“Unwavering support of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Get serious about prosecuting violent criminals. Get gang members and drug dealers off the street to make our cities and communities safer. Empower law-abiding gun owners to defend themselves. Expand mental health programs keep the violent mentally ill off of our streets.”
Google search for: “Donald Trump Guns 2nd Amendment” Sep 16, 2016
“It’s too bad that some of the young people that were killed over the weekend didn’t have guns attached to their (hip), frankly, where bullets could have flown in the opposite direction,” Mr. Trump also told radio host Howie Carr last week.
The Washington Times – Jun 20, 2016
“Democrats want to confiscate all guns, which is a dumb idea because only the law-abiding citizens would turn in their guns and the bad guys would be the only ones left armed,” Trump wrote in a book in 2000.
Roll Call – May 20, 2016
Voicing his support for the Second Amendment, Trump argued that the recent massacre in Paris would have “would have played out differently with the bullets flying in the other direction.”
Richmond County Daily Journal – Mar 10, 2016
“The right of self-defense doesn’t stop at the end of your driveway. That’s why I have a concealed carry permit and why tens of millions of Americans do too. That permit should be valid in all 50 states,” he wrote.
CNN – Oct 4, 2015
During his kickoff speech in June, Trump vowed to “fully support and back up the Second Amendment.”
CBS News – Jul 22, 2015
Trump says there’s another way to fight crime – by empowering “law-abiding gun owners to defend themselves.”
Headlines & Global News – Sep 19, 2015
“The Second Amendment is on the ballot in November,” Trump said as he accepted the NRA’s endorsement on Friday.
The Daily Beast – May 20, 2016
“We love the Second Amendment, folks. Nobody loves it more than us, so just remember that,” Trump said to cheers and applause from his supporters who were gathered at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
Newsweek – Mar 1, 2016
“We need to protect our Second Amendment right,” he said while pointing out into the audience.
Post-Bulletin – Jan 11, 2016
“You have the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. You have that right and they want to take it away,” Trump said.
New York Magazine – Jan 7, 2016
“Well, I’m a big Second Amendment person, big, as you probably know,” said Trump.
CNSNews.com – Oct 12, 2015
“If you had more guns, you’d have more protection because the right people would have the guns,” he said.
Voice of America – Oct 5, 2015
Citing violence in Chicago and Baltimore, Trump said “a lot of the places where you have the biggest problem is where they have the strongest laws,” but he demurred when pressed on national gun laws.
Politico – Oct 4, 2015
In the wake of America’s most recent mass shooting, Republican front-runner Donald Trump said, “It’s not a gun problem, it’s a mental illness problem.”
NBCNews.com – Oct 2, 2015
For the former, he stated, “I am very pro Second Amendment,” referring to “just released papers” on the subject at donaldjtrump.com.
AM New York – Sep 21, 2015
He called for an expansion of treatment programs, citing “red flags that were ignored” that led to recent shooting incidents, and noting that law-abiding gun owners are “blamed by anti-gun politicians, gun control groups and the media for the acts of deranged madmen.”
Daily Herald – Sep 19, 2015
“Opponents of gun rights try to come up with scary sounding phrases like ‘assault weapons’, ‘military-style weapons’ and ‘high capacity magazines’ to confuse people,” Trump wrote Friday.
The Washington Post – Sep 18, 2015
Reflecting on the massacre that killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Trump wondered aloud what would have happened if more of the victims had guns of their own — and “if the bullets were going in the opposite direction, right smack in between the eyes of this maniac.”
The Texas Tribune – Jun 18, 2016
“By the way, I’m going to save your Second Amendment,” Trump said Wednesday in Atlanta.
The Plain Dealer – Jun 16, 2016
Trump then said that if good people had guns in “Paris or San Bernardino … you would have had bullets going in the opposite direction and believe me the carnage would not have been the same.”
Forbes – May 20, 2016
“Trump told crowds, I was talking to some of the people before what would you like me to focus on and they said second amendment, second amendment,” explained Trump.
WCBD-TV – Feb 18, 2016