On Wednesday, President Trump met with Congressional Democrats and Republicans to discuss measures to bolster student security in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida massacre. There, Trump proceeded to make an anti-Second Amendment statement so radical that it put President Obama’s gun control sermons in the shade.
“I don’t want mentally ill people to be having guns,” Trump said. He continued:
You have to do something very decisive. Number one, you can take the guns away immediately from people that you can adjudge easily are mentally ill, like this guy. You know, the police saw that he was a problem, they didn’t take any guns away. Now, that could have been policing. I think they should have taken them away anyway, whether they had the right or not. But I’ll tell you this, you have to have very strong provisions for the mentally ill.
Just in case you missed the part where Trump explicitly denounced due process of law, he repeated it again.
President Trump tells Senators he thinks police should have taken guns away from Nikolas Cruz, whether they had the right or not, “I don't want mentally ill people to be having guns.” pic.twitter.com/wU6L8ERlas
— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) February 28, 2018
After Vice President Mike Pence explained that Republicans in Congress wanted legislation that could allow friends and family members to apply to a court to suspend Second Amendment rights for the dangerously mentally ill, and stated that with such due process, Second Amendment rights would not be endangered, Trump stepped in.
WATCH: President Trump: "I like taking the guns early … Take the guns first, go through due process second." pic.twitter.com/aydEZdAGq0
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 28, 2018
(Read more from “BETRAYAL: Trump Says Government Should ‘Take the Guns First, Go Through Due Process Second'” HERE)