2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a habit of speaking candidly. At times, this candor has landed him in trouble but, in truth, the billionaire’s brash truth-telling has served as a undeniable benefit as many Republicans have warmed to Trump in recent months after years of abuses by less-than-honest Republicans.
This week, Trump tapped-into the palpable outrage and concern felt by millions of Americans who question what, if anything, will remain of the Second Amendment by the time President Obama leaves office. During a recent event in Anderson, South Carolina, Trump told a crowd that they ought to be concerned about Obama’s use of executive actions and even claimed that Obama very well may issue an executive order demanding the unlawful confiscation of firearms from law-abiding citizens.
“You know, the president is thinking about signing an executive order where he wants to take your guns away,” Trump told the crowd.
“There’s plenty of executive orders being signed, you know that,” Trump added. “And we can’t let that go on.”
On Tuesday, the day following his comments, Trump discussed his fear with host Alisyn Camerota on CNN’s “New Day.”
“I think he is currently thinking about doing it,” he claimed.
“In my opinion, he is against the Second Amendment,” Trump said about Obama. “He has not been pro-Second Amendment.”
Trump is absolutely correct; the man who has been tasked with enforcing the nation’s laws has become a unilateral lawmaker and enforcer with regards to several important issues including immigration and the Second Amendment.
Still, Camerota attempted to assert that Obama could not simply issue an executive order for gun confiscation, obviously forgetting that Obama has done many things that exist outside the confines of his constitutional limitations.
“He can’t sign an executive order on immigration and he did,” Trump reminded.
In truth, Trump’s assertion would have seemed a bit far-fetched a decade ago. However, in the 7 years since America offered the keys to the kingdom to Obama, the constitutional protections relied-upon by millions of Americans have been significantly damaged. Religious liberties, gun rights, and the very foundation of the rule of law have all been eroded to better-enable Obama’s radical agenda.
At this stage, the argument that Obama “can’t” legally do something is rendered moot; the nation’s first dictator has already established that his concept of executive power does not yield to constitutional limitations.
Though Obama has not yet issued an executive order demanding largescale gun confiscation, there still remains significant time on the clock of his presidency and one must wonder, “What will the tyrant do in his waning days of power?”