(Breitbart) – President Donald Trump said individuals who burn the American flag should have to spend a year in prison during his campaign rally Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Trump suggested that Congress take up legislation — that would also require a Constitutional Amendment — to make burning the American flag a criminal act punishable by one year in prison.
“Two days ago, leftist radicals in Portland, Oregon, ripped down a statue of George Washington and wrapped it in an American flag and set the American flag on fire,” Trump said.
“And you know, we ought to do something, Mr. Senators… we ought to come up with legislation that if you burn the American flag, you go to jail for one year,” Trump said, pointing to Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK).
“We should have legislation that if somebody wants to burn the American flag and stomp on it, but just burn it, they go to jail for one year,” he continued.
Last year, Trump supported legislation by Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) that would prohibit flag burning by passing a constitutional amendment. The legislation has stalled in Congress.
Trump in Tulsa: Nice to Have Guns with ‘Lunatics’ Raging in the Street
During his rally President Trump noted that it is good the American people have guns as “lunatics” rage in the street.
Trump said, “When you see those lunatics all over the streets, it’s damn nice to have arms.”
He added, “Interesting how all of the sudden people understand it, right? You couldn’t sell it. The right to keep and bear arms. We’ll protect your Second Amendment.”
FBI numbers back up Trump’s claims that people suddenly understand it, when it comes to the Second Amendment.
Breitbart News reported that March, April, and May 2020 all set records on background checks for gun sales. April and May 2020 were each the highest April and May on record for background checks, and March saw the most background checks for any single month since numbers have been kept for background checks.