Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has built his campaign on equal parts bombast and populism — calling undocumented Mexican immigrants “rapists” one minute and pushing tax hikes on top earners the next. So it may not be surprising to learn that Trump walks the same line when it comes to gun rights.
“I do carry [a concealed gun], on occasion. Sometimes a lot. But I like to be unpredictable, so people don’t know exactly when I’m carrying,” Trump quipped at a Republican debate in October. He went on to criticize so-called “gun-free zones” — like schools and some private businesses — where it’s illegal to carry a weapon.