George Takei LGBT gun control group promises ‘direct action’ if Trump drops gun free zones
In response to repeated calls by the soon-to-be 45th president to allow guns in schools, a gun control group formed by famed Star Trek actor George Takei is vowing to stop him.
In January, during a campaign stop in Vermont, Trump, then still in a crowded field of presidential candidates, promised, “I will get rid of gun-free zones on schools, and — you have to — and on military bases,” he said. “My first day, it gets signed, okay? My first day. There’s no more gun-free zones.”
After he was the last man standing for the GOP and was accepting the endorsement of the National Rifle Association in Louisville, Kentucky in May, Trump reiterated his promise to disband gun free zones, only to temper his remarks within days in a CNN interview.
Trump’s official four-page platform on Second Amendment rights doesn’t mention “gun free zones” or even the word “school,” though it does address allowing service members to carry firearms on bases and at recruiting centers. His campaign did not respond to comment on the matter when Guns.com asked for clarification earlier this year.
Still, with the “first-day” promise lingering, One Pulse for America, an LGBT-centric gun control group founded while Trump was on the campaign trail, wants to make sure the gun prohibitions remain in place.