Trump Suggests "Common Sense" Gun Control, "Deranged" People Shouldn't Have Guns

With many 2nd Amendment defenders rightly up in arms (no pun intended) over President Trump's previous comments on 'red flag' laws:

Is Donald J. Trump anti-gun rights? Some might say “yes,” because the president has joined with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to support “red-flag” laws that allow government agents to take guns temporarily from those deemed too dangerous or unfit to possess a weapon. Such laws may be a major threat to the Second Amendment unless great care is taken to ensure due process is observed strictly and fully.

“Graham, in a statement, said he has reached a deal with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) on a bill that would start a federal grant program to help and encourage states to create ‘”red flag” protection order’ laws, which are meant to make it easier for law enforcement to identify mentally ill people who should be banned from purchasing guns.”

Trump announced his support for the red-flag laws from the White House on Aug. 5, stating that “those judged to pose a great risk to public safety (should) not have access to firearms and that if they do, those firearms can be taken through rapid due process.”

But, the President's latest tweets on the subject of gun control could, perhaps, be seen as backing away from that, tweeting that:

" Serious discussions are taking place between House and Senate leadership on meaningful Background Checks. "

Quick to explain that he is fully behind the right to bear arms:

"I am the biggest Second Amendment person there is, but we all must work together for the good and safety of our Country "

Adding that he has been consulting both sides:

"I have also been speaking to the NRA, and others, so that their very strong views can be fully represented and respected."

But his bottom line is simple:

" Guns should not be placed in the hands of mentally ill or deranged people. "

"Common sense things can be done that are good for everyone! "

The worry that many gun owners have is also simple - what the left anti-gun group sees as "common sense" is very different from rational "common sense" in the real world.