Donald Trump is not backing off support of gun ban for those on secret government list

Want more hot BPR News stories? Sign up for our morning blast HERE

GOP nominee Donald Trump is standing by his position to bar individuals on the country’s ‘terror watch list’ from being able to obtain guns, despite some objections from fellow Republicans.

In an interview with ABC News, Trump said terrorists or those suspected of terrorism should never be able to buy guns in the country.

“We have to make sure that people that are terrorists or have even an inclination toward terrorism cannot buy weapons, guns,” Trump said.

When asked if his position was to ban guns for anyone on the ‘terror watch list,’ Trump said “I’d like to see that, and I’d like to say it. And it’s simpler. It’s just simpler.”

At the same time, Trump has remained staunchly in favor of Second Amendment gun rights, saying that if gun violence victims had guns of their own, they would be able to defend themselves and others.

“I can make the case that if there were guns in that room other than [the shooter’s] fewer people would have died, fewer people would have been so horribly injured,” Trump said back in October of 2015 when speaking about a mass shooting in Oregon.

Trump announced a week ago that he would be meeting with the National Rifle Association (NRA) to discuss a ban on ‘terror watch list’ suspects from obtaining guns, a plan that left many republicans confused.

Sign up for our morning blast HERE


Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.
John Binder
Follow John


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles