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GOOD: Trump Is Afraid of the NRA

Filed under: Uncategorized — Patterico @ 9:30 am

I’m happy to hear it. He should be.

The White House announced a series of recommendations Sunday night meant to stop school shootings, including a full audit and review of the FBI tip line after warnings about a student who killed 17 people at a Florida high school last month were not acted upon.

The administration did not call for immediately increasing the minimum age for buying long guns to 21, as President Trump had previously advocated. However, it did announce that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos would chair a federal commission on school safety to study the proposal.

The recommendations were announced nearly a month after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

You know why Trump is just “studying” the issue, rather than announcing it? (Well, you know if you read the headline.)

He’s afraid of the NRA. Remember when he said that to Senator Pat Toomey on this very issue?

TRUMP: It doesn’t make sense that I have to wait ’til I’m 21 to get a handgun, but I can get this weapon at 18. I don’t know. So I was just curious as to what you did in your bill. You don’t address it.

TOOMEY: We didn’t address it, Mr. President.

TRUMP: You know why? Because you’re afraid of the NRA, right?

A lot of people are talking about it. As Trump says at the end of that clip: “A lot of people are afraid of that issue. Raising the age for that weapon to 21.”

And one of the people who is afraid is President Donald J. Trump.

Good. The right to bear arms is a constitutional right. He should be afraid to take it away.

[Cross-posted at RedState.]


  1. Trump doesn’t have the courage to stand up for his convictions.

    Comment by DRJ — 3/12/2018 @ 9:54 am

  2. He isn’t afraid of the Constitution. He’s afraid of the voters.

    Comment by DRJ — 3/12/2018 @ 9:55 am

  3. The Next Big Republican Spending Bill Is Packed With Liberal Priorities Pathetic. I don’t see any funding for the California rail system but it could be in the fine print and, of course, there is still time for the GOP to add it in.

    Comment by DRJ — 3/17/2018 @ 11:53 am

  4. Flake, (isn’t he one of the heroes around here) cornyn and his boss mcconell, sometimes I really wonder what is the point?

    Comment by narciso — 3/17/2018 @ 2:12 pm

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