HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Heading to El Paso, Trump...

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 12:21 PM

Heading to El Paso, Trump nixes assault weapons ban

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump dismissed legislation to ban assault rifles as politically unfeasible on Wednesday as he prepared to visit the sites of two deadly mass shootings that shocked the country and drew criticism of his anti-immigrant rhetoric.

As he left the White House, Trump said he wanted to strengthen background checks for gun purchases and make sure mentally ill people did not carry guns. He predicted congressional support for those two measures but not for banning assault rifles.

"I can tell you that there is no political appetite for that at this moment," Trump told reporters at the White House. "But I will certainly bring that up ... There is a great appetite, and I mean a very strong appetite, for background checks."

The president faced an uncertain welcome on Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio, where nine people and the suspect were killed in a rampage early on Sunday, and in El Paso, Texas, where 22 people were killed at a Walmart store on Saturday before the gunman was taken alive.



Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/heading-to-el-paso-trump-nixes-assault-weapons-ban/ar-AAFtmWp?li=BBnb7Kz

9 replies, 1369 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 12:26 PM

1. Good people of Dayton and El Paso...

Please be so kind as to DENY THIS MOTHERFUCKER entry into your fair cities!

Your fellow sane citizens will thank you for it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 12:30 PM

2. Win/win for Trump. Encourages his white supremacist terrorists and gets to pretend sympathy.

Win/win for Trump. Encourages his white supremacist terrorists and gets to pretend sympathy.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 12:32 PM

3. Trump own a gun? He's mentally ill.............

He can take his own gun away from himself.......

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bengus81 (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 01:27 PM

5. As of a few years ago

Both D and Jr had 'CB' New York City carry permits. Those are the least restrictive, allow carry virtually every in the City and state and are about as rare as rainbow unicorns.

I assume they still have those permits.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 01:09 PM

4. How about this as an alternative?

If we can't ban the damn things, then why don't we raise the purchasing age to like 40? Fact: Most of the recent wave of mass shooters have been under 25 (with the exception of the Vegas shooter). Raising the purchasing age, while not guaranteed to make this go away, would at least make people think twice before buying one and pulling the trigger.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 02:11 PM

6. "politically unfeasible?" LOL. He can jam anything he wants through Moscow Mitch's duma

The GOP is too terrified to block anything he proposes, so he could get this anytime he wants. He just doesn't want to disarm his brown shirts or lose his "base" of deplorables.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 02:11 PM

7. honestly, was he really going to take weapons out of the hands of his future...

brown shirts?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 02:22 PM

8. "Make sure mentally ill people can't buy guns"?

What will he do, erase his signature from the order that he and republicans crafted to upset Obama's rule that banned mentally ill people from buying guns?

I do agree however, that just because someone has a prescription for Xanax they shouldn't necessarily be prohibited, but tossing the baby with the bathwater isn't right either.

Common sense is all anyone wants but it's not too common in this White House.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2019, 02:25 PM

9. What Is There Left For Him To Tell The Crowd?

Besides I resign effective immediately.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread