VIDEO: Fiery Donald Trump Reveals How He’ll Stop Mass Military Shootings as President
America is again reeling from another mass shooting that happened in a so-called “gun free zone,” this time at the hands of a gunman named Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez. The military locations where the attacks took place have been under gun control rules that have been in effect since the Clinton years.
Of all of the Republican candidates, none have made gun-free zones on military installations a major issue, save one: Donald Trump.
In an interview with blog Ammoland several weeks ago, Trump talked about gun-free zones on military bases and stated unequivocally that he would end them.
“As commander in chief, I would mandate that soldiers remain armed and on alert at our military bases,” Trump told interviewers. “President Clinton never should have passed a ban on soldiers being able to protect themselves on bases. America’s Armed Forces will be armed.”
In an appearance on Fox News last night, Trump again stood up for removing gun free zones on military property.
“These are four great Marines … and that they’re not allowed to carry guns is absolutely ridiculous,” Trump said.
According to the Washington Examiner, Trump — who himself is licensed to carry a concealed weapon — said that our troops “will be able to defend themselves against terrorists” if he were elected.
“Our brave soldiers should not be at risk because of policy created by civilian leadership,” he said. “Political correctness has no place in this debate.”
He also said that Americans should be on guard for attacks against the Second Amendment.
“The Second Amendment is right, not a privilege,” he said. “The small minority of anti-everything activists may be vocal, but we have facts, and the Constitution, on our side.
“Gun control does not reduce crime. It has consistently failed to stop violence. Americans are entitled to protect their families, their property and themselves,” Trump added. “In fact, in right-to-carry states the violent crime rate is 24 percent lower than the rest of the United States and the murder rate is 28 percent lower. This should not be up for debate.”
We agree wholeheartedly. Sadly, the Marines in Chattanooga never had a chance. Let’s hope that in the future, our soldiers will be able to exercise their full constitutional right to self-defense.
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Friday, July 17th, 2015