Frank Miniter: How Trump can stop Democrats from unfairly punishing the gun industry

Frank Miniter: How Trump can stop Democrats from unfairly punishing the gun industry

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President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Thursday, March 28, 2019. (Cory Morse/MLive.com/The Grand Rapids Press via AP) President Trump can do one simple thing that would, with one stroke of his pen, save little businesses across America, bring fairness to a politically incorrect industry that voted for him and stop another attempt to bankrupt America’s gun manufacturers . Trump can approve a reform to modernize our export-control language so that it includes the U.S. ammunition and firearms industry. All the other industry sectors that were involved have already benefitted from this process, when their oversight for export was moved from the U.S. Department of State to the import-export experts at the U.S. Department of Commerce. The process for doing this was actually begun in the Obama administration, but they decided at the last minute to exclude America’s firearms industry for political reasons . RADICAL DEMS THREATEN OUR GUN RIGHTS WITH BILLS THAT MISFIRE Currently, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., has a hold on the publication of this final rule, but he used this Senate procedure too late, after the formal 30-day notice ended, so the Trump administration can approve the rule. OK, this might sound like a wonky topic that isn’t a big deal, but it is a problem that is crushing small businesses and making U.S. industry less competitive on the world stage, which is costing American jobs. Incredibly, because this industry is now regulated by the State Department, […]

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