Former President Donald Trump, last week, pushed back against the left-wing gun control push that has been witnessed following the recent Texas school shooting.
According to Fox News, Trump argued that the Second Amendment is necessary to combat “the existence of evil.”
Trump made his remarks on the subject during the 2022 National Rifle Association (NRA) convention that was held on Friday.
“The existence of evil is one of the very best reasons to arm law-abiding citizens and that is why one of the core missions of the NRA is to train, prepare, and equip responsible American men and women with the knowledge and tools they need to defend themselves,” Trump argued.
He continued: “The NRA has 125,000 certified instructors. These are highly trained, very, very capable people. They train an incredible 1,000,000 Americans to be safer. Gun owners ready to act when the situation calls… incredible job.”
“Total gun confiscation”
As part of this gun control push, the left has claimed that it is only going after certain types of guns, such as assault rifles. According to Trump, though, this is just a ploy.
“Let’s not pretend that those on the left are just talking about limiting one class of gun or one category of ammunition,” Trump said. “They’re not doing that.”
Rather, Trump argued that the Left wants “total gun confiscation,” and that the talk of restricting the use of just one type of gun is just a “first step” toward this ultimate goal.
“Once they get the first step, they’ll take the second step, the third, the fourth, and then you’ll have a whole different look at the Second Amendment,” Trump argued.
President Joe Biden, in fact, let the cat out of the bag last week during remarks that he gave on the Texas school shooting. There, he said:
While they clearly will not prevent every tragedy, we know certain ones will have significant impact and have no negative impact on the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment is not absolute. When it was passed, you couldn’t own a — you couldn’t own a cannon, you couldn’t own certain kinds of weapons. It’s just — there’s always been limitations.
The White House subsequently tried to claim that Biden didn’t say the very thing that he did say.
Trump hit the nail on the head with this one.