Donald Trump: ‘We’ll Be Talking About Gun Laws’ After Las Vegas Shooting

U.S. President Donald Trump listens during his joint press conference with President Sauli Niinistö of the Republic of Finland, in the East Room of the White House, on Monday, August 28, 2017. (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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President Donald Trump signaled that he was willing to discuss gun laws in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting that killed 59 people and wounded over 500.

“Look, we have a tragedy … and we’ll be talking about gun laws as time goes on,” Trump said, after praising police officers for doing “an incredible job” in response to the shooting.

He did not indicate what aspects of gun legislation were open to discussion.

The president made his remarks to reporters while leaving the White House for his visit to Puerto Rico with First Lady Melania Trump.

Trump said that the shooter was a “sick man” but did not discuss the lack of information about his motives.

“He’s a sick man, a demented man. A lot of problems, I guess,” he said. “We are looking into him very, very seriously. But we’re dealing with a very, very sick individual.”

When asked if he supported the pending legislation in Congress on gun suppressors, Trump replied, “We’ll talk about that later.”

He directed the attention to law enforcement, saying it was “a miracle” that the police department was able to stop the shooter quickly.

“They’ve done an amazing job,” he said.

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