Donald Trump Jr. talks gun rights at Smyrna gun store

Donald Trump Jr. talks gun rights at Smyrna gun store

Sep. 23—SMYRNA — Hours before a rally with Georgia Lt. Gov. candidate Burt Jones at Marietta’s Strand Theatre, Donald Trump Jr. met with a smaller audience at Adventure Outdoors, a massive gun store and range that once housed a grocery store. Without notes, the former president’s son spoke to the 50-some attendees about a variety of topics, but mainly focused on gun rights. Trump Jr. explained that despite his “People’s Republic of New York City” roots, he developed a love of hunting, fishing and the like from his “blue-collar” Czechoslovakian grandfather (the father of Ivana Trump, Trump Jr.’s mother and Donald Trump’s first wife). “As I see the attacks, you realize it’s not going to stop,” Trump Jr. said. “As I see the other parts of the agenda that are being pushed on us, you realize and understand why the Second Amendment is so important.” Trump Jr. detailed his gun-rights activism in the first year of the Biden administration, having advocated against Biden’s move to nominate gun control advocate David Chipman to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Biden pulled Chipman from consideration in the face of Republican opposition and uncertainty over how moderate Democrats would vote. “When you find the most radical of the radicals out there, something had to be done,” he said, before saying he wrote opinion pieces, appeared in videos and did other things to lobby against Chipman. Trump Jr. said Republicans should be strategic on gun rights issues. Women who are […]

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