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Trump vows to 'always uphold the Second Amendment' amid ongoing talks on gun laws
The Hill ^ | 08/15/19 | Brett Samuels

Posted on 08/15/2019 6:06:17 PM PDT by yesthatjallen

President Trump on Thursday told supporters in New Hampshire that he would "always uphold the Second Amendment" and suggested that the construction of new mental health facilities would help curb gun violence.

The president lamented the lack of mental health institutions as he spoke about the need to keep guns away from people with mental illnesses. The comments come as the White House and Congress examine new gun laws in the wake of recent mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas.

"It's not the gun that pulls the trigger. It's the person that pulls the trigger," Trump said, earning a roar of approval from the crowd in Manchester.

He suggested that the closure of mental institutions led to an influx of sick individuals on the streets. Trump proposed building new facilities to get those individuals help, and implied that it would assist in the fight against gun violence.

But the president, wary of upsetting his base supporters, assured the crowd that he would not allow new laws to infringe on their access to guns.

"We can’t make it harder for good, solid, law-abiding citizens to protect themselves," he said. "We will always uphold the right to self-defense, and we will always uphold the Second Amendment."

Trump's comments on Thursday night underscore the complicated nature of ongoing talks on background checks, so-called "red flag" laws and other measures to reduce gun violence after the latest spate of mass shootings.

The president has in recent days insisted that he favors stronger background checks. But he has voiced support for similar measures in the past only to back off amid pressure from the National Rifle Association (NRA).

The NRA has opposed the gun measures being floated by lawmakers in recent weeks, and it's unclear whether a background check bill co-sponsored by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has enough GOP support to pass the Senate.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2nd; banglist; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment; trump
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1 posted on 08/15/2019 6:06:18 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

The Press at the Rally must have peed their pants when he said that


2 posted on 08/15/2019 6:09:30 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Democracy, two Wolves and one Sheep deciding what's for Dinner.)
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To: yesthatjallen

I hope that he does. Now that he said that watch for the Democrats to stage another shooting or shootings. They have an endless supply of zombies that all they have to do is give them a gun and drop them off at the nearest mall.


3 posted on 08/15/2019 6:10:08 PM PDT by sport
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To: yesthatjallen

Then issue an executive order allowing Selective Service registrants the right to buy an M4.

And yes, all it would take is an EO, acting on the exemption clause of 922(O).


4 posted on 08/15/2019 6:10:42 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Specialization is for insects.)
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To: ctdonath2

You realize that would make libtards’ heads come off and spin around.


5 posted on 08/15/2019 6:15:45 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps ( Be ready!)
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To: Kickass Conservative

This still wont shut up the Never Trumpers on FR who kept bitching for a few days now they think Trump will betray them on guns LOL. Oh lil’ faith..


6 posted on 08/15/2019 6:15:49 PM PDT by max americana (Fired ONE libtard at work at every election since 2008 because I enjoy it. I hope every lib die.)
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To: yesthatjallen
Kamela Harris is calling for a Red Flag Law that would disarm “White Nationalists” and those who use “Hate Language.”

So Mr. President, are you still calling for Red Flag Laws?

7 posted on 08/15/2019 6:16:09 PM PDT by SkyPilot ("I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6)
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To: yesthatjallen

Excellent.

I knew we can trust him to protect our rights and not allow the Dems to take them away.


8 posted on 08/15/2019 6:16:39 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: yesthatjallen

Turning on the Second would end the GOP.
I hope they know it.
Flimsey Grahamnesty already deserved to be Cantorized for his THREE amnesty attempts.
Red Flag his butt out.


9 posted on 08/15/2019 6:17:44 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: sport
He's hammering home it's a mental health issue and people have the right to self-defense.

Let's hope he stays on point regardless what Democrats demand.

10 posted on 08/15/2019 6:18:10 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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He also said that he is expecting the Democrats to add something else to the bill once they get close to an agreement.

Like the Chinese (my interpretation).

There is going to be no agreement, just as I and countless other Freepers said from the beginning, the Dems are committed to keeping things the way they are.


11 posted on 08/15/2019 6:20:08 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle ( The Great Wall of Trump ---- 100% sealing of the border. Coming soon.)
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“...So Mr. President, are you still calling for Red Flag Laws?...”

He HASN’T called for any “Red Flag” laws....


12 posted on 08/15/2019 6:20:33 PM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC.....Patriotically Correct)
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Yes, he has.

Mr. Trump is urging Congress to back efforts to encourage states to adopt red flag laws, which give family members, and in some cases police officers, the power to obtain a swift court order from a judge to confiscate firearms from someone deemed a danger to themselves or others.

13 posted on 08/15/2019 6:23:06 PM PDT by SkyPilot ("I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6)
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To: JBW1949

But has he stopped beating his wife?


14 posted on 08/15/2019 6:24:40 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: ctdonath2

That’s a helluva idea.


15 posted on 08/15/2019 6:25:28 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: yesthatjallen; All

In today’s American culture, this crap will not stop until there are SEVERE consequences. Instead of outlawing inanimate objects, lawmakers should use common sense and develop human make prison life uncomfortable instead of providing hot meals, porn and air conditioning. Water-boarding is tame compared to what SHOULD be administered to these animals. Cartel justice will stop mass killings in a heartbeat.


16 posted on 08/15/2019 6:25:39 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Amen to that! Keep praying, Brother!


17 posted on 08/15/2019 6:26:16 PM PDT by sport
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To: ThunderSleeps
So, what’s your point? 😁
18 posted on 08/15/2019 6:26:22 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: SkyPilot

I have not seen this....Source???


19 posted on 08/15/2019 6:26:58 PM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC.....Patriotically Correct)
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To: SkyPilot

Said by someone familiar with the thoughts and deeds of the president.


20 posted on 08/15/2019 6:27:34 PM PDT by BigpapaBo (If it don't kill you it'll make you _________!)
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