1 overturn = 1000% betterAs President Trump gives the State of the Union address on Tuesday night, I’d like to bring you up to speed with the State of Our Gun Rights in January, 2018.
For starters, the State of our Union is ... 1,000% better than it was almost 13 months ago under Barack Obama.
But not nearly good enough.
Under President Trump, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has reaffirmed the Second Amendment on federal lands, by overturning the Obama ban on using lead ammunition.
Under President Trump, we are seriously considering the removal of suppressors from the National Firearms Act.
Under President Trump, we are anticipating an executive order which would undo every slimy aspect of Barack Obama’s gun-hating legacy.
But there are still challenges.
Even under Donald Trump, the ATF is considering, by executive fiat, banning any device that “accelerates the rate of fire” of a semi-automatic firearm.
If it does so, it will simultaneously ban standard-to-high capacity magazines, polished bolts, and perhaps even tripods, scopes, and pistol grips. Even Barack Obama did not assume he had the executive power to do this.
Even under Donald Trump, we are fighting Cornyn-Schumer-Feinstein legislation which would give out two-thirds of a billion dollars in bribes to get states and federal agencies to ban guns for more veterans, more people with unpaid traffic tickets, more medical marijuana users, more people who were victims of "secret gun ban hearings" without any due process whatsoever.
Even under Donald Trump, our top priorities -- passing Constitutional Carry-friendly reciprocity, restoring veterans' 2A rights, deregulating suppressors -- remain stalled in the Senate, while Senate leaders instead focus on passing more Schumer-backed gun control.
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