So far we've been fairly quiet on this website relative to upcoming candidates for President. We are a firearm training organization and we are about policy, not politics. So while I intend to carefully manage that balance there is no way to avoid the topic of political issues when we are focused on supporting American Gun Owners in defending the innocent from criminals.
I just reviewed Donald Trump's speech at the recent NRA Conference. Donald Trump has received the NRA endorsement… perhaps in part because the options are limited. Regardless Trump is the NRA's guy at this point.
No matter what you think about Donald Trump what is clear is that like most candidates, he knows our soft buttons. He mentioned several of the hot button laws and topics that are legitimately on the chopping block in this country. Here is a quick summary of things I think we all need to be thinking about.
-> Gun Free Zones: Criminals like easy targets. Easy victims. It has always been that way. It will always be that way. Donald says he will somehow… “get rid of those.” Here is our best overview of the problem.
-> Background Checks: This is the easiest lie to sell to America. On the surface it sounds like such a no-brainier law to pass. The truth is more back ground checks is just more handcuffs on law abiding citizens. This is a must read on the topic: Everything You Need to Know About Background Checks.
-> Magazine Capacity Limits: They figure if they can limit the number of rounds in the gun they can lesson the carnage. Truth is they only handicap the good guys. Check out this research: Magazine Limits Don't Work.
What do you think are the other core gun law themes in our political atmosphere? Please let me know in the comments below.
Here is the speech: