Saturday, August 8, 2015

Donald Trump Thinks You Should Be Able To Bring Guns Anywhere, Except His Own Hotels

Think Progress

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump regularly calls for getting rid of gun-free zones. However, if the real estate magnate is to succeed in his quest, he’ll have to start with places like Trump-branded hotels and golf courses.
For years, the New York businessman has boisterously voiced his opposition to gun-free zones. In a 2014 interview with the Washington Times, Trump criticized the Aurora theater where James Holmes massacred 12 people and injured 70 more for being a gun-free zone. “If some of the people in the movie theater had a gun, they’d have been shooting at him,” he said. “Nobody had a gun so they were totally defenseless.”
ThinkProgress spoke with a number of hotels and golf courses in the Trump empire and found that multiple locations were gun-free zones, even for guests with concealed-carry permits.
“No, we don’t allow any firearms in the hotel,” a manager at Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago told ThinkProgress over the phone.
Guns are also banned at Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles. An employee at the course told ThinkProgress that “we don’t allow firearms on the property.” Asked whether that ban applies even to those with a concealed-carry permit, he said that “with a permit we still don’t allow firearms.”


  1. It's always, do as I say, not as I do, with these gun loon idiots.

  2. Same thing as Scott Walker. Crazy, not stupid.

  3. I will bet that when Bubba Clinton plays golf on his home course (Trump's golf course, of course) that those tagging along SS agents are packing heat, no questions asked. I would also bet that any other high profile person who carries around a body guard is not required to check his weapon at the front desk of this swanky joint.

    Pretty much this is a bullshit item, don't you think?

    orlin sellers

  4. Well...

    Given that SS has proven to be a drunken, whoring lot with little regard for conventional law, we can only thank the Goddess, that the president is still alive.

    Yet your point makes little or no sense whatsoever.

    I would guess that it means anyone other than a special federal agent is not allowed to carry a gun. Think Robert Conrad in Wild, Wild West. Artemus Gordon. We all love our country.

    You don't really carry a gun everywhere you go, do you? To me, that's nuts. What kind of an asshole is going to carry a gun on a golf course?