Donald Trump, the new president of the Unite States (YAY) has been putting together his plans to start immediately, once he takes office.
One common criticism of billionaire businessman and presidential candidate Donald Trump is that he far too often speaks in vague generalities and rarely offers specifics about where he stands on the issues.
However, the new PLOTUS is speaking about his plans with more detail now. This goes especially true for his stance on guns and the second amendment. We knew he was a supporter of it, but we did not know his exact plans. Trump has recently released his official policy position and it is located on his campaign website.
It says, “The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period.”
He then went on to explain more about the right to bear arms. Stating that it is a right that “pre-exists both the government and the Constitution, noting that government didn’t create the right, nor can it take it away.”
He also rightly denoted the Second Amendment as “America’s first freedom,” pointing out that it helps protect all of the other rights we hold dear.
In order to protect and defend that right, Trump proposed tougher enforcement of laws that are already on the books, rather than adding new gun control laws.
Citing a successful program in Richmond, Virginia, that sentenced gun criminals to mandatory minimum five-year sentences in federal prison, Trump noted that crime rates will fall dramatically when criminals are taken off the streets for lengthy periods of time.
Trump also proposed strengthening and expanding laws allowing law-abiding gun owners to defend themselves from criminals using their own guns, without fear of repercussion from the government.
Noting that many of the recent high-profile shooters had clear mental problems that should have been addressed, Trump proposed fixing our nation’s broken mental health system by increasing treatment opportunities for the non-violent mentally ill, but removing from the streets those people who pose a danger to themselves and others.
Donald Trump will get rid of the pointless/ineffective gun bans. He also proposed that should fix and upgrade the background check system that we currently have in place, instead of continuing to expand the broken system.
Furthermore, Trump proposed a national right to carry, a national concealed carry reciprocity law that would compel states to recognize the concealed carry permits of any other state, exactly as drivers licenses from anywhere are accepted by all states today.
Finally, Trump would lift the prohibition on military members carrying weapons on military bases and in recruiting centers, allowing trained military members to carry weapons to protect themselves from attacks by terrorists, criminals and the mentally unstable, as we have seen recently.
While many of us are pleasantly pleased with this outcome, many of our liberal neighbors are not. That’s alright though, because this time, we can write this down in the books as a victory for America.
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