Trump can’t support ‘red flag’ laws and the Constitution simultaneously

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Given the mass murders due to gun violence last weekend with 22 in El Paso, Texas, nine in Dayton, Ohio, 11 in Chicago and four in Baltimore; it is easy to see why President Donald Trump would seek a national solution – it is a national problem. Still, the Constitution specifically forbids a national solution – even a state solution – without a new amendment to the Constitution altering the Second Amendment, because self-defense is an individual right, even a God-given right, and not a right from government. “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,” according to the Second Amendment. At the time of writing, “militia” was the citizen and “shall not be infringed” mea
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