Have Gun, Will Travel

President Trump held a “bipartisan” conference about the country’s alleged gun problem yesterday, and during the discussion, the president wavered on the silly notion of due process.

President Trump on Wednesday voiced support for confiscating guns from certain individuals deemed to be dangerous, even if it violates due process rights.

“I like taking the guns early, like in this crazy man’s case that just took place in Florida … to go to court would have taken a long time,” Trump said at a meeting with lawmakers on school safety and gun violence. “Take the guns first, go through due process second,” Trump said.

Trump was responding to comments from Vice President Pence that families and local law enforcement should have more tools to report potentially dangerous individuals with weapons.

I’ve been a loyal Trump supporter since he earned the GOP nomination, but this kind of nonsensical blather completely loses me. Instead of threatening to curb Americans’ second and fourth amendment rights, how about we address the numerous, unheeded warnings received by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI? The kid was a known threat, and law enforcement did nothing.

I do find it interesting no one blamed the pressure cooker during the Boston Marathon bombing, and no one blamed the airliners during 9-11, but when there’s a mass shooting, everyone blames the gun.