Politico: Trump Will Not Support Universal Background Checks

Politico: Trump Will Not Support Universal Background Checks

According to an article published by Politico yesterday, President Trump will not support gun-control bill H.R. 8 passed by the House back in February of this year.

This comes as welcome news after Trump stated that Senators should expect an announcement concerning gun laws by last Thursday, the 12th.This came moments after CT Senator Chris Murphy said he, “begged the president to come to the table” during a 40-min phone call about gun control.

Understandably, 2nd Amendment supporters everywhere were very concerned they would see a repeat of the controversial Bump-Stock Ban executive order enacted by Trump earlier this year.

Thankfully, despite Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi’s cries for Trump to support HR 8, he reportedly stated he would not support the bill at all.


Schumer was quoted by politico as saying Trump,

“…can lead his party to support something that the NRA has prevented Republicans from supporting for years. That is why Speaker Pelosi and I sent the letter to him today, urging him to give his party political cover to pass … [the] background check legislation”


Like most examples of proposed anti-gun legislation, this was yet another virtue signal to voters that these Democrats are “doing something” about the gun violence in America. Truthfully, they all know that these pieces of legislation will have no effect on gun violence. But that is not the point - because historically gun control has not been about guns, but control.

Still, it is certainly a nice change of pace to see the President neither endorse possible new gun legislation, or make a statement that puts the future of the Second Amendment in question. That said, 2A supporters can not rest easy quite yet - Trump has yet to clarify what his statements about future gun legislation or Red Flag laws will be.

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