Where does Trump stand on gun control? A view of the President’s views

Since he took office, President Trump has shootings with three of the deadliest mass in the modern history of the United States – and after the last high school massacre, he signals that he is ready to take measures on certain gun control measures.

After the Parkland, Florida-a shooting in the Feb. 14, 2018 – which claimed the lives of 17 students and faculty members– trombone defended the Second Amendment and called for a strengthening of the Federal background checks and a ban on devices that enable weapons to quickly fire.

Here is what the President has said about gun rights and control.

The defense of the Second amendment

In an all-caps tweet, Trump explains, “The Second Amendment will never be repealed!” He added that “as much as Democrats would like this to remain done,” the Second Amendment in force.

THE SECOND AMENDMENT WILL NEVER BE REPEALED! As much as Democrats would like to see this, and despite the words, the yesterday, the former Supreme Court Justice Stevens, NO WAY. We need more Republicans in 2018, and must ALWAYS hold the Supreme Court!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2018

Trump’s statement came after the former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens called for the repeal of the Second Amendment. Hundreds and thousands of students walked out of school and took part in nationwide marches to protest against gun control in March.

Apart from his tweet, Trump also things has done, in Microsoft office, point to his support of gun ownership. He nominated Neil from gorsuch – a Federal judge who was praised by the National Rifle Association (NRA) as someone who “respect the Second Amendment” – the Supreme court in January 2017. He, too, under a resolution signed blocked an Obama-era reliability review rule designed to keep weapons out of the hands of certain people suffering from mental illness.

During the presidential campaign, Trump accused his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, to eliminate in the planning, the Second Amendment, the use of fear as a buzzword among conservative supporters.

In a 2012 interview with the Washington Times columnist, Trump said he has a concealed weapons permit for New York City and reveals he has a HK45 and a .38 Smith & Wesson.

Do not be afraid of the NRA

Trump hosted a cross-party group of deputies in the White house to talk about gun control and safety in February and called on the Republicans, especially, against the NRA.

“I’m a fan of the NRA,” Trump said. “There is no greater fan. I’m a big fan of the NRA. These are great people, these great patriots. You love our country. But that doesn’t mean we agree on everything.”

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During the meeting, accused Trump Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., “Afraid of the NRA.” The NRA was a strong supporter of the trump card during the 2016 presidential elections.

Trump has also frequently with the powerful gun lobby on certain measures, including raising the minimum age for the purchase of semi-automatic weapons to 21. After trump meeting with legislators, where he promoted the idea that NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch told Fox News that the meeting for the “good TV”, but some of the proposals were “really bad policy.”

Even still, Trump has remained a loyal defender of the NRA, including in social media. He said NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre and chief lobbyist Chris Cox “great people and great American patriots.”

What you don’t understand a lot of people, or don’t understand is that Wayne, Chris and the people who work so hard for the @NRA great people and Great American patriots. You love our country and will do the right thing. MAKE AMERICA Great AGAIN!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 22, 2018

Since Trump’s public comments, top-NRA-members met with Trump in the White house. Cox is not “signaled after the meeting that Trump wants to have weapons in their possession.”

I had a great session tonight with @realDonaldTrump & @VP. We all want safe schools, mental health reform and keep the weapons away from dangerous people. POTUS & VPOTUS supports the Second Amendment, the strong support by process-and does not want gun control. #NRA #MAGA

— Chris Cox (@ChrisCoxNRA) 2. March 2018

Before he was President, Trump the Republicans, who he said criticised, “walk the NRA line” in his 2000 book “The America We Deserve.” In this book, Trump also said he supports a ban on “assault weapons”, Newsweek.

Arming Teachers

Along with many Republicans, Trump the idea of arming floated some teachers, according to the Parkland school shooting. He suggested that “well-trained, gun adept” teachers, trainers and lecturers in schools, could be to confront a shooter, before the forces arrive. The armed members of the faculty also as a “deterrent to the cowards that do this,” he said.

