Trump Confirms “an Appetite for Background Checks”
Russ Chastain 08.23.19
In the midst of an anti-gun media frenzy here in the USA — one of which we the people are as a rule not in favor — Trump has reportedly repeated that he has “an appetite for background checks” after talking with the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre.
I have an appetite for background checks. We’re going to be doing background checks. We’re working with Democrats. We’re working with Republicans. And we already have very strong background checks, but we’re going to be filling in some of the loopholes. So what happens is, with background checks, we’re dealing with Democrats, we’re dealing with Republicans, we’re dealing with the NRA, we’re dealing with gun owners, we’re dealing with everybody. And I think we’ll have something hopefully that’s meaningful.
About background checks and his talk with LaPierre:
I didn’t say anything about that. We had a great talk with Wayne yesterday. Didn’t say anything about that. We just talked about concepts. Wayne agrees things have to be done also. And we have areas where we can close and, for instance, we did “fix NICS” last time. We have a lot of background checks right now. Gun owners can tell you that. Others can tell you that. But there are certain weaknesses; we want to fix the weaknesses and I think that will happen. let’s see what happens.
Read this part again:
Wayne [LaPierre] agrees things have to be done also.
Trump said he was concerned Democrats would clamor for more gun control than what he and Republicans are currently willing to thrust upon us, but added:
Assuming that that’s not gonna take place, assuming they really wanna get this done, we can get it done.
He’s ready and willing to get more gun control done.
Trusting Trump, the GOP, and/or the NRA to defend your rights is a big mistake, and that’s becoming clearer with every passing day.