[UPDATE] That’ll be our first one-term president in a while

I wish I could be surprised, but even before Trump began to look like a serious candidate– well before he got the R nomination — I warned that his new-found verbal respect for RKBA was belied by a long anti-RKBA history.

Trump pushes ban on ‘bump stocks’ — devices that turn weapons into ‘machine guns’
President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he has recommended that “bump stocks” — devices that let semi-automatic weapons fire hundreds of rounds per minute — be banned.

Trump signed a memorandum recommending that Attorney General Jeff Sessions propose regulations that would declare that bump stocks are illegal because they effectively turn legal semi-automatic weapons into outlawed machine guns.

I told you the fix was in.

Age limit for buying AR-15 assault rifle ‘on the table’: White House
The White House said on Tuesday setting an age limit for buying AR-15-type assault rifles, the type purchased legally by a teenager who shot dead 17 people at a Florida high school last week, was under consideration.

It will be interesting to see how they define the restricted firearms. Will they include California-compliant “non-assault weapon” ARs, bolt-action rifles, revolvers, pistols, and pump-action shotguns?

ETA:

White House on ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban: ‘We Haven’t Closed Doors on Any Front’
NPR’s Mara Liasson asked, “In 2000 [President Trump] did support an ‘assault weapons’ ban. What is his position now?” She followed her own question by asking if President Trump supports “reinstating” the 1994-2004 federal “assault weapons” ban.

CNN reported that Sanders responded by saying, “I don’t have any specific announcements, but we haven’t closed the door on any front.”


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2 thoughts on “[UPDATE] That’ll be our first one-term president in a while”

  1. I didn’t like it, but I did vote for Trump. I live in MI, so to me, it was more a matter of keeping Hillary out, when I knew that our state could be important, than a protest vote or a vote for some other candidate that I could not get excited about either. I didn’t trust his stance on guns, even though Michael Bane came out and assured people that he has spoken with Trumps sons and they had set Trump straight. I was right. I still would have voted for him, I think, but I would have liked it even less.

    My new way of life has changed somewhat. I am trying to now only be a one issue voter, that of the 2nd amendment, on the federal level, and trying as much as I can to stay out of debates with those who are close minded, which means pretty much all of the leftists. I plan to try to only work at the state and local level in the political realm, where I think that my small voice might carry more weight. At least, I would be a small fish in a smaller pond.

  2. Nothing Trump does surprises me unless he becomes a man of principles.

    We have a one party (big government) system in this country with two wings; R & D, one might be more pro gun rights than the other but both are a part of the government will always solve our problems the best.

    Keeping the gun issue as a hot button issue will keep us going to the polls voting & contributing but will do little to solving any of our real problems concerning violence.

    Jonah Goldberg wrote an excellent article last week in the G files;

    https://www.nationalreview.com/blog/g-file/virtue-democracy-people-we-deserve/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=180216_G-File&utm_term=GFile

    Where he said;

    “Every nation gets the government it deserves, but every government ultimately gets the people it deserves, too.”

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