Thursday, March 1, 2018
Trump Goes Off the Rails: He Loves Military Parades But Not Guns for the People
President Trump stunned Republicans on live television Wednesday by embracing gun control and urging a group of lawmakers at the White House to resurrect gun safety legislation that has been opposed for years by the National Rifle Association and the vast majority of his party, reports The New York Times.
He even suggested a conversation on an assault weapons ban, reports NYT.
And bump stock? He said, "They are gone."
At one point, Trump suggested that law enforcement authorities should have the power to seize guns from mentally ill people or others who could present a danger without first going to court. “I like taking the guns early,” he said, adding, “Take the guns first, go through due process second.”
Yes, Trump actually said this in a country where cops stretch any law in front of them!
Republican Senator Ben Saase really let him have it on this one.
"Strong leaders don't automatically agree with the last thing that was said to them. We have the Second Amendment and due process of law for a reason," Sasse said in a statement. "We're not ditching any Constitutional protections simply because the last person the President talked to today doesn't like them."
Sen. John Cornyn, the Senate's whip who had been seated next to Trump during the meeting described the meeting as "fascinating television" and "surreal," reports CNN.
Maybe Libertarians for Trump will have to call themselves in 2020 "Disarmed Libertarians for Trump."
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