Report: NYPD to Revoke Trump's Gun License

Report: NYPD to Revoke Trump's Gun License
Above: Donald Trump holds up a replica flintlock rifle awarded him by cadets during the Republican Society Patriot Dinner at the Citadel Military College. Image copyright: Richard Ellis/Stringer/Getty Images News via Getty Images

The Facts

  • The New York Police Department is reportedly planning to cancel former Pres. Donald Trump's license to carry a concealed weapon following his conviction in the hush money trial last week.

  • An official has informed CNN that Trump's concealed carry license had already been suspended last April after he was charged with falsifying business records.

The Spin

Pro-Trump narrative

Yet again, Pres. Biden is abusing the US justice system to punish Donald Trump, who has maintained a growing lead in the polls. It's ridiculous to strip a former president — who has full-time Secret Service protection — of his valid gun license while real criminals continue to run around armed and free.

Anti-Trump narrative

It's a federal crime to have a firearm while being a convicted felon. Period. Donald Trump has enjoyed VIP treatment for way too long. It's time he is brought back to the commoner's level. Someone aspiring to head the nation can't be seen as a recipient of favors from the system.

Metaculus Prediction

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