by Tim Brown, Freedom Outpost:
This is not only a really, really bad idea, it’s a totally unconstitutional one on several fronts.
Well, now it should be very clear to anyone who voted for President Donald Trump on which side of the Constitution and the Second Amendment he is actually on. The man who claimed, “The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedomshas come to a crashing end,” to the NRA, and added, “You have a true friend and champion in the White House” is now attacking the very rights protected in that Amendment, as well as the rights protected in the Fifth Amendment head on.
President Trump has already violated his oath of office on several occasions, but recently, he’s done it with attack on the Second Amendment, targeting bump stocks for ban (something that wouldn’t stop a single shooting) and calling on Congress to raise the minimum age to obtain a rifle (something that wouldn’t stop a single shooting either). No authority is given in our Constitution to Congress to restrict or regulate arms at all. It certainly is not provided to the Executive Branch.
On Wednesday, Trump took a step further, not only attacking the Second Amendment, but also the Fifth in the process.
Trump threw his support behind another Manchin-Toomey bill, and we know both of those guys suffered a humiliating defeat under Obama for their gun grabbing legislation.
However, following comments from Vice President Mike Pence, who was claiming the DC could somehow give help to local law enforcement and families in taking weapons from people considered “a danger to others or themselves,” the president spoke up and completely went anti-Constitutional.
“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.”
WATCH: President Trump: "I like taking the guns early … Take the guns first, go through due process second." pic.twitter.com/aydEZdAGq0
— NBC News (@NBCNews) 28 February 2018
No, Mr. Trump. You have due process of law, Sir. Then, and only then, may you lawfully deny rights. Trump took an oath to uphold this part of the Constitution.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
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