Skip to comments.President Trump Hasn’t “Closed the Door” on an “Assault Weapon” Ban
Posted on 02/21/2018 6:13:21 AM PST by Simon Green
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Didnt he sign a type of ban on bump stocks yesterday?
I don’t believe so. He just directed Sleepy Sessions to “look into it.”
Can anyone find the press conference where this quote allegedly came from? I couldn’t and wonder if this statement was actually made.
Simon Green, the poster of this thread, only signed up in October of last year.
At the White House briefing on Tuesday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the administration had not closed the door on supporting a ban on assault-style rifles like the one allegedly used by Nikolas Cruz in Parkland.
Sanders was pressed during the White House on whether the president still backed blocking the sale of such weapons, as he had proposed in book his 2000 book, The America We Deserve.
I dont have any specific announcements, but we havent closed the door on any front, she replied.
Sanders added that the administration was open to discussing a federal age restriction for those seeking to purchase AR-15 assault weapons.
I think thats certainly something thats on the table for us to discuss and that we expect to come up, she said.
I would like anyone who either advocates - or is even “considering” - a ban on an entire class of weapons (which ban, BTW, is directly contrary to the “Heller” decision) to answer this question:
“Why should the rights of tens of millions, of law-abiding citizens who have done nothing wrong be subject to infringement because of the actions of a very few evil and/or insane people?”
I might add that there is a SPECIFIC prohibition on infringing the right to keep and bear “arms” - and “arms” in the Revolutionary period and through at least the War of 1812 included crew-served cannon.
My bottom line is this: no matter the legalities, my answer and the answer of MILLIONS of other gun owners to any request or demand to surrender their arms is: “NO! Your move.”
I would anticipate that any legislation passed in the near future would grandfather such weapons, as the 1994 AWB did.
Understand Trump’s strategy & tactics.
Among other techniques, he uses “get them to say ‘no’ to ‘yes’”.
Latest example is immigration: he offered the Left everything they want, yet they’re saying “no”. They won’t take “yes” for an answer, and thus undermine their own position and reveal that they don’t actually want what they’re asking for.
Trump asking the BATFE to look into banning bump stocks is just asking the BATFE to reverse what they’ve clearly ruled, and that because there isn’t law in place to support such a ban. He’s asking for something he can’t get, but just asking for it is a win - putting the Left & news media in the awkward position of having to support him asking for what they want, yet they will have to say ‘no’ to ‘yes’ and thus show they don’t really want what they’ve been screaming for.
Trump is demonstrating that the Left is the party of opposition: they don’t actually want anything they’re demanding, they just want to oppose Trump - which is a losing position. They have to either eventually give way and actually work with him, or naysay themselves into irrelevancy.
Someone said above grandfathers can keep them.
Here is a very to-the-point blog post about this very subject (and NO, this is NOT my blog or that of any friend or family member - I don’t even know anyone who has a blog, I just read this one):
Not good enough. What kind of person says, “Everything for me, and I don’t care what happens after I’m gone.”
Anyone with kids or grandkids should oppose ANY kind of restrictions on the RKBA because it is part of the legacy that we pass to them when we leave - just as it was passed down to us by older generations.
Again: “NO! Your move.”
Who cares about bump stocks! The NRA agrees with a ban on those
The phone number for the White House Comment Line is:
The WH Switchboard number is:
Don’t stay silent! Part of what is necessary is to not only oppose that which you don’t like, but also to let pols know when you back them. I suspect that Trump is just throwing this out there, and is not at all seriously considering any kind of ban, but he MUST hear from us on this issue.
You should, since such a ban would redefine the legal definition a machine gun, potentially banning binary triggers, match triggers, and other currently legal accessories.
Anyone old enough to be a grandfather probably isnt going to shoot up a school.
I heard it at the presser yesterday.
China may lead in slave labor, but any country that has to steal so much intellectual property isn’t going to be a leader of the world. The Soviet Union also was a big thief of IP.
The White House also has an email contact (for which you don’t have to wait on hold):
Here is my comment:
“I am an early backer of the President, including donations to his campaign, and I strongly support him on virtually every issue. HOWEVER, the President is apparently “leaving the door open” to legislation to limit so-called “assault weapons.” I am UNALTERABLY opposed to such legislation - it is not only unconstitutional, but it is a hard slap in the face of tens of millions of law-abiding gun owners who have never hurt anyone to even discuss limiting their rights because of the actions of a handful of evil and/or crazy individuals.
Freedom is NOT negotiable, PERIOD! President Trump will lose a lot of support if he proceeds down this road any further, and I urge him to “close the door” - immediately.
The President should otherwise keep doing what he is doing - making America great again by putting America and Americans first.
Thank you very much.”
Assuming potus knows the real definition of assault rifle, he could really scam these people. Any weapon with a fully automatic capability
“Anyone old enough to be a grandfather probably isnt going to shoot up a school.”
2. Not true.
James Thomas Hodgkinson, the shooter at the Republican Congressional baseball practice last year, was 66 at the time.
NO political propaganda from the RINO Establishment and NO drinking Kool Aid on any more anti-Second Amendment moves in this country.
The media and the mob are being pacified by those comments.
This is the latest in a series of bad signs coming out of Washington.
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