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Charlotte, NC — On Monday, President Donald Trump signed a new executive order to help protect law enforcement, judges, prosecutors, and their families. In the comments, President Donald Trump said that the federal government could do more to protect these groups and make it easier for them to protect themselves with a concealed carry firearm.
Some of the text to open the executive order is below.
Under the Constitution and Federal law, our Government vests in judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers the power to make decisions of enormous consequence. Because of the importance of their work, these public servants face unique risks to their safety and the safety of their families. Some who face or have received an adverse judicial decision have sought to intimidate or punish judges and prosecutors with threats of harm. Moreover, judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers are symbols within our communities of law and order and may be targeted for that reason alone. And at times, family members of public servants have become victims.
Accordingly, I am ordering enhanced protections for judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers. Federal law already allows Federal and State law enforcement officers to protect themselves by carrying a concealed firearm, but the Federal Government can do more to cut the red tape that Federal law enforcement officers must navigate to exercise their right.
The executive order carries out several initiatives from President Donald Trump. The full text is available to be read here.
The move will be met with praise by many who are advocates of the Second Amendment. Many on the left will criticize it for being so close to the end of Trump’s term. In either case, the executive order protects those law enforcement officers that risk their lives to protect us, as well as those who carry out the judicial process to keep our streets safe. This is a solid move by President Donald Trump.
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