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Trump proposes taking people’s guns without ‘due process’

This is... something.


David Covucci


Posted on Feb 28, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 11:14 pm CDT

Just weeks after arguing that domestic abusers—namely his former staff secretary Rob Porter—were being denied due process, President Donald Trump proposed taking away people’s guns without due process.

Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale reported on Wednesday that Trump suggested taking “the guns first, go through due process second” when it comes to “crazy” people possessing weapons.

Trump’s comments came during a White House meeting with congressional leadership on gun control. Naturally, conservatives were livid that their president adopted such a strong position against gun rights.

But it wasn’t just “due process” (which would be unconstitutional, so conservatives have nothing to worry about, other than their president abandoning them). He also ceded ground on concealed carry reciprocity.

The hyper-conservative website Breitbart was astounded the president would propose such a thing.

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Meanwhile, some wondered what the reaction would be if some other president had proposed this in the wake of a mass shooting.

Yea, definitely.

But people have a more important question: Does Trump know what due process is? He defended it in situations where it doesn’t matter—such as a decision by a person’s employer—and wants to circumvent it where a person has an enshrined legal right.

Maybe not.

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*First Published: Feb 28, 2018, 5:30 pm CST