“If a potential ‘sicko shooter’ knows that a school has a large number of weapons very talented teachers (and others) has, immediately shoot, the can NEVER attack the school. Cowards are not to go there…problem solved. Offensive needs, defense alone will not work!” Trump said in the social media.

….If a potential “sicko ” shooter” knows that a large number of weapons very talented teachers (and others) has a school that will shoot, that can NEVER attack the school. Cowards are not to go there…problem solved. Offensive needs, defense alone will not work!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 22, 2018

Bump, share, and background checks

Trump has called for strengthening the Federal background check system for gun purchases, saying it is a bipartisan effort should be to do this.

The President has often promised that “a very strong improvement and strengthening of background checks, including social media.

Very strong improvement and strengthening of background checks is fully supported by the White house. Legislation. Bump-share soon. Highly qualified experts, the teachers will be allowed to wear disguise, is subject to the law of the land. Armed guards are OK, deterrent!…….

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 12. March 2018

He also signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill in March 2018, shall include a provision to fix the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) and to provide additional funds to States and agencies that are compliant with the system. Those who do not, are punished.

In addition, Trump has said he supports a ban on bump-stock, plant, allows for a semi-automatic weapon as a fully automatic weapon. The devices were used in the year 2017 Las Vegas concert massacre that left 58 people dead.

The Ministry of justice has begun to change, to clarify the federal firearms regulations, the stocks, the law defined bump, such as machine guns, which was largely illegal in the United States, it.

I’m a strong, Extensive Background checks, with a focus on Mental health. Age: 21 and end increase sales of Bump-stock! The Congress is in a mood to finally do something on this issue – I hope!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 22, 2018

Trump, on social media, share the blame the Obama administration for the legalization of bump. The Bureau of Alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives (ATF) is recognized as the bump-shares in 2010.

Obama Administration legalizes bump-share. BAD IDEA. As I promised, today the Department of Justice the output of the rule is a ban on BUMP-STOCK with a mandate comment period. We PROHIBIT all of the devices, the rifles in turn legal weapons into illegal machine.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 23. March 2018

“Take the weapons first,”

Trump stunned Republicans and gun rights advocates, including the NRA, when he suggested that law enforcement authorities should be able to confiscate, to order people’s firearms without a court, if it would prevent the tragedies.

“First, the weapons. You have to go through the “due process “second” Trump said at a meeting with lawmakers at the White house. “I like it under the arms too early.”

“I like it under the arms too early.”

President Trump

Loesch later told Fox News that the NRA would “the protection of due process for innocent Americans.”

“We have stressed to the President,” she said. “It is a fundamental principle of this country, and due process must be protected and respected in terms of going to any solutions.”

Gun-free zones are ‘targets’

President Trump hosted the teachers and students who are the victims of school shootings, along with the parents, in the White house for a listening session in February 2018.

(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

A trump card resistant to most suggestions when it comes to gun reform, the elimination of gun-free zones.

“Gun free zones are proven targets of the killer,” he said on 1. March.

A lot of ideas, some good and some not so well, emerged from our cross-party meeting on school safety yesterday in the White house. Background checks a large part of the conversation. Gun free zones are proven targets of the killer. After many years, an invoice should. Note 2. Change!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 1. March 2018

“If schools are mandated to be gun-free zones, violence, and danger, to give an open invitation,” Trump said on March 12. “Almost all school shootings are in gun-free zones. Cowards only go where there is no deterrent!”

If schools are mandated to be gun-free zones, violence, and danger, to give an open invitation. Almost all school shootings are in gun-free zones. Cowards only go where there is no deterrent!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 12. March 2018

During a listening session with school shooting victims and their families, Trump gun said-free zones to say, “let’s go and let’s attack because the bullets don’t come back to us” to the “cowards” who commit these acts.

Trump defendant gun-free zones in a 2012 interview with the Washington Times, as well. Citing the 2012 Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting that left 12 dead, Trump argues, “If some of the people had in the cinema with a gun, they would shoot him. No one had a gun, so they were completely defenseless.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @K_Schallhorn.

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