Despite nationwide marches for gun control, divorcing Donald Trump Jr. is doubling down on firearms.
Avid hunter Don Jr. — whom sources say has lobbied his father, President Donald Trump, to ignore calls for gun control — has celebrated becoming a single man by getting a permit to carry a concealed gun in Pennsylvania, we’re told.
Sources say that Don Jr. recently applied for a permit to carry a concealed weapon in Lackawanna County.
It is not clear why he applied in Pennsylvania, but just before his wife, Vanessa Trump, filed for divorce, Don Jr. was issued the permit, which lasts for five years and is accepted in many other states across America, but not in New York.
A source told us, “It isn’t clear why Don Jr. applied for a permit in Pennsylvania. But there is speculation that he didn’t do it in New York because you have to supply financials.”
NYPD guidelines for handgun-license applicants state that a New York state tax return may be required as part of the paperwork.
And we all know how much the Trumps don’t enjoy sharing their tax returns.
Firearm fan Don Jr. has also been lobbying his dad against introducing gun-control legislation, in particular not to cave in to calls for bans on assault weapons, even as they watched TV coverage of devastated Parkland students demanding action from the president.
Don Jr., whose favorite pastime is killing big game and posing for pictures with the carcasses, and his brother Eric last year bought a 171-acre hunting preserve in upstate New York that they use as their private shooting range for the use of their long-range weapons.
Residents of the tranquil hamlet of Wingdale, NY, have told the Associated Press that the area “sounds like a war zone” on weekends because of the sound of rifle fire from a wooden tower and noisy explosions.
A rep for Don Jr. didn’t respond to calls and e-mails.
Source: Page Six (Emily Smith)
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