President Donald Trump dismissed another question about gun control from the American press, during his visit to South Korea.
During a joint press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, NBC’s Ali Vitali asked Trump if he thought there needed to be “extreme vetting” for people trying to buy a gun in the United States.
“If you did what you’re suggesting, there would have been no difference three days ago, and you might not have had that very brave person who happened to have a gun or a rifle in his truck go out and shoot him, and hit him and neutralize him,” Trump said.
Trump referred to the heroic actions of Texas citizen Stephen Willeford, a former NRA instructor who grabbed his gun after heard the gunfire and engaged the shooter. Willeford hit the shooter causing him to flee the area.
“I can only say this,” Trump said. “If he didn’t have a gun, instead of having 26 dead, you would have had hundreds more dead. So that’s the way I feel about it. Not going to help.”
Trump also referred Chicago, pointing out the high levels of to gun violence there despite some of the toughest gun control laws in the country.
“Chicago is a disaster. It’s a total disaster,” Trump said. “Just remember, if this man didn’t have a gun or rifle, you’d be talking about a much worse situation in the great state of Texas.”