Trump: We Must Stop Virginia Gov from 'Playing with Your 2nd Amendment'
President slams Democrat governor Ralph Northam over gun control push
President Donald Trump blasted Virginia's Democrat governor, Ralph Northam, during his Sunday presser.
Following questions from reporters after Sunday’s coronavirus task force update, President Trump stressed that Virginia’s Gov. Northam (D) must be stopped from "playing" with the Second Amendment.
Trump was responding to comments from one reporter who asked about particular governors' actions taken during coronavirus shutdowns.
The president stressed that he doesn't want to call out governors by name before highlighting how troubling he finds “what they’ve done on guns” in Virginia.
Without saying his name, President Trump referenced Northam, saying:
“He’s playing with your Second Amendment, [and] we can’t allow that to happen.”
On April 10, 2020, Northam signed multiple gun controls into law.
One of those new measures controls limits the number of guns law-abiding citizens can buy each month.
Another of Northam's new laws criminalizes private gun sales, while another puts new reporting standards on gun owners in regard to stolen firearms.
On Saturday, as Neon Nettle previously reported, Trump issued a call to action for American citizens to defend their Second Amendment rights.
The president called on the public to "save" their constitutional rights, declaring "it is under siege!"
Trump defended challenging Democrat-controlled Virginia's Gov. Northam on the Second Amendment during the coronavirus pandemic.
During a White House press briefing, a reporter from the Wall Street Journal asked Trump if it was “right time” to bring up Virginian 2A rights issues, citing a message on Twitter from the president.
LIBERATE VIRGINIA, and save your great 2nd Amendment. It is under siege!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 17, 2020
"LIBERATE VIRGINIA, and save your great 2nd Amendment. It is under siege!" Trump's tweet declared on Friday.
As Neon Nettle previously reported, President Trump sent a clear message regarding gun control to lawmakers in the Democrat-controlled state of Virginia in January.
Trump warned that he will not allow them to undermine the Second Amendment rights of American citizens while he's in office.
Speaking during an interview with Fox News, President Trump warned Democrats that a gun grab "will never happen as long as I’m here."