No, seriously. He does.
He asked the president if he would now consider banning silencers on guns after the Virginia Beach outrage in which high-capacity magazine were also used.
Trump replied that he ‘didn’t like the idea of them’ and was would ‘serious look at’ banning the noise suppressors.
He added: ‘I don’t like them [silencers]. No body’s talked about the silencers very much, they did talk about the bump stocks and we had it banned and we’re looking at that, I’m going to seriously look at it [a ban].
‘I don’t like the idea of what’s happening, what’s going on is crazy, with schools.’
[ … ]
On the subject of semi-automatic assault rifles, Trump responded to the use of AR-15 high-powered rifles that they were used for ‘sport’.
He replied: ‘Well a lot of them use it for entertainment. They do. It’s really. For some people it’s entertainment, they go out and they shoot and they go to ranges and they have a tremendous amount of fun.
My God. Can the man construct a coherent thought for even a moment? What on earth does schools have to do with suppressors?
At any rate, we already discussed his apparent kingly choice to go around the legislative system and single-handedly declare bump stocks illegal. He’s apparently looking at doing that with suppressors too as we learned.
But what we didn’t know is how little he can actually craft a coherent argument for the ownership of semiautomatic firearms. He thinks you only have an AR-15 to “have a tremendous amount of fun at the range.”
Trump is being increasingly seen as an enemy of firearms ownership. I don’t believe the polls that show Trump as far ahead as they do. Those polls ignore the fact that the same level of excitement for Trump won’t be there in 2020 as it was in 2016. Gun owners may simply stay home.
Trump has no real political sensibilities except Northeastern progressive, and as I’ve mentioned doesn’t even speak the same language we do we. But his advisors are idiots as well.