It’s just Wednesday, and we have…
“Stroke of the pen, law of the land. Kinda cool.”
“By the way, bump stocks, we’re writing that out. I’m writing that out myself, I don’t care if Congress does it or not, I’m writing it out myself, OK? You put it into the machine-gun category, which is what it is, it becomes essentially a machine gun.”
— President Donald Trump, February 26, 2018
Bump-fire stock ban by executive order, contrary to the language of statutory law. I’ve heard conspiratorial claims that this is Trump being a genius; that the plan is to issue a blatantly unconstitutional order that SCOTUS will conveniently strike down as… blatantly unconstitutional, thus closing the door forever on ban by fiat.
Bull shit. Please recall the current SCOTUS rejection of RKBA challenges. Gorsuch has been so effective
President Donald Trump embraced Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) gun control bill but rejected Rep. Steve Scalise’s (R-LA) push for national reciprocity during a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers Wednesday afternoon.
The Manchin/Toomey gun control bill is the same universal background check legislation supported by Barack Obama in the wake of the heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School. It the very bill that was defeated in the Democrat-controlled Senate on April 17, 2013.
Trump spoke of the using the Manchin/Toomey bill “as a base” to which other gun bills can be added, and then continued taking comments from various senators and representatives in attendance.
Trump shut down Scalise’s reciprocity push, suggesting the gun control package being pieced together would never pass if national reciprocity were added to it.
Oh boy; the return of Manchin-Toomey-Gottlieb. What? You forgot that Alan Gottlieb admitted to helping draft that human/civil rights-raping monstrosity?
On the bright side, I get to resurrect some old graphics (which, frankly, I hoped I’d retired for good).
Please note: Trump considers Manchin-Toomey-Gottlieb “‘a base’ to which other gun bills can be added.” As bad as it is, Trump means that as a mere start.
I’m sorry to have been right. I warned you that Trump wasn’t necessarily a good anti-HRC vote: “assault weapon” bans, waiting periods… gun-free zones. Just wait.
Trump: ‘Take the Guns First, Go Through Due Process Second’
“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 emphasized. And he said this:
“Take the guns first, go through due process second.”
Which is no due process at all.
I still have some Sweet Meteor O’Death 2016 signs for sale, if you’d like to retro-edit reality and disavow any pro-Trump vote out of sheer embarrassment.
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