At a rally this afternoon in Wilmington, North Carolina, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump claimed that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton would “abolish the Second Amendment” if elected, telling rally attendees that “there’s nothing you can do, folks—although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is.”
People For the American Way president Michael Keegan released the following statement:
“There has been no shortage of inexcusable rhetoric from Trump, but suggesting gun violence is truly abhorrent. There is no place in our public discourse for this kind of statement, especially from someone seeking the nation’s highest office.”
People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy.