During the November 15 airing of Meet the Press, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump commented on the Paris terror attacks by saying things would have ended very differently if the French people had guns and were allowed to carry.
Trump made this comment at a campaign stop and the crowd roared in response.
Trump identified the French people as “our people”–as fellow Westerners–and said, “You can say what you want, but if [the French people] had guns, if our people had guns, it would have been a much, much different situation.”
This is not the first time Trump has pointed to individual gun ownership as part of the solution to the random slaughter of innocent citizens in France. Following the January 7 attacks on unarmed French citizens at Charlie Hebdo, Trump said, “When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.” Moreover, he told Israeli National News, “Isn’t it interesting that the tragedy in Paris took place in one of the toughest gun control countries in the world?”
In the wake of Friday’s attack Trump continues to make the same necessary observation and point out that the terrorists were able to kill indiscriminately because the French people were unarmed.
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