'A flip flopping con man': Conservatives freak after Trump hints he'll support stronger gun control
Donald Trump speaks in New York City on Sept. 3, 2015. (a katz / Shutterstock.com)

With his poll numbers in free fall, it looks like Donald Trump is attempting to make a "pivot" to the center of sorts on the issue of gun control.


In a Twitter post on Wednesday, Trump said that he planned to meet with the National Rifle Association to talk "about not allowing people on the terrorist watch list, or the no fly list, to buy guns."

Pro-gun conservatives immediately sensed betrayal from Trump and rushed to condemn his apostasy by ripping the presumptive nominee for caving on gun control.

"This year [Trump] got the NRA endorsement and he just threw them under the bus," thundered Erick Erickson at The Resurgent. "Banning people on the terror watch list and no fly list are terrible ideas because the second amendment is a fundamental right."

Other conservatives were similarly angry, albeit not very surprised given Trump's wildly erratic shifts in policy positions:

You get the idea.

Earlier this year, Trump said that there were no circumstances where he would limit guns sales of any kind in the United States:

But back in November, Trump said that "if somebody is on a watch list and an enemy of state and we know it's an enemy of state, I would keep them away, absolutely."

So who knows where he stands? If the NRA tells him it's not going to bend on this issue, it wouldn't be shocking to see Trump deny that he ever suggested barring people on no-fly lists from buying guns.