NRA members condemn Trump’s moves on gun control as a ‘betrayal’
US president responds to Florida school shooting with calls for stricter background checks and raising minimum age for purchasing weapons brings resentment and feelings of betrayal to members of the gun lobby
ed note–as usual (and sadly) large swaths of self-proclaimed political experts don’t ‘get it’ with regards to the real significance of the latest political fallout from the massacre in Florida.
It’s not about ‘gun control’, it’s about ‘Trump control’. Judea, Inc does not (at least at this time) worry about Americans owning guns, because without the political cohesion that must precourse any kind of organized momentum, the guns might as well have their barrels tied in pretzel knots for all the danger they pose to Jewish interests. The single largest voting base–Christian evangelicals, numbering upwards of 90 million, LOVE the Jews and are not apt to jumping ship any time soon. Liberals, with all the various sacraments making up their religion–abortion, pornography, militant homosexualism etc, credit the Jews (rightly) with having instituted these sacramentals within American society and are therefore as apt to ‘find Jesus’ on this matter as Lady Gaga is to joining a convent and declaring her celibacy.
So people should just stop harping on ‘gun control’ and see the bigger picture involved in this–putting enormous political pressure on Trump to ‘do something’ about the media-created epidemic of gun violence in America as a necessary precursor to driving a wedge between him and one of his largest bases of (near) unconditional support–the NRA and gun owners.
Times of Israel
Following the February 14 school shooting in Florida, which killed 17 students and staff, Trump called for stricter background checks and a ban on bump stock devices that enable guns to fire like automatic weapons. He also backed more controversial ideas, including increasing the minimum age for the purchase of assault weapons from 18 to 21, as well as arming teachers.
After a televised bipartisan meeting on school safety that he led at the White House Wednesday, the president tweeted his support for tighter controls.
Trump also suggested letting law enforcement confiscate a person’s guns without a court order.
Members of the NRA, which spent more than $30 million on Trump’s election campaign, felt betrayed and shocked, Britain’s The Guardian reported.
“I thought it made for really good TV but I thought some of what was discussed is going to make for really bad policy,” NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch told Fox News.
“We’re talking about punishing innocent Americans and stripping from them constitutional rights without due process,” she said.
Dave Koppel, an NRA member from Denver, Colorado, said, “the vast majority will be appalled,” adding that “every word of it was a betrayal.”
Texan NRA member Joe Biggs, who runs the right-wing website Rogue Right, slammed Trump’s suggestions.
“That’s the stupidest fucking thing I’ve ever heard in my life. Hopefully he was just having a momentary brain fart, a lapse of judgment,” he said, according to the Guardian. “Hopefully someone pulled him into the back and said, ‘You’ve just lost half your base by saying something that stupid.’”
Trump held a meeting Thursday with top NRA officials, which he said went very well.
On Thursday, Trump phoned Republican Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania to express support for his proposal on background checks for gun purchases. Toomey and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia wrote bipartisan legislation on the subject and Trump appears to consider it the main bill Congress should build on.
The bill would broaden background checks to include pre-purchase reviews for online and gun show sales. It failed in the Senate after the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut.
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