Gun owners and pro-2A advocates across the nation are starting to call President Trump the most anti-gun president in recent history. This is based not just on some of his sayings as commander-in-chief, but also some of his actions.
The most recent of his turbulent remarks comes just days after the shooting that took place in Virginia Beach, VA where more than 10 lives were lost.
The shooter was an employee of the city and allegedly used two handguns, one with a suppressor–which is the topic of the president’s quote.
The above picture was pulled from the White House website when a reporter asked the president about suppressors, to which the president said he didn’t “like them at all.”
That comment left a lot of questions for everyone on both sides of the aisle, with many looking at past comments and actions of his for an answer.
Some speculate at this point that Mr. Trump said he doesn’t like the restrictions placed on suppressor ownership, because they’re so heavily regulated. Others aren’t so sure.
These other pro-gunners look back to Trump’s bump stock ban, where he was asked a similar question and gave a similar answer.
The result of those remarks was the turning in and destroying of several thousands of bump stocks and the re-writing of the definition of a machine gun to include those items in the language, effectively banning them.
At this point, time will tell how President Trump will continue to respond to suppressor ownership and if he will make an attempt to ban or re-write rules to make them even harder to acquire.
Suppressors are already an NFA controlled item requiring the buyer to jump through many more hoops: A tax stamp is required as well as a long wait time.
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