Donald was seen in a video, posted-deleted by his spokesperson Steve Cheung. Trump is on video inside of a gunshop located in Summerville, South Carolina. As he’s admiring a customer holding a gun, he says, “I got to buy one, I want to buy one.”
Trump currently faces 91 felony counts in two federal and two state indictments, that he’s pleaded not guilty. Due to his federal indictment prevents him from possessing or purchasing a firearm.
Lawyers of Trump have argued that an attempt to bar him from the 2024 ballot under the rarely used “insurrection” clause of the Constitution should be dismissed as a violation of his freedom of speech. The lawyers argued that Trump did not engage in insurrection or rebellion against the Constitution and that the challenge should be dismissed because he is not yet a candidate under Colorado election law.
The motion will be heard in court on October 13th, and the issue is likely to reach the U.S. Supreme Court. The clause was initially intended to prevent former Confederate officials from becoming members of Congress and taking over the government. Trump’s defense mirrors his defense in criminal cases charging him for his role in the Jan. 6 attack.