(TPM) – Donald Trump Jr. is set to launch a new gun advocacy group that he says will fight Democrats’ gun control efforts. Fox News Digital reports that Trump Jr. will launch the Second Amendment Task Force, and will serve as chair of the group.
“The Second Amendment is the whole ballgame; it’s the freedom that protects all of our other freedoms. Unfortunately the Biden Administration and Democrats in Congress are hellbent on eroding our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms, whether it’s nominating radical gun-grabbers to senior positions in the executive branch or pushing anti-gun legislation,” Trump Jr. told Fox News Digital.
“The Second Amendment Task Force is entirely devoted to ensuring the left is never successful in disarming American citizens.”
The task force is a first for Trump, and it’s the first advocacy group that he’s involved with. The group says it will fight the Biden administration’s nominees and the Democrats’ initiatives that encroach on Second Amendment rights.
“The idea for the group came from our successful effort to stop a radical anti-gun lobbyist from becoming the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF),” said Trump to Fox News Digital.
“We had to make sure that the American people knew what was going on, especially with Red State Democrats. If they’re considering casting an anti-Second Amendment vote, we’re going to make sure they feel the pain. This new group will help us put more structure and resources around those efforts to make sure we’re as successful as we can be.”
The task force will aim to operate around Trump’s social media presence, with him saying that he would be an active voice in the 2022 midterm election cycle.