Talk is Cheap, President Trump

By Rob Morse

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Louisiana- (  President Donald Trump spoke at the National Rifle Association annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.  He said he would defend the constitutional right to keep and bear arms.  Maybe he will, and maybe he won’t.  Talk is cheap, Mister President.  Show us.

-Mr. President, you can prosecute the federal agents who broke the law.  The Obama Department of Justice and the Hillary Clinton State Department sent thousands of guns to Mexican drug lords.  The Obama administration then falsely charged and prosecuted gun shop owners who called and asked why the BATFE approved gun sales to suspected criminals.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions should open an investigation and prosecute the government agents responsible.  The law is clear.  The time for talk is past.

-Mr. President, protect the innocent citizens who are arrested as they traveled from state to state.  Enforce the Firearms Owners Protection Act and prosecute the local officials who violate it.  Furthermore, use 18 U.S. Code § 242  and charge the local officials with deprivation of rights under color of law.  The penalties can be severe.  Yes, I know that some of these government employees were “just following orders”.  Sorry, Officer, but there is no qualified immunity because there is no right to violate the rights of others.

-Mr. President, defend all of our rights.  Put federal money where your mouth is.  Colleges with “free speech zones” the size of a phone booth should not receive federal funds.  Nor should schools and hospitals that establish themselves as “gun free zones”.  Prosecute local officials for infringing on the right to bear arms.  There is precedent, Mr. President.  We called out the national guard to protect our rights before.  Now it is your turn.

-Stop the malicious prosecutions of armed citizens by local officials.  We’ve had Boy Scouts arrested in New York City for having a pen knife on their key chain.  We’ve had homeless people arrested for owning a stun gun for self-defense.  Poor people in our inner cities are priced out of defending themselves in their home and on the public street.  Local officials infringe the rights of the poor through fees and excess regulation.  Stop treating self-defense as a second class right.  Show me, Mr. President.

I must grant President Trump some leeway since his administration still contains some Obama appointees who hate our rights.  These holdovers must be removed or sidelined.  Also, some fault lies with Senators McConnell and Grassley since a number of Trump’s agency secretaries have not yet been confirmed.  To his credit, President Trump appointed a worthy successor to Judge Antonin Scalia.

Here is the hard truth.  The politicians who say they support our rights would rather leave our rights at risk than act to protect them.  They leave our rights in jeopardy so they can raise campaign funds before the next election.  No more.  Time is running out for both the President and the Republican majority we elected.  It is time to act.


The original article is here.  Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

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H.K. Latham

Great article! Thanks.

Flattop D Alpha

I am by a far measure of any kind, an all knowing man. None of us are, and if you think you are, no matter which side of the isle you stand, may you be the one to throw the first rock. I know the things that i know very well, but do not pretend to know the many letters of the law and or laws that amend the amendments to the amendments to the constitutional and GOD given right of the 2nd amendment. I am, however, smart enough to understand the SIMPLE reading and meaning of the 2nd amendment… Read more »


Wow, I think you picked my brain or at the least have been reading my post and after reading this it sent you over the edge and you decided to write down what you remember me saying. LOL & JK. I thought I wad re-reading my own post that i posted sometime ago. However, this isn’t my post just a lot of what I’ve been thinking. I’m glad you see that ado many people with somewhat intelligence feel the same way i do. Not sure where you live but i have taken the CCW course and actually paid the cost… Read more »


WOW! What a bunch of radicals calling for prosecution of government officials and implementation of existing law. I like it and wish you all good luck. By the way, that “water” running down your back is not rain.


Good job Bob. And find out who at Homeland Security decided to have Homeland Security set up camera’s at California Gun Shows to take pictures of the Law Abiding Citizens license plates going to the Gun Shows. And what they intend on doing to the Law Abiding Citizens who went to those gun shows, or what they have done to them. No more “Hillary Clinton” style justice; fire and prosecute them if unlawful or if Homeland Security violate citizens civil/constitutional rights.


The Washington politicians, regardless of their party affiliations, have the same ‘vision’ for America’s future. The Democrats are on a fast track to that vision while the Republicans are on a slow track. The ultimate result will be further curtailment of your personal freedoms.


Never, but NEVER, forget that Democrats and today’s Republicans are the two wings of the same loathsome Socialist carrion-feeder.

Mike Murray

Exactly, the biggest difference between a “D” and “R” is the letter of the alphabet.
All we need is the House…
All we need is the House and Senate…
All we need is the House, Senate and Presidency…
All we need is more money…
All we need is for you fools to keep believing our BS.

Wild Bill

This terrific article could form the basis for a letter (or thousands of letters) to the President. Does anyone have an address for corresponding with the president?

Wayne Clark

I was thinking the very same thing WB! This article succinctly states the actions needed to be taken to remove the opponents of U.S. ciizens rights. This is the first article that I’ve read…anywhere…that pulls into play the U.S. code for deprivation of rights under the color of law & that’s a shame. It should be the FIRST argument. The penalties should be enforced to the letter, so the next S.O.B. that wants to that wants to interject their own preferences as an excuse for removing, or even limiting our rights by INVENTING a law of deprivation, would be too… Read more »

Dave in Fairfax
Wild Bill

in Fairfax, Thank you.

Wild Bill

Ok, all you letter writers out there, this is the president’s mailing address (and inside address):
Hon. Donald J. Trump
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20500
I did you all a favor by giving you the address, now you all do me the favor of being polite when you write to him. Remember you represent the community of responsible gun ownership.