During a guest appearance on Good Morning Britain President Donald Trump expressed willingness to “think about” banning suppressors in the U.S.
Trump was being interviewed by Piers Morgan at the time he made the comment.
Morgan began the interview by praising Trump for banning bump stocks. He then transitioned to reports that the Virginia Beach gunman had a suppressor on one of his handguns and asked, “What is your view on silencers?”
Trump responded, “I don’t like them.”
Morgan then asked, “Would you like to see those banned?”
Trump replied, “I’d like to think about it.” He added, “Nobody’s talked about silencers very much. They did talk about the bump stock and we had it banned. We’re looking at that, I’m going to seriously look at it.”
It needs to be noted that suppressors do not silence gun fire. Rather, they remove the sharp, ear-damaging aspect of the gunshot. But the shot is still audible. In fact, Virginia Beach police chief James Cervera indicated his officers located the Virginia Beach attacker by running toward the sound of his gunshots.
On the discussion of gun rights, the President bounced all over the place. It appears that the President is in favor of banning suppressors, but defended the fact that armed law-abiding people stop armed criminals and smacked Morgan down by pointing out London’s rampant knife-related crime.
He jumped from targeting the Second Amendment to defending the individual right to keep and bear arms. So is he a firearms friend or foe? You decide and let us know in the comments.