Trump Breaks Silence About Background Checks

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Here’s what he really said…

“Serious discussions are taking place between House and Senate leadership on meaningful Background Checks,” President Donald Trump wrote on twitter.

“I have also been speaking to the NRA, and others, so that their very strong views can be fully represented and respected. Guns should not be placed in the hands of mentally ill or deranged people. I am the biggest Second Amendment person there is, but we all must work together for the good and safety of our Country. Common sense things can be done that are good for everyone!”

Later, when speaking to reporters, President Trump stated, “We need intelligent background checks.”

He also suggested that Mitch McConnell is “totally onboard,” as “pretty hardline” Republican senators are as well. “And they understand…we don’t want guns in the hands of the wrong people,” Trump stated.

“I think that the Republicans are going to be great at leading the charge, along with the Democrats.” He insisted he had a “great talk” with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer about pushing some form of background checks.

“We’ll see where the NRA will be,” Trump stated. “But we have to have meaningful background checks.”

He went on to say the NRA is full of “great patriots.” I think in the end, Wayne (LaPierre) and the NRA will either be there, or maybe be a little bit more neutral.”

Trump also insisted that he know the NRA is strong against gun control, “and I understand, you know, it’s a slippery slope. They think, you’re pro one thing, and that leads to a lot of bad things.” Nevertheless, Trump insisted that he wants to see “meaningful” background checks.

“We also have to talk about age,” Trump stated. He admitted that that the Dayton shooter had done “things that were really bad” as a juvenile, but his criminal record was expunged at 18. “We’re going to have to get rid of that barrier,” Trump stated.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. There are so many gun laws on the books now that a team of people could read them 24/7 for a week and not read them all. All gun control laws do is punish the law abiding and we’ve been beat up on and punished enough. To add more laws is like the shepherd punishing the flock because it was attacked by a wolf. Once more the Dems are playing the Republicans to further their agenda and the Republicans are meekly walking into the trap. If the Republicans help pass a Red Flag Law, a Semi-Auto/Magazine Capacity Law or any other tyrannical form of gun control and Trump signs it, it will be his Geo. H.W. Bush read my lips moment and despite all the good he has done, he can write off winning in 2020. Also the Republicans in Congress better remember what happen to the Dems in the 90’s when they passed tyrannical gun control. It took them 20 years and a feckless Republican Congress to win. If you allow the Dems to win this country will see the end of the Bill of Rights, open borders, our economy in tatters and the groundwork laid for a Western Hemisphere Soviet Union. Why??? Because unless you haven’t noticed this year the Dems revealed themselves for what they truly are, 21st Century Bolsheviks.

    • Yes are you are absolutely right and they are all illegal gun laws as Congress and the Senate or for bidden or should I say government is for bidden from being involved in the first 10 amendments. Which the second amendment is paramount to the other nine. The Democrat party want to be the party of slaveowners just like they were before, they hate conservatives and they hate the middle-class and they hate people who want them punished the same as we get punished when we break the law. They think they are above the law and the Clintons are one good example of this and the Obamas! Second amendment the very amendment was written to protect us from the same people who are trying to disarm us right now! Surprise surprise surprise what’s up would want you armed when you’re out you’re trying to rape and rub you like they did the American Indian and stole his land his guns in his life same party communist a.k.a. very rich and powerful

  2. We the people need to have civilian agency to background check anybody going into the federal government like Congress the Senate and the federal judges and scrutinized up one side down the other inside and out and omit nothing!

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