Stating is was a “fantastic honor” to garner an endorsement from the National Rifle Association (NRA) despite an irregular gun stance of his own, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump addressed the gun-rights organization’s Institute for Legislative Action’s (ILA) Friday meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, and told members he plans on ending gun-free zones.
“We’re getting rid of gun free zones, OK? I can tell you. We’re getting rid of them,” Trump said.
According to U.S. federal code, a gun-free zone is defined as “in, or on the grounds of, a public, parochial or private school; or within a distance of 1,000 feet from the grounds of a public, parochial or private school.”
The law affects all public and private property within 1,000 feet of a school, but does allow exceptions made for law enforcement and licensed security employees.
Mr. Trump then used the issue to criticize his likely opponent in the November election, Hillary Clinton.
“(Self-defense) is the most basic human right of all and Hillary Clinton wants to strip it away. If she gets to appoint her judges, she will abolish the Second Amendment,” Trump averred.
Trump also assailed Clinton for running a gender-centric campaign and connected the contentious gun rights issue to women voters.
“(Hillary’s view tells) every woman that she doesn’t have the right to defend herself,” Trump said.
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