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Posted 31 December 2017 - 06:06 PM


President Trumps Top Six Pro-Gun Moments of 2017

by AWR Hawkins 31 Dec 2017

From the moment President Trump hit the campaign trial till now he has been a vocal supporter of the Second Amendment and a defender of the peoples right to keep and bear arms.

And despite open obstruction from swamp dwellersDemocrat and Republican alikeTrump has managed to secure real victories for pro-gun Americans during his first year in office.

Here are six pro-gun moments for Trump in 2017:

Repeal of Social Security Gun Ban On February 28, 2017Trump signed a repeal of Barack Obamas Social Security gun ban. The ban had been in the works during the latter months of the Obama administration, with the final version of the ban officially put in place just days before Christmas 2016....

Nomination (and Confirmation) of Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary Trumps nomination of Zinke proved a boon to the Second Amendment and hunting traditions on the first day Zinke took office. On that day, March 2, 2017, Zinke repealed an Obama-era lead ban that had been issued in the waning days of the Obama administration....

Nomination (and Confirmation) of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States Throughout the campaign Trump promised to nominate a SCOTUS justice in the mold of Justice Scalia. During the October 9, 2016, presidential debate he said his SCOTUS nominee would respect the constitution of the United States, including the Second Amendment which is totally under siege by people like Hillary Clinton. He fulfilled this promise by nominating Gorsuch, who stood firm for the ruling in District of Columbia v Heller (2008) during confirmation hearings. Gorsuch was confirmed to SCOTUS on April 7, 2017.

Trump Speaks at NRAs 2017 Annual Meetings When Trump spoke to the NRAs Annual Meetings in Atlanta on April 28, 2017, it signified a couple of milestones. Number one, Trump was the first sitting president to speak to the NRA since Ronald Reagan. Number two, it gave him the opportunity to assure NRA members that the candidate who talked pro-gun on the campaign trail was going to be a president who was pro-gun in the White House....

Trump Dismisses Calls for Gun Control Post-Texas Church Shooting Following the heinous November 5, 2017, attack on the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, President Trump dismissed calls for more gun control. Trump indicated there is no guarantee more gun control would have prevented the attack, yet it would tend to make it harder for law-abiding citizens to be armed for self-defense....

Trump Opened Door for Citizens to Acquire More Surplus Pistols from U.S. Military On December 12, 2017, Trump signed the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act which included an amendment allowing citizens to acquire another batch of surplus 1911 pistols from the military. The International Business Times estimates approximately 100,000 1911s could soon be available for purchase via the Citizens Marksmanship Program.

It must be noted that Trumps list of pro-gun accomplishments would have been much longer if the Republican-led House and Senate had acted quicker on pro-gun measures like national reciprocity, the Hearing Protection Act, and a repeal of the gun ban for military veterans. As it now stands, the House passed national reciprocity but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has shown no interest in getting it through the Senate. The Hearing Protection Act was just days away from a vote in October, when House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) shelved it indefinitely. And the repeal of the gun ban for military veterans passed the House on March 16, 2017, but was never taken up by the Senate.

Link to ILGA House Audio/Video..........Link to ILGA Senate Audio/Video ..........Advanced Digital Media Link ..........Blue Room Stream Link

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. (Ephesians 4:31)


On 5/25/2017, Superintendent Eddie Johnson predicted a 50% reduction is Chicago violence within 3 years of SB1722 becoming law.  The bill was signed into law on 6/23/2017. The clock is now ticking.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 07:25 PM

MAGA ;) 

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 07:33 PM

MAGA ;) 


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:29 PM

Thank god for the repeal of that Social Security Gun Ban, that changed everything.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:32 PM

Thank god for the repeal of that Social Security Gun Ban, that changed everything.


This one had me a little concerned too as I decided to start SS early due to health problems.  I hope to pass at least some of my collection on to my nephew someday.

“We, the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution.” - - Abraham Lincoln

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 02:05 AM

Thank god for the repeal of that Social Security Gun Ban, that changed everything.

Trump skeptic, but I give him a lot of credit for this one because it was an executive action he directly rolled back.

Mark my words, 2018 is going to be the year we finally start talking about the mental health issues plaguing our country.

It's going to be the area that the antigun movement is going to target. It's tough, because a lot of the pro gun movement, myself included (especially with mind altering prescription drugs), wants to see reform. But I also don't want to restrict 2nd ammendment rights to those in the right state of mind. Nor do I want the government to judge that right state of mind.

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 08:03 AM

Only those in the “right state of mind” should be allowed to possess firearms as defined by me. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 01:31 PM

+2 on MAGA.

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