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.