Democrat’s will take away your Second Amendment rights says President Trump at CPAC
President Trump told CPAC (Conservative Political Action Committee) on Friday that if Democrats come into power, they will “take away your Second Amendment.”
“They’ll take away your Second Amendment,” Trump said. “Remember that.”
The President speaking a little more than a week after the Florida school shooting explained why the party winning the Presidency usually loses big in the midterm elections. The excitement wears off and the party holding power does not work as hard.
“Don’t be complacent,” Trump said. “If they get in, they will repeal your tax cuts, they will put judges in that you wouldn’t believe, they’ll take away your Second Amendment, which we will never allow to happen.”
Trump broke from the teleprompter saying it was boring to ask the crowd which one they would prefer to keep: tax cuts or gun rights. The crowd exploded with cheers about protecting their gun rights.
Trump is advocating for several new policies that put him at odds with the NRA, including expanded background checks, higher age restrictions on gun purchases and banning a device, known as a bump stock, that enables semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly.
But the president said he’s been in contact with the NRA and that they’ll get on board with some of his proposals.
“I can speak for all of the senators and congressmen and congresswomen, all the people in this room that are involved in this decision, that we will act, we will do something,” Trump said. “We will act.”
Democrats are eager to achieve broader gun control measures and say Trump’s proposals do not go far enough.
The president is also proposing arming some school officials so they can fight back against active shooters, which many gun control activists oppose.
“Why do we protect our airports and our banks, our government buildings, but not our schools?,” Trump said. “It is time to make our schools a much harder target for attackers. We don’t want them in our schools. We don’t want them. When we declare our schools to be gun free zones, it just puts our students in far more danger.”
The president met with families of victims and survivors of the shooting at the White House this week and has said the emotional testimony he heard from them has moved him to act.
“There are not enough tears in the world to express our sadness and anguish for her family, and for every family that has lost a precious loved one,” Trump said. “No family should ever save and ever have to go in and suffer the way these families have suffered. They have suffered beyond anything that I have ever witnessed.”
Beyond speaking about the second amendment President Trump addressed the Sheriff Deputy Scot Peterson in Broward County that resigned yesterday after it was discovered he did nothing to stop the carnage. Trump said Peterson was either a coward or froze under pressure.
“When it came time to get in there and do something, he didn’t have the courage or something happened. But he certainly did a poor job. There’s no question about that,” Trump said. “That’s a case where somebody was outside, they’re trained, they didn’t act properly or under pressure or they were a coward. It was a real shock to the police department.”