Trump all over the place on gun background checks

Trump all over the place on gun background checks 1


A sustained effort from National Rifle Association officials, Republican lawmakers and conservative allies helped cement President Donald Trump's decision to abandon his previous calls for tougher background checks in the wake of recent mass shootings, sources tell CNN.

Trump held a lengthy phone call with NRA chief Wayne LaPierre on Tuesday, one of several the two men have had since massacres in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, touched off the latest national debate about tougher gun legislation.

In the aftermath of the two shootings, Trump signaled support for strengthening background checks, but has since cooled on the idea, repeating a familiar pattern he's taken in the wake of gun tragedies after news coverage has subsided. A source familiar with the details of Tuesday's call between Trump and LaPierre, first reported by The Atlantic, said the President told the NRA chief that universal background checks are "off the table."
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64 Comments on "Trump all over the place on gun background checks"

  1. James Champaco | August 21, 2019 at 6:10 PM | Reply

    Perfect example of trump catching himself in a lie and backpedaling

    • Lonnie J Carter | August 21, 2019 at 9:35 PM | Reply

      James… you butthurt much?? He just knows how to handle the propagandist in this country. Do you actually think the majority (as if it would matter anyhow) in this country are against the 2nd amendment? Address Chicago you fuckwad!

    • James Champaco | August 21, 2019 at 10:20 PM | Reply

      @Lonnie J Carter you cant be serious right? Let me guess-no matter what he says.’ll buy his snakeoil right? Mexico pay..invasion of immigrants.. lmao….I’m a republican bu this bs has to stop.

    • Anonymous Person | August 22, 2019 at 12:28 PM | Reply

      He never lied, he would love to do a better background check. The left won’t pass a simple bill, they are all or nothing fascist. So they get nothing.

  2. Trump’s the only politician that ever said he wanted to take our guns without Due Process!

  3. Hes an incompetent fool who has no clue.

  4. Just another 2 faced politician.

    • Lonnie J Carter | August 21, 2019 at 9:42 PM | Reply

      Yes, god forbid the president of the USA supports the CONSTITUTION. How about you just LEAVE if you don’t like it!??????

    • Logical Conservative | August 22, 2019 at 8:21 AM | Reply

      You’re just angry because Trump is doing almost exactly what he campaigned on and said he would do.

  5. That’s it, I’m talking to the big wings, I am in talks to buy the moon people.

  6. Waldemar Rognes | August 21, 2019 at 6:30 PM | Reply

    Of course CrazyDon and his gangsters need powerful weapons!

  7. You are Absurd,wicked,foolish,dangerous,unpatriotic and an embarrassment to America- please have a heart attack or a stroke ASAP! Thank You

  8. Ridin' With Biden | August 21, 2019 at 6:34 PM | Reply

    After Parkland Donald Trump promised to “do something about this horrible situation that’s going on.”

    Then, after El Paso and Dayton, he promised background checks “like we’ve never had before.”

    He lied both times.


    *NRA.* Trump is a weasel.

    • DrippyLifeStyl | August 21, 2019 at 9:13 PM | Reply

      He’s already a fucking billionaire he doesn’t care about the NRA dumbass

    • 88Gibson LesPaul | August 21, 2019 at 9:15 PM | Reply

      Did you expect anything other than BS from Trump?

    • Democrats killing children driving on a cell phone! ban all cars and cell phones!
      Democrats commit nearly 70% of all gun crime!!!
      If you remove all Democrat from NYC murder rate would DROP 93%!!!

  9. The ‘Most Mentally ill’ person ever should not be allowed to even be involved on a subject of ‘Gun Control’…45 is a NRA Puppet

  10. Denita Wright | August 21, 2019 at 6:39 PM | Reply

    When someone shoots up those private schools those republikkkans send their children to we’ll get new gun laws.

    • @gastarbeiter1 you can’t control criminals.just admit you want to take away rights

    • gastarbeiter1 | August 22, 2019 at 9:57 AM | Reply

      @joe blow weird, that with strict gunlaws comes few gunrelated deaths, homicides, injuries or other violent crimes where guns are involved..weird isn’t it?
      3 gunrelated homicides in Japan last year, 600 in germany, but for some odd reason it is almost 15000 in the USA. Weird isn’t it?

    • @gastarbeiter1 look at our abiding citizens dont kill people.

    • @gastarbeiter1 are you sure about that in my town it went down.

