Via Bearing Arms.
President Donald Trump reportedly privately reassured National Rifle Association boss Wayne LaPierre that he would not pursue increased background check measures for firearms amid rising mass shooting concerns.
Trump, whose comments to LaPierre were reported by The Atlantic, made the guarantee during a phone call on Tuesday afternoon — a day after he told reporters that the U.S. already has “very strong” background checks and warned that increasing such measures could lead to a “slippery slope” where all guns are taken away. One source told The Atlantic that Trump cemented “his stance that we already have background checks and that he’s not waffling on this anymore” during his chat with the NRA chief.
If Trump’s stance is right and final, then LaPierre scored big for Gun Rights much to the dismay of his absolute haters in the gun community and in the Gun Control side. Say what you want about him, but LaPierre has no issues playing bulldozer and face attackers.
I know that there will be those who will belittle this result. I mean because of BUMPSTOCKS and they still can’t buy machine guns at the local gas station yet, this is another failure of the NRA and we need people who screams NO COMPROMISE! (Incidentally, did you hear about those people and how they convinced the president? Me neither).
We still have many issues to resolve within. And to me, more important than the accusations of frivolous spending by The Trace (readily consumed and regurgitated by Gun Owners) is the fact we still do not know who gave the NRA’s internal information to Bloomberg and his scribes. Has the mole been discovered? Is he/she out? Has he/she been “Hillaried”? Is this being investigated at all?
I think we are going to see some amazing cliffhangers in the future, specially if all the lawsuits do not get settled and we go to court. If there is something I learned about Wayne and his circle is that they are the most dangerous when they are quiet and let everybody scream and yell first and then they take their sweet time taking all the screaming down.
PS: Yes, I have to like the guy a little. Imagine if the coup had been successful: who would have been an experienced and proven substitute to deal with the flood of crap Gun Owners are facing right now? Wayne’s real biggest fault? A lack of a trained successor.