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Sunday, July 17, 2016

 
Which side are you on Johnny?

by digby



















Trump: "We grieve for the officers killed in Baton Rouge today. How many law enforcement and people have to die because of a lack of leadership in our country?" Trump, the party's presumptive presidential nominee posted on Facebook. "We demand law and order."

The NRA official policy:

"The National Rifle Association unapologetically and unflinchingly supports the right of self-defense and what that means is that our members and our supporters have a right to carry a firearm in any place they have a legal right to be. If that means open carry, we support open carry. If it means concealed carry, it means concealed carry. So unequivocally we support open carry, we've been the leader of open carry efforts across this country, the leader in opposing efforts to curtail the ability to carry firearms, and that's something we're proud of and we do every day for our members."

Can you see the problem his gun fetish is presenting to that nice John Kasich fellow? I knew that you could.

This fault line has always fascinated me. Police do not want open carry, for obvious reasons. They don't want concealed carry either for that matter. They tend to believe that people should be allowed to have guns in their homes and businesses for personal protection but not be allowed to carry them on the streets because well... it's fucking dangerous. The NRA and it's paid minions disagree.

Trump is all about "law and order" but he's endorsed by the NRA.  It should be interesting to see where this goes



Update: Johnny says no go. Remember, Republicans believe that the Bill of Rights is just a suggestion --- except for the 2nd Amendment which is sacred in 2016 because the founders believed everyone should be packing heat on the streets to repel the King. Or something.

Case in point:



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