Kirsters Baish’s Opinion, Speculation & Comments| President Donald Trump stopped to address the media before he left the White House this week to pay a visit to the victims of this past weekend’s back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. He spoke of the importance of background checks.
Trump explained, “I’m looking to do background checks, I think background checks are important. I don’t want to put guns into the hands of mentally unstable people or people with rage, or hate, sick people, I’m all in favor of it.”
“There’s a great appetite and I mean a very strong appetite for background checks and I think we can bring up background checks like we’ve never had before. I think both rep and dem are getting close to a bill or to doing something on background checks,” he continued.
Recall when President “Trump says take guns first and worry about ‘due process second” as the USA Today covered back in last April.
However, this could just be Trump playing rope a dope again. And oh boy, I sure hope it is.
According to Bongino.com:
Rumors are beginning to spread that with Trump’s support for stronger background checks gun stocks are dropping. Although Trump says he will work with both Democrats and Republicans to strengthen background checks, he will not entertain an assault weapons ban saying there’s “no political appetite” to renew a ban on military-style rifles.
After his trip, the President tweeted a video of himself and his wife, Melania, exiting their aircraft along with the caption, “My time spent in Dayton and El Paso with some of the greatest people on earth! Thank you for a job well done!”
My time spent in Dayton and El Paso with some of the greatest people on earth. Thank you for a job well done! pic.twitter.com/TNVDGhxOpo
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2019
Via Fox News:
The Washington Post, citing unnamed sources, reported that LaPierre told Trump that endorsing tougher background checks — which the president has reportedly done in private since the February 2018 massacre in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 dead, would not be popular with his voter base.
The NRA did not immediately respond to an email from Fox News seeking comment.
Trump told an audience in Dayton on Wednesday that there is an “appetite” for such checks.
The President told The Wall Street Journal, “I don’t want to put guns into the hands of mentally unstable people or people with rage or hate — sick people.”
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin told the Wall Street Journal that if thePresident supports the bill which aims to expand these background checks & red flag laws, “it would be a ‘game-changer,’ because Republicans who otherwise would not support the legislation, would be covered politically by the president,” Fox reports.
Editor’s Note:If you have been following our pages you know we STRONGLY support President Trump. HOWEVER, his banning bump stocks was strike one. Trump’s his lack of being ANY help to the to small pubs who have been put out of business by tech censorship, was strike tow for me. The next one is gun control, again. If Trump allows the ban of private sales, or an assault weapons ban (he says that’s off the table, it better be.) I would be forced to reconsider my support for the man. Don’t get me wrong, I think he is doing a good job, and he wants what is best for AMERICA. However, if the 1st and 2nd Amendment are killed under his reign, then his election would have been no different than had the Democratic candidate criminal … I mean candidates won.