“America needs real solutions and real leadership in this moment, not politicians and partisanship. That’s why I will keep my longtime commitment to speak in Texas at the NRA Convention and deliver an important address to America. In the meantime, we all continue to pray for the victims, their families, and for our entire nation—we are all in this together!”
By Donald J. Trump
Boy, some of the comments are strange here. President Trump, look forward to your speech.
So, you condone baby killing?
So you are going to hang out with a terrorist group like the NRA? say hello to your buddy t
Thank you, President Trump.
Hoping Trump offers some of the “real solutions” he brags he knows. Just lying for an hour that Democrats don’t support the 2nd Amendment is not a “solution”.
Our right to bare arms supersedes our Constitution!
“Supercedes” means you think the Constitution isn’t important.
He did not say that Karl Marx.
He said supersedes which it CAN’T because the second amendment is IN the Constitution. Benedict Dumbass! The Second Amendment is the second AMENDMENT to the Constitution.
“Bare” arms? You’re probably right about that.
How are things in Russia prize?
What do those stupid remarks even mean? I’m not communist and I’m not Russian. I’m an American. Why is everyone who doesn’t agree with you and others on here a “commie”?
He replies to every Donald Trump post with a 4 or 5 word insult. I think he might be developmentally delayed, but he sure loves the hate party. Gets off on it. I’ll start lowering myself to his level. “How is the dumster, Mr. Stuart Little the Mouse.”. Watch him respond, “Duh…yer a Commie…duh….How do you like being a Russian?……duh….bare and bear….MAGA!…..duh..playing with guns is fun. Fuck those 18 little kids. I’m doing next month’s massacre. Call of Duty is the shit! Fuck yeah! USA USA”
Shut up, commie.
I notice you only argue with insults, and that you never cite factual evidence. I don’t credit you with knowing anything at all about Russia or Communism. Tell me anything at all you know about Karl Marx without Googling him first. If you said anything sensible instead of one sentence insults, you wouldn’t sound like such a fool.
The second amendment is IN the Constitution assclown!
We agree Sir.
Of course you are. I’m sure they’re paying you a lot. By the way, if you’re for guns, why aren’t they allowing them at your speech? Afraid?
Guns are not the problem. Guns are the solution. Remove all gun restrictions
Explain yourself. That little psychopath just turned 18 few weeks ago and he already bought two assault rifles he was showing off on SnapChat. There were swarms of police officers on the scene and he still managed to shoot 18 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders. He shot most of them in the face, some bodies were too disfigured to identify. You had a 2nd grade teacher. Was she packing? Do you think she could have won a firefight with that murderer yesterday? Just explain how more assault rifles would have stopped that slaughter yesterday. Do you have little kids? What does the 2nd Amendment have to do with selling that little suicidal bastard two assault rifles? I have friends with small children in rural Missouri. What is your advice? Should all the little kids wear body armor to school now? They would still get shot in the face. I’ll just assume you own assault rifles yourself. You fantasize about shooting people with it, right? 20,726 Americans were shot to death last year. How are guns the solution to that. And how the f*** are guns NOT part of that problem?
If that teacher had a gun, yes she may have stopped him by shooting him and saved other children.
It’s the people who have no morals, don’t have God in their lives, no sense of love or compassion. They are just evil.
More good people should pack guns. Knowing this that 18 year old my have thought twice about doing this knowing he would be dead after the first shot.
I don’t disagree with you, but I have two thoughts. First, this kid was suicidal. He wouldn’t be scared of a handgun, he had a much much better killing weapon. Should the elementary school teachers all have similar assault rifles? Should there be gun battles now in the 2nd grade. Why tell a little old lady her job now includes learning to shoot like an Army Ranger in Afghanistan? I agree that people don’t have morals anymore, but if the situation is that hopeless, should we all send our kids to Europe now, where no school shootings ever happen?. And by the way, why is every first world country safer than us now?
Excellent, Cindy. Exactly right and very constitutional. They just want us alone, afraid, broke, starving and defenseless. Commie bastards.
Commie bastard is so idiotic. There are 197 countries in the world Mr. My Man Trump, and only 5 are partly Communist (except North Korea). As I’m pretty sure you don’t know, Russia stopped being Communist in 1989. That was the last year that pure Communism existed anywhere outside North Korea.
Who wants you alone, afraid, broke, starving and defenseless? Democrats? Really? Are you really that illiterate? Did you go to a high school? because you sound like a dumb child.
You will go down and I will smile and applaud your decision to be on the wrong end of things. You are an ignorant commie who is a never Trumper. Which means you do not want America first. You want it destroyed. You will lose, you childish commie bastard. You are nothing more than a talking head comrade. You even talk like a commie bastard. LOL
If the teacher had a gun?? So just teach class with an assault rifle strapped to your back. #moron
Exactly. That would make the bad guys Think twice
He has a very small penis Karl & mommy won’t touch it anymore!
