President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers that he favors the confiscation of firearms without due process, something that is anathema to NRA and Republicans.
President Donald Trump to Republican officials and lawmakers:
Or, Mike, take the firearms first and then go to court. Because that’s another system. A lot of times by the time you go to court, it takes so long to go to court, to get the due process. I like taking the guns early. Like in this crazy man’s case that just took place in Florida. He had a lot of firearms. They saw everything. To go to court would have taken a long time. You could do exactly what you’re saying but take the guns first, go through due process second.