Donald Trump has been called a liberal at one point or another on nearly every major policy point this election, with the exception of one.
Unlike his views on healthcare, abortion, and gay marriage, Trump’s stance on guns appears to be sterling. He’s a fierce defender of our Second Amendment, and none of his competitors seem to disagree.
Still, Trump wants to prove he’s serious about Americans’ right to bear arms. In order to accomplish this, he’s posted his official Second Amendment rights plan on his website for all to see.
Should they look, his supporters will likely be delighted by Trump’s forceful and plain spoken condemnation of gun control. Trump has been criticized — rightly — that he never says how he would accomplish his goals. With this release, he’s starting to answer these questions.
Here are some highlights from his plan:
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.
It doesn’t stop there. Trump continues at length about current laws and the importance of mental healthcare as well. Follow the source link for his full plan. It’s sure to make any gun owner happy.