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  • “Trump plan calls for nationwide concealed carry and an end to gun bans”

    Posted by Jonathan on September 19th, 2015 (All posts by )

    The Washington Post:

    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump — who said he has a concealed carry permit — called for the expansion of gun rights Friday, including making those permits applicable nationwide.
     
    In a position paper published on his website Friday afternoon, Trump called for the elimination of gun and magazine bans, labeling them a “total failure.”
     
    “Law-abiding people should be allowed to own the firearm of their choice. The government has no business dictating what types of firearms good, honest people are allowed to own,” Trump wrote.

    Where did this come from? Perhaps Trump’s people read this and similar articles from libertarians. Gun rights is a gimme issue for Trump. He can use it to get the support of libertarians, and of conservatives who lean libertarian, without alienating his other supporters.

    It’s a pity that the other main Republican candidates are so inept by comparison in their use of modern media.

    (Via The Right Coast.)

     

    7 Responses to ““Trump plan calls for nationwide concealed carry and an end to gun bans””

    1. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      I’m fine with this proposal and and fine with his focus on reducing debt and stopping illegal immigrants. If the election is Trump versus hildebeast, I will vote Trump, no question.

      I would still rather see Carly Fiorina as president. I think she’s smarter, will be a better executive, she covers most of the same ground in terms of debt, immigration, trade, and the real intentions of the Putin and the Chinese, and I think she’s more politically savvy and will cause less social division. Moreover, I think Carly will go much further – at least she claims she wants to want to – in attacking some of the fundamental problems. She wants to scrap the existing tax code and start again from scratch. She wants to repeal Obamacare and start over from scratch.

      I doubt most people know these things. That’s because our news media is nothing of the sort. It’s not in the news business, it’s in the propaganda business. And the “news” programming is just one arm of their full spectrum propaganda.

      But yes, Trump handles the media like no other candidate in this contest. He’s a natural showman. And the media people seem at once repulsed by him and completely fascinated. Maybe because he plays their game as well as they do.

    2. Subotai Bahadur Says:

      The key point is this:

      Where did this come from? Perhaps Trump’s people read this and similar articles from libertarians. Gun rights is a gimme issue for Trump. He can use it to get the support of libertarians, and of conservatives who lean libertarian, without alienating his other supporters.

      It’s a pity that the other main Republican candidates are so inept by comparison in their use of modern media.

      On immigration, on the Second Amendment, on a host of other issues Trump is kicking the collective Equus africanus asinus‘s of the rest of the Republican candidates. How?

      1) Speaking clearly, vocalizing what the electorate feels without temporizing.
      2) Not running away when criticized for it.
      3) Taking on those who will not speak clearly, and who criticize himself and the electorate who feel as he feels.
      4) Having more credibility on those issues a) because he says what all the other candidates are terrified to offend their masters by saying, and b) having more credibility on those issues because unlike the entire Republican party he has not repeatedly betrayed the Republican electorate on those issues.

      Those 4 factors are why the other candidates are so comparably inept. If a Republican candidate with credibility with the conservative base could/would do the same things, Trump would be a footnote. As it stands, he is the “candlestick in the library” used to finish off the GOPe “Colonel Mustard”.

      Personally, barring a “national emergency” interfering with an election, I expect a brokered and rigged convention that will nominate ¡Jéb! or a ¡Jéb!-clone regardless of the primary voters. If Trump runs 3rd Party, win or lose it will kill off the Republicans and cause their remnant to formally join the Democrats. If Trump does not run, his supporters [and others in the wake of the swindle] will not vote for the GOPe candidate, which will all but wipe out the Republicans, but being a kept opposition with no competition is a lucrative gig if you have no morals and beliefs beyond the trappings of power and graft.

      Incidentally, I have no problem with Trump running 3rd Party after signing the “Pledge”. Several candidates have already repudiated it if he is the candidate, and a promise to a Party that considers lying to its own voters as the underlying basis for all politics is not all that binding. YMMV on that.

      Subotai Bahadur

    3. Bill Brandt Says:

      I am ambivalent on Trump. I suspect he is so adept at communicating because of his experience in TV. Seems he is about the only one who knows what to say – things that millions have yearned to hear from politicians.

      And yet…He gives the impression that all he has to do is wave a magic wand and these things will be done.

      I thought his answer as to what he would do with Putin (just sit down and talk with him) was naive. He certainly isn’t the first to believe it is all a matter of personality.

      But he seems like a drink of fresh water after so many milquetoasts.

    4. Anonymous Says:

      Carly is the GOP pick….Romney is the one that talked her into running…. she met with the Perry/ Bush / Rove pac in 2012…. Your best bet is to stick with Trump, he knows the political game they are playing and the MSM from the inside out……This is why he is getting hammered from all sides..right/ left and media….

    5. Mr Black Says:

      I just cannot square this circle.

      Trump is the kind of clownish candidate who is pushed to the fore when the political process on both sides is broken, denying voters any real say or choice in policies. So quick! We must elect the man with an R next to his name, to stop Trump from changing anything.

      That is not the thinking of a rational mind.

    6. Mike K Says:

      “Carly is the GOP pick….Romney is the one that talked her into running”

      This sort of conspiracy minded stuff turns me off. She was involved in McCain’s campaign, too.

      She is a much better candidate than she was in the California Senate race. Remember, Meg Whitman, a self made female billionaire, could not defeat Governor Moonbeam in California.

      I would vote for Romney in a minute. He predicted a lot of what is happening in foreign policy right now.

      JEB Bush looks like he is going through the motions, a bit like Hillary.

      I was a Walker supporter but it looks like this is not his year. I like Jindal but he is weak as a speaker, much like Perry who would also be a good president.

      I’m not fond of first term Senators and am tired of lawyers. Romney is one but that was not his career. Cruz would be a great Supreme Court Justice.

      Trump does not impress me as serious but we will see what happens.

    7. Tom Says:

      “Trump is the kind of clownish candidate who is pushed to the fore when the political process on both sides is broken, denying voters any real say or choice in policies. So quick! We must elect the man with an R next to his name, to stop Trump from changing anything.”

      Amen. Thank you Mr. Black.