Campaign Backtracks on Trump Gun Purchase

Social media post said former president picked out a Glock in South Carolina
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 25, 2023 5:40 PM CDT
Campaign Backtracks on Trump Gun Purchase
Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Summerville, South Carolina, on Monday.   (AP Photo/Artie Walker Jr.)

Donald Trump apparently was just browsing at a South Carolina gun store on Monday, which works because it's not clear that he's allowed to buy a firearm anyway. A campaign spokesman had tweeted that the former president purchased a Glock firearm while in Summerville for a campaign appearance, the Hill reports. The aide, Steven Cheung, posted a video showing Trump pointing to a Glock, saying he wanted it, and posing with it. A video posted by GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene also showed Trump posing with the semi-automatic firearm.

But Cheung's tweet has been removed, and he told NBC News there was no gun purchase. Federal law prohibits people under indictment from buying a gun, and Trump has been indicted in four unresolved criminal cases. A federal judge ruled last year that that law is unconstitutional. (Read more Donald Trump stories.)

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