While Donald Trump was president, he protected many constitutional rights which are now under fire. In many states across America, left-leaning officials are passing laws that have been criticized by Americans. Even the Supreme Court–now a majority thanks to Trump–rebuked restrictive laws passed by New York and others.
It appears Trump’s love for Americans’ constitutional rights has not faded. He traveled to South Carolina, an early primary state. He made a stop at Palmetto State Armory, a gun store. During the visit, the store owners unveiled the “Trump Gun.” The former president was so impressed by the gun, that he said this.
From The Washington Examiner:
Trump stopped at the Palmetto State Armory, where he took photos with several people in the store and also admired a weapon with his face on it.
At one point, Trump said that he wanted to buy the gun that he was holding. That video was posted to social media by his spokesman, Steven Cheung…
However, in a statement provided to the Washington Examiner, Cheung said that Trump stated in the video that “he wanted to buy one” but did not confirm the purchase.
🇺🇸Trump Falls In Love With Trump Edition Gun, "I Want To Buy One" pic.twitter.com/zXRPf4CFdU
— NRA (@NRA) September 25, 2023
Trump going into a gun store is so epic 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/2a7t80SKJs
— Freedom 🇺🇸🦅 (@PU28453638) September 25, 2023
Trump was presented with a “Trump Edition Gun.” It was a Glock with the words “Trump 4th” emblazoned across the slide. On the grip, Trump’s face was featured with artwork depicting the American flag. Trump held the gun and was photographed. He told the gun store owner he wanted to buy the gun.
According to reports, he did not buy the gun. Federal code forbids indicted persons from purchasing a firearm. Online users celebrated the trip, claiming Trump will continue to “protect [Americans’] Second Amendment.
Numerous states have passed restrictive gun laws. Even in some conservative states, “gun free” zones prevent law-abiding citizens from carrying firearms. The Supreme Court overturned a gun control law in New York. The state responded by passing another law that declared all public spaces “gun free” zones.
This coincides with growing crime in many Democrat-run cities. Police budgets have been defunded, leading to fewer officers. States have also removed cash bail requirements, putting arrested suspects back on the streets in a matter of hours.
This situation has driven the sale of firearms. An increasing number of Americans are buying guns for the first time. Such growing demand for firearms will no doubt drive gun control advocates to pass stricter gun laws.
- Donald Trump was photographed holding a gun with his face on it.
- Trump was in South Carolina for a political event.
- Some users wrongly claimed he bought the gun; reports indicate he did not.
Source: The Washington Post