Trump: If You’re On Terror Watch-List, You Should Not Be Able to Buy a Gun
Donald Trump outlined his intention to convince the NRA that people on the terrorist watch-list should not be able to purchase a gun.
The proposal, which has support from presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and President Obama, is a highly controversial one with guns rights advocates and the NRA, who argue that it deprives people not convicted of a crime of their constitutional rights. (The ACLU also opposes it for the same reason.)
“They want to make sure that terrorists don’t get guns,” Trump said, referring to the NRA. “And I know that something really good is going to come out of” a meeting, he added.
“We have to make sure that people who are terrorists or who have even an inkling toward terrorism cannot buy weapons, guns,” he said.
The NRA endorsed Trump in May — despite the candidate’s record of occasionally castigating the gun lobby for its responses to mass shootings.
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