The Second Amendment to the Constitution is the bulwark that protects other freedoms we possess as sovereign individuals. Among them, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, and maybe most importantly, protection from unreasonable searches and seizures.
Without the this amendment, those freedoms could be easily infringed or eliminated by an authoritarian leader unrestrained from respect for constitutional laws. Kind of how Barack Obama has demonstrated himself to be.
President-elect, Donald Trump however, has stated his intentions to reaffirm the Second Amendment as the law of the land and to bolster it by enforcing good laws already on the books.
From The Conservative Tribune
Citing a successful program in Richmond, Virginia that sentenced gun criminals to mandatory minimum five-year sentences in federal prison, Trump noted that crime rates will fall dramatically when criminals are taken off the streets for lengthy periods of time.
Trump also proposed strengthening and expanding laws allowing law-abiding gun owners to defend themselves from criminals using their own guns, without fear of repercussion from the government.
During his campaign, Trump released his official policy position on his website stating:
“The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed upon. Period,” the position paper began.
He referred to the Second as “America’s first freedom,” that protects all the other rights:
Trump’s bold and fearless defense of the Second Amendment earned him the coveted endorsement of the National Rifle Association. His warning that Hillary Clinton wanted to “abolish the Second Amendment” sounded the alarm to millions of Constitution-loving patriots who wanted their rights protected.
Trump’s plan would:
Do away with pointless and ineffective gun and magazine bans and suggested fixing the current background check system already in place, rather than expanding a broken system.
Furthermore, Trump proposed a national right to carry, a national concealed carry reciprocity law that would compel states to recognize the concealed carry permits of any other state, exactly as drivers licenses from anywhere are accepted by all states today.
Finally, Trump would lift the prohibition on military members carrying weapons on military bases and in recruiting centers, allowing trained military members to carry weapons to protect themselves from attacks by terrorists, criminals and the mentally unstable, as we have seen recently.
Plainly, Trump is the kind of president American conservatives have been hoping for and has needed for a long time.
Source: Conservative Tribune