American Rifleman - October 2016 - 14

OFFICIAL JOURNAL

president's column
By Allan D. Cors, President

Trump Vows to Protect
the Second Amendment

N

ever before has there been such a
stark contrast between presidential
candidates over the future of the
Second Amendment. With Donald Trump,
the nation's firearms owners have a true
champion who has repeatedly pledged
to preserve the Second Amendment by
assuring that impending U.S. Supreme
Court vacancies will be filled with justices
who will preserve our unique liberty.
With Hillary Clinton, we see a force that
would bring darkness to the rights and
freedoms that the U.S. Supreme Court
memorialized twice in the landmark Heller
and McDonald decisions that recognized
the Second Amendment as guaranteeing an individual right to keep and bear
arms. More than that, those decisions
guaranteed the individual right to armed
self-defense, something that Clinton, with
her phalanx of armed security, despises.
"The Supreme Court is wrong on the
Second Amendment. And I am going to
make that case every chance I get." In one
sentence, uttered behind closed doors
of a New York big-donor klatch, Clinton
defined her vision for our future.
As for Trump, in his unrehearsed, offthe-cuff, straightforward campaign style, he
never fails to repeat his promise to protect
the Second Amendment and to bring
oppressive government to heel. Ending
the abuses installed by President Barack
Obama's regime is the biggest challenge to
restoring American freedom.
Trump isn't just running against Clinton:
he is running against eight years of
NRA OFFICERS
Allan D. Cors, PRESIDENT
Pete R. Brownell, FIRST VICE PRESIDENT
Richard Childress, SECOND VICE PRESIDENT
Wayne LaPierre, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
John Frazer, SECRETARY
Wilson H. Phillips Jr., TREASURER
R. Kyle Weaver, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,
GENERAL OPERATIONS

Christopher W. Cox, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,
INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION

Obama's radicalizing the very government
that is supposed to serve the people.
The massive crowds who come to rallies
to hear Trump's message of freedom are
people who have become the target
of Obama's ruthless policies to destroy
American exceptionalism. We are forgotten Americans whose jobs and liberty are
under constant attack by Obama's radical
bureaucracies operating beyond the
rule of law. Yet, we have been summarily
dismissed, insulted, and labeled by the
New York Post as "trash voters."
Obama's post-2008 boast of "fundamentally transforming the United States of
America" was a declaration of cultural war
against the very people who build and
serve our nation every day. And if Clinton
ever becomes president, all the unconstitutional actions of Obama's executive
branch will be increased exponentially.
Transformation? Look no further than
all of the unconstitutional executive
orders designed to disarm Americans.
Who would have ever thought that the
Social Security Administration would be
leading efforts to disarm older Americans
who rely on family members or friends to
help handle their personal affairs?
Who would have ever envisioned the
Department of Veterans Affairs using the
same rationale to outlaw firearms ownership by men and women who served
and fought for this nation?
Who would have ever thought that
agencies of the federal government would
be denigrating and usurping the role of
local police-men and women who every
day put their lives on the line for our safety?
Who would have ever thought that the
federal agency designed to insure bank deposits would be using its power to coerce
banks into denying service to law-abiding
segments of the firearms trade or to
depositors who are gun owners? It is called
"Operation Choke-Point" and it is ongoing.
All of these abuses of power should

be investigated and dealt with by the
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). But it
hasn't happened on Obama's watch, and
it won't happen under Clinton.
Trump in the White House will stop all
of this, and I'm putting my money and my
vote on Trump to make federal bureaucrats
who have abused the power of government accountable. As for Obama's gun-ban
executive orders, which Clinton threatens
to increase, Trump has promised to rescind
them all as a first order of business.
In my memory in politics, which goes
back to the 1960s, no presidential candidate has been as unabashedly proud
of the NRA and our role in preserving all
American liberty. We are, after all, the oldest civil rights organization in the nation.
In his acceptance speech before the
Republican National Convention, Trump
proudly embraced the NRA's endorsement to a roaring crowd. This was an
historic first. And in every campaign appearance he recognizes the nation's gun
owners for the political force that we are.
His message is one of solidarity with
the savviest, most committed political
freedom fighters in the nation. Led by
the 5-million-members-strong NRA, gun
owners can stop the Clinton machine,
and we can elect a pro-gun president
who will Make America Safe again.
We can do it by mobilizing our friends,
our co-workers and colleagues to go to
the polls in massive numbers to repudiate Obama's transformation, to reject
Clinton's promise of more of the same,
and to support Trump's solemn pledge to
return America to its rightful place as the
freest nation on earth. To do so, each NRA
Member must lead in the fight to elect
pro-freedom majorities in the U.S. House
of Representatives and Senate to secure
our rights and future!

For news about your NRA, visit: nra.org and nranews.com * View this column online at nrapublications.org

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