During his Tuesday rally in North Carolina, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump warned gun rights supporters that there was nothing they could do if Hillary Clinton's judicial appointees abolished the Second Amendment, before wondering aloud if the amendment itself might offer a solution.
"Hillary essentially wants to abolish the Second Amendment," Trump told supporters. "By the way, and if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks."
"Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is," Trump said, adding "I don't know."
Trump made the remark while ticking off a bunch of actions Clinton would take if she assumes the presidency in January, noting Clinton's stances on taxes and the Second Amendment.
"If Hillary gets to put her judges — right now we're tied [on the Supreme Court.] We're tied because Scalia," Trump continued. "This was not supposed to happen. Justice Scalia was going to be around for ten more years at least, and this is what happens. That was a horrible thing."
The GOP nominee went on to argue that the protection of the Second Amendment and the selection of Supreme Court nominees goes "hand in hand," noting the list of potential nominees he released earlier in the campaign cycle.
After the comments received a negative reaction, Trump's campaign issued a statement blasting the "dishonest media."
"It's called the power of unification – 2nd Amendment people have amazing spirit and are tremendously unified, which gives them great political power," said senior communications adviser Jason Miller. "And this year, they will be voting in record numbers, and it won't be for Hillary Clinton, it will be for Donald Trump."
Clinton's campaign quickly denounced the remark.
"This is simple—what Trump is saying is dangerous," Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said in a statement. "A person seeking to be the President of the United States should not suggest violence in any way."