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Two Executive Second Amendment
Actions Available to President?

By Dean Weingarten. November 19th, 2018
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What can President Trump accomplish in the wake of the 2018 mid-term elections, with respect to the Second Amendment?

The Democrats, with the aid of their colleagues in the media, have managed to take control of the House of Representatives.

At the same time, the Republicans have gained seats in the Senate, cementing their control there, especially with the retirement of Senator Jeff Flake and the death of John McCain.

Given the new reality, Donald Trump's presidency has gained some potential and lost some potential.

The losses are real. They mean little legislation will be passed. I do not expect any positive legislative reforms to restore Second Amendment rights to pass in the next two years. The House will work to bog down the executive branch with frivolous investigations.

The gains are real, and can be acted on. President Trump now controls the executive branch more effectively than he has previously.

President Trump can issue executive orders. He has more latitude to pick his cabinet and have his selections approved by the Senate. He can work with his new AG to clarify existing law. .......

Two major factors are discussed - one of huge importance would be a relaxation of laws that create many 'gun-free-zones' - something that is long overdue. The second concerns the potential for rescinding the need for a tax stamp with NFA items and simplifying the application process. Better still of course would be a repeal of the 1968 Act altogether, but any changes for the good would still be welcome if achieved.


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