Trump at CPAC: Democrats ‘Will Take Away Your Second Amendment’

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President Trump warned CPAC attendees on Friday that Democrats will take away tax cuts and the Second Amendment if given control of Congress.

He said, “They will take away those massive tax cuts and they will take away your Second Amendment.”

After mentioning tax cuts and the Second Amendment, Trump asked the crowd which was most important to them. By applause they indicated the Second Amendment and he smiled, acknowledged their preference, and said, “We’re going to say you want the Second Amendment the most.”

Trump’s CPAC speech comes amid his push to arm “20 percent” of public school teachers as a way to make schools safer. He introduced the plan on Wednesday then reiterated it on Thursday, noting that first responders are “5 to 8 minutes away,” but teachers can shoot sickos “immediately.”

Also on Thursday, Trump suggested teachers who undergo the training to be armed should receive bonuses.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at



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