    • @joe blow “ook at our abiding citizens dont kill people.” by definition any person shoots at another person (if not in self defense) becomes non law abiding. That is like saying look at those vegetarians. Vegetarians don’t eat meat. What a stupid arguement you have there.
      “are you sure about that in my town it went down.”
      What did you say about freedom again. The government FORCING guns on people. Weren’t you all about freedom a minute ago?
      Besides what do i care about one town? I care about the overall statistics. And those are pretty sure that germany, japan etc with very strict gunlaws have very low gun violence and overall low violent crime rates compared to the USA with lax gunlaws and no proper background checks.
      Btw….the overall rate of violent crimes of germany is only at measely 3,4% give or take. So you need to go to one of the safest towns in the whole of the USA to get below that? hilarious XD

  11. Wayne’s a lobbyist not an elected official. Seems a bit swampy if you ask me.

    • A bit? Totally…..

    • Rodney Boehner | August 22, 2019 at 11:29 AM | Reply

      Why do libitards always want to end the 2nd amendment just because “some people did some things?” We already have background checks, and it’s already illegal for felons to have gun, dumbasses.

  12. Micheal Taylor | August 21, 2019 at 6:42 PM | Reply

    Government policy of any kind should not be discussed with helicopter engines whining in the background.

  13. he can’t keep his word ., lol coward

  14. Trump is like a cushion. He bears the imprint of the last person who sat on him.

  15. Yeap, 21 million dollars from NRA to Donald Trump makes him a puppet of the NRA! Money over America lives. Welcome to the Republican way!

  16. Vince Fernandez | August 21, 2019 at 6:57 PM | Reply

    THIS is what Fear Of The NRA looks like.

    • Reasmiey Phann | August 22, 2019 at 1:27 AM | Reply

      I remember when Trump said to Pat Toomey he’s afraid of the NRA….😄😄😄😄😄…..Guess the same can be said of him..🍊🍊🍊🤡🤡🤡

    • The NRA has always been for legislation against firearms. The NRA is the reason the Bumpstock legislation is around, they proposed it and got officials to support it just like the Unconstitutional NICs System they are so proud of. They have given in so much of our Firearm Freedoms its asinine at this point in time why anyone who wants firearms would give them any support.

      They also helped write up the NFA of 1934, they gave full support of the 1968 GCA and 1986 FOPA/Hughes Amendment – they told their supporters they would fight the Hughes Amendment tooth and nail to repeal it, after it passed they went dead silent.

      The NRA were against Open Carry Texas, calling it a distasteful and dangerous Movement…when Open Carry Texas won their Lawsuit the NRA took credit for the win. Please, if you do support the NRA – remove your funding and put it to a organization that actually cares for your rights and the Constitution.

      They have supported and endorsed the majority of the legislation in the past decade (almost 300 Bills [State and Federal], all while claiming to be a gun rights organization.

      Wayne LaPierre’s wife, Susan LaPierre, served as president of Youth for Tomorrow between 2013 and 2017, NRA made contributions to Youth for Tomorrow (Reported and Unreported)

      NRA contributions were at the highest “Diamond Sponsor” level. These contributions were from NRA Foundation (see page 12 of the following link)

      Youth for Tomorrow is one of the organizations housing unaccompanied illegal immigrant children

      Youth For Tomorrow – New Life Center in Bristow will receive $2,985,400 for unaccompanied migrant children services;

      Internal Leaked NRA Documents:

      America’s largest gun control organization
      Archived from Citizen Review On Line
      NOTE: — Be sure to read other articles on NRA “Lapses in Principle”
      By Vin Suprynowicz

      On Jan. 16, 1968, in an address to the New York State University law school in Buffalo, Sen. Robert Kennedy, D-N.Y., stated: “I think it is a terrible indictment of the National Rifle Association that they haven’t supported any legislation to try and control the misuse of rifles and pistols in this country.”
      NRA Executive Vice President Franklin L. Orth took great umbrage at this remark in the October 1968 issue of the NRA’s magazine, The American Rifleman, terming Sen. Kennedy’s accusation “a great smear of a great American organization.” Mr. Orth then went on to point out, “The National Rifle Association has been in support of workable, enforceable gun control legislation since its very inception in 1871.”
      Really? But the NRA has always been portrayed in the mainstream press as a radical anti-gun-control organization. Is it? Has it ever been?

