While any presidential candidate’s view does not change the second amendment, it will garner support or denial from us pro-2nd Amendment citizens. We will select a few exerts from the website from Donald Trump to show his support for the second amendment. You can read the full statement here:
The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period.
We couldn’t find a better opening statement if we had written it ourselves. Right off the bat you can see a beaming support for the second amendment.
The Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that belongs to all law-abiding Americans. The Constitution doesn’t create that right – it ensures that the government can’t take it away. Our Founding Fathers knew, and our Supreme Court has upheld, that the Second Amendment’s purpose is to guarantee our right to defend ourselves and our families. This is about self-defense, plain and simple.
It’s been said that the Second Amendment is America’s first freedom. That’s because the Right to Keep and Bear Arms protects all our other rights. We are the only country in the world that has a Second Amendment. Protecting that freedom is imperative. Here’s how we will do that…
So far so good. The statements are mostly spot on, and while the Supreme Court has been very careful not to touch a case involving the Second Amendment, they have not ruled in any way against it even if local laws are constricting our rights.
Enforce The Laws On The Books
We need to get serious about prosecuting violent criminals.
While enforcing the law sounds good, it is a political statement. The point is that the laws are being enforced in all the states that have them. The only problem is the law hurts the law abiding citizen a great deal more than any criminal.
Here’s another important way to fight crime – empower law-abiding gun owners to defend themselves. Law enforcement is great, they do a tremendous job, but they can’t be everywhere all of the time.
For once, a presidential candidate has a good idea. Let us be free to be armed and defend ourselves while the police respond after we shoot.
Fix Our Broken Mental Health System
Let’s be clear about this. Our mental health system is broken. It needs to be fixed. Too many politicians have ignored this problem for too long.
All of the tragic mass murders that occurred in the past several years have something in common – there were red flags that were ignored. We can’t allow that to continue.
We will not argue that most mass shooters had mental problems in some form, but this issue is an extremely touchy one. Some would agree that mental health checks should be done on every individual, while others would argue that once rejected the mental person would simply buy one off of the street rendering the mental check useless.
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.
The media can’t fool this guy!
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.
Almost sounds too good to be true. That is a concept that every single gun owner in America would like. Tell us what you think of these statements!