“We won’t let liberals abolish the second amendment!” Trump boasted after announcing to social media that he had a good (scratch that, GREAT) meeting with the NRA last night. The weird part is, that is ALL HE SAID ABOUT IT.
Good (Great) meeting in the Oval Office tonight with the NRA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 2, 2018
And to follow that up with:
We won’t let the liberals abolish the 2nd amendment!
— The Trump Train ?? (@The_Trump_Train) March 2, 2018
That kind of tells us everything we need to know about said meeting. Even though kids (and pretty much anyone who goes to a gun show in the might U.S of A) are getting their hands an automatic weapons and taking out giant masses of innocent people (many of whom are just children themselves), but he seems to not see that as a problem.
But some other people on Twitter sort of summed it up for the rational masses:
Why not just amend the amendment? You want a gun to protect your property? Fine. No civilian needs assault weapons
— AlphaDawg (@GDADWilliams) March 2, 2018
You won’t need an AR when trump gets us all vaporized .
— ol Dad carpenter (@ReggieCarpente5) March 2, 2018
Someone’s gotta say it:
Dude, the Second Amendment became irrelevant when the Government figured out to drop bombs from planes and launch nukes from below ground. It’s time for a rewrite.
— Beau Smith (@IAmBeauSmith) March 2, 2018
The truth can hurt, but not as much as assault weapons, Mr. President:
No one wants to take away the 2nd amendment there wasn’t assault weapons when the 2nd amendment was written,all any responsible America wants is not letting mentally ill and those with a history of violence purchase guns no one wants a to take away guns this is an outright lie
— The Sports Whisperer (@MonteAJP23) March 2, 2018
Now this one, that is just a BURN:
— Bill the resistor (@wlvantine) March 2, 2018
So as you can see, Trump’s GREAT MEETING with the NRA garnered some very honest and apprpos responses from some people who think this thing can be handled without any constitutional rights needing to be stripped from people.
That is the biggest problem here. People (NRA included) are only seeing in extremes. Guns do not need to be outlawed. We just need to make sure the right people get them, we need to be as thorough about that as possible on who gets them, and we need to straight up stop the ability for people who aren’t well to obtain assault rifles so easily. ESPECIALLY CHILDREN!
There, my two cents. Judging from Twitter’s response I am not alone in that feeling.