Well, Trump just surprised a lot of people. Known as a man who “says it like it is,” according to his followers, he did just that recently and no conservative, like him or not, can disagree. When it comes to the Second Amendment, Trump does not see more than one way to interpret it.

“The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period.”

He said this in his policy statement regarding gun rights, and he said a few other things too.

“The Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right that belongs to all law-abiding Americans. The Constitution doesn’t create that right – it ensures that the government can’t take it away. Our Founding Fathers knew, and our Supreme Court has upheld, that the Second Amendment’s purpose is to guarantee our right to defend ourselves and our families. This is about self-defense, plain and simple.

It’s been said that the Second Amendment is America’s first freedom. That’s because the Right to Keep and Bear Arms protects all our other rights. We are the only country in the world that has a Second Amendment. Protecting that freedom is imperative.”

He then goes on to explain how he plans to ensure this right remain un-infringed upon. For starters, empower citizens to defend themselves;

“Law enforcement is great, they do a tremendous job, but they can’t be everywhere all of the time. Our personal protection is ultimately up to us.”

Perhaps one of his best approaches is a national right to carry permit that is valid across all 50 states. Why this is not already the case is beyond comprehension. State’s rights is one thought on the matter, but If we allow a mini-dictator state to establish how the 2nd Amendment will be upheld from state to state, then what is to stop a state from dictating the 1st Amendment, or the 4th, or any of the rest?

From the federal on down to an HOA, government is based on the concept of by the people and for the people. We are a Representative Republic and it is time our government start representing us, from sea to shining sea, regardless of state borders when it comes to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

At a minimum, this is one thing we can all get behind Donald Trump on.

Source: Conservative Tribune

 

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