Trump: Gun Laws Have ‘Nothing to Do’ With Oregon Shooting
Donald Trump is standing with gun enthusiasts when it comes to his view on the recent Oregon shooting.
“The gun laws have nothing to do with this,” Trump told ABC News on Friday, when asked about stricter gun regulations.
“This isn’t guns, this is about really mental illness. And I feel very strongly about it,” he added.
He stood firm with his claim that this was an issue of a mentally ill person.
“Even if you had great education having to deal with mental illness. You educate the community — you’re going to have people that slip through the cracks,” he said.
Trump told MSNBC earlier Friday that school shootings are a phenomenon isolated to the U.S.
“We have millions of sick people all over the world,” he said. “This is sort of unique to our country — the school shootings.”
“You’re always going to have problems,” the businessman added on MSNBC. “That’s the way the world works. For the next million years, people will slip through the cracks.”
Chris Harper Mercer, 26, killed 10 and injured seven in the Thursday shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore.