There is a certain amount of “wackiness” that comes with electing Donald Trump as president, and we usually mean that in the best way possible. Not today, however.
Predictably, the liberal left has been making some incredibly bold statements regarding the Second Amendment in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting that occurred just two weeks ago. This has been largely misguided, (of course), due to the perpetrators severe mental illness and the nearly four dozen times that he had been reported to law enforcement in the lead up to the massacre.
Yet, still, the left is pushing wholesale gun control in the most vicious of ways, not only pressuring Congressmen and women to do something about the Second Amendment, but also by exerting their authority in the court of public opinion.
One thing about the democrats’ recruitment of the social justice clique is that these malleable millennials can be transfigured to identify as whatever hero the left wishes for them to become. (Puns and wordplay completely intended).
So, like the junkyard dog of old time television, the democrats have simply thrown a comically oversized T-bone steak in the general direction of the right to bear arms, and let their rabid progressive pups go wild.
What is truly disturbing, however, is how many republicans have softened their own Second Amendment stance based on this newfound pressure from the always-angry left.
That includes President Trump, who declared today that he would rather err on the side of 2A infringement than allow due process to proceed.
“President Trump on Wednesday voiced support for confiscating guns from certain individuals deemed to be dangerous, even if it violates due process rights.
“’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 said at a meeting with lawmakers on school safety and gun violence.
“’Take the guns first, go through due process second,’ Trump said.
“Trump was responding to comments from Vice President Pence that families and local law enforcement should have more tools to report potentially dangerous individuals with weapons.”
How exactly did we get to this bizarre series of sentences?
“’Allow due process so no one’s rights are trampled, but the ability to go to court, obtain an order and then collect not only the firearms but any weapons,’ Pence said.
“‘Or, Mike, take the firearms first, and then go to court,’ Trump responded.”
This has wrinkled a great many conservatives, who are starting to wonder if you can take the Trump out of New York City, but not take the New York City out of Trump.