Your mommy touches mine. She prefers it up her ass for some reason.
(I usually don’t argue like a child, but I’ll stoop down to your level). What specifically is wrong with you?
You always talk like a child commie bastard. Strange is right up your alley.
Gun Quotations of our Founding Fathers
Our founding fathers knew history well – they knew history was replete with man enslaving man. If there is any doubt in your mind about the meaning of the Second Amendment, read these quotations. They are fascinating as well as warnings.
“A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined…”
– George Washington, First Annual Address, to both House of Congress, January 8, 1790
“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”
– Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Constitution, Draft 1, 1776
“I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”
– Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, January 30, 1787
“What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.”
– Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Stephens Smith, son-in-law of John Adams, December 20, 1787
“The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”
– Thomas Jefferson, Commonplace Book (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria), 1774-1776
“A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.”
– Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 19, 1785
“The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.”
– Thomas Jefferson, letter to to John Cartwright, 5 June 1824
“On every occasion [of Constitutional interpretation] let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying [to force] what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, [instead let us] conform to the probable one in which it was passed.”
– Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson, 12 June 1823
“I enclose you a list of the killed, wounded, and captives of the enemy from the commencement of hostilities at Lexington in April, 1775, until November, 1777, since which there has been no event of any consequence … I think that upon the whole it has been about one half the number lost by them, in some instances more, but in others less. This difference is ascribed to our superiority in taking aim when we fire; every soldier in our army having been intimate with his gun from his infancy.”
– Thomas Jefferson, letter to Giovanni Fabbroni, June 8, 1778
“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
– Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
“To disarm the people…[i]s the most effectual way to enslave them.”
– George Mason, referencing advice given to the British Parliament by Pennsylvania governor Sir William Keith, The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, June 14, 1788
“I ask who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers.”
– George Mason, Address to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 4, 1788
“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops.”
– Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, October 10, 1787
“Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of.”
– James Madison, Federalist No. 46, January 29, 1788
“The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. A well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country.”
– James Madison, I Annals of Congress 434, June 8, 1789
“…the ultimate authority, wherever the derivative may be found, resides in the people alone…”
– James Madison, Federalist No. 46, January 29, 1788
“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”
– William Pitt (the Younger), Speech in the House of Commons, November 18, 1783
“A militia when properly formed are in fact the people themselves…and include, according to the past and general usage of the states, all men capable of bearing arms… “To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.”
– Richard Henry Lee, Federal Farmer No. 18, January 25, 1788
“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined…. The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun.”
– Patrick Henry, Speech to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 5, 1778
“This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty…. The right of self-defense is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.”
– St. George Tucker, Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England, 1803
“The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms, like law, discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The balance ofpower is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside. And while a single nation refuses to lay them down, it is proper that all should keep them up. Horrid mischief would ensue were one-half the world deprived of the use of them; for while avarice and ambition have a place in the heart of man, the weak will become a prey to the strong. The history of every age and nation establishes these truths, and facts need but little arguments when they prove themselves.”
– Thomas Paine, “Thoughts on Defensive War” in Pennsylvania Magazine, July 1775
“The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”
– Samuel Adams, Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788
“The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.”
– Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, 1833
“What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty …. Whenever Governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins.”
– Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, I Annals of Congress 750, August 17, 1789
“For it is a truth, which the experience of ages has attested, that the people are always most in danger when the means of injuring their rights are in the possession of those of whom they entertain the least suspicion.”
– Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 25, December 21, 1787
“If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers, may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers of an individual state. In a single state, if the persons entrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels, subdivisions, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular measures for defense. The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair.”
– Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 28
“[I]f circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people while there is a large body of citizens, little, if at all, inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their own rights and those of their fellow-citizens. This appears to me the only substitute that can be devised for a standing army, and the best possible security against it, if it should exist.”
– Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 28, January 10, 1788
“As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.”
– Tench Coxe, Philadelphia Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789
That’s a lot but very good and true
Excellent!! Really enjoyed that and all so very true.
A lot of work putting writing that up. Thank you. ❤🇺🇸❤
I copied it dear but thanks anyway 🙂
I hate the expression “We are all in this together!” and “The new normal”. It brings back memories of lock downs, masks, forced vaccinations, lies and general undoing of our society. Find a new expression please.
Most definitely keep your NRA commitment. Guns aren’t the problem.
What could have stopped the 18 small children from being murdered with assault rifles yesterday, Mr. Save the United States? (Who named you that, your mother or your father?). Could you please provide another 25 eighteenth century quotes that would have saved those 18 children? I hardly even care anymore. Fine, you win. Let every American, including the 2nd graders, and the barely 18 psychopaths, carry an assault rifle with them at all times from now on. Will that “Save the United States”? I only want little kids to stop being shot. Enlighten us with the way to do that.
