Sorry that was such a rant. Hot button topic for me.
He may have said it, and I know when he was campaigning he said gun bans etc wasn't the way to go, so to speak. But now, he seems to be on the fence, talking about universal background checks (the road to registration, then confiscation) and Red Flag laws, which eliminates due process and presumption of innocence. There's been reports he's backing off of them, but I know Ivanka is pushing for them, so it remains to be seen.Pretty sure president Trump has said on a few occasions banning guns or gun control would be unconstitutional @SRWillis... But then he goes and signs legislation banning bump stocks. Not that i think it's a huge loss not having bump stocks, but i think it was more of a move to placate the rabid left moreso then an attack on our rights.
Hope you're right on the Red Flag laws and setting Ivanka right. What about background checks?
I agree with your take on Trump, and I will vote for him again - unless he goes forward with more gun control. I didn't care for his ban on bump stocks. I don't have any or had any desire for one, but it was an infringement on our rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment. If he follows through with more gun control, he will not get my vote....wrap up the so-called gun-show loop-hole, allowing a long time tradition to carry on, unimpeded with burdensome wait times that choke the life out of small businesses, collectors and regular, law abiding, gun enthusiasts and the community they've assembled over generations.
The so-called gun-show loop-hole is just another step the Liberty-hating crowd wants to take in the march to eliminating guns in the hands of citizens. All transactions from a FFL at a gun show must go through a background check, just like if you would go to their shop. The gun control crowd wants to make transactions between private citizens do the same.
There is no evidence that criminals buy their firearms this way, and even if a few do, this would not stop them from acquiring them on the street; it's just more feel-good legislation that restricts law-abiding citizens. I've read what the background checks of 'transactions' between private citizens entails in your state and I want nothing to do with it. From what I understand, you can't even legally loan a gun to someone without a background check.
It is supposedly illegal for the gov't to keep a record of firearm transactions, but do you think that means anything to them? If anyone thinks the they are not compiling registration list, I would say they are naive and too trusting of the leviathan in D.C.
Background checks and the FFL forms are de-facto registration, and registration eventually leads to confiscation. Another problem with all these laws are that they are selectively enforced, and can be used to ruin someone's life if someone in power doesn't like your views or someone who doesn't like you reports you for an alleged violation.
Also... I've come to the conclusion with Trump that it's best to see what he actually makes happen, more so than what he says. He's probably the most harassed POTUS in our history, both here and abroad. He asks for some of it, to be sure... but it's gone far beyond that. So he's trollin'. He's a business man and the art of the deal, appears to be some "bait and switch" stuff with this guy. He punches back and as annoying as his personality can be, I can appreciate not backing down or kowtowing to all the negativity of the "Orange man bad" crowd and all their insane bullsh!t.
I never cared for the guy, as an individual but I voted for him and I'd do it again... and very likely will, unless the Libertarian party manages to pull a superstar out of their ass. So far, the Dems really don't appear to be a threat in the way that mega-bitch was in 2016 and that frees me up to vote my conscious again, rather than just trying to keep some commie out of the white house and ending up more satisfied than I'd have ever expected. He's far from perfect but he's a lot better than I expected and that's one of the more gratifying things I've ever been able to say when it comes to politics.
Most elected Rs won't stand up for us, that's why we have to. IF they would stand against those who would control every aspect of our lives, we could just thank them for doing their job and go on about our lives. But instead, like in the case of our supposedly R career idiot politician governor here in Ohio, who 'can't let a crises go to waste' to promote his agenda, we have to fight both sides to remain (relatively) free.See, IMO, this is the problem....look where this debate has gone. We are talikng about red flag laws, background checks and bump stocks when most of us agree that guns are not the issue. The feckless Republicans lost this battle when the let the Democrats set the premise of the argument.
Great read : https://fee.org/articles/guns-prevent-thousands-of-crimes-every-day-research-show/