Trump Toured Palmetto State Armory, Bought a Glock, and Then Talked About Overturning the Pistol Brace Rule

BY Herschel Smith
8 months ago


Trump took a tour of Palmetto State Armory – yes, the company that wants to arm AS MANY AMERICANS AS POSSIBLE WITH AS MANY ARs and AKs AS POSSIBLE.

And apparently, Trump found himself a new Glock.

Some people are reporting that he bought the hand cannon (not sure if it was a G19 or what – someone said it was a .45, which is boss – but I love that custom threaded barrel and finish).

More important than the photo op was this clip where Trump promised to overturn the ATF pistol brace rule that has made tens of millions of Americans felons …

Did he really do all of that?  Must be some sort of superman or something.  Honestly, the sycophants and worshipers drive me crazy.

No, he didn’t purchase a gun that day.

Suppose he did talk about the pistol brace rule.  So what?  He set the whole thing up with his precedent of the bump stock ban.  Did he talk about canceling that project?  Apparently not.  No more than he talked about how he was wrong to shut the country down and march Fauci in front of the public for a year over the flu.

“I never got the credit I deserve on Covid,” said Trump, patting himself on the back for his “tremendous response” that saved hundreds of thousands of lives.

The commenters over Reddit/Firearms are brutal.  He lost many gun owners over the bump stock ban.  I predict this isn’t a hurdle he can overcome.

Color me unimpressed with all of this.  Silly season has begun in earnest.


  1. On September 25, 2023 at 10:56 pm, Archer said:

    Isn’t Trump under indictment for … whatever they’re charging him with? And don’t those carry a possible sentence of up to 10 years in federal prison?

    Ergo, unless and until he’s acquitted or those charges are dropped or dismissed, isn’t Trump a “prohibited person” under federal law? He shouldn’t be able to buy a Glock right now, and probably good he didn’t really try!

    You’d think his supporters would see right through that charade, but far too many are blinded by hero worship.

    (Alternatively, if he did try, I wouldn’t put it past Biden’s/Garland’s DoJ to give him a pass on the NICS check just so they can come back later and arrest him for being a “prohibited person” in possession of a firearm. Such a d*ck move wouldn’t surprise me one bit, not from this administration.)

  2. On September 25, 2023 at 11:59 pm, xtphreak said:

    Didn’t know DJT was a SC resident .

    Besides the outstanding indictments, to buy a handgun in SC, he’d have to be a SC resident to purchase a handgun there.

    Just sayin’

  3. On September 26, 2023 at 12:00 am, xtphreak said:

    well durn

    the bracketed sarc off didn’t show up.

    Live and learn.

  4. On September 26, 2023 at 12:06 am, george 1 said:

    People support Trump at this point for three reasons IMHO.

    1. They know he is being charged with crimes simply because he is running against the Obama proxy Joe Biden and he is polling well. This is how the U.S. operates now after the takeover.

    2. Most sane people know that the 2020 election was stolen.

    3. More importantly many people mistakenly view him as a savior for some reason. Trump could not save the country if he wanted to. No one is coming to save us.

  5. On September 26, 2023 at 4:42 am, Plague Monk said:

    The Die Hard Trumpers are a cult, and I’m waiting for them to start selling flowers at airports, or Kool-Aid jugs with bottled water from Guyana.
    I’ve talked with several gun owners and a few dealers who told me that if Donnie gets reelected and declares the 2nd Amendment null and void, they will comply, because Donald Trump is our Savior.
    I reluctantly voted for him in 2016, for professional reasons I voted for Biden in 2020, but that was the last election I voted in. Even at the local level, elections are a joke, and I’ve told a few Cincinnati area politicians that every single one of them are at best corrupt.
    The Z-Man often discusses why voting is a fool’s game, and even the Plague Nun is convinced of this.

  6. On September 26, 2023 at 5:34 am, jrg said:

    If it is between Biden and Trump on the ticket, is it better to not vote at all and risk getting Biden re-elected without any action from you ? Because I know of no other candidate who has a chance in winning the office. If you of someone who does, please let us know.

