Donald Trump and the 2nd Amendment

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Date:          January 25, 2017
Host:          Jim Schneider
Guest:       Dave Workman
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​Jim opened this Crosstalk with an update from a program aired on November 21st. The guest was Anmarie Calgaro, a Minnesota mother fighting for her parental rights.

Anmarie filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal district court to restore her 14th Amendment constitutional due process rights. She believes they have been violated in relation to her son who had received emancipation from the state. That allowed him to make his own decisions to such an extent that his school was withholding information from Anne and medical procedures were being done without parental knowledge or consent.

Tomorrow she’s going to trial in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a hearing is scheduled for 10am. Jim asked for prayers for Anmarie that the judge’s eyes and heart would be open to the truth.

Dave Workman is the senior editor at and communications director for the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. He’s a former member of the NRA Board of Directors and a recognized expert on Washington State gun laws. He’s the author of several books.

In the last days of President Obama’s second term, he commuted the sentences of many, many prisoners and also banned lead ammunition on federal lands.

While Dave hopes that the commuting of sentences will pay off, when you look at President Obama’s track record of letting people leave Guantanamo Bay, it’s not good as some of those individuals have found their way back onto the battlefield.

Concerning the lead ban, Dave thinks President Obama may have been ‘throwing a bone’ to the environmentalists and anti-gun/anti-hunter folks who supported him in his presidency. He thinks it may be a case that if you can’t control firearms, go after the ammunition that people use.

Jim then noted that President Obama was the first U.S. president to spend more on welfare than on national defense. Should that concern us?

Dave believes that the government should give a hand up, not a hand out. We want to make sure that our tax dollars are being used for the best interests of the nation. One of those is a strong, national defense. Without that protection, we won’t have a country anymore.

President Trump nominated Senator Jeff Sessions to be the next attorney general of the U.S. Leftist groups are coming together to try and stop this. Dave indicated that Sessions has a good record on Second Amendment issues and has prosecuted individuals that took racist actions against minorities. Overall Dave believes Sessions has a good understanding of the law, and that unlike past AG’s, he understands that there are 10 amendments in the Bill of Rights and one of them is the right to keep and bear arms.

As this program progressed, Jim had Dave comment on the following:

–A bill has been introduced by Senator Marco Rubio (S162) that deals with restoring Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia.

–The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (HR38).

–So far this year in Chicago, there have been 37 murders and nearly 250 people have been shot. President Trump has told Chicago to take care of the problem or he’s going to send in the feds. Are gun control laws an issue there?

Find out more concerning current Second Amendment issues, including what listeners had to say, on this vital Crosstalk broadcast.

More Information:

Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms


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