Trump Agrees With Audience Member Calling Second Amendment Repeal ‘Tyranny’


President Donald Trump agreed with an audience member at his speech in Ohio on Thursday calling repealing the Second Amendment "tyranny."

"We want to protect our Second Amendment," Trump said during his remarks. "You saw the other day where a very important and respected—in some circles—Democrat said we should get rid of our Second Amendment … That's really–"

"Tyranny!" an audience member shouted.

Trump chuckled and pointed at him, saying, "Could be right about that."

"We're going to protect our Second Amendment. That's not going to happen," Trump said. "We have the best judges."

Trump touted the number of his administration's federal judges getting appointed, saying "we are setting records." He also name-dropped "fantastic" Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, who Trump nominated last year to fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia.

"Your Second Amendment will always be your Second Amendment. We're not doing anything to that," he said. "Not doing anything."

The "Democrat" Trump referred to was former liberal Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who penned a New York Times opinion piece this week calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment.

That led to Trump tweeting Wednesday it would "never be repealed! As much as Democrats would like to see this happen, and despite the words yesterday of former Supreme Court Justice Stevens, NO WAY. We need more Republicans in 2018 and must ALWAYS hold the Supreme Court!"

The debate over gun control has raged in the U.S. since the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14 that left 17 dead.

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