Summarizing Trump: GUNS / 2nd AMENDMENT

“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.

Donald Trump: I was ‘obviously’ talking about additional guards or employees having guns in Orlando

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.

Trump Touts NRA Endorsement Despite Past Views on Guns

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.”

In Fayetteville, Trump vows to restore lost N.C. jobs

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.

Trump: Armed teachers could have stopped Oregon massacre

CNN – Oct 4, 2015

During his kickoff speech in June, Trump vowed to “fully support and back up the Second Amendment.”

Donald Trump: Truth‑teller or flip‑flopper?

CBS News – Jul 22, 2015

Trump says there’s another way to fight crime – by empowering “law-abiding gun owners to defend themselves.”

Donald Trump, New Gun Plan: Nationwide Concealed Carry, Remove Bans On All Guns, Fix Mental Health …

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.

NRA‑Endorsed Trump Said in 2012 Obama Spoke for Me When Sandy Hook Happened

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.

Who’s the Best Republican Candidate With a Gun?

Newsweek – Mar 1, 2016

“We need to protect our Second Amendment right,” he said while pointing out into the audience.

Donald Trump fires up 1,700 in Iowa

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.

How the New York State Republicans Could Have Derailed Trump’s White House Run

New York Magazine – Jan 7, 2016

“Well, I’m a big Second Amendment person, big, as you probably know,” said Trump.

Trump: Armed Teachers Would Protect Students from Gun Violence – Oct 12, 2015

“If you had more guns, you’d have more protection because the right people would have the guns,” he said.

Clinton Unveils Gun Control Proposals

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.

Trump wants focus on ‘mental illness problem,’ not gun control

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.”

Trump: Mental Illness, Not Guns, To Blame For America’s Mass Shooting Problem – Oct 2, 2015

For the former, he stated, “I am very pro Second Amendment,” referring to “just released papers” on the subject at

Donald Trump Twitter interview culls questions from #AskTrump

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.”

Trump pushes federal right to carry law

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.

Trump plan calls for nationwide concealed carry and an end to gun bans

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.”

Trump Ratchets Up Anti‑Terrorism Rhetoric

The Texas Tribune – Jun 18, 2016

“By the way, I’m going to save your Second Amendment,” Trump said Wednesday in Atlanta.

Donald Trump put at odds with GOP, NRA on gun control: Donald Trump in the news

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.”

The NRA Endorses Trump ‑‑ Why This Is Different

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.

Donald Trump talks guns with Lowcountry Sportsmen in Walterboro

WCBD-TV – Feb 18, 2016

About Sundar JM Brown

A University of Pennsylvania-trained South Asianist, Seminary-educated Theologian, and Intelligence Community Professional, Sundar J.M. Brown specializes in analysis of Theoterrorism, Counterterrorism and HUMINT Operations. His regional focuses include terror groups/acts in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Philippines, the Middle East and Africa. His primary expertise is Theoterrorism, the intersection of Terrorism and Theology. His present research focuses on apocalyptic themes in terrorist ideologies and on the theological components informing the radicalization and deradicalization of Violent Religious Extremists and Militants. He is the Founder and Director of the IntelliGen Conference on Religion & Violence. *Sundar's Twiter: @SundarJMBrown *Sundar's YouTube Channel: *Sundar's Blog:
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