El Trumpo isn’t backing down on agreeing with Democrats that the government should be able to take away your gun rights if they put you on a no fly list.
Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is reaffirming his stance on potentially restricting individuals on the terror watch list from being able to purchase firearms, a week after the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.
“We have to make sure that people that are terrorists or have even an inclination toward terrorism cannot buy weapons, guns,” Trump told ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl in an interview to air Sunday on “This Week.”
Asked by Karl if his position is that those on the no-fly or terror watch list should not be able to purchase a gun, Trump responded, “I’d like to see that, and I’d like to say it. And it’s simpler. It’s just simpler.”
Of course the main objection has to do with Americans’ due process rights. And I have no idea if Trump understands the objection in any manner whatsoever:
Trump says he understands the NRA wants to protect the Second Amendment, and that creating a gun ban for those on the no-fly list may deny those individuals their Second Amendment rights without due process.
“Now, but what they say, and I understand that also, is the Second Amendment, they’re depriving them of those rights. And that it could be that people are on there that shouldn’t be on, you know, etc. etc.,” Trump said.
It doesn’t matter. Whatever he says he meant will change anyway, and words have no meaning in this election anymore.