Monday, September 21, 2015

Donald Trump Commits to Position on Second Amendment

Guns dot com

In the post titled, “Protecting Our Second Amendment Rights Will Make America Great Again,” Trump addressed a number of topics about gun policy and highlighted boilerplate pro-gun arguments such as enforcing gun laws currently in place; fixing a broken mental health system; and defending the rights of law-abiding gun owners.

“We need real solutions to address real problems. Not grandstanding or political agendas,” he wrote.

He said gun and magazine bans are “a total failure”; a national right to carry “should be valid in all 50 states”; and U.S. troops should be able to arm themselves on bases and in recruiting stations.

He dismissed claims that background checks need to be expanded. “Too many states are failing to put criminal and mental health records into the system – and it should go without saying that a system’s only going to be as effective as the records that are put into it. What we need to do is fix the system we have and make it work as intended,” he wrote.


  1. Although I can't stand Trump, and his 'policy position' leaves an intelligent person grasping for an answer to the question of "well, yes...but how are you going to implement these ideas"......he still makes some cogent points. How can one defend a measure [magazine capacity limit] that renders X lawful, but X+1 unlawful....without showing Rational basis?

    1. Dammit! You are a genius. I never could have thought of this myself.

      Just make owning magazines that hold several rounds completely illegal.

      Problem solved!

    2. Magazine capacity is critical in determining the body count of mass shootings. Adam Lanza showed us how that works.

    3. And the VT shooter showed us how that doesn't work since he used almost exclusively 10 round magazines and killed the most amount of people in a spree shooting in the history of this country. I guess it is not that critical in determining the body count.

  2. Fix the system so those checks actually work.
    The gun loons always use that as an excuse to just cancel those check systems.

  3. Although Trump is on the fringe with a lot of issues, he at least is open about it, unlike most double-talking politicians. And his ideas on the 2nd amendment make sense; put the burden on those who shouldn't have guns, such as the criminal element and the mentally ill. 90% of people are law abiding citizens and it shouldn't be too hard to carefully monitor the rest if we don't let politics get in the way.