[Ed. – Conservatives hear that and their hearts rejoice. Progressives hear it and hear: “Freedom is like high school shootings!” Yet in every high school shooting case, there is at least one point of failure in the unfreedom of regulation, and usually there are more. Removing freedom doesn’t make us safe.]
While speaking to the NRA convention on May 4, President Trump made clear that trusting the people with guns is part of trusting them with freedom.
Trump commented on freedom and his enduring trust in American citizens in the portion of the speech in which he addressed arming teachers to protect students.
He literally advocated for armed teachers, saying, “We support the Second Amendment, not only because we believe in freedom, but also because we trust in everyday, talented, wonderful people …”
Trump then transitioned to make the basic point that being armed is part of being free and is characteristically American, saying: “In America we trust the people to be wise and to be good. We trust them to take responsibility for themselves, their families, and their communities. And that is why in America we have always trusted the people to bear arms.”