of gun rights for the general population. You are voting because you think the leopard has changed his spots if you vote for Trump. If you vote for Cruz, there is no such issue; he has always consistently supported gun rights in… Read more »

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My thoughts exactly. Boy, I love for the next republican president to stick to California legislatures with National reciprocity. Then us Californians with Az CCWs would be set.

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TRUMP 2016!!

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It’s about time somebody understands.My RIGHTS don’t end because i leave my state. If my background check is good enough to get a CCW Permit in my state, if my background check was good enough to purchase a firearm, then I should be able to go across country with my CCW Permit “even in Los Angeles” unmolested and legally carry in my UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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Go TRUMP!