President Trump State of the Union – Second Amendment is Under Siege

AmmoLand.com | 2/5/2020 | Dean Weingarten
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U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- In the State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, President Trump vowed to protect Second Amendment rights.

President Trump gave an epic State of The Union (SOTU) speech on 4 February 2020. He touched on numerous themes, highlighted multiple successes of the Trump Administration, and recognized numerous exceptional individuals. President Trump honored radio talk show icon Rush Limbaugh with the highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Speech - Pm - Eastern - Time - Minutes

The speech started near 9 p.m. Eastern time. About 69 minutes into the speech, President Trump spoke of freedom of religion, and his administration's commitment to protecting First Amendment rights.

Then he addressed the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights. From the SOTU, 2020:

First - Amendment - Constitutional - Right - Siege

“Just as we believe in the First Amendment, we believe in another Constitutional right that is under siege all across our country.

So long as I am president, I will always protect your Second Amendment Right to Keep and Bear Arms.”

Presidents - Words - SOTU - Speeches - Ways

Presidents' words during SOTU speeches are always analyzed in multiple ways. They are primarily political speeches, for political purposes. The content shows, at a minimum, what the President believes is worth emphasizing for political purposes.

There has never been as clear a divide between the two main political parties, on support for the Second Amendment, as exists today.

Democrats - Constitution - Constraints - Government - Second

Democrats, if they believe the Constitution has any meaningful constraints on government, have variously stated the Second Amendment is outdated, only applies to militia members (approved of by the federal government), does not apply to most firearms, does not apply outside the home (except possibly for regulated hunting), and can be restricted to any extent, as long as the word “safety” is applied.

President Trump, and what is becoming the Trumpian Republican party, took care to place the Second Amendment on the same level as the First Amendment in the SOTU.

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President Trump stated the...
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