President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union Address Tuesday night. In response, the Gun Owners of America has issued a State of the Second Amendment Address in which they discuss the where gun rights and gun control is today in America compared to where it was a year ago.
In their statement, they say that the nation, overall, is in a far better state now than when Barack Obama was still in office. They point to the Obama regulation that required anyone receiving Social Security disability to be added to the NICS list of people who are banned from buying a gun and the fact that President Trump rescinded that regulation and the fact that Trump is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment.
(Bearing Arms) – The Gun Owners of America issued their version of the State of the Union yesterday via a press release.
GOA’s State of the Second Amendment
Springfield, VA – In light of the traditional State of the Union address, Gun Owners of America (GOA) has issued the “State of the Second Amendment” in 2018.
According to Erich Pratt, executive director of GOA, “The State of our Union is … 1,000% better than it was almost 13 months ago under Barack Obama. But not nearly good enough.”
“Under Barack Obama, we were fighting a new rule that would troll Social Security disability rolls for names to send to the NICS gun-ban list,” Pratt said. “That anti-gun rule has been repealed, thanks to [pro-gun] activists!”
And while President Trump has certainly been more gun friendly than Obama, there are still battles for gun rights under his administration…
One of the issues addressed is the optimism that a number of states will pass constitutional carry laws this year to allow more law-abiding Americans to conceal carry without having to prove some immediate threat or other arbitrary permit requirement. Additionally, they are hopeful that more states will pass Stand Your Ground laws to give citizens the legal right and ability to protect themselves, their loved ones and their homes.