In January 2016, Stephen Miller left Senator Jeff Session’s office to join the Trump campaign. In the following months Miller wrote most of Donald Trump’s speeches, working closely with Steve Bannon (Trump’s newly named Senior Advisor). He’s a Trump insider — and a Second Amendment fundamentalist.
A recent Politico article reveals that Mr. Miller’s solid pro-gun rights stance traces back (so to speak) to when he was 16 years old.
Miller was born into a family of lawyers and salesmen, two professions he never pursued but clearly has in him. His parents were Democrats, but Miller was pulled in a different direction early, converted to the conservative cause by a copy of National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre’s 1994 book, Guns, Crime, and Freedom, a blistering takedown of the arguments for gun control.
Stephen Miller was mocked on CNN for a fundamentalist Second Amendment viewpoint, on video here.
Mr. Miller supports a limited government, conservative vision of the United States. In June of 2016, he made this statement in a warm up speech for Donald Trump:
“Very rarely in history do people get the opportunity to vote for true, real, profound change,” he began, spinning the same themes he had used in our conversation. “I would venture to say this is an opportunity is not just a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This is the kind of opportunity that comes once in many hundreds of years. And it’s important, it’s crucially important, that every morning we wake up, we’re cognizant of just how historic and how rare this opportunity is. ‘Cause folks, it’s not gonna come again.”
We don’t know what position Mr. Miller will occupy within the Trump administration. It will certainly be an influential one. Good news for anyone who supports Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms.
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