    There are plenty of disenchanted Biden voters. People who wanted Trump out of office, but not at the expense of watching an mentally incapacitated person with their finger on the nuclear ‘football’. I doubt if they will vote Trump, but voting for Biden twice – not going to happen. In order for Biden to win a 2nd time, the steal will have to be much more stronger and will be much harder to get done.

    I already know how Biden feels on the 2nd Amendment – he demonstrates that every day. If you choose to just let it ride and let others choose the POTUS, that is on you. And your kids and grand kids.

    DJT is far from perfect but in my opinion, he is a far better person than Biden. Better for our country too. Compare four years of Biden vs. four years of Trump and ask which term was better for America.

  7. On September 26, 2023 at 5:37 am, Red in Ole Virginny said:

    Trump is the turd in their punch bowl – I will vote for him only for this reason – not because I care for the man.
    I would put Stonewall Jackson’s face on one of my Glock’s before anyone else. I may look into that.
    Best Regards,

  8. On September 26, 2023 at 7:41 am, Wes said:

    “Take the guns first. Do due-process later.” That’s all I needed.

  9. On September 26, 2023 at 7:58 am, Fred said:

    Trump is a coping mechanism for those who can’t/won’t secure to themselves a future for their own people. Honestly, America deserves what’s coming, and not only for sins but hoping in carnival showmen; P.T. Barnum was a prophet. Nobody is coming to save you.

  10. On September 26, 2023 at 8:53 am, Don't mind me. said:

    Trump is a Constitutional Ignoramus, but he pisses off the right people. There will never be a candidate that is 100% pure.
    Yes, he has a cult following, but what are you hoping for as a candidate to turn this country around? It seems to me you’re waiting for a similar figure as pure as the driven snow. Ain’t gonna happen.
    Politicians by their very nature are incompetent narcissists, so really the question every election should be who’s the least offensive or who will do the least damage over the next four years.

  11. On September 26, 2023 at 9:09 am, george 1 said:


    The GOP candidates are a collection of neocons, stupid ones at that, with the possible exception of the Indian guy. None of it matters anyway. The election for president is now truly “fortified.”

    The electronic results in the swing states are known right away on election night. The dems then determine how many dem votes they need to generate and/or how many republican votes they need to subtract to make their numbers jibe. The dems have the blank ballots from China. The best part of the scam is that in the swing states they are not held to any time limits.

    So, they can take as long as they like to get rid of republican votes and manufacture the dem votes. This can take days or even weeks. This all takes place while the republicans look on with their Gomer Pile expressions.

  12. On September 26, 2023 at 11:27 am, Fred said:

    Indian guy? Surely that’s what is meant by “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity”

  13. On September 26, 2023 at 11:52 am, dad29 said:

    Trump did himself no favors with the pro-lifers last week, either. But–just like with the gun owners, Trump knows he has them in a box. Who you gonna elect? Trump? Or ANY Democrat?

  14. On September 26, 2023 at 12:25 pm, george 1 said:


    Just pointing out that the Indian guy seems a bit more intelligent than the rest. I would certainly not want the “Indian” as a president.

    The most bazar part of the debates was when he and Nimarata were arguing about foreign aid. At one point the two Indians were discussing how much the U.S. taxpayers should be required to send to Israel.

  15. On September 26, 2023 at 12:47 pm, Archer said:

    @Wes: “Take the guns first. Do due-process later.” That’s all I needed.

    Agreed, although the Biden DoJ’s clear desire to “F*ck due process, just take the guns.” isn’t any better.

    I don’t like either of them. I’d vote Trump over Biden as the lesser of two evils, but wouldn’t it be nice to occasionally get to vote positively instead of negatively — i.e. vote FOR a good candidate rather than AGAINST the worse of two bad candidates?


    @george 1: The electronic results in the swing states are known right away on election night. The dems then determine how many dem votes they need to generate and/or how many republican votes they need to subtract to make their numbers jibe. […] The best part of the scam is that in the swing states they are not held to any time limits.

