Pro Gun Rights Activists Await Fast Changes under Trump Administration
President-Elect Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States. This is celebratory for the National Rifle Association’s five million members who helped maintain control of the Senate by backing GOP contenders in Florida, Missouri, Indiana, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. The House has also retained GOP control. The NRA contributed millions to a Trump victory because they know that he will make some fast changes that will favor of pro gun advocates.
President Trump, along with his Republican House and Senate, will have the executive authority to allow the United States military to carry firearms on duty. This single move would make domestic military bases less vulnerable to terror attacks and mass shootings. Trump can also end firearm bans on other federal property. These measures require a quick signature, nothing more.
Within the first 100 days in Office, Trump can establish national concealed carry reciprocity in all 50 states. There are four different bills to choose from in the House and Senate. Currently, using a hearing safety device is a criminal offense. The Hearing Protection Act should be passed within the first 100 days, under a Trump Administration, reversing that altogether.
Those in support of gun control, call for a “universal” background checks on all gun purchases with hopes of creating a de facto gun registry but their pleas will go on deaf ears. President Trump, the House, and Senate will jointly collaborate and fix the system that is currently in place, making it more effective. These efforts would likely run side by side with mental health reform.
Under President Obama’s Administration, the importation of historically significant firearms provided to allies after the Second World War and the Korean War have been thwarted through executive orders. The Collectible Firearms Protection Act, which Trump will sign, will once again allow the importation of M1 Garands, M1 Carbines, and M1911 pistols.