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Freedom Winning as Pres. Trump Trades Gun Control for Crime Control

by AWR HAWKINS   3 Aug 2017

During a Thursday appearance on Fox & Friends, NRA-ILA executive director Chris Cox pointed out that freedom is winning because President Trump has traded gun control for crime control.

Host Steve Doocy noted that the Department of Justice is on pace to prosecute more gun crimes in 2017 than have been prosecuted in any year since 2005. He then asked Cox, “So what is President Trump doing that President Obama did not?”

Cox responded:

Look, no one wants to turn on their TV in the morning and hear about another record-breaking week for murders in Chicago or more violent crime in cities like Baltimore. What we saw for eight years under President Obama was the opposite approach of, ‘Let’s decrease prosecutions intentionally of criminals caught with firearms, let’s turn our back on law enforcement … and let’s try to blame law-abiding gun owners every time some murderer goes out and kills someone.’ It didn’t work, it didn’t keep cities safe. And thankfully, under President Trump’s leadership, we’re seeing a fundamental change in the culture on how we deal with criminals.

Cox went on to talk of Trump’s determination to stand with law enforcement and to prosecute criminals who use guns in the commission of their crimes. Cox referred to this as “crime control,” which is far more freedom-friendly than gun control:

Freedom Winning as Pres. Trump Trades Gun Control for Crime Control

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