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Trump Vows to Protect Gun Rights, Reverse Biden Policies

Trump promises "no one will lay a finger on your firearms," committing to repeal Biden's gun restrictions at a packed NRA-sponsored event.

At the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, former President Donald Trump solidified his stance as a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, promising an unwavering commitment to protect gun rights. Addressing a packed arena of fervent sportsmen, women, and National Rifle Association (NRA) members, Trump assured that under his future presidency, “no one will lay a finger on your firearms.” His pledge to dismantle every Biden administration policy perceived as an attack on gun owners and manufacturers was received with thunderous approval, underscoring his deep-rooted support within the gun rights community.

Trump’s declarations were not just mere rhetoric. He laid out specific rollbacks and reversals he plans to enact, including abolishing the “Zero-Tolerance” policy against firearm dealers accused of law violations and reversing regulations on pistol braces. These actions, he argued, would rectify what he views as unfair targeting of gun owners and manufacturers by the current administration.

The former president did not shy away from touting his pro-gun record, highlighting his presidency’s efforts to ease hunting and fishing restrictions on public lands, declare gun stores and manufacturers as essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic, and appoint federal judges who are proponents of the Second Amendment. Trump positioned himself as the unparalleled ally of gun owners, asserting that their rights have never been safer than during his tenure in the White House.

Yet, Trump’s alliance with the NRA and his advocacy for gun rights have experienced moments of contention. Notably, his administration’s backing of a bump stock ban following the Las Vegas massacre and his encouragement for states to adopt Red Flag laws have raised eyebrows among gun rights purists. However, Trump emphasized his resistance to broader gun control measures, even in the face of substantial pressure, stating, “During my four years nothing happened…We didn’t yield.”

Trump’s speech, set against the backdrop of his influential showing in the Nevada caucuses, highlighted his enduring influence within the Republican Party and conservative voter base. It also brought to the forefront the ongoing debate between championing gun rights and confronting the nation’s history of mass shootings. Despite once signaling a readiness to strengthen gun laws, particularly after the Parkland tragedy, Trump has reasserted his allegiance to the Second Amendment, stepping back from proposals that could have significantly restricted gun ownership rights.

Trump’s strong support for gun rights and his commitment to repeal recent restrictions have been well-received. For a base that regards the Second Amendment as untouchable, Trump’s promises resonate deeply, suggesting that gun policy will continue to be a key issue in the political arena.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.