On November 28 Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump told supporters in Sarasota, Florida, that he is “Second Amendment 100%.”
According to CNN, Trump referenced the Paris terror attacks and suggested an armed citizenry would have made a difference. He said, “If they would have had the guns, they wouldn’t have had the carnage they had.”
He added, “I just want to say upfront, right now, Second Amendment 100%.”
During a November 22 appearance on ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Trump made a similar observation, saying:
You know George, I am a really big proponent of the Second Amendment. I’ll give you an example–if in Paris some of those people had guns, you wouldn’t have had the horror show that you had where [none of the innocents] had guns.
He said that an armed citizenry could have turned the tables and made things difficult for the bad guys instead of difficult for the innocents.
This has been Trump’s mantra since long before the November 13 Paris attacks. Following the January 7 Charlie Hebdo attack Trump warned, “If the people so violently shot down in Paris had guns, at least they would have had a fighting chance… Remember, when guns are outlawed, only the outlaws will have guns!”
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