In May, when speaking to the NRA, Donald J. Trump promised to end gun free zones.
But after the Orlando shooting, which happened in a gun free zone, Trump lost any and all political courage.
Instead of asking congress and legislatures to repeal "gun free" zone laws, he supported the immoral and unconstitutional "no fly, no buy" bills. Instead of working to make people safer, he chose to try to remove the rights of the defenseless without due process. Instead of fighting the powerful anti-gun groups, he chose to target those already victimized by the federal government.
Instead of opposing the wrong, he chose to target the weak. Instead of taking on the powerful legislators whose foolishness has enabled mass killings, he chose to target vulnerable citizens who have never been convicted of relevant crimes.
That's no surprise. Most bullies are cowards.
As a Libertarian, I believe in second chances. So I'm asking Donald Trump to stand by his own beliefs. Mr. Trump: you pledged to end gun free zones in May. Will you stand by that pledge now? Will you publicly ask your supporters in congress and state legislatures to work to repeal "gun free" zone laws?
If you cannot, let America know that your views have changed. Let supporters of the Second Amendment know that their only choice is Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico and Libertarian candidate for President.
Libertarian National Committee