Trump and his administration have repealed and loosened President Obama's legislation regarding guns and gun background checks.
Trump and his administration have also made it easier to allow people to conceal guns.
How Donald Trump's Views on Guns Shifted Over Time
By Meghan Keneally
May 20, 2016, 5:49 AM ET
Donald Trump's stance on guns has been consistent during his presidential campaign, but it has shifted over the past two decades.
Here's how his view shifted over time, based in part on two of his policy-oriented books.
In a page-long explanation of his stance on guns, Trump assessed the differences between the two main political parties' gun policies. He called what he said was the Democratic party's desire to "confiscate" guns "a dumb idea" and said Republicans "refuse even limited restrictions," noting that they "walk the NRA line."
"I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I also support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun," he wrote.
In "Crippled America," Trump argues that background checks "accomplished very little" as they effectively just brought "more government regulation into the situation."
In his 2015 book, Trump wrote that he "owns guns. Fortunately, I have never had to use."
According to publicly accessible records, Trump has had a concealed weapons permit since 2010.
He has also cited gun control as being partly to blame for mass shootings like those in Paris and San Bernardino, arguing that the attackers could have been stopped more quickly if more bystanders had guns.
"Somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shocked," he said in October after mentioning his concealed weapons license.
"Can you imagine? Somebody says 'Oh there's Trump, he's easy pickings,' 'What'd you say?'" he said while holding his fingers like a drawn gun.
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