From Gun Owners of America email blast:
Lewis G. Carroll said it first: “First the execution; then the trial.” On Wednesday, Donald Trump echoed that sentiment when he said: “Take the guns first; go through due process later.” Well, that’s not exactly the way due process is supposed to work . . .
But Trump made these comments — and more — at a roundtable meeting with several congressmen at the White House. He supported various gun control proposals and vowed to take on the gun lobby to get his measures passed.
Trump endorses Gun Confiscation Orders
On Wednesday, Trump endorsed the heinous gun confiscation orders that several anti-gun states have enacted (California, Oregon, Washington, etc.).
Under these laws, the police or a relative or perhaps a government official could convene a secret court proceeding (called an ex parte hearing).
And, in fact, the first they would know about it is when the SWAT team arrived at the door to ransack their house and, if they resisted, to arrest or even shoot them. This is what happened at Ruby Ridge.
Leftist anti-gun Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) suggested to a beaming Trump that anyone you had ever dated should also be able to convene a secret proceeding to take away your guns.
Wow! Talk about driving a stake through the heart of the Second and Fourth Amendments.
This will open up our gun rights to horrific abuse — as people will be able to take revenge against you to take away your rights, as happened toShane Morgan in Oregon.
How ironic that just a few weeks ago, the President said in a tweet, when talking about one his aides, that, “People’s lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation…. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?”
Apparently, due process is needed for people in the White House, but not for people who may be falsely accused and have their Second Amendment rights stripped from them.
Incidentally, the Gun Confiscation Orders would have done no good in Parkland, where the shooter was judged to be “low risk.”
But he COULD have been barred from buying a gun if he had been brought up on felony charges during any of the 40-50 police visits. And NEWS FLASH: Holding a gun to someone’s head IS a felony.
Not only that, he could have been deterred from even attacking a school if he knew, in advance, that there were armed adults inside the building.
But the gun confiscation orders were just the beginning of Trump’s anti-gun love-fest.