Trump- Gun Control Debate Can Make or Break a US President
Trump to Avoid – Gun Debate During Vegas Trip
It’s been widely rumored that Trump plans to avoid the gun debate during his Las Vegas, Nevada trip tomorrow.
The rumor floating around is that he plans to meet with victims of the Las Vegas shooting and visit an area hospital, according to a White House official of course. And on that note, he is not expected to weigh in on any policy solutions during the trip.
The White House official also added:
“With this investigation still in its early phases, we should avoid making sweeping policy decisions.”
The sad reality is that not even the White House may be able to stop the talk about gun control after the latest mass shooting because like it or not, those that want more gun control are already lining up at the front door to lobby for more.
The gun debate can really make or break a president and where Trump is concerned, it could end up breaking him in the event that he actually sides with any type policy that would put into place even more gun control.
Let’s not forget that one of the biggest backers of Trump was the NRA after all. Trump even went out on the limb during his campaign and informed the NRA that that they had a “true friend and champion in the White House.”
On the flip side of that, as Trump was hot on the campaign trail he was clear, in that he was all for certain types of gun control provided they were rational and limited.
Steve Bannon also added his take this morning by sending a clear message to Trump when asked: “Would Trump, in response to the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, consider a bipartisan approach on gun control?”
Steve’s response to Axios in a story published today: “Impossible: will be the end of everything.” In other words he could kiss his bulk of voters goodbye and by default not really have any supporters in America, that is left of whatever voters are actually left.
Another mass shooting here in America could vastly change his mind on what types of limited and rational gun control he would be willing to address however.
In this case however I would agree with the White House in terms of, it really is too soon for that conversation.
In the past at times, Presidents have rushed to judgement long before an investigation was completed which led to rash vows for more gun control in the wake of mass shootings.
It is more logical to actually wait and see what the investigation actually turns up prior to having any type of discussion whatsoever about gun control so as to avoid making decisions that do not really work out or in Trump’s case, lose him the voter base he has left.
Some media outlets and social media users are making comments that are clearly designed to bait Trump into a gun debate tweet storm, yet he has been pretty silent about the issue in the wake of the latest mass shooting, so far.
On that note however, if pushed Trump can be a fairly loose cannon and tends to be the type to allow his most heartfelt comments roll right off the cusp, so the reality is, that if the White House doesn’t shock collar the guy, it’s anyone’s guess as to whether or not he will actually touch on the gun debate as he visits Las Vegas tomorrow.
For everyone’s sake, let’s hope that Trump elects to keep silent on the issue for now.
Cristal M Clark