Donald Trump will be forced to hand over his guns in just weeks as NYPD clamps down

Gun Rights

Donald Trump is on the brink of losing his firearm licence following his conviction, dealing another significant setback to the former President.

The New York Police Department is gearing up to strip Trump of his concealed carry permit in New York City after he was found guilty on 34 felony charges in the Manhattan hush money trial last week – which he claimed has been hard on his son Barron and wife Melania.

Trump, the likely GOP frontrunner, has been convicted on 34 counts of falsifying business records related to payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels during or before the 2016 presidential campaign.

This historic verdict marks the first time a past president has been convicted of a felony.

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Donald Trump made his keynote speech at the NRA Leadership Forum in Texas on May
Donald Trump made his keynote speech at the NRA Leadership Forum in Texas on May

Trump is required to surrender his firearm licence, as convicted felons are prohibited from owning guns under both federal and New York state laws, ABC News reports, reports the Express US.

“Federal law and New York State law both prohibit an individual with a felony conviction from being eligible for a permit to possess a firearm,” the NYPD stated.

CNN reported that Trump’s New York gun permit had already been suspended when he was indicted by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office in April last year.

The exact timing of when the NYPD will act to revoke Trump’s gun permit remains uncertain, but it appears he’ll need to hand over his firearms by his sentencing date.

Trump is set to be sentenced on 11 July, just four days before the Republican National Convention kicks off in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he will officially accept the party’s nomination for president.

As a former president, Trump has been under constant protection by the US Secret Service since he became the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.

This news follows a speech given by Trump at the National Rifle Association in Dallas, Texas, last month, where he received an endorsement from the largest conservative gun rights movement.

In his speech, Trump pledged to continue protecting the Second Amendment, which he believes is “under siege,” and called on gun owners to vote for him in November.

He also stated that the survival of the Second Amendment “is very much on the ballot” in November, warning that if President Joe Biden “gets four more years they are coming for your guns, 100% certain.”

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Trump also promised to reverse the gun regulations enacted by the Biden administration and to dismiss the director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), should he be elected.

“They want to take away your rights. I know that better than anybody. They want to take away my rights worse than Alphonse Capone. Al Capone was indicted twice,” Trump declared.

In addition to the New York hush money trial, Trump has been indicted in three other criminal cases, which are unlikely to go to trial before the election in November.

The former president has been indicted twice in special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 elections and unlawful possession and mishandling of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

Trump is also facing criminal charges in Fulton County, Georgia, over his alleged role in a racketeering conspiracy aimed to overturn the results of the 2020 election in that state.

The former president has since pleaded not guilty to any of those charges and denied all wrongdoing, and vowed to appeal the New York conviction.

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