Second Amendment Foundation to Defend Trump’s Gun Rights

The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) has announced its intention to defend President Donald Trump if the NYPD revokes his concealed carry permit. This pledge comes after Trump’s recent felony convictions, which have put his gun rights in jeopardy.

Breitbart News reported on Wednesday that the NYPD is moving to revoke Trump’s concealed carry permit following his legal issues. According to CNN, the permit was suspended on April 1, 2023, after Trump was indicted on various charges. The New York Times indicated that an investigation by the NYPD is ongoing, and it is expected that Trump’s permit will be revoked once the investigation concludes.

Despite this, Trump has the right to challenge the revocation. The SAF has stepped in, promising to litigate on Trump’s behalf if his permit is taken away. Alan Gottlieb, the SAF’s founder and executive vice president, explained the basis for their support.

“Donald Trump has no history of violent crime,” Gottlieb stated. “Under the Supreme Court’s 2022 Bruen ruling, which mandates that gun laws must have a historical connection to regulations from the time of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, Mr. Trump should retain his Second Amendment rights.”

Gottlieb continued, “There is no historical precedent to deny someone, including Trump, their gun rights based on such a conviction.” He pointed out that the case against Trump’s gun rights underscores the need to review and possibly revise current gun control laws to ensure they protect individual rights adequately.

“The attack on Trump’s gun rights emphasizes the need to revisit existing gun control laws and change them to protect an individual’s gun rights,” Gottlieb concluded. “Until that happens, we will be more than happy to meet New York State or the federal government in court.”

The SAF’s commitment to defending Trump’s gun rights highlights the broader debate over Second Amendment protections and the impact of recent legal rulings. This case could have significant implications for how gun rights are managed in cases involving criminal convictions.