Does This Signal A Shift Towards Gun Control By Trump?

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I am an unrepentant advocate of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution. I believe that Americans have the absolute right to carry firearms for their protection, and I advocate being able to carry them at any time and in any place. So, when I see news like this, it concerns me.

The news is that President Trump’s new White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci, has an decidedly un-American viewpoint on firearms, based on his past statements. Now, some will suggest that I’m biased against Scaramucci because he is from New York, which, to many Americans, means that he is too buddy-buddy with anti-gunner Michael Bloomberg.

The fact of the matter is that I don’t care where he is from. What bothers me are things like a post that he made on Twitter on August 6, 2012 [hat tip to here for the source]:

We (the USA) has 5% of the world’s population but 50% of the world’s guns. Enough is enough. It is just common sense it apply more controls

Now, I have to ask, why in the world does he think that “more controls” will make any positive difference in gun violence? Chicago and Washington, D.C.’s crime rates, including gun crime, have been ridiculously high for years (certainly when he wrote that), so how can he conclude that?

(This is also a guy who gushed about liking Hillary. He Tweeted on April 16, 2012: I hope she [Hillary] runs [in 2016], she is incredibly competent[.]”)

To be fair, though, people can change their opinions on issues. For example, Scaramucci posted on Twitter on July 22, 2017 (a week ago at the time of this writing) [hat tip to here for this source]:

Full transparency: I’m deleting old tweets. Past views evolved & shouldn’t be a distraction. I serve @POTUS agenda & that’s all that matters.

I’ll admit that I respect the idea that views can evolve, though I will admit to being rather jaded about politicians in general, so I’m not sure that I completely buy it. Call me cynical.

20 COMMENTS

  1. Well your anti hunger isn’t in the WH with PRESIDENT TRUMP ear. I HEAR today they are going too pass a law where FEDERAL trumps states LAW. Like HERE IN COMMUNIST CALIFORNIA IT will undo a lot of laws that the LIBTARDS DEMOCRATS PASSED. LIKE THE TEN ROUND MAGAZINE, WILL PUT A LOT MORE GUNS ON COMMUNIST CALIFORNIA GUN LIST.

  2. As already noted, Mooch as he was referred to as, is gone. as to what, if anything, his original appointment shows, that is or could be something else.

    • looks like we don’t have to worry about this guy anymore.
      His replacement is definitely not an anti-gun or anti-self-protection wussie !

  3. To thine own heart be true. We have maintained what freedom we have left, by the Grace of God, and the foresight of our Founders, to demand the Bill of Rights be included in the Constitution. An attack on any of the original Ten Articles is an attack on the whole of the Constitution. Anyone who attacks the Constitution is an enemy of the Constitution and the people of the United States of America. Scaramucci is out now and a Marine, General Kelly, is the White House Chief of Staff. He took the oath. I don’t believe there will be any talk of violating Article II in the White House in the foreseeable future. Sempoer Fi…

  4. Cool your jets. Scamamucci got canned. I think all of Trumps supporters were pissed about him picking that little mobster but President Trump corrected his mistake.

  5. looks like we don’t have to worry about this guy anymore.
    His replacement is definitely not an anti-gun or anti-self-protection wussie !

  6. Note that Scaramucci’s un-American ideas and behavior got him fired pretty quickly. No need to worry about that idiot.

  7. I don’t believe that you should believe Scaramucci. In case you haven’t noticed, he didn’t last but 10 days and was fired on the 11th. Mr. Trump says what he means and means what he says!

  8. Apparently the news hasn’t got to THIS site yet that the “mooch” is long gone…fired..kaput.
    That what happens with ‘big mouth braggers” around PRESIDENT TRUMP open their pieholes….. you get “FIRED”

  9. Yeah, not to lean on y’all too hard but one MIGHT THINK ‘TODAY’S’ email would be up-to-date, especially with how FAST daily news has been changing. Plenty of time to practice in the last year and a half (with Trump in the news daily). He’s gone 3 days now and we’re getting the anxious news today…

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