President Donald Trump held a freewheeling White House meeting on Wednesday to discuss various gun-control measures, at one point jabbing a Republican senator over his reluctance to raise the age of all gun purchases to 21 from 18.
“I think you’re afraid of the NRA,” Trump said to Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, arguing that raising the age limit was “something we have to think about.”
“A lot of people are afraid to bring it up,” Trump said, referring to the National Rifle Association’s vehement opposition to the proposal. Some Democrats, such as Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, smiled and nodded at Trump’s remarks.
Toomey said his reservations were due to fear that such a regulation would punish the “vast majority” of 19- and 20-year-olds in his state who own rifles or shotguns and are “law-abiding citizens.”
“Plummet”? How the hell do you “plummet” from < 40%?
>> Dumb move. He is being ill advised.
I have found that Trump’s “off the cuff” remarks are the ones that most illustrate his mindset, and Trump himself has said as much. I don’t think this is about being ill advised, I think this is what Trump believes.
Even if it’s not, Trump said it, and he’s the President.
“Trump is a populist not a conservative. Sometimes popular ideas are conservative and sometimes they are idiotic. This is an example of Trump being an idiot.”
That kind of nails it.
41 posted on 2/28/2018, 3:52:10 PM by ought-six (Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
He’s gone mad. Alas. If we wanted bs or threats against our constitutional rights we could have elected HilLIARy. We need to find a good honest reliable conservative non-GOP-e candidate asap for the next election
82 posted on 2/28/2018, 4:57:59 PM by faithhopecharity (“Politicans aren’t born, they’re excreted.” -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
I’m sensing a just a bit of dissatisfaction here…
6% approval rating by morning.
Great call. Stab your supporters in the back because CNN cries for a week.
After the jump – The Darnold suggests seizing guns first and worrying about due process later, and the Freeperati have a collective aneurysm.
Wow. “Afraid of the NRA..” what great material for every democrapper to use come election time. Trump can be a bonehead at times.
113 posted on 2/28/2018, 7:06:40 PM by whistleduck (“….the calm confidence of a Christian with 4 aces”…..S.)
And water can be wet at times.
“I hope he isn’t selling out.”
Well, what he’s saying in this meeting should not give us any comfort, and the Rats are getting all giddy. So, what does that tell you? My jaw dropped watching this.
14 posted on 2/28/2018, 2:50:09 PM by ought-six (Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
just tuned in; VERY concerning that they’re talking about taking guns immediately, etc., etc…holy crap. What’s to stop every gov’t, trump and beyond, from deeming people mental and then taking their guns!!!!!!!
If The Darnold cut all the bullshit out, he’d be 4’9″ and weigh 83 pounds.
He’s selling us out and guaranteeing the Dems will take both houses in 2018.
He also just said police in Florida should have took Cruz’s guns no matter what the law said. Getting close to jump the shark territory there. God help us.
100 posted on 2/28/2018, 3:35:42 PM by itsahoot (There will be division, as long as there is money to be divided.)
Did he now?
Trump: ‘Take the guns first, go through due process second’The Hill ^ Posted on 2/28/2018, 4:10:16 PM by RevelationDavidPresident Trump on Wednesday voiced support for confiscating guns from certain individuals deemed to be dangerous, even if it violates due process rights.“I like taking the guns early, like in this crazy man’s case that just took place in Florida … to go to court would have taken a long time,” Trump said at a meeting with lawmakers on school safety and gun violence.
“Take the guns first, go through due process second,” Trump said.
65 posted on2/28/2018, 4:40:40 PM by chris37 (Take a week off racist >;-)
IMO, it’s plain treason.
66 posted on 2/28/2018, 4:41:13 PM by Kalamata (Meat hooks for Tyrants)
I am done. The 2A and abortion are my litmus test. Yes, I want the wall and getting rid of obamacare. But, those are my top priorities.
I feel like a fool.
68 posted on 2/28/2018, 4:42:11 PM by ozaukeemom (9/11/01 Never Forget. Never.)
Well, if it’s any consolation, you also look like one.
May God HElp America if he really said that! I don’t believe it!!
75 posted on 2/28/2018, 4:47:16 PM by faithhopecharity (“Politicans aren’t born, they’re excreted.” -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
405 days since Trump has been elected. 0 miles, 0 feet, 0 inches of new border wall built. And now Trump wants to violate the 2nd, 4th, and 14th Amendments of the United States Constitution.
94 posted on 2/28/2018, 5:04:35 PM by thegagline (The Setup, The Ultimate Target)
I can’t say what I think. I’m furious.
108 posted on 2/28/2018, 5:13:39 PM by SE Mom (Screaming Eagle mom)
Dear God, save us from this insane man! If I had known Trump was so weak on due process, if I had known he supported gun bans (which he LIED about), I certainly wouldn’t have voted for him. And I sure won’t vote for him in 2020.