Earlier this month, before Clinton lost the election, gun-grabbers in the United States were salivating. They knew they had a win coming. A big win. And the Election of Hillary Clinton would have been catastrophic for gun rights.
But she didn’t win. Trump did. In the weeks since, everything Trump’s done has been called into question. His gun policies, though, are music to the ears of those seeking to bolster the Second Amendment.
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Just before the election, Trump released a position paper on gun rights. One of the clear issues presented in the paper is concealed carry. “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,” Trump wrote.
“That permit should be valid in all 50 states. A driver’s license works in every state, so its common sense that a concealed carry permit should work in every state.”
I CANNOT TELL YOU how EXCITED I am for this. This is EXCELLENT. Excellent. https://t.co/MCmk2wZCKr
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 17, 2016
Concealed carry reciprocity (states recognizing the permits issued in other states) is a tricky issue. Who accepts what can be so confusing that there are interactive maps on websites dedicated to the questions. And some states are bullish about refusing to accept any permits.
“If we can do that for driving,” Trump asks, “which is a privilege, not a right – then surely we can do that for concealed carry, which is a right, not a privilege.”
— 🔫Patriot for Trump (@BigStick2013) November 16, 2016
The issue has been getting more mainstream press in the last two weeks, and that has gun owners expectant. Howard Stern even discussed the issue on his radio show. “When you think about it, somebody is a legal and responsible gun owner – let’s say in Massachusetts – why when he crosses the border is he suddenly an outlaw?”
Now? Yes. It can. Here’s a map for anyone with a permit from Georgia.
The political cliamte has changed so dramatically that everyone seems hopeful. The NRA is even optimistic. “This law has been NRA’s number one legislative agenda item for several years. And with the election of Donald Trump as president, as well as pro-gun majorities in both houses of the U.S. Congress, the prospects for such a law have never looked better.”
Republican now control the Senate, House, and White House. It doesn’t get any easier than this.
If you want to know what could be possible, watch this. It is Trump’s speech to the NRA.