    That has always bugged me as well. The voting machines are electronic and Internet-connected, so they should be reporting back to a server somewhere. “Precincts are beginning to report…” is a meaningless line in that circumstance; in the time it takes to say it once, the entire state’s results should have been counted, verified, tabulated, parsed into easily-readable charts and graphs, and made available to everyone. (Even if the voting machines are not Internet-connected, it should take minimal time to pull the results from each machine and forward it to be counted. Overnight tabulation should not be a thing.)

    It should be like the episode of Futurama where they hold the election for President of Earth. The news reporter lady’s line is, “And now robot voting has started … aaand the robot vote is in.”

    Thus, in my opinion, unless they’re actually using paper ballots, any overnight delays in reporting are a sign of shenanigans. The only reason to delay reporting is to give troublemakers time to fudge the numbers.

  16. On September 26, 2023 at 12:56 pm, Herschel Smith said:


    I have advocated nothing in the post about for whom people should vote – just that Trump is as much of a putz as everyone else, including the Indian guy.

    Also, the thing that bothered me on the last election night and which convinced me the whole thing was rigged, was the fact that I saw vote totals being reported as non-integer values. Perhaps they made a mistake and showed the tallies straight from the machines, but there is no way on earth a vote tally can be anything other than an integer value. Yet I saw it being reported as a real number in multiple state, most of all Georgia.

  17. On September 26, 2023 at 2:11 pm, Bear Claw said:

    “I recommend taking the vaccines. I did it, it’s good. Take the vaccines.” — Donald J Trump, August 21st, 2021

    “I hope everyone remembers when they’re getting the COVID-19 Vaccine, that if I wasn’t President, you wouldn’t be getting that beautiful ‘shot’ for 5 years, at best, and probably wouldn’t be getting it at all. I hope everyone remembers!” — Donald J Trump, February 28th 2021

    “I would recommend it and I would recommend it to a lot of people that don’t want to get it and a lot of those people voted for me, frankly.” — Donald J Trump, March 16th 2021

    “We have our freedoms and we have to live by that, and I agree with that also. But it is a great vaccine. It is a safe vaccine, and it is something that works.” — Donald J Trump, March 17th 2021

    “Get those shots everyone!” — Donald J Trump, December 17th 2020

    “I guess in a certain way, I’m the father of the vaccine because I was the one that pushed it. To get it done in less than nine months was a miracle.” – Donald J Trump, April 29th 2021

    “Everybody, go get your shot.” — Donald J Trump, February 28th 2021

    “It works incredibly well. 95%, maybe even more than that…and it is really saving our country and it is saving frankly the world.” — Donald J Trump, March 9th 2021

    “It will save millions of lives, and soon end the pandemic once and for all. These vaccines are also very safe.” — Donald J Trump, December 11th 2020

    “The Vaccine and the Vaccine rollout are getting the best of reviews. Moving along really well. Get those shots everyone!” — Donald J Trump, December 17th 2020

    “Well, I got the Pfizer, and I would have been very happy with any of them. I thought a very bad statement was when they did a pause on Johnson & Johnson. I think that frightened people. That was a bad thing to do. At that time, when they did the pause, they had six people that may have had some difficulty out of millions that received it. But I think the pause was a very bad thing to do.” — Donald J Trump, October 2nd 2021

    “During my administration, everybody wanted the vaccine. There was nobody saying oh, gee, I don’t want to take it. Now they say that. And that’s because they don’t trust the Biden administration. I can think of no other reason. But they say we don’t want it, we aren’t going to take it. When I was there, everybody wanted it and we were doing great. Well, the military did a fantastic job.” — Donald J Trump, October 7th 2021

    “I’m very proud of the vaccine, I’ve taken it, you’ve probably taken it. But I’m very proud of it. I think we could have another situation with the Spanish Flu, 1917, where up to 100 million people were killed.” — Donald J
Trump, August 18th 2021

  18. On September 26, 2023 at 7:15 pm, Herschel Smith said:


    That right there is worth a post all on its own.

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