Nobody Wants To Take Your Guns
This is about preventing suicidal 18 year olds from EASILY being able to shoot 18 small children with two assault rifles. I don’t care how that is accomplished. If surrounding all the elementary school with barbed wire and a militia will save some little kids, fantastic! Whatever works!
Your enthusiasm about the Divine Perfection of the 2nd Amendment is admirable, but your collection of historical references won’t stop the next mass shooting, which with these endless copycats, might be next week. You don’t even pretend to have useful solutions. You are OBSESSED with a “no restrictions ever for any reason” stance. Assault rifles are more important to you than children. Otherwise your 20 quotes would be about deterring mass shootings.
LMAO. Such a naïve child. Grow the hell up.
If the commie 18 yr. old didn’t meticulously plan this with guns, he would have meticulously planned it with explosives or something else. The guns were not the player in all of this, the killing was and he would have done it with any means necessary. If you take away the guns, only criminals and politician’s bodyguards would have them. If you do not like guns then open yourself up to every commie lunatic out there. Do not defend yourself or your home or your kids. That’s your individual choice. Good luck!
Why are there no school shootings in Europe? There are explosives in Europe. I know you think that everywhere outside the US is a dystopian hellscape, but at least their elementary school students are safe from massacres. My dad’s house was full of rifles, shotguns, and pistols. Was that an insufficient deterrent? Did he need semiautomatic rifles to be a better NRA member? Why are there so few assault rifles owned by civilians? Aren’t there criminals there? Why can’t European criminals, like you say, just buy the weapons because they are criminals.
Are you in favor of any gun safety laws, or is the correct way that we all carry around rifles all the time like we live in West Africa?
Wild, wild west. We are already there anyway with you commie bastards waging crime in all democrat cities run by Soros. What has Brandon done about that. You are a simple ass. You don’t even know or understand the commie playbook. Go educate yourself and think real hard about where you really stand…With the commies or with the United States of America and its constitution.
It frustrates the left that they cannot disarm the law-abiding people in America while
doing nothing about the gun violence in Chicago and other democrat ruined cities
It is hard to imagine how forward thinking the founding fathers were to put the
2nd amendment in the constitution.
I’m pretty sure that Uvalde, Texas is not a Democrat ruined city. Nobody wants to take your f****** guns away. (Maybe I should check… Did you just turn 18 a few weeks ago? Are you openly suicidal and crazy like that child-killing psychopath? No? Then, no it’s not about you.). Christ, do you REALLY think the Chicago Police are anti-gun Democrats who love getting shot by gang bangers? I don’t think you do. This isn’t for you specifically: OF COURSE OF COURSE it’s not the gun, it’s the gunman. That’s fantastic! So can we all agree there is a GUNMAN problem right now? How do we stop crazy people shooting up little kids. I promise “the left” does not give a shit what specific thing stops the little kids from being murdered. The real question is, why does a fair question, “Can we just not sell machine guns to suicidal 18 year olds with a history of acting crazy?” make the NRA so mad? If they have better ideas that work, hooray for them! What are their better ideas?
Karl, I feel your frustration and am only answering your message for that reason.
actually, I have been around since the late 1940s and have been a news/political junkie all the way as well as attain several graduate degrees in real sciences.
When I was growing up in the 1950s the murder of a single person made the front page of the newspaper for days. We could bring our guns to school and show them for “show and tell” or fix them in shop class. In the 1960-70s we left our guns in our cars in the event we went hunting… not to shoot one another. As a society we had a still had moral compass and generally knew right from wrong and it made for a better place to live.
I do not belong to any organized religion but see a real value in most religions as they provide a set of rules that help society work better. Everyone needs a “yardstick” to evaluate how right or wrong something is.
We still had that as a society up until the time psychology began to take over as the guide on to how to live and taught that humans are just a collection of chemicals and in reality, just a piece of meat. When you are dead you are dead. (Humanism)
So if that is the case what difference does it matter what you do?
There are no consequences if you murder another person as they are just another piece of meat like that hamburger you eat at McDonalds,
During the 1950s psychiatry/psychology (primarily started in Germany/Russia) was laughed at (the subject of cartoons) yet over the years was able to fool enough people to believe that they were a solution to mental illness,
They become “legitimate” and put in charge of the “mental health” of this country (and some others) and were able to get funded by the government and able fool enough people to force medical insurance to cover their racket.
In reality they don’t have a technology to cure or even help the mentally ill much other than to listen to them talk about things when they have problems. This is what friends are for.
But in the 1970s society reached a point where they were willing try anything. You probably know the routine. The “doctor” talks to a person who is unhappy or troubled and then start filling them with drugs. This started in the 1960s. Check out the Rolling Stones song “Mother’s little helpers”.
