Flashback-2016: Trump backs National Reciprocity, 2018: Trump to Steve Reciprocity ‘Bill will never pass’

During yesterdays bipartisan meeting on School Safety Trump and Republican Steve Scalise had an exchange that troubled Trump supporters.

“You know I’m your biggest fan in the whole world. I think that maybe that bill will someday pass, but it should pass as a separate bill. … You’ll never get this passed. If you add concealed carry to this, you’ll never get it passed. Let it be a separate bill.”

This is certainly not the same language Trump used during the campaign.


NATIONAL RIGHT TO CARRY. The right of self-defense doesn’t stop at the end of
your driveway. That’s why I have a concealed carry permit and why tens of millions of Americans do too. That permit should be valid in all 50 states. A driver’s license works in every state, so it’s common sense that a concealed carry permit should work in every state. If we can do that for driving – which is a privilege, not a right – then surely we can do that for concealed carry, which is a right, not a privilege.

This is something that Trump must succeed on. Conservatives have long awaited National Reciprocity and without it going through during Trump’s presidency would be a huge slap in the face.

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