      In that 1968 issue of The American Rifleman, associate editor Alan C. Webber picked up the defense of the NRA’s gun-control credentials. I quote again from the NRA’s own, official organ:
      “Item: The late Karl T. Frederick, an NRA president, served for years as special consultant with the Commissioners on Uniform State Laws to frame the Uniform Firearms Act of 1930. … Salient provisions of the Act require a license to carry a pistol concealed on one’s person or in a vehicle; require the purchaser of a pistol to give information about himself which is submitted by the seller to the local police authorities; specify a 48-hour time lapse between application for purchase and delivery.”
      Remember, I’m not asking whether you think these are good ideas. I’m asking whether the NRA is the pack of wild-eyed, take-no-prisoners, “pure language of the Second Amendment, take my gun from my cold dead fingers” radical extremists which the national press corps would have us believe. In fact, can the NRA rightly be said to be a “gun rights” organization, at all?

      “Item,” Editor Webber of The American Rifleman continued back in 1968: “The NRA supported the National Firearms Act of 1934 which taxes and requires registration of such firearms as machine guns, sawed-off rifles and sawed-off shotguns. …

      “NRA currently backs several Senate and House bills which, through amendment, would put new teeth into the National and Federal Firearms Acts. … ”
      Nor is there much room to believe the NRA has changed its stripes in the past 23 years.
      In Utah this year, Utah Gun Owners Alliance lobbyist and M.D. Sarah Thompson had worked to get through “a good bill that would have honored concealed-carry permits from any other state without restriction,” notes Dennis Fusaro, who himself was let go from GOA in March for not being cooperative enough with the gun-grabbers at the NRA.
      In the final days of the session, however, NRA lobbyist Brian Judy arrived in Salt Lake City and made a deal to accept an amendment that the out-of-state permits would only be honored for 60 days.

      “Sarah had the senators pretty well under control and was pushing them with grass-roots pressure, and then Brian Judy goes in the back room and accepts this bad amendment,” Fusaro reports.
      Says Thompson: “Read their magazine. The NRA helped write the National Firearms Act of 1934, the Gun Control Act of 1968. … Here in Utah they backed our Olympic gun ban” (restricting the right of Utah citizens to carry permitted weapons at Olympic venues while the winter Olympics are in town, so as not to offend the hoplophobic foreigners).

      “In the 2000 (Utah) Legislature the NRA backed a midnight gun control bill that vastly expanded the list of people prohibited from owning guns in the state, a retroactive ban on people who were adjudicated years ago. As a result of this I get calls from people who have been hunters for years who now have to go through a background check, who did something wrong as a juvenile 30 or 40 years ago, and they’ve lost their gun rights.”

      The test case for whether GOA or the NRA remains a true “gun-rights organization” will be “what’s going on with (President) Bush’s proposal for Project Safe Neighborhoods,” Thompson warns.
      Project Safe Neighborhoods is designed to prove the Bush administration is not against “sensible” gun control, she explains, “and the tagline on it is, ‘If you use a gun illegally you will do hard time.’

      “But you don’t have prosecutors saying ‘We’re not going to prosecute rapists because they’re really good people.’ That’s not the problem. Those laws are already enforced. So the people they’re really going after are people who are violating one of the 20,000 unconstitutional gun laws, people who put a flash suppressor on their rifle, or have a high capacity magazine on their firearm, or who drive by the school with a hunting rifle in the back of their truck; it’s all the unconstitutional, politically correct gun control laws they’re going to be enforcing.”

    • Pressley - the YouTuber formerly known as Vesylum | August 22, 2019 at 4:25 AM | Reply

      @RFI-Crypto Lab they lobby politicians. Going against the NRA cuts off substantial funding for campaigns.

    • Vince Fernandez | August 22, 2019 at 5:46 AM | Reply

      Reasmiey Phann

  17. Todd Schneider | August 21, 2019 at 7:22 PM | Reply

    Isn’t it wonderful that we have a president with dementia

  18. Todd Schneider | August 21, 2019 at 7:26 PM | Reply

    Background checks, wait who said that… no background checks, wait! Where’d that come from… background checks… um did I say that? … no background… (loop)

  19. Todd Schneider | August 21, 2019 at 7:28 PM | Reply

    We’re going to have background checks but when it’s time to check backgrounds we won’t to it.

  20. Moron in Chief: “My owners tell me what to say.”

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