Barack Obama is a Constitutional scholar. As President, contrary to eight yeas of hollering from folks trying to sell you more guns, Barack Obama never came to take your guns.
But Donald Trump might:
“I like taking the guns early, like in this crazy man’s case that just took place in Florida … to go to court would have taken a long time,” Trump said at a meeting with lawmakers on school safety and gun violence.
“Take the guns first, go through due process second,” Trump said [Brett Samuels, “Trump: ‘Take the Guns First, Go Through Due Process Second’,” The Hill, 2018.02.28].
Senator Jeff Flake, no big Trump loyalist, tries to cover for Il Duce:
“Anything we have introduced in the Congress respects due process,” Flake said. “It was a bit astonishing to hear the language there, and people around the table were shaking their heads, but you can chalk that up to that he misspoke. Let’s move ahead. It was a lot of excitement afterward that he might actually lead on this, and we need that” [Ayanna Alexander, “Flake on Trump’s ‘Take the Guns’ Remark: ‘He Misspoke’,” Politico, 2018.03.01].
Darn right he misspoke: no President, no elected official who swears an oath to uphold the Constitution, should speak so dismissively of the due process guaranteed to every person on our glorious shores by the Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments.
But this is what happens when you elect an idiot President. This guns comment isn’t just a mental lapse; it’s another statement showing Trump’s consistent disdain for the United States Constitution, which he treats like an inconvenient roadblock to exerting his will.
Hillary wants to abolish — essentially abolish the Second Amendment. By the way, and if she gets to pick… (crowd booing) If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don’t know [Donald Trump, speech as transcribed by Time, Wilmington, NC, 2016.08.09].
So, Second Amendment people, now that you are the targets of what we First Amendment hawks have gotten from Trump since before his election, now that Trump has expressed his desire to essentially abolish the cherished Second Amendment, is there maybe something you can do?
Related Viewing: Stephen Colbert is as flabbergasted at the Donald’s unconstitutional blurtage as I am: