NRA responds to President Trump

March 2, 2018

Not surprisingly, the NRA was pretty quick to respond to President Trump’s “confiscate guns first, due process later” comments. They drew a sharp line between laws that might actually help make people safer and those that don’t help but only punish and violate the rights of law-abiding citizens. You can read their full reply at the link. Also note that Trump seems to realize he misspoke and backtracked by tweeting that some ideas at that meeting were “not so good,” and we have to protect the Second Amendment.

Some analysts suggested that he mistakenly used the term “due process,” and if someone made a report of a potential threat and the authorities got a restraining order that allows them to take that person’s guns, then that is due process. Challenging it to get the guns back is the next step of due process, and Trump might have been thinking of that.

It goes to show that when Presidents speak about issues as fundamental and contentious as Second Amendment rights, they have to be very clear and precise. If not, the NRA is there to do the clarifying, which is actually one of the most useful functions it provides.

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  • Rick Stanley

    03/03/2018 12:51 PM

    I disagree wholeheartedly with Trump's comments regarding guns at this time. I support Trump and I realize that some times he he talks out of the wrong end. Many think he is gaming the opposition with this type of talk. I would like to think that too. Whatever he is doing, is working on so many fronts. I will continue to support Trump and call him out when he makes a comment out of the wrong end. trump has made his commitment to the 2d Amendment in a strong manner during the last couple of years and we will hold him to that, those of us who put him in office.

  • Barry Spinka

    03/03/2018 12:42 PM

    Getting a court order by a secret court is not due process as defined by the Fourth and Fifth Amendments. When a defendant is not allowed to present his side, I call it theft by court order. In extreme cases this should be done immediately and not done in a few weeks.

  • Teri Zumbusch

    03/03/2018 10:03 AM

    Just want you to know how glad I am that you are voice out their of great reason and common sense and wisdom. I hope you get to speak to the president once in a while I know he is a man with an incredible heart and the man that God chose for this crazy crazy time we pray for him a lot. I pray for him to have strategies divine strategies and I pray for him to have discernment and wisdom and to keep this impulsive remarks under control which in his whole life items hes had to do but now he does. I'm glad he has you I'm glad we do to and just for the record that little girl that wrote where were they, She is doing one amazingly incredible job. Blessings from somebody in Portland Oregon who would appreciate knowing that you're praying for us, And I'm believing that because Dennis Richardson spoke before you when you were here year before last that what happened to you in Arkansas is going to happen here and this governor is gonna miss step what she's already done and he will be brought in as our governor I view that day as a prophetic picture and I'm believing it will come to pass. Thanks again and keep on posting!

  • DOUG ZETTLER

    03/03/2018 10:00 AM

    If the police officers were allowed to enforce existing laws on guns America would be safer,,,criminals and people with mental disorder are not allowed a gun now,,,also stop and search a known criminal,,

  • Bruce Petersen

    03/03/2018 08:05 AM

    Sometimes Trumps true thoughts are like finding a needle in a hay stack. His lips are not quite in sink with his brain. In his defense this is I think the fact that he is no doubt a great negotiator, he is not a politician. The art of deception comes with practice.

  • Bruce Petersen

    03/03/2018 08:04 AM

    Sometimes Trumps true thoughts are like finding a needle in a hay stack. His lips are not quite in sink with his brain. In his defense this is I think the fact that he is no doubt a great negotiator, he is not a politician. The art of deception comes with practice.

  • Jerry Owens

    03/02/2018 07:03 PM

    If you had not gotten out God would have sent two angels to lead you out.