And like any poison, when a person builds a tolerance to one drug, they switch them to a different more powerful drug. Until they really go crazy. Just look a little closer and most if not all of the people that do these crazy things are under the care of the fake science called psychiatry. It is now legal and free to have your mind poisoned by their drugs and call it medicine.
Whether you think psychiatry and psychology works or not look at what has happened since they were put in charge of the “mental health” of this country. It has deteriorated to the point now where people go into public places and kill people they do not even know or little children in the same schools where we used to bring our guns to show and tell.
The news you see on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN is 95 percent opinion/propaganda and 5% manipulated for an agenda.
The democrats (and some republicans would do it as well) have been trying to take guns away from honest citizens for years not because they are caring individuals. They do this because they believe it will will gain them votes with a certain segment of the population who aren’t wise enough to realize that taking away guns will help anything but will increase the control of the power of government over the rest of us. And if they become the government that means they as individuals have the power over the rest of us.
To fix society look at the societies that still exist in a more “primitive” way. They do not need to be feed legalized drugs by psychiatrists (witch doctors were more effective)
Live a natural totally drug free life (that includes alcohol) and you will be amazed how
different the world looks. And think how the world would be without drugs and alcohol.
I do and understand your frustration. It is the same frustration we all feel. And I also know that spending the time to write this probably makes no difference. But I hope it does and hope is all we have left,
Thank you. I do appreciate it. Why is a wise man like you writing editorials under a fake name?. I know that most of the yahoos here don’t understand or care about journalistic integrity (all the online blogger/muckraker/liars use pseudonymes, but real newspapers insist on real names). Unless it’s “John Barron”, the name Trump used to leak secrets to the press. No wonder this platform doesn’t require intrgrity. But I respect that you debate with facts and not blustery lies and insults like Mr. Trump.
Who I am is totally irrelevant. Only the observations I made in my message are of any importance.
Thank you for reading what I wrote and I hope you consider it. I am sure that this is source of the problems and the decline of our country in many if not all areas of conflict and unhappiness.
I have no more to say and this will be my last response on the subject.
However, I sense that you are on a mission and I wish you all the best with your search for wisdom.
Thank you President Trump. The leftists communists democrats want our guns. The WHO trying to take away our Sovereignty because of Illegitimate Biden, and HHS amends, is another plan to take our 1st and 2nd amendments by using WHO emergency powers. Then go after the rest of the Constitution. Americans need the ability to protect ourselves, and our families. We need our guns. This rhetoric by the leftists communists democrats is fear porn, just like China virus fear porn. Msm & big Tech fear porn minutes after a tragedy but always depends on race. What about the black man mowing down 55+ people, killing 6+ Injuring the rest. Nothing but crickets!! God bless our Nation and our World.
That is absurd. I know the places you are hearing Biden wants to take away your guns. Give me some Joe Biden quotes that back up your beliefs. Outside of the House of Representatives, provide some documentation that any Democratic governor, Senator, or cabinet member has ever called for taking your guns. When Fox entertainers tell you Democrats want your guns, they are lying. If they aren’t lying, than you would be able to prove it with examples. People who believe lies without evidence are pitiable children. Their reply to a demand for evidence: “Duh…..Yer a libtard,,,,duh….”
Spot On President Trump!
This DOES NOT need to be politized by FAKE President Bidumb and the Commie-Libs!
I dare you to tell me why you think Democrats are Commies. Do you know what the word Communist means? I don’t know for certain, but I would bet someone 2 to 1 that you don’t.
I dare you to quit being so stupid! The democrats that your great grandparents voted for are long gone and consumed by the Cabal pulling the strings, the squad, Bernie, Liz Warren and all the other Marxists insuring that FJB stays the course and ruins this country. Get your ass off of fake news and join the real world or move to China/Russia. You little irritants are either blind, brainwashed or stupid. You better open your eyes and see what is really happening because all of you will also be in the streets killing for food.
You reply with no facts and certainly no evidence that I am wrong. You love the word Communism,, but you don’t know what it means. You are obsessed with the fantasy that America is ruled by evil people trying to destroy it. The only evil people trying to end Democracy are the ones who break into the Capitol Building and scream, “Hang Mike Pence!” and “We’re coming for you Nancy!”. That whole escapade was over a President who lost an election (There has been ample reporting that he knows he lost) but believes he is entitled to remain in office. We usually only see this behavior in South America and Africa. Trump would make a perfect President of a third World, shithole country. He acts like the stupid, unqualified thugs who run those countries.
LMAO at stupidity.
For Better or Worst
Through Thick or Thin
We are All in this Together!
Very nice DJT, and so true. We need a thoughtful and responsible speaker. Not a partisan politician peddling his outrageous agendas in the midst of mind numbing heart break.
Amen to that President Trump!