Donald Trump’s plan to allow drunk people to have guns in bars to “prevent terrorism” is so crazy that two top NRA officials rejected it on national television.
Transcript of the NRA’s top lobbyist being asked about Trump’s comments via ABC’s This Week:
KARL: But do you want people late at night at a nightclub drinking (INAUDIBLE)…
COX: Of course not. Of course not. And you can’t be in a nightclub drinking anywhere in this country. What Donald Trump has said is what the American people know is commonsense, that if somebody had been there to — to stop this faster, fewer people would have died. That’s not — that’s not controversial, that’s commonsense.
KARL: But you don’t like the idea of people going into nightclub armed to the teeth?
COX: Of course.
COX: No one thinks that people should go into a nightclub drinking and carrying firearms. That’s — that defies commonsense. It also defies the law. It’s not what we’re talking about here.
NRA honcho Wayne LaPierre rejected Trump’s call for guns in bars on CBS’ Face the Nation:
DICKERSON: Donald Trump has suggesting concealed-carry in nightclub, where people are drinking? Is that a good idea?
LAPIERRE: I don’t think you should have firearms where people are drinking.
Guns and alcohol don’t mix. Even the NRA, whose response to the Orlando tragedy has been to whip up fear and tell everybody to buy a gun, sees that what Donald Trump is pushing as a terrible idea. In fact, Trump’s idea of allowing guns in bars is flat out nuts. The best way to cause the number of gun-related deaths in the US to skyrocket would be to allow guns in bars and nightclubs.
Trump is full of bad ideas, but he may have just set a record by coming up with one pro-gun proposal that even the NRA can’t support.
If Trump’s ideas are this bad as a candidate, imagine what he would come up with if he were elected to be the next president.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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