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"If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people - maybe there is, I don't know," Trump said at the rally

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August 09, 2016 07:00 PM

Donald Trump appeared to suggest his gun rights supporters take up arms against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

At his Wilmington, North Carolina rally on Tuesday, Trump made several comparisons between him and his rival, including how Clinton “wants to essentially abolish the Second Amendment.”

Though the former Secretary of State has not said she wants to “abolish” the right to keep and bear arms, she has promised tougher gun regulations.

“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” Trump told the crowd, adding, “Although the Second Amendment people – maybe there is, I don’t know.”

The GOP nominee also acknowledged the National Rifle Association (NRA), which endorsed Trump in May.

“Speaking to the NRA folks, who are great… We can add the second amendment to the justices, they can almost go, in a certain way, hand-in-hand,” Trump explained. “If you don’t do what’s the right thing, either you’re not going to have a second amendment or you’re not going to have much of it left, and you’re not going to be able to protect yourselves, which you need.”

In response to Trump’s quip, Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said in a statement, “This is simple – what Trump is saying is dangerous. A person seeking to be the President of the United States should not suggest violence in any way.”

The Trump campaign was quick to defend their candidate, calling his statements “the power of unification.”

“Second Amendment people have amazing spirit and are tremendously unified, which gives them great political power. And this year, they will be voting in record numbers, and it won’t be for Hillary Clinton, it will be for Donald Trump,” Trump spokesman Jason Miller said, according to NPR.

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