SOTU: Trump Pledges to Always Protect 2nd Amendment Rights

US Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi welcome US President Donald Trump as he arrives for his State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 4, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty …
MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images

During the February 4, 2020, State of Union address, President Donald Trump made clear he will always defend the rights protected by the Second Amendment.

He noted that Second Amendment rights are “under siege all across our country,” but he vowed to stand in their defense.

Trump said, “So long as I am president, I will always protect your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.”

Trump’s determination to protect gun rights has been particularly evident in his response to Virginia Democrats’ war on guns. On January 20, 2020, Breitbart News reported Trump’s promise to “never” leave the Second Amendment “unprotected.”

He tweeted:

On January 17, Breitbart News reported Trump pointing to Virginia as a lesson in what Democrats will do if given power nationally. He noted, “Your 2nd Amendment is under very serious attack in the Great Commonwealth of Virginia. That’s what happens when you vote for Democrats; they will take your guns away. Republicans will win Virginia in 2020.”

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


Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting.