Part of former President Barack Obama’s war on the Constitution involved the removal of our 2nd Amendment rights to keep and bear arms, which he enthusiastically pursued the entire time of his eight years in office. Something of which President Trump is now quietly working to undo.
Obama ordered a stop on the use of lead ammunition on federal lands and passed gun bans that prevented some social security recipients from owning guns. Not only that, the ban included others labeled as “fugitives,” under a broad definition of the term.
President Trump is now on a mission to restore the basic 2nd Amendment rights that Obama saw as a threat to his leftist agenda and further proof of his ultimate push towards tyranny.
From Breitbart News:
On February 28 Breitbart News reported that Trump signed the repeal of Obama’s Social Security gun ban; a ban which empowered the Social Security administration to strip away the Second Amendment rights of Social Security beneficiaries without due process. Days later, Trump’s Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke squashed Obama’s lead ammunition ban for federal lands and waters.
According to McClatchy, Trump’s administration has been quietly working to do away with other Obama-era firearm regulations as well.
For example, “agencies narrowed the definition of ‘fugitive’” which, in turn, limits the number of people barred from gun possession because they are included in a fugitive database. Additionally, Trump “officials have also signaled that they may no longer defend the Army Corps of Engineers’ ban on carrying loaded firearms and ammunition on federal lands.”
The repeal of another ban–the Obama-era gun ban for military veterans–is also on the move in Congress, as is the Hearing Protection Act; an Act which will deregulate firearm suppressors by removing them from the purview of the National Firearms Act (1934). During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump Jr. signaled that his father would sign a bill deregulating firearms if such legislation made it to his desk.
In addition to the things Trump and his administration have done to reduce firearm regulations, one cannot overlook the importance of nominating and securing the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Throughout the campaign Trump pledged to defend the Second Amendment and on October 9, 2016, he promised to nominate a justice would protect gun rights from “people like Hillary Clinton.”
Trump spoke in favor of the ruling in District of Columbia v Heller (2008) during the presidential campaign and Gorsuch did the same during his confirmation hearings.
On April 7 Gorsuch was confirmed by a vote of 54 to 45.
The Founding Fathers knew the vital necessity of Americans being able to defend themselves from tyranny, because they had just fought a war for independence over those very issues. This is exactly why they included the 2nd Amendment in the Bill of Rights!
Potential dictators will always try to rob us of those rights if they can, and we are very fortunate at this time in our history to have a president who is defending those rights. Trump is exactly the president we needed at this particular moment!