Trump to Louisianans: Democrat Gov. Will Not Protect 2nd Amendment

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA - OCTOBER 11: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Sudduth Coliseum on October 11, 2019 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
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During his rally on October 11, 2019, President Donald Trump warned Louisiana voters that Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards “will not protect your Second Amendment.”

National Review reports that Edwards is in a “jungle primary” on Saturday, in which he is running against two Republicans. He has to get at least 50 percent of the overall vote to hold his position as governor.

Trump told voters that both of the Republican candidates — Ralph Abraham and Eddie Rispone — are committed to protecting the Second Amendment. But he made it clear that Edwards cannot be trusted to protect Louisianian’s gun rights.

Trump said:

John Bel Edwards, when it gets close, and they start calling from Washington, and Schumer and Pelosi call, “We want you to get rid of the Second Amendment,” he’s 100 percent going to drop the Second Amendment. You’re not going to have the rights that you have or anywhere close.

He added, “John Bel Edwards will not protect your Second Amendment.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News 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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